Captain R. Travis Beeson received his commission in the United States Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaderís Class program in 2000. After completing The Basic School he reported to MATSG-21, NAS Pensacola for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination and then reported to VT-3, NAS Whiting Airfield for Primary Aviation Flight Training. Captain Beeson then reported to VT-7, NAS Meridian for Advanced Tactical Jet Training. He was designated as an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Officer October 2003 and reported to MATSG-21, NAS Pensacola for the Marine Air Traffic Control Officerís Course January 2004.
Captain Beeson reported to MACS-4 MCAS Futenma May 2003 and was sent to H&HS MCAS Futenma, as part of the Fleet Assistance Program, as an ATC Crew Officer and was later designated as the Assistant ATC Facility Officer. Captain Beeson returned to MACS-4 as the squadron Ground Safety Officer and Unit Environmental Representative and later the ATC Detachment Alpha Commander and Assistant Operations Officer. During this time Captain Beeson deployed to both Korea and Hawaii in support of (ISO) exercise Ulchi Focus Lens, to the Republic of the Philippines ISO exercise Talon Vision and Balikatan, to Camp Courtney ISO exercise Terminal Fury, to the territory of Guam ISO Operation Jumpseat and to Thailand ISO exercise Cobra Gold. Captain Beeson has worked as an Individual Augment to the Tactical Air Command Center, the Joint Air Operations Center, and Combined Air Operations Center during various exercises and deployed as the ATC Detachment Commander ISO exercise Talon Vision.
Captain Beeson is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Engineering. He completed Expeditionary Warfare School June 2006 and is currently enrolled in Command and Staff.