Lieutenant Colonel Adam Horne is a native of Lexington, NC. He attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School and the United States Naval Academy where he received his Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in May of 2005.
After The Basic School, he reported to Naval Air Training Command in Pensacola, Florida, and was designated a Naval Aviator in September 2007. He then reported to Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron (HMT) 302, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 29, at MCAS New River, North Carolina, for training in the CH-53E Super Stallion. His first fleet assignment was with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 from 2008 to 2013. In 2009, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a four aircraft detachment assigned to SPMAGTF RC (SW). In 2010, he deployed with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) Reinforced (REIN) 262 as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). In 2012, he deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan with HMH-361 as the Squadron Weapons and Tactics Instructor.
In May 2013, Major Horne completed model conversion training at HMMT-164 to the CH-46E. In July 2013, Major Horne reported to Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX) One in Quantico, Virginia, where he flew the VH-3D, VH-60N, and CH-46E. Designated a Command Pilot and Marine One, Major Horne flew the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States, and other dignitaries, both in Washington D.C. and locations around the world.
In July 2018, Major Horne joined Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461, MAG- 29, at MCAS New River, North Carolina, where he served as the Operations and Executive Officer. In September 2020, Major Horne reported to Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron (HMHT) 302 and was designated a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor (FRSI). During that time, Major Horne transitioned to the CH-53K King Stallion. Lieutenant Colonel Horne was promoted to his current rank in June of 2021.
Lieutenant Colonel Horne holds a M.A. in Leadership from Marshall University and is certified as a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Flight Strike Numeral 10, Navy Commendation Medal with 1 Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Presidential Service Badge. As a Naval Aviator, he has compiled more than 3,000 mishap free flight hours in the CH-53E, VH-3D, VH-60N, CH-46E, and CH-53K helicopters.