Our Team

All Volunteers & Unpaid

Our team is composed of a very diverse and qualified group of unpaid volunteer veterans of the VMAQ community.  Many have served in squadron leadership positions all the way up through squadron commanding officer, sharing tens of thousands of hours flying the EA-6B while others maintained or supported the 'Chariot of Electronic Armageddon'.  All share in the passion of our mission.

Board of Directors

Wayne "Duck" Qualkinbush

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President & CEO

EA-6B ECMO - Maj (Ret) USMC

1987-1992: VMGR-152/252

1999-2002: VMAQ-2

2003-2004: 3/2 AirO/FAC

2004-2007: VMAQ-3

2,000+ EA-6B Prowler Hours

Real job: CEO Organize My Drawer

Harry "Taco" Horning

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Treasurer

EA-6B ECMO - Maj USMCR (IRR)

2006-2010 VMAQ-3

2010-2013 PMA-234 AEA and EA-6B Program Office

 1,000+ EA-6B Prowler Hours

Real Job: Finance

Jamie "Tool" Stanley

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Secretary

EA-6B ECMO - Maj (Ret) USMC

1987-1989: VMFP-3

1999-2002: VMAQ-3

750+ EA-6B Prowler Hours

Real Job: Joint Aviation Program Integrator

Marty "Marty" Moore

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Director Corporate Partnerships & Grants

EA-6B Pilot - LtCol (Ret) USMC

1998-2001: VMAQ-2

2001-2004: VAQ-129

2006-2009: VMAQ-1

2010-2012: VMAQ-3 Commanding Officer

3000+ EA-6B Prowler Hours

Real Job: Pilot, Delta Air Lines

Marlin "Kuato" Benton

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Director of Museum Affairs

EA-6B Pilot - Col (Ret) USMC

1996-2001 / 2004-2007: VMAQ-3

2001-2004: VAQ-129

2010-2012: VMAQ-4 Commanding Officer

3000+ EA-6B Prowler hours

Real Job: Defense Consultant

Melissa "Mel" Kelley

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Strategic Communications

EA-6B ECMO - LtCol (Ret) USMC

1999-2002, 2010-2012: VMAQ-3

2003-2006: VAQ-129 

2006-2010: The Basic School

2012-2013: EA-6B Readiness, MAG-14

2013-2015: VMAQT-1 XO

VOLUNTEER OFFICERS

Corporate Partnerships & Grants

Tim "Chunder" Hunt

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Deputy Director of Corporate Partnerships

EA-6B ECMO, LtCol (Ret) USMC

1996-1999:  VMAQ-3

1999-2000:  1/8 FAC

2000-2002:  COTF, EA-6B OTC

2005-2009:  4th MAW G-3/5

2005-2006: 1/25 FAC

2009-2012:  CJCS, Strategic Planner

Chris "DC" Anderson

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Asst. Director of Corporate Partnerships

EA-6B Pilot - LtCol (Ret) USMC

1998-2002: VMAQ-2

2002-2005: VAQ-129

2008-2010: VMAQ-3

2012-2013: VMAQ-4 Commanding Officer

2000+ EA-6B Prowler Hours

Real Job: Pilot, Delta Air Lines

Tom "Doc" Dougherty

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Asst. Director of Corporate Partnerships

EA-6B ECMO - LtCol (Ret) USMC

1994-1999: VMAQ-3 S-4, EWO, AAMO

2000-2002: VMAQ-1 AMO
2004-2006: H&HS Cherry Point Commanding Officer

3500+ EA-6B Prowler hours

Tom "Tardo" Dono

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Asst. Director of Corporate Partnerships 

EA-6B ECMO, LtCol

2003-2006: VMAQ-1

2008-2009: VMAQ-4

2010-2012: NPS

2012-2015: DARPA Transitions Officer

Current Job: EW Systems Team Lead, Program Management Intel Systems

Fundraising

Glen "Sally" Cauley

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Pensacola Area Lead

EA-6B ECMO, LtCol (Ret) USMC

2000-2004: VMAQ-3

2005-2009: VMAQ-1

2011-2013 :  VT-86 XO/CO

2200+ EA-6B flight hours

Current job: Defense Contractor


Pat "Flounder" Owens

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Fundraising Lead

EA-6B ECMO, Col (Ret) USMC

1996-2000: VMAQ-2

2003-2005: 6th Mar AirO/FAC

2005-2008: VMAQ-4

2000+ EA-6B Prowler Hours

Tim “Cockman” Kochman

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Fundraising Grunt

EA-6B ECMO, Capt USMC 

2005-2010:  VMAQ-4 

2011-2013:  VMAQ-1 

1900+ EA-6B Prowler Hours 

Real Job:  Defense consultant 

Jeff "Squeel" Kawada

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Fundraising Grass Roots & Corporate

