Pearson, Al, MGySgt

Military Police
 Service Photo 
 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
5811-Military Policeman
Current/Last MOSGroup
Military Police
Previously Held MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
0341-Mortar Man
8511-Drill Instructor
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
5813-Accident Investigator
Primary Unit
1983-1986, 5811, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa/H&S Bn
Service Years
1956 - 1986
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Shellback Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate
Cold War Certificate
Great Lakes Certificate

Master Gunnery Sergeant

Seven Hash Marks


 Official Badges 

Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Detachment 816Post 9723, OkinawaChapter 10
Post 79USMC East Coast Drill Instructors AssociationMarine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)
  1970, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified]
  1979, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  1987, Marine Corps League, Detachment 816 (Life Member) (Okinawa, Japan) [Verified]
  1991, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 9723, Okinawa (Life Member) (FPO, AP) [Verified]
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 10 (Member At Large) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2010, American Legion, Post 79 (Paid Up For Life) (New Port Richey, Florida) [Verified]
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 165 (Red Eyed Gnawer) (El Paso, Texas) [Verified]
  2012, USMC East Coast Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  2012, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am fully retired. I volunteer with visiting sick and confined hospital comrades. Assist widows and orphans of our departed comrades.

I was a 0311 during ITR. Afterwards I served as a 0331 Machine Gunner. In 1963 I was assigned to H&S Co 2/8, CLNC and become a 0341 81 Mortarman. I was assigned as a MP 5811/5813 from Jan71 to  my 30 years were completed on 01 July 1986.
Other Comments:
I served my 1st 15 yrs as Infantry and my last 15 as Military Police Provost Sgt/Accident Investigator.

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  1973-1977, 5811, Security Bn

From Month/Year
September / 1973
To Month/Year
- / 1977
Security Bn Unit Page
Master Sergeant
5811-Military Policeman
Quantico, Va
United States
 Security Bn Details

Security Bn
MISSION (what our task and purpose is): On a continual basis, Marine Corps Base Quantico Provost Marshal Office protects the lives, rights, and property of all personnel and organizations aboard the installation in order to support unit and personnel readiness and create and preserve an atmosphere of safety and security.

VISION (where we will be): A premier Provost Marshal Office known for being service oriented and integrated into the installation community and for cultivating policing excellence.

GOALS: (what the desired outcomes we seek are): S. E. R. V. E.

  • Shield and Safeguard – through community-oriented, problem-oriented, and intelligence-led policing (COP, POP, & ILP), leveraging local, regional, and national law enforcement resources to better apply our assets to prevent and deter criminal activity.
  • Enable Commanders – to stay mission ready through policing activities that are proactive, preventative, and informative.
  • Respect all – through empathetic and well-mannered behavior that preserves the dignity of everyone we interact with regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or socioeconomic status.
  • Value professionalism – through training and education that is consistent, relevant, and timely and places our officers in the best position to achieve personal, professional, and unit success.
  • Earn and maintain public trust – every single day through positive and ethical actions that are centered on community involvement, integrity, disposition, compassion, competence, transparency, and accountability.

DEPARTMENT MOTTO: "Keepers of the Crossroads"

Garrison - Base/Station
Parent Unit
MCB Quantico, VA
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2017
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20 Members Also There at Same Time
Security Bn

Davidson, Tom, Sgt, (1975-1979) 58 5811 Sergeant
Paul, Darrell, CWO2, (1969-1983) 58 5811 Sergeant
Sechler, Michael, Sgt, (1976-1980) 58 5811 Sergeant
Torres, Felipe, Col, (1966-2000) 58 5804 Chief Warrant Officer 2
Bolen, Donald, CWO4, (1970-1993) 58 5821 Staff Sergeant
Murphy, Brian, MGySgt, (1972-1999) 58 5831 Sergeant
Womack, Terry, GySgt, (1972-1994) 58 5800 Sergeant
Bridges, Ronald M., Cpl, (1973-1977) 58 5831 Corporal
Barton Sr, John T., Sgt, (1970-1979) 1 0182 Sergeant
Even, Paul, Maj, (1973-1999) 33 3371 Sergeant
Lucero, Barbara, LCpl, (1977-1979) 58 Lance Corporal
Military Police Co

Padula, John, GySgt, (1973-1985) 58 5811 Gunnery Sergeant
Wilson, Charles, GySgt, (1954-1975) 58 5811 Gunnery Sergeant
Robertson, John, SSgt, (1975-1997) 58 5811 Sergeant
Van Hemel, Paul, 1stLt, (1967-1989) 58 5811 Sergeant
Feuss, Mark, Cpl, (1974-1978) 58 5811 Corporal
King, Paul, GySgt, (1975-1995) 58 5811 Corporal
Maynard, Donnie, Sgt, (1972-1976) 58 5811 Corporal
Bellflower, Jim, GySgt, (1966-1986) 58 5822 Staff Sergeant
Mendel, Todd, SSgt, (1973-1993) 58 5821 Sergeant

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