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Marine Attack Squadron 231
VMAT-231 Logo
Marine Aircraft Group 14
MCAS Cherry Point, NC


Lieutenant Colonel Paul A. Truog
VMA-231 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Truog is a native of Illinois and graduated from the United States Naval

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Major Thomas K. Brougher
VMA-231 Executive Officer

Maj Brougher enlisted in the Marine Corps in October of 2005 and served as an 0331 Machine Gunner

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Sergeant Major Jesse R. Walden
VMA-231 Senior Enlisted Leader

Jesse R. Walden is a native of Oklahoma and enlisted in the Marine Corps from Muskogee, Oklahoma in

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Marine Attack Squadron 231 (VMA-231) is a United States Marine Corps fixed wing attack squadron that consists of AV-8B Harrier (V/STOL) jets. The squadron, known as the "Ace of Spades", is based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina and fall under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 14 (MAG-14) and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.


Marine Attack Squadron 231
Postal Service Center Box 8066
Cherry Point, NC 28533

Commercial: (252) 466-4137
DSN: 582-4137


 Capt Good
(252) 466-6278


 Edward Price
Office: (252) 466-7517
Cell: (252) 626-8439

VMA-231 Family Hotline:
Press 2 then 6


Marine Aviation, the Ace of Spades symbolizes some of the greatest exploits and the most outstanding names in the history of Marine Aviation. It is the insignia of VMA-231 whose history virtually epitomizes the story of Marine Aviation. After being re-designated the First Air Squadron, the unit adopted the legendary Ace of Spades Insignia. With the Ace being the first card in a suit, it symbolizes the first Marine Corps squadron. The "A" in the upper left stood for the word "Air" while the "S" in the lower right represented the word "Squadron".

VMA-231 began as 1st Division, Squadron D, on 8 February 1919 at Marine Flying Field, Miami, FL flying the JN-4D Jenny; a unit that emerged from the Northern Bombing Group of Northern France in 1918. By the end of February, the newly activated squadron arrived in Santo Domingo for duty with the Second Brigade. The unit was re-designated in 1921 as First Air Squadron. In August 1922 it was re-designated Observation Squadron 1 and converted to the DH-4B Liberty.


2nd Marine Aircraft Wing