Maj Ryan P. Welborn

Maj Welborn is an AH-1W pilot who has deployed on three MEUs and served as the AH-1 Division Head, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS–1). He is currently serving as the Operations Officer, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Camp Pendleton.

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The force structure and employment of the MEU ACE has not changed in the last decade despite an ongoing, wholesale rebirth of legacy to next generation aircraft and capabilities. Each of the upgrades aircraft is larger and heavier than its predecessor and a one-for-one replacement of legacy to...