An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312
VMFA-312 Unit Logo
Marine Aircraft Group 31
MCAS Beaufort, SC


Lieutenant Colonel Matthew C. Gaede
VMFA-312 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Christian Gaede graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2003 with a degree in Aeronautical Science and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 2004 through Officer Candidates School. Following flight school and F/A-18 replacement pilot training, LtCol Gaede reported to MCAS Beaufort, SC.  Between

Read Biography

Major Joshua R. Southerland
VMFA-312 Executive Officer

Major Southerland is a native of Kennewick, WA. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS in Mathematics.As a flight student, his assignments include Introductory Flight Screening, Aviation Pre-flight Indoctrination, Primary Flight Trainingin the T-34C Turbo Mentor, Intermediate and Advanced Flight Training in the T-45C Goshawk, and the

Read Biography

Sergeant Major Kenneth S. Williamson
VMFA-312 Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Sergeant Major Kenneth S. Williamson is a native of Indiana. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 17 April 2005. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. After graduating, he attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Pendleton, California. Following completion of MCT he attended MOS school at Naval Air

Read Biography


Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312
PSC Box 66122
Beaufort, SC 29904-6122

Comm: (843) 228-7509
DSN: 335-7509


 Send an Email

Voting Assistance Officer
 1stLt Jessica Bean
Office: (843) 228-6566


  Priscilla Rubalcaba
Office: (843) 228-7230

VMFA-312 Family Hotline:
Press 7 then 8


Marine Aircraft Group 31