Baugher, Andrew, Maj

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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary MOS
7523-Pilot VMFA F/A-18 Qualified
Current/Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Previously Held MOS
7599-Flight Student (TBS)
7598-Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot
7521-FRS Basic F/A-18 Pilot
8006-Billet Designator-Unrestricted Officer
Primary Unit
2013-2015, 7523, VMFA-122 (Crusaders)
Service Years
2001 - 2015
Foreign Language
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Tailhook Certificate
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Marine Combat Water Survival Qualified (WSQ)
Operation Inherent Resolve



 Official Badges 

Gray Belt

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
-National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2000, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  2011, -National Rifle Association (NRA)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Currently Assistant Operations Officer for MAG-31 at MCAS Beaufort, SC.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Places I've Been

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
Map Legend:
 Deployed To 
 Traveled Through 

AfghanistanAustraliaBahrainBahamas, TheCanadaCayman IslandsDjiboutiEthiopiaFranceGermanyGuamItalyIraqJapanJamaicaKenyaKyrgyzstanKorea, SouthKuwaitMexicoQatarSpainSudanUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesWake Island

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1998, Platoon Leaders Class (Quantico, VA), I/0398
  2000, Platoon Leaders Class (Quantico, VA), E/0300
  2001, Platoon Leaders Class (Quantico, VA), E/0301
  2001, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), A/1
 Unit Assignments
The Basic SchoolNaval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL33rd Flying Training Squadron (Cadre)VT-21
VMFAT-101VMFA-1152nd MAWMAG-31
Expeditionary Warfare SchoolMWSS-2732nd MAW/MWHS-2VFA-106
US Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA)/CJTF-Horn of AfricaVMFA-122 (Crusaders)
  2001-2002, 7599, The Basic School/Co A
  2002-2002, 7599, Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), Pensacola, FL/Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API)
  2002-2003, 7599, 33rd Flying Training Squadron (Cadre)
  2003-2004, 7598, VT-21
  2004-2005, 7521, VMFAT-101
  2005-2008, 7523, VMFA-115
  2007-2008, 7523, 2nd MAW
  2008-2008, 7523, MAG-31
  2008-2010, 7523, Expeditionary Warfare School
  2009-2010, 7523, MWSS-273
  2010-2011, 7523, MAG-31
  2011-2011, 7523, 2nd MAW/MWHS-2
  2011-2012, 7523, VFA-106
  2012-2012, 7523, MAG-31
  2012-2013, 8006, US Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA)/CJTF-Horn of Africa
  2013-2015, 7523, VMFA-122 (Crusaders)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2007-2008 OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
  2011-2011 OEF-Afghanistan/Transition I (2011-14)
  2012-2013 Operation Enduring Freedom/OEF-Horn of Africa
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
Minnesota State University Mankato
  1997-2001, Minnesota State University Mankato
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 16, 2011, Payton Lee Baugher1
  May 08, 2015, General Photos
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