MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- Lt. Col. Jeffrey M. Bolduc assumed command of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14 from Lt. Col. Ryan G. Goulette during a ceremony Nov. 2 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
MALS-14 provides logistics support to the nine flying squadrons of Marine Aircraft Group 14
Goulette will move on to duties with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing aviation logistics division and is slated to deploy to Afghanistan as the commanding officer of MALS-40.
MALS-40 will provide logistical support to aviation assets conducting combat operations in support of Marines and their Afghan and coalition partners in southwestern Afghanistan.
In relinquishing command of MALS-14, Goulette attributed the squadron’s success to the Marines.
"It’s all about the Marines," said Goulette. "Success is on the daily actions of the Marines of MALS-14."
Bolduc previously served as the 2nd MAW aviation logistics department plans officer. He said he is very excited about the opportunity to lead MALS-14.
"The squadron was under great leadership; it functions extremely well," said Bolduc. "My plans are to continue providing support to 2nd MAW and to look for any opportunity to improve the readiness of MAG-14.”
Bolduc’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He deployed as the aviation supply officer with MALS-26 to Al Asad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January 2005 until January 2006.