Command Biographies
MALS-26 Executive Officer
Major Michael D. Bryant

Major Bryant is a native of New Mexico. He graduated from Alamogordo High School in June 2002 and moved to Los Angeles where he received his bachelors in foreign affairs from Occidental College in June 2006. Major Bryant graduated from Officer Candidates School in August 2007 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. After finishing The Basic School in May 2008, he attended Advanced Preflight Indoctrination at NAS Pensacola, FL. He completed Primary Flight School at Vance AFB and in 2009, reported to Advanced Rotary Flight School at NAS Whiting Field, FL. After medical disqualification, First Lieutenant Bryant was redesignated as an Aviation Maintenance Officer and sent to Aviation Maintenance Officer School at NAS Whiting Field, FL in June 2010.
First Lieutenant Bryant’s fleet tours began when he reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 36 at MCAS Futenma, Okinawa in October 2010. He spent eight months as the Ground Support Equipment OIC before being sent to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 as the Maintenance Material Control Officer. After two deployments with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and a humanitarian aid/disaster relief operation with Marine Aircraft Group 36, Captain Bryant reported back to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 36 as the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer in April 2013. 

From 2014 to 2017, he was assigned to U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer in the Aviation Logistics Division, where he was responsible for the operational level planning and execution of Marine aviation logistics across the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility.

Captain Bryant was selected to and attended the Air Command Staff College at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, AL from 2017-2018. There he promoted to his present grade and earned a master’s degree in Military Operational Art and Science.

Immediately following graduation, Major Bryant moved to Philadelphia, PA as the USMC Engines Branch Head for Naval Supply Systems Command Weapons System Support. In this billet, he was the facilitator for all repairable material support for aircraft engines across the Marine Corps.

In May 2021, Major Bryant reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 and assumed his current duties of Executive Officer. 

Major Bryant’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal