Greenville, S.C. (February 26, 2014) – Tim Horner was recently promoted to captain by the United States Marine Corps.
Horner, a 2009 Bob Jones University graduate, is stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. and flies with the Harrier training squadron (VMAT-203). Horner is expected to remain at Cherry Point for the next three years in an operational squadron.
Because of the length and expense involved in training aviators, the Marines have an eight-year contract for aviators once the pilot is awarded their wings.
Horner is currently training to fly the highly versatile Harrier which has four primary ways to take off and five to land, depending on the landing location and condition. It is best known for its vertical takeoff and landing, which enables the Marines to operate almost anywhere. The Harrier is predominately a close-air support aircraft that specializes in air-to-ground strikes and is a tremendous asset in-theater.
Horner, and his wife Julie Ann, have an infant daughter.