Colonel Beaven graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in May 1997. He completed Officer Candidates School via the Platoon Leaders Course and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in April 1998.
After completion of The Basic School, Second Lieutenant Beaven reported to the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Dam Neck, VA and was designated an Air Intelligence Officer in June 1999. Upon graduation, Second Lieutenant Beaven was selected as the RADM Donald M. Showers award recipient for superior achievement. Second Lieutenant Beaven then reported for duty with Marine Aircraft Group 14 (MAG-14) aboard MCAS Cherry Point, NC and was assigned to Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 (VMAQ-3).
During his three-year tour as an Intelligence Officer with VMAQ-3, he completed the Basic Airborne Course at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Ft Benning, GA and deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH. While deployed, First Lieutenant Beaven was selected for transition to the Naval Flight Officer program.
In May 2002, Captain Beaven reported to Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21 aboard NAS Pensacola, FL for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination. He conducted basic and intermediate flight training at Training Squadron 4, and advanced training at Training Squadron 86. Captain Beaven was placed on the Commodore’s List with Distinction for all phases of flight training. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in September 2003 and was subsequently selected as the 2003 RADM Thurston H. James award recipient for outstanding performance in the student Flight Officer program. Captain Beaven reported to the Aviation Electronic Warfare School aboard NAS Whidbey Island, WA for Electronic Warfare training, with follow on orders to Electronic Attack Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) for EA-6B Fleet Replacement training.
Captain Beaven returned to VMAQ-3 in December 2004. During his tour with the squadron, he served as the Ground Training Officer, Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer, and Logistics Officer. He completed additional combat deployments to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2005, as well as to Al Asad Air Base, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in both 2006 and 2008. Captain Beaven also graduated from the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 1-08, at MCAS Yuma, AZ.
In November 2008, Major Beaven reported to MAWTS-1. While serving as an EA-6B Instructor, he completed the Aviation Safety Officers Course at NAS Pensacola, FL. Following a tour as the MAWTS-1 Aviation Safety Officer, Major Beaven assumed the duties as the MAWTS-1 EA-6B Division Head.
In May 2012, Major Beaven returned to VMAQ-3 at MCAS Cherry Point, NC where he served as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer. During this tour, he deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Central Command contingency operations. In July of 2013 Major Beaven became the squadron Executive Officer, a post he held until December 2013 when he reported to Headquarters Marine Corps, Department of Aviation, for duty as the Electronic Warfare Requirements Officer (APW-41).
Selected for command of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2), Lieutenant Colonel Beaven reported to MAG-14 in July of 2015 and assumed command in January 2016. During his tenure with VMAQ-2, the squadron deployed to Incirlik Air Base Turkey in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Lieutenant Colonel Beaven held command until reporting to the U.S. Naval War College in July 2017. In June 2018 Lieutenant Colonel Beaven was conferred a Master of Arts degree, with Highest Distinction, in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Colonel Beaven was then assigned to the United States Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) where he served as a Liaison before assuming the duties as the OLA Chief of Staff. Colonel Beaven reported to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing in June of 2021, serving as the Wing Chief of Staff until he assumed command of Marine Corps Base Hawaii on May 25, 2023.
Colonel Beaven’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal-Strike/Flight (Numeral 28), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Navy Achievement Medal, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.