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Leadership Biographies


Major General Austin E. Renforth
Commanding General, MAGTF Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Major General Austin Renforth currently serves as the Commanding General, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1982. After two years in the Navy, he received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, graduating with a BS degree in Mathematics and receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

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Sergeant Major Jason R. Gillespie
Sergeant Major, MAGTF Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Sergeant Major Gillespie was born in Walla Walla, Washington in 1975.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in March 1994 and conducted Recruit Training at MCRD San Diego. Upon completion, he reported to Marine Corps Engineer School for the Basic Combat Engineer Course where he earned the MOS 1371.

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Colonel David A. Suggs
Chief of Staff, MAGTF Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center

Colonel David A. Suggs graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.  In June 1991, he attended the Marine Corps Officer Candidate Course (OCC) in Quantico, VA.  After completing The Basic School (TBS), he attended flight school in Pensacola, FL, receiving his Naval Flight Officer wings in May 1994

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Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms