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3d Marine Division

The Fighting Third

Okinawa, Japan
Sergeant Major Adan Moreno Sergeant Major 2d Battalion, 3d Marines
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Sergeant Major Moreno enlisted in the Marine Corps 2 January 2002 and attended Recruit Training at MCRD San Diego, California.  Upon completion, Private First Class Moreno received training at Marine Combat Training (MCT), in Camp Pendleton and then received orders to Camp Lejeune, NC for his MOS School.  With completion of Personnel Clerk School he received the 0121 MOS (Personnel Clerk) and then reported to Headquarters Squadron, Marine Aircraft Group 11 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, MARFORPAC San Diego, Ca. to act as the GPAC (Group Personnel Administration Center) Unit Diary Clerk.

While at MAG-11 GPAC, Lance Corporal Moreno became Unit Diary Chief and in short time became the Inbound section NCOIC.  During his time at MAG-11 Lance Corporal Moreno got meritoriously promoted to Corporal 2 March 2004 and meritoriously promoted to Sergeant 2 February 2005.

In April 2005, Sergeant Moreno attended Sergeant’s Course in 29 Palms, Ca.  In October 2005 Sergeant Moreno Reenlisted and by January 2006, Sergeant Moreno received orders to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego Ca., as a student at Drill Instructor School Class 2-06.  Upon graduation from Drill Instructor School on 22 March 2006 Sergeant Moreno received orders to Second Recruit Training Battalion Echo Company, where he served five platoons as a drill instructor, two platoons as a Senior Drill Instructor and three cycles as a Series Chief Drill Instructor for Echo Company at MCRD San Diego, Ca., where he got meritoriously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant 2 January 2008.

In February 2009, Staff Sergeant Moreno attended the Advanced Personnel Administration School in Camp Johnson, NC.  Following completion of his MOS school, he reported to Camp Pendleton Ca., for Career Course in April 2009.  As soon as he completed his Career Course in June 2009, Staff Sergeant Moreno received orders to Camp Courtney Okinawa Japan, 3d Marine Division G-1.

In July 2009, Staff Sergeant Moreno reported for duty at 3d Marine Division G-1, Headquarters Battalion, where he was part of numerous training exercises and also participated in Operation Tomodachi in mainland Japan from 19 March 2011 to 9 April 2011.

In March 2012, Staff Sergeant Moreno got promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.  From April 2012 to September 2012, Gunnery Sergeant Moreno deployed as an Advisor to Afghanistan, (Helmand Province) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-1 and 12-2 with 3d Battalion 8th Marines.

Gunnery Sergeant Moreno attended the Advanced Course in March 2013 class 3-13 in Camp Hansen, Okinawa Japan.  Upon school completion, Gunnery Sergeant Moreno received orders to Quantico VA., M&RA (MMEA-21).

In July 2013, Gunnery Sergeant Moreno reported for duty at Quantico, Va., M&RA (MMEA-21) as the Assistant 8999 monitor.

In May 2014, Gunnery Sergeant Moreno reported to Officer Candidates School (OSC), located at Quantico, Va., where he served as a Sergeant Instructor for OCS during the summer.

In August 2014, Gunnery Sergeant Moreno reported back for duty at Quantico, Va., M&RA (MMEA-21) as the Assistant 8999 monitor.

Gunnery Sergeant Moreno attended the 1stSgt/MSgt Regional Seminar March 2015 in Camp Lejeune, NC.

Gunnery Sergeant Moreno attended First Sergeants Course in April 2015 class 1-15 at Quantico, Va.

21 May 2015, Gunnery Sergeant Moreno got Frocked to First Sergeant and received orders to Frankfurt, Germany Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG) Region 7.

June 2015, First Sergeant Moreno reported for duty at Frankfurt, Germany MCESG Region 7.

January 2017, First Sergeant Moreno attended Senior Enlisted PME at Quantico, Va.

February 2017, First Sergeant Moreno reported back for duty at Frankfurt, Germany MCESG Region 7.

In June 2018, First Sergeant Moreno reported for duty at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division.

04 January 2019, First Sergeant Moreno got frocked to Sergeant Major and received orders to 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division.

04 January 2019, Sergeant Major Moreno reported for duty at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division where he is currently serving.

Sergeant Major Moreno’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2).

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