Lieutenant Col. Steven M. Sprigg
LtCol Sprigg was born in Parkersburg, WV. He attended Belpre High School and Ohio University where he received a B.S.S. in Computer Programming. LtCol Sprigg enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in September 2004 and recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. LtCol Sprigg was designated a UH-1N Crew Chief in 2005 and deployed with the 13th MEU (SOC) participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. LtCol Sprigg was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in March 2008. After completion of The Basic School, LtCol Sprigg was assigned to NAS Pensacola, FL for flight training. He was designated a Naval Aviator in February 2011 and reported to HMLAT-303 for training as an AH-1W pilot. He was subsequently assigned to HMLA-169 where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 12.2-13.1. Following the deployment, LtCol Sprigg transitioned to the AH-1Z and served as an Instructor Pilot until 2016. In June 2016, LtCol Sprigg attended Tactical Air Control Party School and reported to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion to serve as the Battalion Air Officer. He attended WTI 1-17 where he received designation as an Air Officer Weapons and Tactics Instructor. In May 2018, LtCol Sprigg transferred to Camp Lejeune to serve as the 2nd Marine Regiment Air Officer. From September 2018 to June 2019 he was deployed to Afghanistan with Task Force Southwest 19.1 serving as the Air Officer. LtCol Sprigg reported back to MAG-39 in August 2020 and was assigned to HMLA-169. He deployed to Okinawa, Japan in support of UDP in 2021 serving as the Director of Safety and Standardization and Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Following the deployment he was assigned to MAG-39 Headquarters as the Current Readiness Officer and H-1 NAE Action Officer. LtCol Sprigg’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Medal Strike/Flight numeral 7, and Bronze Star.