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Marine Corps Systems Command

 

Marine Corps Systems Command

Equipping our MARINES

MCB Quantico, Va.
AVTB DIRECTOR
           

Major Brett D. Hohman

Director

Major Hohmann was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Growing up he lived in Auckland, New Zealand; London, England; and Washington State. In 1988 he enlisted into the Marine Corps Reserve as an Organizational Automotive Mechanic and went on to serve as a Recruiter’s Aide until his promotion to Corporal in 1991. After graduating from the Marine Corps Recruiter’s School he served as a canvassing recruiter in Bellevue, WA. In 1994, Major Hohmann augmented to Active Duty and served as a Postal Clerk in numerous billets including 2 Western Pacific Deployments with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Postal Chief at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, and Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Administration and Training at Camp Pendleton.

 

After earning his degree, Major Hohmann was accepted into the Enlisted Commissioning Program and on completion of Officer’s Candidate School and The Basic School he proceeded to the Amphibious Officer’s Course at Camp Pendleton, CA and graduated in December 2002.

 

Major Hohmann served as a Platoon Commander with Company A, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion and deployed in support of Company B, 1st Battalion 2nd Marines, Task Force Tarawa participating in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Major Hohmann returned to Iraq in 2004 in support of the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. On his return Major Hohmann was assigned as the Executive Officer, Headquarters and Service Company.

 

In 2005, Major Hohmann transferred to the 6th Marine Corps District, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC to serve as the Enlisted Recruiting Quality Control Officer and in 2006 he transferred to the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion where he served as a Series Commander with Company I and as the Commanding Officer, Company K.

 

Major Hohmann reported to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA in 2009 where he served as the Commanding Officer of Headquarters and Service Company and later then as the Commanding Officer of Company C. In this capacity, Major Hohmann trained and provided forces and participated in numerous multinational training exercises throughout the Pacific theater and later deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

In 2012, Major Hohmann reported to the Program Manager, Advanced Amphibious Assault to serve as a project officer within the Test and Evaluation section and as the subject matter expert for amphibious vehicles. He went on to serve as the Project Lead and Test Manager on the Hydrodynamic Test Rig, testing future technologies. In 2016, Major Hohmann reported to the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity to serve as the Operational Test Project Officer for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle. Major Hohmann was designated as an Acquisition Officer in 2017 and has served as the Team Lead, Information Related Capabilities and as the Project Officer for the Next Generation Troposcatter Program, before reporting to his current assignment.

 

Major Hohmann is a graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School Nonresident Program, the Maneuver (Armor) Captain’s Career Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College Nonresident Program. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Major in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has earned DAWIA Level III certification in Program Management.

 

AVTB DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Major Justin D. Davis           

Deputy Director
                         

Major Davis was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He attended university at the University of Washington and Arizona State University where he graduated in December 2007 and received his commission in the United States Marine Corps. Upon commissioning, he served duties as the Officer Selection Officer’s Assistant at RS Phoenix until attending The Basic School in April 2008. Following completion of The Basic School in November 2008 he received the Military Occupation Specialty of an 1803/Assault Amphibian Officer and reported for duty at 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion (2d AABn). Initial assignment included duty as the Assistant Operations Officer until attending the Assault Amphibian Officer course in April 2009. Upon completion of the Assault Amphibian Officer Course in June 2009 he was assigned as the Platoon Commander for 1st Platoon, Company A and subsequently 3rd Platoon. In January 2010 he was reassigned as the 2nd Platoon Commander for Company C and deployed as a Provisional Rifle Platoon Commander to Afghanistan as the Regimental Quick Reaction Force Platoon for Regimental Combat Team 2 in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. In November 2010 he was reassigned as the Executive Officer, Company B until February 2011 when he was reassigned to stand-up and subsequently, command Company E. In June 2011 he relinquished command of Company E.

In July 2011 Major Davis reported for duty at Assault Amphibian School Battalion as the lead instructor for the Assault Amphibian Officer and Unit Leader Courses. In April 2012 he was reassigned as the Commanding Officer, Training and Instructor until July 2014.

