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Command Biographies
VMM-266 Executive Officer
Major Eddie R. Rogers

Eddie R. Rogers grew up on a ranch outside Ottawa, KS where he graduated high school excelling in academics and sports.  Following high school, Rogers attended Kansas State University and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and was immediately recruited by a Fortune 500 third-party logistics firm to manage supply chains for agricultural and industrial companies.   
Following the call to serve, Candidate Rogers reported to Officer Candidate School in October 2009, received a commission in December 2009, and graduated from The Basic School in July 2010 before reporting to MATSG-21 to begin flight training.  Following MATSG-21, 2ndLt Rogers completed flight training at several units including VT-28, HT-18, and VT-35 before being designated a Naval Aviator in November 2012 and attending SERE School.   
Following completion of the Fleet Replacement Squadron syllabus at VMMT-204, 1stLt Rogers received orders and reported to VMM-261 as a MV-22B Copilot in June 2013.  Capt Rogers deployed in 2014 to Afghanistan in support of OEF 14.  In 2015, Capt Rogers deployed in support of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) 15.2.  Following the successful completion of Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course in 2016, Capt Rogers deployed again in support of SPMAGTF-CR-AF in 2017 serving as the Weapons and Tactics Instructor and Assistant Operations Officer.   
Captain Rogers was recruited and assigned to Marine Aviation Training Systems Site (MATSS) New River as the Flight Leadership Standardization Evaluator (FLSE) Program Coordinator in June 2018 and served for one year prior to recruitment/assignment to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) as an MV-22B Instructor Pilot.  Major Rogers served three years at MAWTS-1 as the CASEVAC subject matter expert and Assault Support Tactics 2 (AST-2) Evolution Coordinator among other billets.  Major Rogers now serves as the Executive Officer of VMM-266 Fighting Griffins.  
Major Rogers’ personal awards include Air Medal – Strike/Flight with numeral 1, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.