Colonel Max M. Marosko III is Commander, 325th Operations Group, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The 325th Operations Group is comprised of one fighter squadron, a training and resource support squadron, an operations support squadron, and a detachment. The group trains F-22 pilots for worldwide assignment to the combat air forces. Colonel Marosko is also the principal advisor the 325th Fighter Wing commander on training and operational issues.

Before arriving at Tyndall Air Force Base, Colonel Marosko served as the Military Assistant to the Commander, Allied Air Component Command, Izmir, Turkey.

Colonel Marosko received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1991. He has served in a variety of positions at the Squadron, Group, and Wing level, including Fifth Generation Fighter Branch Chief, HQ PACAF and Commander of the 433d Weapons Squadron, 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev. Colonel Marosko is a graduate of the USAF Weapons School where he has served as an F-15C and F-22A Weapons School Instructor Pilot. Col Marosko is a Command Pilot with more than 2,600 hours in the F-15C and F-22A.


1991 Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1995 Squadron Officer School (Residence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1995 Master of Science in Engineering Management, California State University Northridge, Calif.
2000 USAF Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2003 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air Command and Staff College (Residence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Air War College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 USAF Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2011 National War College, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.
2011 Masters of Science in National Security Studies, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.


1. September 1991 - October 1992: Student Pilot, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. November 1992 - February 1995: Manager Automation Systems, USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, Calif.
3. March 1995 - March 1996: F-15C Student Pilot, Fighter Training Unit, 95 FS, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
4. April 1996 - December 1999: Instructor Pilot, Mission Commander and Flight Lead, 60 FS, Eglin AFB, Fla.
5. January 1999 - January 2002: Weapons Officer and Evaluator Pilot, 2 FS, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
6. January 2002 - June 03: Weapons School Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, 433 WPS, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. July 2003 - October 2005: Instructor Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, 43 FS, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
8. November 2005 - January 2007: Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Fla.
9. February 2007 - March 2008: Chief, Fifth Generation Fighter Branch, HQ PACAF, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
10. March 2008 - June 2009: Weapons School Instructor Pilot, Director of Operations, 433 WPS, Nellis AFB, Nev.
11. June 2009 - July 2011: Weapons School Instructor Pilot, Commander, 433 WPS, Nellis AFB, Nev.
12. July 2011 - June 2012: Student, National War College, Ft McNair, Washington D.C.
13. June 2012 - June 2013: Military Assistant to the Commander, NATO Allied Air Component, Izmir, Turkey
Jun 13 - Present: Commander, 325th Operations Group, Tyndall AFB, Fla.


Jun 12 - Jun 13: Military Assistant to the Commander, NATO Allied Air Component, Izmir, Turkey


Rating: Command Pilot
Flying Hours: More than 2,600 including 125 Combat Hours
Aircraft flown: F-15C and F22A


Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal


Second Lieutenant May 1991
First Lieutenant May 1993
Captain May 1995
Major April 2002
Lieutenant Colonel March 2007
Colonel November 2012

(Current as of July 2013)