A Cage Marshall Team Member for 5 Years
Damian Duhon joined the Marine Corps in 1992, and was assigned to the Military Occupational Specialty of Ground Radio Repairman and PLRS Technician Damian in Okinawa, Japan in 1993. Damian was assigned to duties in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in 1994 where he was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant. Damian and his wife Christina moved to Fort Knox, KY where he was assigned to 8th Tank Battalion. While assigned at Fort Knox where he attended Curriculum Development, Embarkation, and Substance Abuse Control Officer Courses.
Damian was accepted for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program in 1998. He graduated with honors from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in May 2001. After graduation Damian attended The Basic School, followed by flight training with VT-6 and VT-31 where he was designated a Naval Aviator in June 2003. Selected as one of the first to attend initial accession training through the Large Group Try Out course for C-130J training Damian completed his initial flight training and was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 in Cherry Point, NC.
Damian was assigned to duties in 2004 where he was designated as a Transport Third Pilot and deployed to Al Asad, Iraq. While assigned Damian fulfilled duties as Ground Training Officer, S-6 Officer, Mission Planning Officer, Flight Duty Officer, Assistant Aircrew Training Officer, Aviation Maintenance Officer, and Avionics and Crew Chief OIC.
Transferring to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Okinawa, Japan in 2007, Damian was designated a Weapons and Tactics Instructor in April 2008. Damian was recruited to and reassigned to MAWTS-1 in 2009 where he served as the KC-130 Division Head, Weapons School Instructor and the Defensive Tactics, Air Delivery, and Assault Landing Zone subject matter expert for the Marine Corps. Captain Duhon retired from the Marine Corps in January 2012. His awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (11th award), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (5th Award), and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award).
He moved to Cabot, Arkansas in 2012 where he was employed as a simulator pilot instructor for Lockheed Martin and CymSTAR until May 2015. Damian returned to flying in June of 2015 and served as a First Officer with PSA Airlines on the CRJ-200/701/900 until 2017.