Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD)
ADDRESS: 22401 Cedar Point Road, Building 102
NAS Patuxent River MD 20670
The Marine Aviation Detachment (MAD) is responsible to the Deputy Commandant for Aviation regarding U.S. Marine Corps manpower support of NAVAIR.
MAD's role is to support the Marine Corps' equity in the various naval aviation acquisition programs through the entire life cycle. Assignments for the service members at MAD range from program managers, logistics and fleet support, to test pilots, engineers and administrative support.
The Commanding Officer performs duties as aviation occupational field sponsor and advocate for the entire Marine aviation acquisition work force. He provides assistance to the Commandant of the Marine Corps through the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, in coordination with the Marine Corps Systems Command and the Deputy Commandant for Manpower in the career development of Marine Corps members assigned nationwide to the aviation acquisition work force.