LtCol James S. Beaton was the ATC Facility Officer at MCAS Cherry Point from 9 Jul 05 to 30 Jan 06.

While Maj Horton was assigned to an individual augment position in Afghanistan, LtCol Beaton filled a dual roll as the Marine Corps Air Bases East (MCABE) Type Commander and as the Facility Officer. This was the second time since 1994 that the Facility Officer billet was filled by the Type Commander.

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