Adao, Robert, CWO3

TAVSC/Combat Camera
 TWS Ribbon Bar

 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Primary MOS
4602-Visual Information Officer
Current/Last MOSGroup
TAVSC/Combat Camera
Previously Held MOS
0121-Personnel Clerk
0151-Administrative Clerk
4653-Combat Visual Information Equipment Technician
Primary Unit
1990-1993, 4602, G-3, 1st Marine Division
Service Years
1972 - 1997
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Certificate of Commendation
Decommissioning Certificate
Cold War Certificate
Meritorious Mast
Plank Owner Certificate
Water Survival Basic (WSB)

Chief Warrant Officer 3


 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
USMC Combat Correspondents Association
  1991, USMC Combat Correspondents Association [Verified]

 Remembrance Profiles - 10 Marines Remembered
  • Bishop, Larry, Sgt
  • Edwards, Larry, SSgt
  • Moses, Roger, Sgt
  • Rand, Stephen, CWO4
 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Expert 5th AwardPistol Expert 3rd Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1973, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), I/30103
  1988, The Basic School (Quantico, VA), I/1
 Unit Assignments
Schools Bn, MCB Camp PendletonMCB Camp PendletonH&MS-12, MAG-12USMC (United States Marine Corps)
VMFAT-101MCAS El Toro, CAVMFP-31st Marine Division, I MEF
MCAS  Kaneohe, HIMCB HawaiiMCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1973-1973, 0151, Admin School, Co B, Schools Bn
  1973-1973, 0121, Personnel Administration School - Camp Pendleton, CA, Schools Bn
  1973-1973, 0121, Staging Bn, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1973-1974, 0121, H&MS-12, MAG-12
  1974-1974, 0121, NCO School MCAS Iwakuni Japan
  1974-1976, 0121, VMFAT-101
  1976-1985, Broken Time
  1985-1988, 4653, H&HS MCAS El Toro, MCAS El Toro, CA
  1986-1986, 4653, NCO Academy, MCAS El Toro, Ca
  1988-1988, 4602, Warrant Officers Basic Course
  1988-1990, 4602, VMFP-3
  1990-1993, 4602, G-3, 1st Marine Division
  1993-1994, 4602, H&HS, MCAS Kaneohe, HI
  1994-1996, 4602, G-3 TAVSC, MCB Hawaii
  1996-1997, 4602, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1989-1989 Solid Shield 1989
  1989-1989 Operation Just Cause (Panama)
  1990-1991 Gulf War
  1991-1991 Training Exercise - CAX '91
  1992-1992 Training Exercise - CAX '92
  1992-1993 Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Marine Corps.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Did you encounter any situation during your military service when you believed there was a possibility you might not survive? If so, please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
List the names of old friends you served with, at which locations, and recount what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Marine Corps?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1981-1985, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Army Father1
  Navy Father-in-law1
  Air Force Son1
  Marine Corps Wife1
  General Photos1
 Additional Information
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