Command Biographies
MAG-31 Executive Officer
Lieutenant Colonel David C. Dunsworth

Lieutenant Colonel Dunsworth graduated North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  He was commissioned in December of 2004 via the Platoon Leaders Course.

LtCol Dunsworth completed The Basic School in December of 2005 and entered the aviation training pipeline in Pensacola, FL for primary flight training.  LtCol Dunsworth was designated a Naval Flight Officer(NFO) in September of 2007 and reported to VMFAT-101 for training and designation as an F/A-18 Weapons and Systems Officer.

After completing the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) syllabus for the F/A-18 at VMFAT-101, 1stLt Dunsworth reported to VMFA(AW)-225 aboard MCAS Miramar in early 2009.  While serving with VMFA(AW)-225 Capt Dunsworth deployed twice to Iwakuni, Japan ISO of the Unit Deployment Plan (UDP), 2009 and 2010.  In 2010, Capt Dunsworth graduated from the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course and the Marine Division Tactics Course (MDTC).  Capt Dunsworth served as a Weapons and Systems Training Officer and Assistant Operations Officer during his tour.  In 2011, Capt Dusnworth was selected for the transition from NFO to pilot program and reported to NAS Corpus Christi to begin primary flight training in 2012.

Capt Dunsworth and was designated a Naval Aviator in March of 2014 at NAS Meridian after graduating advanced jet training. After attending FRS training again at VMFAT-101, Maj Dunsworth was assigned to VMFA-122. 

Maj Dunsworth served with VMFA-122 as the Logistics Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Officer from 2015-2017 and deployed to Iwakuni, Japan ISO of UDP in 2016. He was reassigned to VMFA(AW)-224 in 2017 to serve as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer and deploy ISO of Operation Inherent Resolve in 2017.

Following his tour with VMFA(AW)-224, Maj Dunsworth received orders to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) and serve as an F/A-18 instructor. While at MAWTS-1, Maj Dunsworth served as the F/A-18 division head.  During his tour he successfully completed five WTI courses and assisted in the complete re-write of the F/A-18 Air Naval Tactics Techniques and Procedures manual for the Marine Corps.

In July 2021, LtCol Dunsworth received follow-on orders to Marine Aircraft Group 31 to assume his current duties as the Executive Officer.

Personal awards include: Air Medal (Five Strike/Flight awards), and the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/ two gold stars).  In 2011, he received the Marine Corps Aviation Association award for NFO of the Year.

Marine Aircraft Group 31