Allen, J.C., GySgt

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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
8654-Reconnaissance Man, Parachute & Scuba Qualified
Previously Held MOS
8511-Drill Instructor
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
8652-Reconnaissance Man Parachutist Qualified
0326-Reconnaissance Man,Parachute and Combatant Diver Qualified
Primary Unit
1974-1975, 0326, LFTCPac
Service Years
1965 - 1975

Gunnery Sergeant

Two Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor Ranger Tab

 Military Association Memberships
Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Military Order of the Purple HeartUSMC Drill Instructors AssociationCamp Pendleton Detachment
Marine Corps LeagueMarines' Memorial Association & FoundationMarine Corps Executive AssociationSgtMajor Leland D Crawford
Purple Heart Riders Association
  1965, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1966, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]
  1968, USMC Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  1971, Force Recon Association (FRA), 313, Camp Pendleton Detachment (Member at Large) (Oceanside, California)
  1985, Marine Corps League [Verified]
  2000, Marines' Memorial Association & Foundation [Verified]2
  2006, Marine Corps Executive Association
  2008, West Coast Drill Instructors Association, SgtMajor Leland D Crawford (California) [Verified]
  2010, Purple Heart Riders Association [Verified]

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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

GySgt JC Allen (USMC 1965-1975)

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria

CanadaGuamJapanKorea, SouthMexicoPhilippinesTaiwanUnited StatesVietnam

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Scuba Badge
Navy/Marine Parachutist
Rifle ExpertPistol Expert

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1965, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 259
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
A Co, 1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)4th Marine RegimentMarine Corps Supply Depot, Barstow, MCSD Barstow CADrill Instructors School, MCRD SD, CA
RTR, MCRD SDUSMC (United States Marine Corps)US Army Ranger School2nd Force Recon Co
1st Force Recon Co, I MEFNROTC Staff FacultyLFTCPac
  1965-1966, 0311, A Co, 1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)
  1966-1967, 0311, 4th Marine Regiment
  1967-1968, 0311, Marine Corps Supply Depot, Barstow, MCSD Barstow CA
  1968-1968, 8511, Drill Instructors School, MCRD SD, CA
  1968-1971, 8511, RTR, MCRD SD
  1971-1971, 8652, (Army) Basic Airborne School
  1971-1971, 0369, US Army Ranger School
  1971-1972, 8652, 2nd Force Recon Co
  1972-1972, 8654, Scuba School
  1972-1973, 8654, 1st Force Recon Co, I MEF
  1973-1973, 8654, Jumpmaster School
  1973-1974, 0369, NROTC (Cadre) Oregon State University
  1974-1975, 0326, LFTCPac
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Starlite (Starlight)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Deckhouse II
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Prairie
 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?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
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?
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?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 11, 2008, RANGER HALL OF FAME4
  Dec 25, 2013, General Photos1
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