NCO of the Quarter
Sgt Norman enlisted in the Marine Corps April 7, 2008 and attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion, Private First Class Norman attended Marine Combat Training aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
In September 2008, Private First Class Norman reported to Naval Air Technical Training Center Pensacola, Florida for the Aviation Ordnance Technician Organizational Level Course where he received the MOS of 6531. In October he executed orders to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit, Camp Pendleton California where he graduated as the honor graduate and subsequently was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal and was issued orders to HMH-366.
In December 2008, Lance Corporal Norman reported to HMH-366 in MCAS Cherry Point. While there Lance Corporal Norman was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 01 November 2009 to 02 February 2010. In May of 2010 Lance Corporal Norman went to 29 Palms California for Enhanced Mojave Viper. In July Lance Corporal Norman was promoted to Corporal. In December of 2010 Corporal Norman was selected as the Non-Commissioned Officer of Marine Aviation Group-29 and was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant on 2 February 2011.
In June of 2011, Sgt Norman was one of 12 Sergeants selected to conduct II Marine Air Wing Commanding Generals PME of the Battle of Belleau Wood in France. In July of 2011 he deployed to Djibouti Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In June 2012, Sergeant Norman executed orders to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152), Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Shortly after reporting for duty, he earned his Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative qualification on the KC-130J and was performing the duties of Non-commissioned Officer in charge of the Avionics Division.
In May 2013, Sergeant Norman became one of two Marines in the squadron to become Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival. Since then has trained over 300 Marines to be self-sufficient in an aquatic environment.
In August of 2013 Sergeant Norman reported to the Okinawa Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy for Sergeants course. He graduated October 14, 2013.
Sergeant Norman’s decorations include Meritorious Mast, four Certification of Commendations, one Navy Unit Commendation, a Good Conduct Medals, three Letters of Appreciations.