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Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501
VMFAT-501 Unit Logo
Marine Aircraft Group 31
MCAS Beaufort, SC


Conduct combat capable, network enabled fighter/attack training across the full spectrum of combat operations for selected aircrew in order to attain annual F-35B Pilot Training Requirements.



Lieutenant Colonel Zachary M. Baskara
VMFAT-501 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Baskara graduated from Texas A&M University in May 2007 with a degree in Political Science and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.Following The Basic School, Lieutenant Colonel Baskara completed flight school and was designated as a Naval Aviator in July 2010. Following the subsequent

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Lieutenant Colonel Matthew A. Sisneros
VMFAT-501 Executive Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Sisneros is from Phoenix, Arizona.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves as a Bulk Fuel Specialist where he achieved the rank of Sergeant while attending school at Arizona State University.  In December 2006, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation Management & Technology and was commissioned as a Second

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Sergeant Major Timothy A. Greene
VMFAT-501 Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Sergeant Major Greene enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February 1998, and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon graduation, Sergeant Major Greene reported to the School of Infantry aboard Camp Geiger, North Carolina.Upon completion of his MOS training, he reported to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines aboard

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Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501
PSC Box 66125
Beaufort, SC 29904-6125

Comm: (843) 228-9701
DSN: 335-9701


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Office: (843) 228-xxxx

VMFAT-501 Family Hotline:
Press 7 then 9


Command Documents
 TitleModified Date 
Commander's Intent9/15/2021Download
Unit and Family Readiness9/15/2021Download

Marine Aircraft Group 31