Cmdr. Marc Hines
Raised in Pearl, Mississippi, Cmdr. Marc Hines graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2004, where he lettered in Ole Miss Track and Field and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He also holds a Naval War College Command and Staff Diploma and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Norwich University.
After commissioning, he graduated from Training Squadron (VT) 10 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida and the 562nd Fleet Training Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. After being designated a naval flight officer he completed training at Patrol Squadron (VP) 30, the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with follow-on orders to VP-40, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Hines began his operational flying in 2007 with the ‘Fighting Marlins’ where he completed a surge and two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Active Endeavour.
In 2010, Hines was selected to return to VP-30 to serve as a P-3C FRS instructor, fleet NATOPS evaluator and NFO training officer. As a weapons tactics instructor (WTI) he also was a fleet instructor under training (FIUT) instructor at the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Weapons School (MPRWS), introducing new technologies as fleet integration division officer. Hines was selected as the VP-30 “Sailor in the Arena” for 2012.
Hines reported as the assistant navigator on USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) in 2013 where he supported combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve. Hines was the winner of the 2014 Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Shiphandler of the Year Award.
Returning to the community in 2015, Hines reported to Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group as the assistant MPRA training officer (N7B) and resident WTI. After department head selection, he led VP-1 as operations officer, CTG operations and training officer supporting deployments in the 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Copper Dune and OPNAV N9SP requirements.
Following his department head tour, Hines served as the Aircraft Carrier/Carrier Strike Group placement officer at the Navy Personnel Command (PERS-43) in Millington, Tennessee. He was selected for operational command in 2019 and reported to VP-10 May 2021.
Personal awards include Strike/Flight Air Medal (4 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 awards), Iraqi Campaign Medal, and other various personal, unit and service awards.