Major Travis Horner graduated from MCRD San Diego in 1999. As a Marine tanker he deployed in support of the 13th MEU, Bright Star, and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM as a tank commander with Delta Company, 1st Tank Battalion. He graduated from Louisiana State University and was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP). Upon graduation from The Basic School, 2ndLt Horner reported to Detachment Bravo, Marine Air Control Squadron 1 (MACS-1), San Diego, CA.
While at MACS-1, 1stLt Horner deployed as an Unmanned Aerial Cargo Resupply Mission Commander in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM from April 2013 – November 2013. After returning from Afghanistan, 1stLt Horner assumed command of Marine Air Traffic Control (MATC) Detachment Bravo, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, CA. In 2014, Capt Horner deployed as the Current Operations Officer for the SPMAGTF-CR-CC ACE in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
Following his tour at Miramar, Captain Horner attended Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. After EWS, he reported to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he served as the Marine Officer Instructor from 2016-2020.
In July 2020, Major Horner transitioned to Marine Air Control Group 28 where he served as the Future Operations Officer until July 2020. Major Horner assumed his current position as Executive Officer, 2d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion in July 2020.
Major Horner’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4 Gold Stars), and the Combat Action Ribbon.