MAG-29
Command Biographies
HMLA-167 Executive Officer
Major Vincent J. Teixeira

Major Vincent J. Teixeira is a native of Northern California. He graduated from Purdue University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering before attending Officer Commissioning Course. He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in August 2008 and subsequently completed The Basic School with Golf Company 7-08 in April 2009.

Major Teixeira reported to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, FL for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination followed by primary flight training with VT-28 at NAS Corpus Christi, TX and advanced helicopter training with HT-18 at NAS Whiting Field, FL.  Major Teixeira was designated a Naval Aviator in August 2011 as an AH-1W attack helicopter pilot and completed initial flight instruction for the AH-1W Super Cobra with HMLA/T-303 at Camp Pendleton, CA.

In April 2012, Major Teixeira reported to HMLA-369 “Gunfighters” and deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from November 2013 to May 2014 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  Upon return from deployment, Major Teixeira completed the series conversion to the AH-1Z before graduating Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 1-16 in October 2015.  As a squadron WTI, Major Teixeira served as Pilot Training Officer, Future Operations Officer, and AH-1Z Standardization Officer.

In April 2017, Major Teixeira reported to 1st Expeditionary Operations Group (EOTG), I MEF to serve as the Air Officer.  Upon completion of duties as the 1st EOTG Air Officer, Major Teixeira reported to Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University in Quantico, VA.  In June 2021, he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Military Studies.

After graduating from Command and Staff College, Major Teixeira was reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 29 and subsequently reported to HMLA-167 “Warriors” in January 2022 for duty as Executive Officer.

Major Teixeira’s personal decorations include the Strike Flight Air Medal with Numeral “3;” Meritorious Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Gold Star in lieu of 2nd Award.

Marine Aircraft Group 29