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Page 12 text:
Colonel James . Myatt
26th Marine Amphibious Unlt
Colonel James M. Myatt, USMC, assumed command of the 26th
Marine Amphibious Unit on July 19, 1985.
Colonel Myatt is a 44-year-old native of Houston, Texas. He enlist-
ed in the Marine Corps Reserve in September 1960 and was com-
missioned a second lieutenant in May 1963 after graduating from
Sam Houston State University in January of that same year. He has
served in various command and staff positions within the 1st Ma-
rine Brigade and both the 2nd and 3rd Marine Divisions. His assign-
ments have included: Platoon commander in the Republic of Viet-
namg infantry battalion advisor with the Vietnamese Marine Corpsg
instructor duties at the U.S. Naval Academyg executive officer for 3d
Battalion, 2nd Marinesg and S-4 officer for the 2nd Marine Regiment.
He has also served as the Assistant Chief of Staff G-5, with the
Headquarters, 4th Marine Amphibious Brigade and most recently
completed a tour of duty as Marine Corps Member of Chairman's
Staff Group for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colonel Myatt
has attended the Naval Command and Staff Course at Naval War
College, Norwegian National Defense College, Naval Post Graduate
School and the Defense Language Institute.
His personal decorations include: Silver Star, Defense Superior
Service Medal, Bronze Star with Combat "V", Meritorious Service
Medal with Gold Star in lieu of second award, Joint Service Com-
mendation Medal, and Vietnamese Honor Medal 1st Class.
Colonel Myatt and his wife, the former Jill Bell of Dallas, Texas
have two children, Jamy and Julie who reside with them.
Page 11 text:
Captain John M. Quarterman, Jr.
Commander Amphibious Squadron 4
Captain John Maye Quarterman, Jr., from
Brunswick, GA, graduated from the U.S. Na- 8
val Academy in 1961. Designated a Naval 1 r
Aviator in November 1962, he reported to T 1 A
HS-3 in Norfolk, VA, and eployed in USS
INTREPID QCVS 11l to the Caribbean, Medi-
terranean, and North Atlantic. In June 1965
he became Aide and Flag Lieutenant to
Commander Carrier Division 14, embarked
in USS WASP QCVS 18l. Next assigned to
the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River,
MD, he graduated in June 1967 from U.S.
Naval Test Pilot Schoola nd served 2 years
as a project test pilot in the Weapons Sys-
tem Test Division.
He reported in eptember 1969 to HAL-3,
Binh Thuy, Republic of Viewtnam. Assigned
to Sea Wolf Detachment 1, he operated off
LST's in the Gulf of Thailand, flying UH-1B
gunships in support ofthe U.S. Navy's "Op-
eration Sea Float". After 7 months, he be-
came squadron NATOPS Officer and in May
1970 was designated Air Operations Officer
for Commander First Sea Lords, CTG 194.0,
for an invasion up the Mekong River into
Cambodia. During his year in Vietnam he
flew 756 combat missions and was subse-
quently awarded the Silver Star, Distin-
guished Flying Crossg Bronze Star with
Combat Vg 31 Flight Strike Air Medalsg Navy
Commendation Medal with Combat Vg Vietnamese Arr uanantry Crossg and other unit, campaign, and
Reporting to HC-1 in San Diego, CA, in February 1971, he was assigned as Officer in Charge of an 8-
plane SH-3G detachment and deployed on board USS OKINAWA QLPH 31 for the Apollo 15 recovery. He
then reployed lor 9 months to the Western Pacific as Officer in Charge of the Search and Rescue
Helicopter Detachment on board USS CORAL SEA QCV 43l.
Following graduation in June 1973 from the Command and Staff Course, U.S. Naval War College, he
returned to Patuxent River as Test Pilot and Rotary Wing Branch Head, Naval Air Systems Command
Test and Evaluation Coordinator. He became HS-3 Executive Officer in June 1975 and was Command-
ing Officer from October 1976-February 1978. His next assignment was to USS GUAM QLPH 9j as Air
Officer, where he made two Mediterranean Amphibious Ready Group deployments. Captain Quarter-
man commanded HM-12 from January 1980 until May 1981. During 1981-1982, he attended the National
Defense University, graduating from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and receiving a Master
of Public Administration degree from George Washington University.
Captain LQuarterman was Commanding Officer of USS GUAM QLPH 9j from July 1983 through April
1985. GUAM was Flagship for the Grenada Rescue Mission and forthe evacuation of civilians and U.S.
Marines from Beirut. GUAM received the Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditionary, Armed Forces
Expeditionary, and Humanitarian Service Medals and Captain Quarterman received 2 personal awards
of the Meritorious Service Medal. From June 1985 through July 1986 he was the number two test pilot in
the U.S. Navy as Deputy Commander, Naval Air Test Center. He has flown over 5,000 hours in 61
different aircraft models. On 3 October 1986, he assumed Command of Amphibious Squadron FOUR
embarked in USS NASHVILLE QLPD 13l.
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