McLernan, Joseph, MGen

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1978-1980, 9903, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
Service Years
1946 - 1980
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine MGen Joseph McLernan.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Panama City, FL

Date of Passing
Jan 25, 2009
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

French Fourragere Master Training Specialist USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MajGen McLernan retired from the USMC on Aug 1, 1980.  In his retirement he remained very active.  He was involved in coaching youth league soccer and coached the first Mosley High School soccer team to compete in the Bay County League.  He also served as a member of the Bay County School Board Advisory Council and was it's chairman in his final year.
Other Comments:
The General died at the Chester Sims Veterans Nursing Home on Sunday, January 25, 2009.  He was buried with full-military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on April 20, 2009.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1950, Boot Camp (Camp Lejeune, NC), X
 Unit Assignments
US Navy3rd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (3/8)MARDET USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (1/1)
US Navy/US Naval Academy4th Marine DivisionAmphibious Warfare School, ExpeditionaryUS Defense Attache Office (USDAO)/USDAO Madrid
I MEF/1st Marine Division5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)III MAF
MCB Camp PendletonUS Navy/US Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, NV USMC (United States Marine Corps)III MEF/3rd Marine Division
USMC Command and Staff CollegeHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)2nd Marine Division/HQ Bn, 2nd Marine DivisionMarine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
  1945-1946, US Navy
  1951-1952, 0302, 3rd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (3/8)
  1952-1953, 0302, MARDET USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1953-1954, 0302, 1st Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1)
  1954-1956, 9905, US Navy/US Naval Academy
  1956-1959, 9905, 4th Marine Division
  1959-1960, 9905, Amphibious Warfare School, Expeditionary
  1960-1963, 9905, US Defense Attache Office (USDAO)/USDAO Madrid
  1963-1965, 0302, I MEF/1st Marine Division
  1965-1965, 0302, 5th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 5th Marine Regiment (1/5)
  1965-1965, 0302, 2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
  1965-1966, 0302, III MAF/HQ Bn
  1966-1968, 9905, MCB Camp Pendleton/Staging Bn
  1968-1969, 0302, US Navy/US Naval Ammunition Depot, Hawthorne, NV
  1969-1970, 9905, USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Government Agencies*
  1970-1971, 9906, III MEF/3rd Marine Division
  1971-1974, 9610, USMC Command and Staff College
  1974-1977, 9903, Manpower Management and Operations (MMOS)
  1977-1978, 9903, 2nd Marine Division/HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division
  1978-1980, 9903, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1953-1953 Korean War
  1953-1953 Korean War
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval Academy
  1946-1950, United States Naval Academy
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