Putney, Charles, 1stSgt

 
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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
8999-Sergeant Major/First Sergeant
Previously Held MOS
0131-Unit Diary Clerk
0193-Personnel/Administrative Chief
8511-Drill Instructor
Primary Unit
2009-2009, 8999, HQ Bn, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Division
Service Years
1989 - 2009
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Desert Rat
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Marine Combat Water Survival 2nd Class (CWS-2)

First Sergeant

 
Five Hash Marks

 

 Official Badges 

Green Belt USMC Retired Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor


 Military Association Memberships
USMC Drill Instructors AssociationMarine Corps LeagueSgtMajor Leland D CrawfordVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  2001, USMC Drill Instructors Association [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps League [Verified]
  2003, West Coast Drill Instructors Association, SgtMajor Leland D Crawford (California) [Verified]
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired 30 Nov 2009! Ooh-Rah and Semper Fi! I You made it! Now attending ITT Technical Institution and pursuing my AA degree in Computer Networking and my Bachelors in Systems Security.  Love the GI Bill, getting paid for going to School!  I Miss the Corps and my Enlisted Marines but not the Stupid ass Officers that run it! They cant do shit without us!!
   
Other Comments:
Charles D. Putney enlisted in the Marine Corps on the delayed entry program November 1988 and reported in March 1989 and completed recruit training at MCRD San Diego, California. After completing Marine Combat Training and Military Occupational School, he was assigned the MOS 0131 Unit Diary Clerk. In October 1989, Private First Class Putney reported to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton California, where he served a unit diary clerk. In December 1989 through May 1990, Lance Corporal Putney was deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm where his unit participated in Operations Task Force Ripper. In January 1991, Lance Corporal Putney reported to Marine Air Craft Squadron-4, 3rd Marine Air Wing, Okinawa Japan. During this tour he was promoted to the rank of Corporal in April 1992. From October 1992 to December 1992, Corporal Putney was deployed to Osan Air Force Base Korea, where he served with the Marine Detachment Squadron. In February 1993, Corporal Putney reported to Headquarters Company 1st Surveillance and Recognizance Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton California, where he served as the Unit Diary Chief. During this tour he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October 1994. In January 1996, Sergeant Putney report to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego California, for Drill Instructor School. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School was assigned to Recruit Training Regiment, 1st Battalion, Delta Company were he served both Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor billets. In July 1998, Sergeant Putney reported to Headquarters Service Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton California. During his tour he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in January 1999, and served as an Administrative Chief for the Group Personnel Administrative Center. In April 2000, Staff Sergeant Putney was reassigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1stFSSG and served as the Administrative Chief for the Battalion Adjutant section. In December 2000, Staff Sergeant Putney was reassigned to 1st Maintenance Battalion, 1stFSSG and served as the Administrative Chief for the Battalion. In January 2001, Staff Sergeant Putney returned to serve for his second tour at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego California, and was assigned to Recruit Training Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Golf Company. During this tour of duty he served as a Senior Drill Instructor and Series Chief Drill Instructor. In February 2003, Staff Sergeant Putney was reassigned to the MCRD Regimental S-3 where he served as Recruit Training Advisor and Scheduling SNCO. In October 2003, he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and served as the MCRD Regimental S-3 Operations Chief. In August 2004, Gunnery Sergeant Putney reported to 3rd Marine Air Wing, Marine Air Group 39, Marine Corps Air Station Headquarters Squadron 39, Consolidated Personnel Administrative Center, Camp Pendleton California. During his tour he served as the Personnel/Administrative Chief where he provided administrative support for all MAG-39 squadron units. Additional billets included serving as the Equal Opportunity Representative and the Casualty Assistance Officer for Headquarters Squadron 39. In March 2007, Gunnery Sergeant Putney was frocked to the rank of First Sergeant. Was Company First Sergeant for India Company 3/4 from 2007 to 2008 after I was relived of duty by the Battalion SgtMaj in Iraq! Because My Company Commander Capt Colon or should I say Capt AssHole, blamed me for my lack of Leadership with my SNCOs. So in which I decided to retire at that point. Once back from deployment I requested to be transferred from 3/4 however Ret SgtMaj of 7th Marines denied my request and was assigned to Lima Company 3/4 and Had a great CO to work with Capt Anderson! A very careing person he was not like the other asshole who is now a Major, LOL! Major Asshole, suits him well!!Finished off with Lima Company until I when on Term Lv. Semper Fi!

First Sergeant Putney's awards include Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Navy Unit Commendation, the Good Conduct Medal with one silver stars, the National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with one bronze star,the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one bronze star, the Drill Instructor Ribbon with one bronze star, the Kuwait Liberation Medal(Kuwait), and the Kuwait Liberation Medal(Saudi Arabia).
   
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Rifle Expert 6th AwardPistol Sharpshooter

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1989, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), K/3018
 Unit Assignments
7th Engineer Support BnMACS-4, 1st MAW1st Air Naval Gunfire Liason Company (ANGLICO)  1st SRIG, I MEF
Drill Instructors School, MCRD SD, CA1st Recruit Training Bn H&S Bn, 1st MLG (formerly 1st FSSG)SNCO Academy Advanced/Career Course
USMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Maintenance Bn 1st FSSG/MLG2nd Recruit Training BnSupport Bn, MCRD SD
MAG-39HQ Bn, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Division3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4), 4th Marine RegimentMulti-National Force Iraq (West), Multi-National Force Iraq (MNFI)
  1989-1990, 0131, H&S Co, 7th Engineer Support Bn
  1991-1991, 0131, MACS-4, 1st MAW
  1991-1992, 0131, MACS-4, 1st MAW
  1993-1993, 0131, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liason Company (ANGLICO)
  1993-1996, 0131, 1st SRIG, I MEF
  1996-1996, 8511, Drill Instructors School, MCRD SD, CA
  1996-1998, 8511, 1st Recruit Training Bn
  1998-2000, 0193, H&S Co, H&S Bn
  2000-2000, 0193, SNCO Academy Advanced/Career Course
  2000-2000, 0193, Advanced Personnel Chiefs Course
  2001-2001, 0193, H&S Co, 7th Engineer Support Bn
  2001-2001, 1st Maintenance Bn 1st FSSG/MLG
  2001-2003, 8511, 2nd Recruit Training Bn
  2003-2003, 8511, Support Bn, MCRD SD
  2003-2003, 8511, SNCO Academy Advanced/Career Course
  2004-2007, 0193, MAG-39
  2007-2007, 8999, HQ Bn, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Division
  2007-2007, 8999, First Sergeants Course
  2007-2008, 8999, 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4), 4th Marine Regiment
  2008-2008, 8999, Multi-National Force Iraq (West), Multi-National Force Iraq (MNFI)
  2009-2009, 8999, HQ Bn, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  2007-2008 OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
 Colleges Attended
ITT Technical Institute
  2010-Present, ITT Technical Institute
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