NCO of the Quarter
Cpl Joshua L. Anderson

Corporal Joshua L. Anderson was born on March 18, 1991 at Beth Israel hospital in Newark, New Jersey to Sylvia Anderson. He spent most of his childhood in Newark until he moved to Wilson, North Carolina in June of 2000. There he would complete school and graduate from Hunt High School in 2009. Upon completion of High School Corporal Anderson attended community college until 2011. In November of 2011 Corporal Anderson enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. He would leave for boot camp February 22, 2011. Cpl Anderson graduated from 1st Battalion Bravo company on May 20, 2011. He attended Marine Combat training in June of 2011 and would graduate July 2011. From there, Cpl Anderson attended his Military Occupation Specialty school at NATTC Pensacola, Florida. In Pensacola, Corporal Anderson would be promoted to Private First Class on August 1st, 2011. He would graduate as a 7011 Expeditionary Airfield Technician September of 2012. His First duty station was MWSS-374 29 Palms California. As a Private First Class, Corporal Anderson was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in March of 2012. Corporal Anderson was awarded the Certificate of Commendation for his involvement in the successful emergency arrestment of an F-18. In 29 Palms, Corporal Anderson would be promoted to Lance Corporal on April 1st, 2012. In 29 Palms Corporal Anderson served 9 months then received orders to MWSD-24 MCBH. As a Lance Corporal, Corporal Anderson received a Meritorious Mast on November 27th, 2012. Corporal Anderson was awarded the Meritorious Mast for actions taken to prevent a fellow Marine from drinking and driving. Corporal Anderson would be promoted to Corporal November 1st, 2013. Corporal Anderson has also received 24 Letters of Appreciations for volunteer services on his personal time. Recently Corporal Anderson was chosen to represent MWSD-24 on both a Meritorious Sergeant board and also Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter board. Corporal Anderson successfully won the MAG-24 level Board and is to represent the MAG at the MAW level.

 


 

Marine of the Quarter
Lance Corporal Delmo Y. Torrefranca

Lance Corporal Torrefranca enlisted on 27 August 2012, in the state of Arizona and attended Company F, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.  Upon completion of recruit training, Private Torrefranca attended the Basic Electronics Communications School and Telephone Systems and Personal Computer Repair School in Twenty-Nine Palms, California.  Following his completion of Telephone Systems/Personal Computer Intermediate Repairer Military Occupational Specialty (2847 MOS) training in 2013, Private First Class Torrefranca was assigned to Communication-Electronics Maintenance (CEM) Platoon, Marine Wing Communications Squadron, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Air Wing Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.

Along with his primary duties as a 2847, which encompass the troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of Data and Satellite Communications, he additionally serves as the Calibrations Non-Commissioned Officer within the CEM Platoon, which includes managing calibrations of all Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) and distributing and redistribution of the squadron’s TMDE to and from the Calibrations Facility in 3rd Marine Logistics Battalion.

Lance Corporal Torrefranca was also selected as the Marine of the Quarter for third quarter of 2014, III Marine Air Wing. He also has over 77 volunteer hours that he accumulated during his tour with MWCS-18. Additionally, he has a total of 903 total hours as a part of the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program.
 
His personal awards include National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

 



 

Senior Sailor of the Qtr
RP1 Gregory Haywood

Petty Officer Gregory Haywood, United States Navy, is the Religious Ministries Team Leading Petty Officer, Marine Aircraft Group 36, Okinawa, Japan.

Born November 02, 1976 in Hollywood, Florida, he graduated from American Senior High School June 1994. He attended Mount Ida College in Boston, MA graduating with an A.A. in Communications in 1996 and a B.S. in Media Production in 1998. He enlisted in the Navy, August 2002 reporting to Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation, reported to Aviation Boatswains Mate A School in NAS Pensacola, FL and was awarded ABE3 as Honor Graduate.

Upon graduation in December 2002, he reported to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in Norfolk, VA, which was undergoing a 3 year Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH). He was assigned to V-2’s Air Department until December 2005 where he cross rated to the Religious Ministries Department and redesignated as Religious Program (RP) Specialist Second Class.

In November 2006, RP2 Haywood reported to Commander Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic in Beaufort, South Carolina. He served as the staff RP and 4 months later after his billet was closed, received orders to Chaplain and Religious program Expeditionary Skills Training (CREST), Camp Johnson for training and completed as the Honor Graduate. Upon completion, he reported to Marine Aircraft Group 31. While onboard, he completed RP “F” school as the Honor Graduate and received his Fleet Marine Force (FMF) pin. 
 
In August 2009, he reported to the base chapel at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. While onboard, he was promoted to Petty Officer First Class and in May of 2011, completed his M.B.A. with a focus in Leadership through Liberty University.

In September 2009, Petty officer Haywood received orders and reported to his current command Marine Aircraft Group 36, in Okinawa Japan.

RP1(FMF/SW) Haywood’s personal awards includes: Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Good Conduct Medal (3rd), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

He is married to the former Ingria S. McDowell and has three daughters Stephanie, Sephra, and Tatiana. 


 

Junior Sailor of the Qtr
HM3 Maria J. Molina Lemus


Hospital Corpsman Third Class Molina Lemus was born in Anaheim, CA and raised in Kerrville, TX. She joined out of Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX in November 2009, and attended basis training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL on February 2010.

Upon graduating Recruit Training Command, Petty Officer Molina Lemus attended Hospital Corpsman “A” School in Great Lakes, IL and Field Medical Training Battalion, Camp Johnson, North Carolina.

Petty Officer Molina Lemus reported to Naval Branch Health Clinic Belle Chasse in December 2010. During her time at NBHC Belle Chasse Petty Officer Molina Lemus was the Training Petty Officer, command MWR Secretary, and general duty corpsman. Upon promoting to Petty Officer Third Class, she was named the Assistant Leading Petty Officer of Aviation Medicine.

Petty Officer Molina Lemus reported to MWSS 171 January 2013. During her time attached to MWSS 171, she deployed to Key Resolve, Lava Viper, ITX, and Max Thunder. While onboard MAG-12, she was earned her Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist. Some of her duties while onboard MCAS Iwakuni are MWSS 171 Engineer Company Corpsman,  Assistant Fleet Marine Force Coordinator, Single Marine Program Unit President, and Navy Junior Enlisted Association President.

Her personal awards include Navy Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism, Sea Service Deployment, Korean Service Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

 


 

 

Bluejacket of the Qtr
HN Mark Sia

HN Mark Sia was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to McComb Township, Michigan, U.S.A. at the age of 12 years old.  Initially attending Dakota High School in McComb Township, he later graduated from Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak City, MI in 2008.  HN Sia enlisted in the United States Navy in 2012, reporting to boot camp in Great Lakes, IL that fall.  He then attended Hospital Corps “A” school in Fort Sam Houston, TX starting in December 2012 with follow-on training as a Pharmacy Technician at Pharmacy Technician “C” school, also in Fort Sam Houston, TX.

From Pharmacy Technician “C” School he transferred to Camp Pendleton, CA in July 2013 to train at Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB), obtaining skills to assess and treat combat casualties in field and battle situations.

After completing the training at FMTB he received orders to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa Japan to serve his initial tour with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172.

HN Sia is entitled to wear the following medals:  National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal,  and Pistol Marksmanship Medal.

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