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​Major Christopher Forsythe
Curriculum Development Officer
Expeditionary Warfare School, 2077 Geiger Rd., Quantico, VA 22134 Phone: 703-432-0750 Email: christopher.forsythe!usmc.mil
EWS | Major Christopher Forsythe
Following graduation from The Basic School in 2003, Major Forsythe reported to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 (MATSG-21) for Naval Aviation Flight Training.  In 2004 Major Forsythe was re-assigned as an Air Support Control Officer and reported to Marine Air Support Squadron 3 (MASS-3), Camp Pendleton, California for on the job training.  Soon after his arrival, he attended the Air Support Control Officer’s Course at Marine Corps Communication and Electronics School (MCCES), 29 Palms, California.  Upon graduation, he received the 7208 MOS.


​While serving at MASS-3, Major Forsythe deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in 2005.  On deployment, he served as an Air Support Liaison Team (ASLT) Officer In Charge (OIC) with Regimental Combat Team 2 (RCT-2), Helicopter Director (HD), and Tactical Air Director (TAD).  Following the OIF deployment, Major Forsythe assumed duties as a Platoon Commander and Air Support Company Commander during which period he deployed for a second tour in support of OIF in 2006.  On this second deployment he gained experience serving as a Senior Air Director (SAD) in the First Marine Expeditionary Force Direct Air Support center (DASC).  Upon his return from OIF, in 2007 Major Forsythe was designated a Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1).


From 2007-2010, Major Forsythe was assigned to MAWTS-1, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Arizona as an academic officer and DASC Division Head in the Command, Control, and Communications department. 


In July 2010, Major Forsythe reported to Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28 (MTACS-28), MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina and served briefly as the Weapons and Tactics Training Program  (WTTP) Officer.  In January 2011 Major Forsythe assumed duties as the 2d MAW (fwd) Tactical Air Command Center (TACC) OIC in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  Following his deployment in support of OEF, Major Forsythe served as the Assistant Operations Officer, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer.  He is currently serving in the curriculum development department at Expeditionary Warfare School.


Major Forsythe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science for California State University Fullerton.  He is also a graduate of  Expeditionary Warfare School, and the Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course.


Areas of Interest:

  • Family
  • Cold War History
  • Command and Control
  • Threat Weapons Systems