Irwin, John, MGySgt

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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
2591-Operational Communication Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Communications
Previously Held MOS
0849-Shore Fire Control Partyman
2531-Field Radio Operator
8511-Drill Instructor
2537-Radio Chief
2581-Radio Frequency Management Technician
Primary Unit
1989-1993, 2591, MCAS Cherry Point, NC
Service Years
1967 - 1993
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Arctic Circle Certificate (Bluenose)
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock Certificate
Suez Canal Certificate
Persian Excursion
Marine Combat Water Survival Qualified (WSQ)

Master Gunnery Sergeant

 
Seven Hash Marks

 

 Official Badges 

PMI Pith Helmet Master Training Specialist USMC Retired Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Drill Instructor Cold War Medal Order of the Rising Sun (Japan) Bluenose

Persian Excursion US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original) Cold War


 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)National Rifle Association (NRA)Cape Fear; Detachment 1070
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)USMC Drill Instructors Association
  1978, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified]
  1985, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  1993, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2003, Marine Corps League, Cape Fear; Detachment 1070 (Past Commandant) (Wilmington, North Carolina) [Verified]1
  2003, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  2005, USMC Drill Instructors Association [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I have retired again and working on the house, hunting etc...
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Travels of John U. Irwin Jr.

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


ArgentinaBahrainBermudaBahamas, TheCanadaChileCubaDenmarkDominicaDominican RepublicGreenlandGermanyGuamIcelandJapanJamaicaKorea, SouthOmanMexicoNorwayQatarPhilippinesPuerto RicoSaudi ArabiaUnited KingdomUnited StatesBritish Virgin IslandsVietnamVirgin Islands

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 Ribbon Bar
Basic Parachutist
Rifle Expert 8th AwardPistol Expert 4th Award

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, Platoon Leaders Class (Quantico, VA), 22
  1971, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), H/3451
  1976, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), F/2631
  1976, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), F/2000 (Instructor)1
  1977, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), F/2034 (Instructor)1
  1977, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), F/20661
  1977, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), F/2097 (Instructor)1
  1978, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 2-78 (Instructor)1
  1978, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 3-78 (Instructor)1
  1978, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 4-78 (Instructor)1
  1978, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 5-78 (Instructor)1
  1978, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 6-78 (Instructor)1
  1979, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 3-79 (Instructor)1
  1979, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 1-79 (Instructor)1
  1979, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 2-79 (Instructor)1
 Unit Assignments
USMC (United States Marine Corps)1st Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (1/10)12th Marine Regiment2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)
III MEF/3rd Marine DivisionRTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/2nd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SCDrill Instructor School
H&MS 143rd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (3/12)2nd MAW/MACG-282nd MAW/MWHS-2
MASS-1MWCS-281st MAW/MWHS-11st MAW
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
  1967-1971, Platoon Leaders Class (Cadre)
  1972-1974, 2531, 1st Bn, 10th Marine Regiment (1/10)
  1972-1974, 0849, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1975-1976, 2531, HQ Btry
  1975-1976, 2537, HQ Btry
  1975-1976, 2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)
  1975-1976, 2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)
  1975-1976, 2531, 2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)
  1975-1976, 2531, III MEF/3rd Marine Division
  1976-1976, 2531, 2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)
  1976-1978, 8511, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/2nd Recruit Training Bn (Cadre)
  1976-1979, 8511, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1978-1979, 8511, HQ&S Battalion, MRCD, Parris Island, SC/HQ Co
  1978-1979, 8511, Drill Instructor School
  1979-1980, 2537, USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1980-1981, 2591, H&MS 14
  1981-1982, 2591, 2nd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (2/12)/HQ Btry
  1981-1982, 2591, 3rd Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (3/12)
  1982-1983, 2591, 2nd MAW/MACG-28
  1982-1983, 2581, 2nd MAW/MWHS-2
  1983-1985, 2591, MASS-1
  1985-1987, 2591, MWCS-28
  1986-1987, 2581, 1st MAW/MWHS-1
  1986-1987, 2591, 1st MAW
  1989-1993, 2591, MCAS Cherry Point, NC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1900-2999 Operation Solid Shield Series
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam War)4
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam War)
  1982-1982 Training Exercise - CAFEX '83
  1986-1986 Bold Guard 1986
  1986-1987 Northern Wedding 1986
  1990-1991 Gulf War
 Colleges Attended
North Carolina Wesleyan College
  1967-1969, Brevard College, Brevard, NC5
  1985-1989, North Carolina Wesleyan College
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