'Moon Dogs' bid farewell to Moore, welcomes Cornstubble

4 Jun 2012 | Lance Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson

Maj. Tommy D. Cornstubble assumed command of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3from Lt. Col. Marty A. Moore during a ceremony, June 1, at the squadron's hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.

Moore will move on to assume duties at 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.

In his final address to his Marines, he praised their efforts during his tenure as commanding officer.

"Many thanks to the Marines and Sailors of VMAQ-3 for your support, dedication and aggressiveness," said Moore. "I could not have done my job or accomplished my mission without you."

Cornstubble comes to the squadron from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., where he was the Marine Corps Special Operations Command liaison officer to Special Operations Command Central. He said he looks forward to commanding the "Moon Dogs."

"The squadron already has a very solid foundation in place," said Cornstubble. "I am very fortunate to be here and have the opportunity to command the squadron."

His career highlights included two previous tours with VMAQ-4 and a tour with the Prowler Fleet Replacement Squadron, VAQ-129, located at Whidbey Island, Wash.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point