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24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Camp Lejeune, NC
24th MEU Leaders
Lieutenant Colonel Misca T. Geter Executive Officer
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Lieutenant Colonel Geter entered the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Class Program in 1997 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps following her graduation from Florida A & M University in 1999, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After receiving her commissioning, LtCol Geter assisted the Officer Selection Officer office out of Tallahassee, Florida prior to departing for The Basic School (TBS).

Upon completion of TBS, LtCol Geter reported for primary flight training in Pensacola, FL and was subsequently designated a Naval Aviator in May 2002. In December 2002, she completed initial UH-1N training at HMT-303 and reported to HMLA-169 in January 2003, aboard Camp Pendleton, CA. She completed the UH-1N combat ready phase of training and deployed to Ali Al Salem Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. LtCol Geter served as a communications officer and the UH-1N quality assurance officer during her tour with HMLA-169.

In June 2004, LtCol Geter deployed as a member of the HMLA-169 AH/UH-1 detachment attached to HMM-265(REIN) in Okinawa, Japan for 31st MEU operations. During this period the MEU conducted operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She fulfilled the duties of the Assistant Logistics Officer and the forward arming and refueling point (FARP) coordination officer.

In October 2005, LtCol Geter was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 39 as the Legal Officer and Classified Material Control Coordinator (CMCC). She assisted and advised eight squadrons on legal and procedural matters relating to the submission and processing of Administrative Separation (ADSEP) packages, investigations, and courts-martials.

In May 2006, LtCol Geter was assigned to HMLA-267 and deployed in June 2006 to Okinawa, Japan for a second assignment with HMM-265(REIN) for operations with the 31st MEU. As the UH-1N Tactics and Future Operations officer, she assisted in the long-range detailed planning, development and coordination of the squadron’s training from Okinawa, in the Philippines (ISO Talon Vision), and during security operations in Indonesia. Upon her return to HMLA-267 in January 2007, LtCol Geter was assigned to the Department of Safety and Standardization as the Ground Safety Officer.

In July 2007, LtCol Geter reported to HMLA/T-303 as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor pilot. While assigned to HMLA/T-303 she served as a Ground Safety Officer, Fleet NATOPS Evaluator for UH-1N aircrew and H/UH-1 squadrons, and the H/UH-1N NATOPS Program Manager.

In March 2009, LtCol Geter reported to HMLA-469 to assist with the stand-up and activation of the newly established HMLA-469. She served as the Ground/Aviation Safety Officer and Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer (AAMO).

In June 2010, LtCol Geter reported to the Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas for Intermediate Level Education (ILE). Following the completion of school, LtCol Geter reported to HMLA-467 aboard MCAS Cherry Point in North Carolina. During her time with HMLA-467, she deployed as an Individual Augment in support of NTM-A/CSTC-A as an Intra-Theater Force Flow and Future Plans Officer. While assigned to HMLA-467, LtCol Geter served as the Director of Safety and Standardization, AAMO, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, and the Executive Officer during a combat deployment to Afghanistan. 

In March 2015, LtCol Geter reported to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH), Doral, Florida. While assigned to MARFORSOUTH, she served as the Air Officer and a Plans Officer for SPMAGTF-SC and Exercises UNITAS AMPHIBIOUS and TRADEWINDS.

In November 2017, LtCol Geter reported to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard Camp LeJeune, NC to serve as the Executive Officer.

LtCol Geter holds Masters Degrees in Human Resources Management and Supply Chain Management. She is a graduate of the School of Aviation Safety’s Aviation Safety Officer Course, OSHA Ground Safety Manager's Course, and the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies’ Red Team Leader Course. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with strike/flight numeral “7”, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, and Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star.
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