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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463

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MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, USA
Biography
Sergeant Major
Michael D. Martinet


Sergeant Major Martinet is a native of Pueblo, Colorado.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in July of 1997 and attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego, Ca.  Upon completion he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class.  After graduating Marine Combat Training at School of Infantry West, Private First Class Martinet reported to Camp Johnson, NC and attended Basic Warehouse Course at Camp Johnson, NC and obtained the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of 3051.  Upon completion he then was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal.

 

Lance Corporal Martinet then reported to Training Allowance Pool, 3rd Force Service Support Group (FSSG), Camp Kinser, Okinawa and was assigned as a warehouseman and assistant warehouse chief.  In May of that same year he was promoted to the rank of Corporal.

 

In June of 1999 Corporal Martinet reported to 2nd Landing Support Battalion (LSB) and served in an array of billets including warehouse chief, Consolidated Memorandum Report (CMR) chief, and Platoon Sergeant.  In August of that same year he was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant.

 

Sergeant Martinet reported to Drill Instructor School, MCRD, Parris Island, SC. in October of 2001.  While serving as a Drill Instructor he served in various billets to include Drill Instructor, Experienced Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Battalion Drill Master for 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.  He was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant in March of 2004.

 

Upon completion of his tour at Parris Island, Staff Sergeant Martinet reported to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA.  During his tour he deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) 4-6 and 6-8.  During his tour he was assigned as the Warehouse Chief, Admin Chief, and Supply Officer.  Staff Sergeant Martinet was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant in February of 2008.

 

Gunnery Sergeant Martinet checked into the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Camp Pendleton, Ca in March of 2008 and served as a Faculty Advisor.  In April of 2009 Gunnery Sergeant Martinet assumed the billet of Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In-Charge (SNCOIC) for the Sergeants Course.  In January of 2010 he assumed the billet of SNCOIC of the Career Course.  In January of 2011 he was frocked to First Sergeant.

 

First Sergeant Martinet was assigned as the Company First Sergeant for Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines in January of 2011.  Company E deployed to Shir Ghazay, Afghanistan in September 2011 through March 2012 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. First Sergeant Martinet was transferred to Combat Instructor Company in October 2012.  First Sergeant Martinet was the first senior enlisted advisor implemented in the Basic Officer Course (BOC).  He was assigned as Company First Sergeant for Company B and C, Basic Officer Course, The Basic School.

 

In October 2014 he reported to 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and was assigned to Battery A.  In March of 2015 First Sergeant Martinet was assigned to Headquarters Battery as the First Sergeant until June of 2015 when he assumed the post as the Battalion Sergeant Major.  On 1 December 2015 he was frocked to his current rank.

 

Sergeant Major Martinet reported to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment on 15 December for duty as the Battalion Sergeant Major and participated in the Unit Deployment Program from June 2016 through December 2016.  He reported for duty on February 16th 2017 to HMH 463 as the Squadron Sergeant Major. 

 

Sergeant Major Martinet's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars in lieu of fifth award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration of leadership. 


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