Colonel Scott V. Hallstrom
Aviation Logistics Division
Colonel Hallstrom was commissioned in August 1991 through the Officer Candidate Course (OCS) Program. In September 1991, he attended the Basic School and upon graduation reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 (MALS-26), MCAS New River, NC.
In August 1992, he reported to Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA graduating in December 1992 and returned to MALS-26. During January 1993, he reported for duty with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 264 (HMM-264) and was deployed to the Mediterranean with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) where he participated in Operation Provide Promise, Deny Flight and Sharp Guard. In May 1994 he was assigned to Heavy Marine Heavy Helicopter 362 (HMH-362) supporting MARFOR CARIB during Operation Support Democracy. In August 1995, Colonial Hallstrom reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 36 (MALS-36), MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.
Returning to CONUS in August 1998, Colonel Hallstrom was ordered to Naval Aviation Depot, MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, NC and served as the Components Program Manager and the Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Commanding Officer. In July 2001, he was reassigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14 (MALS-14). During August 2003, Colonel Hallstrom reported to the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP), Philadelphia, PA for duty as the Officer in Charge of the H-46 and V-22 Integrated Weapons Support Team (IWST). In this assignment, he directed critical support for the H-46 war-fighting community supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom while concurrently developing a sustainment strategy for the cutting edge V-22 program. In May 2006, Colonel Hallstrom reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13 (MALS-13),MCAS Yuma, AZ where he served as the Executive Officer and served as the Commander of Troops for MALS-13 (-)(REIN) for Exercise Pacific Provider aboard the SS CURTISS (T-AVB 4) from 22 February through 25 April 2007. This was the first time an operational MALS embarked aboard the SS CURTISS was utilized to validate existing Korean peninsula contingency operational plans by integrating aviation logistics capabilities with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 (MALS-12), Iwakuni, Japan.
Colonel Hallstrom assumed command of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 (MALS-29), MCAS New River, Jacksonville, NC during April 2008 and relinquished command in May 2010. Following his command tour, he returned to MCAS Cherry Point where he was assigned to 2D Marine Aircraft Wing, Aviation Logistics Department and deployed with 2D Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) to Afghanistan as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Aviation Logistics Department in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from February 2011 to February 2012. Transferring back to Philadelphia, he was assigned as the Weapons Support Department Director/Marine Liaison, Naval Supply Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) from June 2012 until June 2014.
Colonel Hallstrom is currently serving at the Assistant Chief of Staff, Aviation Logistics Department, Marine Forces Pacific. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards); and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal as well as other campaign and service awards.