MSgt Dent was the ATC SNCOIC from 18 May 2016 to 13 Jan 2019.

Chad E. Dent was born on May 11, 1976 in Charleston, West Virginia. He graduated from recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Paris Island South Carolina in July of 1999. He, then, attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Upon completion of Marine Combat Training (MCT), Private First Class Dent was assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida where he was a student of Air Traffic Control School. Upon graduation he was assigned to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Arizona.

February 2000, Private First Class Dent reported to Marine Air Control Squadron - 1 (REIN) Yuma, Arizona. During his 4 year tour he deployed to Kuwait in 2001 for Operation Southern Watch, and again in 2003 for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

October 2004, Sergeant Dent reported to Marine Air Control Squadron 4, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan where he worked as a tower Air Traffic Controller. Sergeant Dent was then assigned to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Arizona in January of 2006. During his 4 year tour he became Radar Watch Supervisor (RWS).

October 2009 Staff Sergeant Dent was selected to attend the Basic Recruiters Course (BRC) at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, California. Upon graduation, Staff Sergeant Dent was assigned to Recruiting Station Charleston, West Virginia. Staff Sergeant Dent served as canvassing recruiter, SNCOIC of a sub station, Officer Selection Assistant and Military Entrance Processing Station Senior Liaison.

January 2013 Gunnery Sergeant Dent was assigned as Operations Chief, S-2 Chief and Deputy Family Readiness Officer for Marine Air Control Squadron 1 (REIN) Detachment B at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, California. In December 2013 he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

June 2015 Gunnery Sergeant Dent was assigned as the ATC Det B SEA.

May 2016 Master Sergeant Dent reported to H&HS MCAS Cherry Point as the ATC SNCOIC.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

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