Pearson, Al, MGySgt Military Police
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
5811-Military Policeman
Current/Last MOSGroup
Military Police
Previously Held MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
0341-Mortar Man
8511-Drill Instructor
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
5813-Accident Investigator
Current/Last Unit
1983-1986, 5811, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa/H&S Bn
Service Years
1956 - 1986
Unofficial USMC Certificates
Shellback Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate
Cold War Certificate
Great Lakes Certificate

Master Gunnery Sergeant

Seven Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationDetachment 816Post 9723, Okinawa
Chapter 10Post 79USMC East Coast Drill Instructors AssociationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
  1970, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified]
  1979, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  1987, Marine Corps League, Detachment 816 (Life Member) (Okinawa, Japan) [Verified]
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9723, Okinawa (Life Member) (FPO, AP) [Verified]
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Member At Large) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 79 (Paid Up For Life) (New Port Richey, Florida) [Verified]
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 165 (Red Eyed Gnawer) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2012, USMC East Coast Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  2012, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am fully retired. I volunteer with visiting sick and confined hospital comrades. Assist widows and orphans of our departed comrades.

I was a 0311 during ITR. Afterwards I served as a 0331 Machine Gunner. In 1963 I was assigned to H&S Co 2/8, CLNC and become a 0341 81 Mortarman. I was assigned as a MP 5811/5813 from Jan71 to  my 30 years were completed on 01 July 1986.
Other Comments:
I served my 1st 15 yrs as Infantry and my last 15 as Military Police Provost Sgt/Accident Investigator.

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  1971-1973, 5811, Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I/Marine Corps Institute

From Month/Year
October / 1971
To Month/Year
September / 1973
Marine Corps Institute Unit Page
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5811-Military Policeman
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United States
 Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I/Marine Corps Institute Details

Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I/Marine Corps Institute

  The Marine Corps Institute (MCI) is located in the historic Washington Navy Yard in the Nation's Capitol. MCI is administratively organized as part of Marine Barracks, Washington DC and supports the Barracks.
   The commanding officer of Marine Barracks carries the additional duty of Director, Marine Corps Institute. The Marine Corps Institute receives direction from Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico VA.


General Information

Registrars and other School Officials 

    Use this information when reviewing the academic work of students completing courses and programs through MCI.


Nature of the Institute

    MCI is located at the Washington Navy Yard DC. Founded in 1920, MCI's mission is to develop, publish, distribute, and administer distance training and education materials to enhance, or develop, skills and knowledge required of Marines.



    MCI's educational staff consists of approximately 140 Marines and 30 career civil service employees. These personnel develop distance training and education courses and programs, and administer the unit's MCI program.



    Approximately over 115 courses are offered supporting most of the occupational specialties in the Marine Corps. The focus of the entire curriculum is to provide in-service training to upgrade technical and professional skills. The professional military education (PME) programs available through MCI either serve as mandatory prerequisites to or parallel the resident school programs offered through the Marine Corps University at the Marine Corps Combat development Command, Quantico, Virginia.



    MCI has been accredited since 1977. MCI is currently accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Independent Accreditation Commission of DETC is listed by the United States Department of Education as a "nationally recognized accrediting agency." The Commission is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Nature of Study

    The typical MCI course consists of 4 to 6 study units and is designed to be completed within 12 months. Students work at their own pace to successfully complete a MCI course. Once the course is completed, a student must take a proctored final examination that samples all course material and return it to MCI for grading. The student is issued a course completion certificate or program diploma and the completions/grades are posted in the Marine Corps Total Force System (MCTFS).


Credit for MCI Courses 

    The American Council on Education (ACE) has reviewed, evaluated, and approved for credit a number of MCI courses. These courses are listed in the current ACE Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the armed services. Colleges and universities the ACE recommendation and award credit for courses appropriate for civilian education and training based on their own credit evaluation policies.


Study Courses 

    The study hours listed on the transcript is the total time estimated for an average student to complete the course/program. The estimate also considers the complexity and the technical difficulty of the material.

Combat Deployable
Active Duty/Reserve
HQ/Command Elements
Parent Unit
Marine Barracks Washington DC, 8th & I
Created/Owned By
40  Perez, Luis, Cpl8
Parent Unit/Reported To
HQMC, Marine Barracks, 8th and I, Washington DC,

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2014
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  • PACE, Peter, Gen, 2007
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