Edwards, Gerald, MSgt

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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
1169-Utilities Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
1100-Basic Utilities Marine
0300-Basic Infantryman
8421-Career Planner
8411-General Recruiter
0169-Admin Chief
Primary Unit
1985-1990, 1169, 4th Marine Division
Service Years
1966 - 1991
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Master Sergeant

Four Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Marine Recruiter

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionMarine Corps Recruiters AssociationMajor Stephen W. Pless; Detachment 1196Post 5448, Noah W. Barfield Post
-National Rifle Association (NRA)Georgia State CouncilChapter 1
  1996, American Legion [Verified]
  2009, Marine Corps Recruiters Association [Verified]
  2009, Marine Corps League, Major Stephen W. Pless; Detachment 1196 (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Griffin, Georgia) [Verified]
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5448, Noah W. Barfield Post (Member at Large) (Griffin, Georgia) [Verified]
  2010, -National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2012, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Georgia State Council (Member) (Buford, Georgia) [Verified]
  2012, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Executive Secretary) (Jonesboro, Georgia) [Verified]

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  1972-1975, 8421, USMC (United States Marine Corps)

From Month/Year
September / 1972
To Month/Year
March / 1975
USMC (United States Marine Corps) Unit Page
Staff Sergeant
8421-Career Planner
MARTU, MARTC, MCAS, Cherry Point
North Carolina
 USMC (United States Marine Corps) Details

USMC (United States Marine Corps)

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection, using the mobility of the United States Navy to, by Congressional mandate, rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces on land, at sea, and in the air. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. armed forces, is a Marine Corps general.

The Marine Corps has been a component of the U.S. Department of the Navy since 30 June 1834, working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics. The USMC operates posts on land and aboard sea-going amphibious warfare ships around the world, and several of the Marines' tactical aviation squadrons, primarily Marine Fighter Attack squadrons, are also embedded in Navy carrier air wings and operate from the Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.[9]

Two battalions of Continental Marines were formed on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia as a service branch of infantry troops capable of fighting for independence both at sea and on shore. The role of the Corps has since grown and evolved, expanding to aerial warfare and earning popular titles such as, "America's third air force", and, "second land army". The United States Marine Corps has distinguished itself as it has served in the majority of American wars and armed conflicts, from its inception to the modern era, and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific theater of World War II.

By the mid-20th century, the U.S. Marine Corps had become a major theorist of and the world's dominant practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond on short notice to expeditionary crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy. As of 2016, the USMC has around 182,000 active duty members and some 38,900 reserve Marines. It is the smallest of the U.S. armed forces within the U.S. DoD.

HQ/Command Elements
Parent Unit
Not Specified
Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2011
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
MARTU, MARTC, MCAS, Cherry Point, NC
Marine Wing Training Squadron-408, 4thMAW

Other Memories
Sgt Sanchez, Cpl Butler, CWO-4 A.J. Goguen, Maj T.W. Toler

My Photos For This Unit
MWTS-408 I&I Staff
203 Members Also There at Same Time
USMC (United States Marine Corps)

