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Cpl. Lars M. Comstock, an aircraft communications, navigation and radar systems technician on the AV-8B Harrier for Marine Attack Squadron 223, sits in the cockpit of a Harrier after working with one of the electronic systems that sends the video to the cockpit screens. Aircraft communications, navigation and radar systems technicians for the AV-8B Harrier are tasked with installing, removing, testing, inspecting, maintaining and repairing systems, components and ancillary equipment of all electronic systems on the aircraft.

Photo by Pfc. Cayce Nevers

Flyby: Cpl. Lars M. Comstock

8 Aug 2013 | Pfc. Cayce Nevers

Cpl. Lars M. Comstock, an aircraft communications, navigation and radar systems technician with Marine Attack Squadron 223, was born to be a problem solver. When he joined the Marine Corps as an AV-8B Harrier systems technician, he knew it would be a mountainous obstacle, but one he had to climb. 

AV-8B Harrier communications, navigation and radar systems technicians install, remove, test, inspect, maintain and repair key components and ancillary equipment of all electronic systems on the aircraft.

After two years of working in his field, Comstock still enjoys his job, enough so that he was hand-picked to fill the critical billet of collateral duty inspector.

Collateral duty inspectors inspect aircraft electronic systems and give a thumbs up or down on whether they’re mission ready.

“My favorite aspect of the job is the problem solving and the variety of it,” said Comstock. “This job is never the same thing. There is always something new to learn and something different to do. I never get bored because it is a challenging job that keeps you engaged.”

Comstock said he loves his job and plans to continue in an aviation-related field when he decides to leave the Marine Corps.


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