Snell, Michael, GySgt

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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
0251-Interrogation-Translation Specialist
Current/Last MOSGroup
Previously Held MOS
1811-Tank Crewman
Primary Unit
1996-1997, 0251, 26th MEU
Service Years
1976 - 1998

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 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Lawyer in West Memphis, Arkansas. Licensed in Tennessee (2007) and Arkansas (2007), and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. I belong to the Sgt. Walter K. Singleton Post, American Legion, Memphis, TN. 214 M48A3 Main Battle Tank - I was driving one of these before I even had my first car! 275 I belong the the Marine Corps Interrogator Translator Association. Since this MOS no longer exists in the United States Marine Corps, this organization was formed as a "Last-Man Standing" fraternity of Marines who have at one time held the 0251 MOS.
Other Comments:
Held the following MOSs: 1811 - Tank Crewman (M48A3 & M60A1) 0151 - Administration (Additional MOS) 0251 - Interrogator Translator (Arabic-Egyptian; Persian-Farsi; Norwegian languages) 0231 - Intelligence Analyst (Additional MOS) My primary MOS no longer exists in the Regular Marine Corps. About 2002 the Interrogator Translator MOS (0251) was discontinued (except as a Reserve MOS) and all remaining Interrogator Translators on active duty were absorbed into the Counterintelligence (0211) MOS. Good things in life - Retirement, the Vietnam Era GI Bill, and self-sufficiency. Love fly fishing - built my own split-bamboo rod; tie my own flies.

In Memory of Gunnery Sergeant Ronald E. Baum, United States Marine Corps Killed in action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq on May 3, 2004, during an ambush when his vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Gunnery Sergeant Baum was an Interrogator Translator who was redesignated a Counterintelligence Marine. Thank you Gunny for your sacrifice. You are and will be missed.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1977, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), D/206912
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th Tank BnMARDET Fort Knox KYRecruiting Units2nd Tank Bn
1st Tracked Vehicle Bn, 3rd Marine DivisionMarDet USS Dubuque (LPD-8)Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)1st Marine Division, I MEF
Defense Language Institute (Staff)USMC (United States Marine Corps)2nd Marine RegimentHQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Division
24th MAUI MEFIntel Co, 3rd SRIGSpecial Operations Training Group (SOTG)
26th MEU2nd Intelligence Bn
  1976-1978, 1811, Co C, Tallahassee, FL, 8th Tank Bn
  1977-1977, 1811, MARDET Fort Knox KY
  1978-1978, 1811, RSS Tallahassee, FL
  1978-1979, 1811, 2nd Tank Bn
  1979-1981, 1811, H&S Co, 1st Tracked Vehicle Bn
  1980-1980, 1811, Amphibious Indoctrination Cruise, Marine Detachment, USS Dubuque, MarDet USS Dubuque (LPD-8)
  1981-1981, 0251, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1981-1982, 0251, G-2, 1st Marine Division
  1981-1982, 0251, Defense Language Institute (Staff)
  1982-1982, 0251, Amphibious Intelligence Specialist Course
  1982-1983, 0251, HQ Co, 2nd Marine Regiment
  1982-1984, 0251, G-2, HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division
  1984-1985, 0251, Defense Language Institute (Staff)
  1985-1986, 0251, 24th MAU
  1985-1989, 0251, G-2, HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division
  1986-1987, 0251, 24th MAU
  1987-1987, 0251, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1988-1988, 0251, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1989-1989, 0251, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1989-1990, 0251, Defense Language Institute (Staff)
  1989-1992, 0251, Defense Language Institute (Staff)
  1991-1991, 0251, I MEF
  1993-1993, 0251, Intel Co, 3rd SRIG
  1993-1993, 0251, Special Operations Training Group (SOTG)
  1994-1994, 0251, 26th MEU
  1994-1998, 0251, 2nd Intelligence Bn
  1996-1997, 0251, 26th MEU
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War7
  1992-1996 Operation Provide Promise (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  1993-1995 Operation Deny Flight (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  1994-1994 Operation Continue Hope (Somalia)
  1995-1996 Operation Joint Endeavor (IFOR)
  1995-1996 Operation Joint Endeavor (IFOR)
  1997-1997 NEO - Operation Silver Wake (Albania)
  1997-1997 NEO - Operation Guardian Retrieval (Congo)
 Colleges Attended
University of California, Santa CruzUniversity of MemphisUniversity of Memphis
  1988-1988, University of California, Santa Cruz
  2002-2004, University of Memphis2
  2004-2006, University of Memphis
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