Strong, Matthew, SSgt

Operational/Tactical Communications/Data
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
0681-Information Security Technician
Current/Last MOSGroup
Operational/Tactical Communications/Data
Previously Held MOS
2818-Personal Computer/Tactical Office Machine Repairer
2847-Telephone Systems/PC Intermediate Repairer
Primary Unit
2007-2011, 0681, 3rd LAR Bn, 1st Marine Division
Service Years
1998 - 2011
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Marine Combat Water Survival 1st Class (CWS-1)
Meritorious Mast
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Staff Sergeant

Three Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Gray Belt

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)National Rifle Association (NRA)1st Recon Bn AssociationDept of California
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Wounded Warrior ProjectKorea Defense Veterans of AmericaSouthern California Chapter
  1999, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
  2001, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2006, 1st Recon Bn Association
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of California (Member at Large) (Sacramento, California) [Verified]
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  2011, Wounded Warrior Project [Verified]
  2011, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]
  2013, Korea Defense Veterans of America
  2014, 1st Marine Division Association, Southern California Chapter (Oceanside Ca., California) [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert 3rd AwardPistol Sharpshooter

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1998, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), F/2054
 Unit Assignments
Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School (Cadre)4th Marine RegimentMWCS-38, MACG-3824th Marine Regiment
1st Recon Bn3rd LAR Bn, 1st Marine Division
  1998-1999, 2818, Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School (Cadre)
  1999-2000, 2818, 4th Marine Regiment
  2000-2003, 2847, MWCS-38, MACG-38
  2003-2005, 2847, 24th Marine Regiment
  2006-2007, 0681, 1st Recon Bn
  2007-2011, 0681, 3rd LAR Bn, 1st Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2009-2009 Camp Ridgeway Al Taqaddum, Iraq (FOB)
  2005-2005 Hurricane Katrina Relief (Louisiana)
  2005-2005 Hurricane Rita Disaster Relief (Gulf of Mexico)
  2009-2009 OIF/Iraqi Sovereignty (2009-10)
 Colleges Attended
University of Phoenix
  2004-2006, University of Phoenix
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