Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502
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MCAS Beaufort, SC


The mission of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502 is to conduct effective training and operations in the F-35B in coordination with joint and coalition partners in order to successfully attain the annual pilot training requirement.



Lieutenant Colonel Carlton A. Wilson
VMFAT-502 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Carlton “Puff” Wilson is a native of Texas.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Civil Engineering, receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in December of 2000.  After completing the Basic School, he attended flight school at NAS Corpus Christi and NAS Kingsville, TX where he earned the designation

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Major Luke A. Borgan
VMFAT-502 Executive Officer

Major Luke “Maj” Borgan is a native of Florida.  He graduated from Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University with a degree in English.  After working at bars and building cabinets in Rockledge, Florida for two years, he attended Officers Candidate School and received a commission in August of 2004.  Second Lieutenant Borgan

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Sergeant Major Gary L. Weller
VMFAT-502 Sergeant Major

Gary Weller, a native of Georgia, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in May 1997.  Following completion of recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Private First Class (PFC) Weller reported to Marine Corps Combat Training (MCT). After completing MCT PFC Weller went to Motor Transport Operator School in

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Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 502
PSC Box 66126
Beaufort, SC 29904-6126

Comm: (843) 228-8601
DSN: 335-8601


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Voting Assistance Officer
 GySgt Fine
Office: (843) 228-8606


 Erin Gaian
Office: (843) 228-7230
Cell: (843) 941-8618


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