Adelman, David, SgtMaj

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Current/Last Primary MOS
9999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Current/Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Previously Held MOS
5711-Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defense Specialist
6511-Aviation Ordnance Man (VN era)
8511-Drill Instructor
Primary Unit
1981-1982, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
Service Years
1950 - 1982
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Panama Canal Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Marine Combat Water Survival Qualified (WSQ)

Sergeant Major

Seven Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Black Belt 1st Degree PMI Pith Helmet USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Superbird Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Branch 5Chapter 21USMC Drill Instructors AssociationUSMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke)
  1984, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 5 (Member at Large) (Norfolk, Virginia) [Verified]
  1984, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 21 (Executive Secretary) (Norfolk, Virginia) [Verified]
  1985, USMC Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  1995, USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
adjusting to a new mos with the loss of my xo (wife).
Other Comments:
"all i want is some of that Republic of Western Florida (panhandle) turnips and butter beans and some bluegrass fiddling to enjoy them with." keep the bonnie blue flag flying !!!!! go 'noles !!!!! heritage, not hate.

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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew w/3 Stars
Rifle Expert 17th AwardPistol Expert 14th Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1952, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 447
  1964, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), B/119 (Instructor)
  1964, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), B/151 (Instructor)11
  1964, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 175 (Instructor)
  1965, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), B/127 (Instructor)
  1965, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 151 (Instructor)1
  1965, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), B/175 (Instructor)
 Unit Assignments
MCAS El Toro, CAVMF-311MAG-33Marine Barracks Atsugi, Japan
VMFA-323H&S Bn MCB QuanticoAviation Engineering Squadron 12 (AES-12)USMC (United States Marine Corps)
H&MS-11, MAG-11MCAS Cherry Point, NCH&HS, MCAS Cherry Point, NC1st Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
MAG-16H&MS-16, MAG-16MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre) RTR, MCRD Parris Island, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)9th Motor Transport Bn4th Amtrac BnMCB Camp Butler, Okinawa
MACS-4, 1st MAWVMFA-321MCSF Co, Guantanamo Bay, CubaHQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
  1952-1953, MCAS El Toro, CA
  1953-1954, VMF-311
  1953-1954, VMF-311
  1953-1954, MAG-33
  1954-1954, Marine Barracks Atsugi, Japan
  1955-1956, VMFA-323
  1955-1957, MCAS El Toro, CA
  1957-1960, H&S Bn MCB Quantico
  1957-1960, 6511, Aviation Engineering Squadron 12 (AES-12)
  1958-1958, 5711, MARDET Fort McCellan AL
  1960-1962, Marine Barracks Atsugi, Japan
  1961-1962, 5711, H&MS-11, MAG-11
  1963-1963, MCAS Cherry Point, NC
  1963-1963, 6511, Station Ordnance, H&HS
  1964-1966, 8511, 1st Recruit Training Bn (Cadre), RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1966-1968, MAG-16
  1966-1968, 5711, H&MS-16, MAG-16
  1968-1970, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1968-1970, 9999, 3rd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre) RTR, MCRD Parris Island, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island
  1970-1971, 9999, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1970-1971, 9999, 9th Motor Transport Bn
  1971-1975, I&I Staff Jacksonville, FL
  1971-1975, 9999, 4th Amtrac Bn
  1971-1976, 9999, I&I Staff Jacksonville, FL
  1975-1976, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa
  1976-1976, MACS-4, 1st MAW
  1976-1979, VMFA-321
  1979-1981, MCSF Co, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  1981-1982, HQ FMFLANT/MarForLant (Marine Forces Command)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Colleges Attended
Florida Community College at JacksonvilleExcelsior College
  1972-1975, Florida Community College at Jacksonville
  1978-1980, Excelsior College
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