VMAQ-2 welcomes Kudelko, bids Musoff farewell

4 Feb 2013 | Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dickerson

Lt. Col. Robert M. Kudelko Jr. assumed command of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 from Lt. Col Adam L. Musoff during a ceremony Friday at the squadron’s hangar.

Musoff will move on to the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

Looking back at the time he spent with the squadron, Musoff praised the efforts of his Marines who worked tirelessly to get their jobs done.

“The Marines of VMAQ-2 have been nothing but amazing,” said Musoff. “They made the near-impossible possible, and accomplished a lot during my time as commanding officer.”

Musoff said the highlight of his tenure was helping the squadron provide electronic warfare capabilities in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Kudelko served with the VMAQ-3 “Moondogs” in 1998 and again in 2000 after a tour with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Kudelko said he looks forward not only to commanding his Marines and Sailors, but is ready for the opportunity to train and deploy with the squadron.

The new commanding officer said he has already learned valuable tricks of the trade from Musoff that he will take to heart.

“From him, I learned meticulous attention to detail,” said Kudelko.

Before passing the time-honored ceremonial colors, Musoff offered his replacement some final words of advice.

“Savor every minute as it goes by,” he said. “Time seems to fly quickly.”

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point