Reserve Support Unit Air Stations West (RSU)
MissionTo provide the administrative, logistical and operational support necessary for selected Marine Corps Reserve Units, other Armed Forces units and Individual Reserves to conduct training at Marine Corps Installations, Western Area. The RSU coordinates the hosting of reserve units with appropriate station or tenant commands and maintains cognizance over the support and training rendered.
Official Mailing Address:
Commanding Officer, RSU Air Stations West
PO BOX 452020, San Diego, CA 92145-2020
Comm: (858) 577-XXXX
Duty Cell: (858) 977-8296
Fax: (858) 577-4564
Senior Enlisted Advisor: (858) 577-4565
Admin: (858) 577-4020/4566
Uniformed Victims Advocated, Sgt Cecily Mesa: (858) 864-3446
Career Planner: (858) 577-6027
Training: (858) 577-8546
Logistics: (858) 577-6752
PPC: (858) 577-4969
Voting Assistance Officer: (858) 577-4562
Commonly Used RSU Links/Forms
RSU Sharepoint - S1 Admin - S-3, S-4, Operations Training & Logistics - IMA Presentations - Activation Checklist - IUT Checklist - IUT Form - RSU Orders Request - SF 1164 - Travel Claim 1351-2 - Unit Muster Sheets Info - RSAW Muster Sheet - H303 Muster Sheets - V101 Muster Sheet - FAQs
Lieutenant Colonel Bryan M. Chambers
Lt. Col. Bryan Chambers was commissioned in September 1995, after graduating from Syracuse University. Upon completion of The Basic School and Naval Flight Training, he earned his wings in December 1998 at NAS Kingsville, Texas. After completing F/A-18 conversion training at NAS Lemoore in December 1999, he was assigned to VMFA(AW)-224 at MCAS Beaufort, S.C.
During his tour with VMFA-224, he completed one West PAC deployment and graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Lt. Col. Chambers served the "Bengals" as the squadron's Legal Officer, Schedule Writer, Quality Assurance Officer, Classified Materials Custodian and S-1 Officer.
In January 2003, Lt. Col. Chambers reported to Eglin AFB for duty as an exchange officer flying the F-15C with the 58th Fighter Squadron. During his tour, Lt. Col. Chambers made numerous deployments throughout CONUS in support of Operation Noble Eagle. Additionally, he flew with the 85th Operational Test Squadron.
Lt. Col. Chambers reported to 5th ANGLICO for duty as a Supporting Arms Liaison Officer at Camp Hansen, Okinawa. During this tour, he was promoted to the rank of major. Lt. Col. Chambers deployed to Ramadi, Iraq in support of Operation: Iraqi Freedom where he worked directly with the Iraqi Army.
From October 2006 to June 2009, Lt. Col. Chambers reported to VMFT-401 at MCAS Yuma, Ariz. During this tour, he transferred from the active-duty component to the Selected Marine Corps Reserves. At the same time, he joined the Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Agency, flying EC-120's and AS-350 helicopters in support of the Border Initiative.
In June 2009, Lt. Col. Chambers joined the Active Reserve as a pilot at VMFT-401. He held the positions of Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer and Executive Officer. While at VMFT-401, he was promoted to his current rank and assigned as the incoming Commanding Officer for the Reserve Support Unit Air Stations West.
Lt. Col. Chambers has accumulated over 3,000 flight hours and has qualified as an instructor pilot in the F/A-18, F-15C and the F-5. His personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat "V"; Combat Action Ribbon and various other service and unit awards.
Major Rodney J. Dimalanta
Major Dimalanta entered the Marine Corps by enlistment into the Delayed Entry Program in July of 1992. After graduating from Campolindo High School in June of 1993, he was assigned to L Company, 3rd Battalion, MCRD San Diego, Calif. Upon completion of recruit training in September 1993, he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. PFC Dimalanta reported to Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and then Motor Transport Operators Course 5-94 at Camp Johnson, N.C. In December 1993, upon completion of his initial training, PFC Dimalanta was assigned to 4th Light Anti Aircraft Missile Battalion in Hayward, Calif. PFC Dimalanta then enrolled at the community college, Diablo Valley College. While serving at 4th LAAM Battalion, PFC Dimalanta served as a Dispatcher and Squad Leader for the Motor Transport Platoon. In May 1994, Lance Corporal Dimalanta participated in Operation Pinnacle Advance in Yuma, Ariz. While serving at 4th LAAM, Lance Corporal Dimalanta applied for and was selected for the Platoon leaders Course and attended Officer Candidate School for PLC-Juniors in July 1996 in Quantico, Va. Upon return to 4th LAAM, Corporal Dimalanta served as the Platoon Sergeant for the Motor Transport Platoon as well as transferred to San Jose State University. In July 1997, Corporal Dimalanta returned to Quantico, Va., for PLC-Seniors in July 1997.
In February of 1998, 4th LAAM Battalion began the process of Deactivating and Corporal Dimalanta was transferred to Headquarters, 23rd Marine Regiment in San Bruno, Calif. In the summer of 1998, Corporal Dimalanta participated in Operation Urban Warrior. Corporal Dimalanta was then meritoriously promoted to the rank of sergeant in August 1998 where he assumed the duties of Platoon Sergeant for Motor Transport Platoon. Sergeant Dimalanta graduated in December 1999 from San Jose State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Technology and Minor in Business Management. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in April of 2000. Second Lieutenant Dimalanta graduated from The Basic School in May 2001 and attended Air Defense Control Officers Course in 29 Palms, Calif.
In September 2001, Second Lieutenant Dimalanta then was assigned to Marine Air control Squadron-4, on Okinawa, Japan. While serving with MACS-4, Second Lieutenant Dimalanta served as a Crew Commander at the Tactical Air Operations Center. Following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Second Lieutenant Dimalanta deployed to Guam for Operation Noble Eagle in December 2001. In April 2002, Second Lieutenant Dimalanta redeployed with MACS-4 from Guam to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, for Operation Enduring Freedom. In October 2002, First Lieutenant Dimalanta returned to Okinawa and then transferred to Marine Air Control Squadron-1 in February 2003 in Yuma, Ariz. Immediately upon checking in, First Lieutenant Dimalanta was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom at Camp Coyote, Kuwait. While serving at MACS-1, Captain Dimalanta served as a Crew Commander, Executive Officer at the Tactical Air Operations Center, and the Detachment Commander for Headquarter and Service Detachment. In July 2006, Captain Dimalanta reported back to Quantico to attend Expeditionary Warfare School and graduated in May 2007. During the summer of 2007, Capt Dimalanta served as an Academics Instructor at Officer Candidate School. In September 2007, Captain Dimalanta reported to serve as the Executive Officer for Recruiting Station San Francisco. In July 2010, Captain Dimalanta transferred back to the Reserves and served as an Action Officer for Marine Corps Installations West G-6. In January 2012, Major Dimalanta assumed his current billet as the Executive Officer for Reserve Support Unit, Air Stations West.
Awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation (3rd award), Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Armed Force Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Serve Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2nd award), Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon, and Armed Forces Reserve medal with Bronze Hourglass.