LtCol Joseph Crane

LtCol Joseph Crane

Dates of Service: Sep 1990 - Oct 2013
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Commissioning Source:  OCS, May 1990

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Graduated from the University of Kansas in 1990 and accepted a commission as a 2ndLt in the U.S. Marine Corps. AH-1W Super Cobra pilot deployed to Okinawa, Japan and South Korea. 2 Combat tours in Iraq flying AH-1W. Delta Airlines pilot. Host of Veteran On the Move podcast at

Military Experiences

Apr 2010 - Oct 2013
Deputy Director/ Executive Officer Marine Element
Marine Staff member at CGSC, Marine Capabilities, Marine Command dutes at CGSC
Jul 2005 - Apr 2010
Mag 42 Operations Officer
MAG-42 Operations Officer, HMLA-773 Aircraft Maintenance Officer, HMLA-773 XO Iraq, HMLA-773 DET OIC Iraq, , MAG-49 Det A XO, HMLA-773 Operations Officer XO, AMO, OPSO, OIC, Instructor pilot
Jul 1993 - Apr 1998
AH-1W Pilot
HMLA-367 AH-1W Pilot, HMLAT-303 Instructor


(2 years, 2 months)
Sep 2007 - Mar 2008
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
AH-1W Pilot, Det OIC Korean Village, XO, HMLA=773 Al Asad
Mar 2004 - Sep 2004
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
AH-1W Pilot, S-1 Officer, HMLA-775, MAG-16 Al Taqaddum
Apr 1996 - Sep 1996
AH-1W Pilot, Okinawa, Mainland Japan, South Korea
Apr 1994 - Sep 1994
Okinawa, South Korea Ulchi Focus Lense

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1985 - 1990

University of Kansas

Bachelor's Degree