Major Michael Hyde is a UH-1N Pilot and currently serving as a Faculty Advisor with the Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia.
Major Hyde entered the Marine Corps in June of 1999 after graduating from Penn State University. He attended and graduated from the Summer OCC class in 1999 and was Fox Company BOC 6-99. Major Hyde was designated as a Naval Aviator on 15 June 2001. Following SERE school and training at HMLA/T-303 in the UH-1N Major Hyde reported to HMLA-367, at Camp Pendleton, CA in March of 2002.
While at HMLA-367, Major Hyde completed three deployments. He deployed to Okinawa for one year as part of a Unit Deployment Program (UDP) from June 2002 to June of 2003. His follow on deployments were to Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, from August 2004 to March 2005 and from October 2006 to April 2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In July of 2007, Major Hyde reported to The Basic School and was assigned as a Warfighting Instructor. Major Hyde also served as the Staff Platoon Commander for Charlie Company BOC 03-08 and Alpha Company BOC 01-09. In June of 2009 Major Hyde assumed command of Headquarters and Service Company at Instructor Battalion.
Following his time at The Basic School, Major Hyde attended the United States Marine Corps’ Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA. While there he received a Master’s Degree in Military Studies.
In September of 2011, Major Hyde returned to the fleet where he was assigned the duties as the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer for HMLA-467. From September of 2012 to November of 2013 was assigned to the 26 MEU with VMM-266 (REIN) as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Following the MEU he was assigned as the Aviation Safety Officer for MAG-29 at MCAS New River.
Areas of Interest:
- Leadership Development
- Military History