JONES, JIMMYE, GySgt, (1957-1977) 8421 Gunnery Sergeant
Calvet, Joe, Sgt, (1975-1979) Sergeant
Morriston, Gary, MSgt, (1960-1985) 8562 Sergeant
Ransom, George, Sgt, (1963-1976) 0911 Sergeant
SPOTTS, BEN, MSgt, (1970-1993) 8511 Sergeant
Stailey, Mark, Sgt, (1975-1980) 8156 Sergeant
Gutierrez, John, LCpl, (1970-1973) Lance Corporal
Ellin, Isaias, Sgt, (1974-1986) 521 Private
Jones, William Kenefick, LtGen, (1936-1972) 99 9903 Lieutenant General
Cotta, Glen, LtCol, (1956-1983) 30 3049 Lieutenant Colonel
Baer, Robert, Maj, (1950-1976) 26 2602 Major
Grogan, Jon, Maj, (1975-1996) 13 1302 Major
Conlon, Charles, Capt, (1961-1976) 75 7577 Captain
Graves, William, Capt, (1966-1986) 3 0302 Captain
Krug, Gloria, CWO4, (1957-1991) 1 0170 Chief Warrant Officer 4
Puckett, Clinton A., SgtMajMC, (1944-1975) 99 9991 Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
Kwasnick, Edward Steven, MGySgt, (1942-1972) 55 5519 Master Gunnery Sergeant
Valentine, Carl, MGySgt, (1972-1997) 13 1391 Master Gunnery Sergeant
Walton, Brenda, MGySgt, (1972-2002) 34 3452 Sergeant Major
O'Halloran, Thomas J, 1stSgt, (1966-1983) 99 9999 First Sergeant
Rey, Rudy, 1stSgt, (1964-1998) 8 0861 First Sergeant
Ashenbramer, Donald, MGySgt, (1955-1988) 59 5959 Master Sergeant
Christie, Ronalee, MSgt, (1971-1999) 1 0193 Master Sergeant
GABLE, ROGER, MSgt, (1975-1998) 4 0491 Master Sergeant
Gorman, Corby, MSgt, (1958-1978) 8 0848 Master Sergeant
Hudson, Lawrence, MSgt, (1958-1982) 60 6047 Master Sergeant
Munn, Donald, MSgt, (1962-1984) 8 0811 Master Sergeant
Sherlin, Charles, MSgt, (1957-1979) 60 6019 Master Sergeant
Stewart, Ronald, Capt, (1960-1985) 4 0431 Master Sergeant
Stewart, Ronald, Capt, (1960-1985) 4 0431 Master Sergeant
Bliven, Mickey, GySgt, (1970-1991) 11 1169 Gunnery Sergeant
Huston, Rich, GySgt, (1967-1977) 60 6082 Gunnery Sergeant
Lees, Joseph, GySgt, (1973-1986) 35 3523 Gunnery Sergeant
McElyea, Robert, 1stSgt, (1955-1976) 25 2500 Gunnery Sergeant
McElyea, Robert, 1stSgt, (1955-1976) 3 0369 Gunnery Sergeant
Morris, Wayne, GySgt, (1969-1990) 30 3095 Gunnery Sergeant
Palmer, Elmer, MGySgt, (1962-1988) 59 5979 Gunnery Sergeant
Sargent, John, MSgt, (1958-1980) 65 6531 Gunnery Sergeant
Stavesky, John, GySgt, (1968-1988) 23 2311 Gunnery Sergeant
Toppin, Ernesto, GySgt, (1975-1989) 3 0369 Gunnery Sergeant
Buck, William, MSgt, (1956-1980) 43 4313 Staff Sergeant
Bush, John, Maj, (1968-1995) 60 6002 Staff Sergeant
Doggett, James, SSgt, (1966-1972) 3 0311 Staff Sergeant
Duffield, Ricky D, SSgt, (1975-1996) 72 7222 Staff Sergeant
Ferranti, Paul, MSgt, (1964-1990) 58 5811 Staff Sergeant
Kittrell, Jr., Sandy, 1stSgt, (1961-1981) 3 0369 Staff Sergeant
McNamee, John, SSgt, (1967-1975) 4 0431 Staff Sergeant
Molnar, Al, SSgt, (1966-1974) 2 0239 Staff Sergeant
Morgan, Larry, SSgt, (1972-1979) 35 3521 Staff Sergeant
Potts, Jack, SSgt, (1971-1979) 15 1541 Staff Sergeant
Rask, Michael, SSgt, (1966-1972) 3 0369 Staff Sergeant
Ratliff, Mike, SSgt, (1972-1980) 26 2639 Staff Sergeant
Robey, Gerald, SSgt, (1970-1977) 61 6132 Staff Sergeant
Rooth, Jim, SSgt, (1965-1977) 35 3529 Staff Sergeant
Strong, David, CWO3, (1961-1986) 58 5811 Staff Sergeant
Tackett, Albert, SSgt, (1974-1987) 2 0231 Staff Sergeant
Weeks, Chuck, MSgt, (1963-1986) 26 2649 Staff Sergeant
Wifler, Francis, Maj, (1960-1986) 1 0193 Staff Sergeant
Anderson, Loren (Andy), Sgt, (1973-1977) 3 0311 Sergeant

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