EA-6B ECMO, LtCol (Ret) USMC

Matt "S&M" Meck

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Fundraising Grass Roots

EA-6B ECMO, LtCol (Ret) USMC

1989-1992: VMAQ-2

1992-1996: MAWTS-1

1996-1997: VMAQ-4

1997: VMAQ-3

1997-1998: MAG-14

2002-2003: MAWTS-1

Historical/Pedestal Committee

Todd "Friday" Caruso

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Historian/Pedestal Committee Chairman

EA6B ECMO, LtCol (Ret) USMC

1995-1999:  VMAQ-2

1999-2001: NPS

2001-2004: NADEP Cherry Point

2004-2007: VMAQ-4

2007-2008 – MAG-14 XO

2008-2009:  EW Coord HQMC

2009-2011: VMAQ-2 CO

2011-2012: MWSG-27, XO

2500+ EA-6B Prowler Hours

Real Job: Director of Strategy and Resources, BAE

Dan "Crusher" Lathrop

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Monument Pedestal Committee Member

EA-6B ECMO, Col

1995-1997: VMAQ-2

1998-2001: TPS/VX-9

2003-2005: VMAQ-3

2005-2008: MCB Hawaii

2010-2011: VMU-2 CO

2011-2014: MarForPac DPRI and Posture

Real Job: US PACOM Div Chief J-35 Future Ops

Wayne "Flash" Whitten

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Author/Historian

Col (Ret) USMC

Museum/Aircraft Affairs

Timothy "Timmeh" Davis

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Asst. Museum Affiars - Aircraft

EA-6B ECMO, LtCol (Ret) USMC

2000-2003: VMAQ-3

2003-2004: USNTPS (student)

2004-2007, 2010-2013: VX-23

2013-2017: USNTPS XO/CO

Dustin "Dirty" Stafford

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Asst. Museum Affiars in Pensacola, FL - Aircraft

EA-6B ECMO

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Help with museum coordination and aircraft matters

Cats-n-Dogs

Jacob Mol

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Digital Art / PC Equipment Loan

Cpl

2007-2012, VMAQ 2,3,4 

Real Job: Graphic Designer at  SalesPad

Dave Stephens

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 Web and Tech Asst.

Matt "Mouth" Senn

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Art/Sketch Donor Prints

EA-6B ECMO

Marketing

Andrea Qualkinbush

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Marketing Chief

1993-2012: Guardsmark, Mktg.

2012-current: Chief Marketing Officer, Organize My Drawer

Torry Beaven

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Social Media/Family Support

2016-2017 active USMC Volunteer

Family Readiness Program Team Advisor

CO Spouse

Terry "Sponge" LaTorre

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Marketing / Store

Cherry Point, NC Events & Local Support

Paul "Taz" Johnson

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MCAS Cherry Point Liaison/Corp Sponsors

EA-6B Pilot

LtCol (Ret)

VMAQ-4 CO

VMAQ-3

Real Job: Pilot, Delta Airlines

Tim "Toni" Colantoni

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Asst. Cherry Point Liason / Event Coord.

1993-2003 : VMAQ-2 

2003-2007: VAQ-129 & MATSG-53

2007-2009: VMAQ-4

2009-2010: EA-6B FIT Team MAG-14

2010-2013: MALS-14

9 EA-6B Prowler Deployments 

Current Job: Lean Six Sigma Guru FRC East

Jim King

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Cherry Point Event Volunteer

VMAQ-2 Det X IMA AVI 1986-1987, USS Saratoga

IMA AVI VMAQ-1, 2, 3, 4  Iwakuni, Japan 1988-1994

VMAQ-4 IMA AVI NCOIC 1996-1997, Aviano, Italy

EA-6B ICAP II/III Flight Sim Maintainer/Operator 2003-2016 CHPT

Current Job:  Cherry Point MAEWR POD shop 

Donnie Sills

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Cherry Point Support & Event Planning

1975 -1995 VMAQ-1/2/4

6013 Plane Captain 

Quality Assurance SNCOIC

Maint Control NCOIC

Airframes Chief

Production Control Chief

Maint Control Chief

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