In July 2014 Major Davis attended Expeditionary Warfare School, resident program until graduation in May 2015.


In May 2015 he received orders to 2d AABn and was assigned as the Commanding Officer, Company A. In June 2016 he relinquished command and was assigned to Marine Forces Central Command where he subsequently served as the Targeting Officer/Advisor for the Combined Joint Operations Center – Baghdad, Combined Joint Force Land Component Command in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. In March 2017 he redeployed and was assigned as the Battalion Logistics Officer for 2d AABn until July 2017. 


In July 2017 Major Davis will attended Command and Staff College, resident program until graduation in June 2018.

In June 2018 he reported to the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch where he currently serves as the Deputy Director.

 

Major Davis is a distinguished graduate of Command and Staff College and Expeditionary Warfare School resident programs and has also completed their non-resident equivalents. He has earned a Masters of Military Studies. Also, he has attended the Operations and Tactics Instructor – Officer Course, Mountain Warfare Staff Planners Course, Senior and Basic Instructor Courses, Formal School Manager Course, Curriculum Developer Course and the Combat Hunter Course. He holds the secondary Military Occupational Specialties of Operations/Tactics Instructor and Foreign Security Force Advisor. 

 

Major Davis’ personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V” and gold star (2nd Award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon

 

AVTB SNCOIC

Master Sergeant Carlos F. Morales

Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge

Master Sergeant Carlos F. Morales was raised in Elko, Nevada, enlisted into United States Marine Corps in December 1994, and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California in August 1995. Upon completion of Basic Training, Private First Class Morales was assigned to Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California, where he obtained the MOS 1833 AAV Crewman.

 

In April 1996, Private First Class Morales was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California, where he was assigned to 3rd Platoon, Company E. In November, 1996, he deployed to Okinawa, Japan on a Unit Deployment Program. Upon return from deployment Lance Corporal Morales was assigned to 1st Platoon, Company E. In December 1998, Corporal Morales deployed with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable.

 

In June 1999, Sergeant Morales was assigned to Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion, where he served as an 1800 Course Crew Chief. In July 2000, Sergeant Morales assumed the duties as a canvassing recruiter at Recruiting Station Chicago, 9th Marine Corps District, Marine Corps Recruiting Command.

                       

In August 2003, Staff Sergeant Morales was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, where he was assigned as a Section Leader, in Mobility Counter Mobility Platoon, Company E. In February 2004, he was re-assigned to 3rd Platoon, Company A, where he deployed to Al Ambar Providence, Iraq. In May 2005, Staff Sergeant Morales deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he assumed the duties as Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Future Operations, Joint Operations Center, Combined Forces Command- Afghanistan. In December 2006, Staff Sergeant Morales deployed to Okinawa, Japan, where he was assigned as the Company Gunnery Sergeant for Assault Amphibian Vehicle Company and Light Armored Reconnaissance Company, Combat Assault Battalion.

 

In January 2007, Gunnery Sergeant Morales was assigned to Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion, where he held the billets of Platoon Commander, 1800 Senior Instructor, 1800 Curriculum Developer, and 1800 Master Instructor.

 

In July 2010, Gunnery Sergeant Morales was assigned to 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, where he assumed the duties as Platoon Sergeant, 1st Platoon, Company B. In October 2011, Gunnery Sergeant Morales deployed to Okinawa, Japan on a Unit Deployment Program, where he participated in Operation Cobra Gold 2012 in Thailand. Upon return from UDP, Master Sergeant Morales was assigned as the Company Operation Chief for Company B. In April 2013, Master Sergeant Morales deployed to Okinawa, Japan on a UDP as the Company Operations Chief. In June 2014, Master Sergeant Morales deployed to Dubai, United Arab Emirates as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Khalifa Bin Zayed Brigade, Presidential Guard. In August 2015, Master Sergeant Morales returned from deployment and was assigned as the Assistant Operations Chief for 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion. In August 2016 Master Sergeant Morales was assigned as the Company Operations Chief for Company C.

 

In March 2017, Master Sergeant Morales was assigned to Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch where he assumes his current duties as Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge.

 

Master Sergeant Morales’ personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with silver star in lieu of sixth award, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.