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Personnel Support Detachment 18

 

Personnel Support Detachment 18

PSD-18

MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan

Commanding Officer
Maj David A. Janecke

David Janecke was born in Williamsport, PA in 1977.   He graduated from Greenway High School in Glendale Arizona in 1996 and then departed to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.  Upon graduating from boot camp, Private Janecke was sent to the School of Infantry (SOI) in Camp Pendleton to begin training as an infantryman.  On completion of SOI, he was transferred to Basic Security Forces School with the primary MOS of mortar man (0341).

Upon the completion of Security Forces School in January 1997, Private First Class Janecke was transferred to 3rd Battalion 8th Marines, Weapons Company 81’s platoon to serve as a mortar man.  During his time in 81’s platoon he served as Ammo Man, Assistant Gunner, Gunner, and in the Fire Direction Center.  In 1997 he was deployed to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan; Camp Fuji, Japan; and Camp Pohang, South Korea.

Lance Corporal Janecke graduated Advanced Mortar Leadership Course in 1998 and was then transferred to 3rd Battalion 8th Marines, Kilo Company to serve as the company’s Forward Observer.  During his time in Kilo Company, he was deployed to Kosovo in support of OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN, where he directed mortar fires.

In June 2000, Corporal Janecke transferred to the reserve forces 6th ESB Bulk Fuel Charlie Company, in Phoenix Arizona.  During this time, he began to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University (ASU) while employed as a Correctional Officer at Lewis State Prison Complex.

In support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), Sergeant Janecke’s reserve unit was activated in January 2003.  During OIF, Sergeant Janecke acted as Squad Leader and was responsible for delivery and the security of fuel and other assets to all forward units.  Upon return from OIF, Sergeant Janecke was promoted and received the Platoon Sergeant billet.

July 2007, Staff Sergeant Janecke completed Officer Candidate School.  Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree from ASU, 2nd Lieutenant Janecke received his commission and reported to The Basic School.  He graduated The Basic School and began Ground Supply Officer’s Course.

Second Lieutenant Janecke was transferred to 1st Battalion 12th Marines, Kaneohe Bay, HI in July 2009.  During his time at 1/12, he served as the Battalion’s Supply and Fiscal Officer.  He was responsible for the accountability of all the Battalion’s assets along with the Battalion’s budget and spending actions.  In 2011, First Lieutenant Janecke was deployed to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF).  During this deployment, he acted as the Battalion Liaison Officer ensuring all the Battalion’s Batteries received all classes of supply and support.

In July 2012, Captain Janecke reported to Phoenix, AZ 6th ESB I&I station to complete a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration and Adult learning theory, in conjunction with the Advanced Degree Program, at Arizona State University (ASU).  He graduated in 2014.

In June 2014, Captain Janecke reported to Training Command (TRNGCMD), Train the Trainer School (T3S), Camp Johnson, NC.  At T3S he served as the Detachment East OIC, supervising the training of all USMC classroom instructors on knowledge presentation and curriculum development.  In 2015 Captain Janecke earned the Director position, responsible for both detachments and served as the direct conduit between service level schools and TRNGCMD.

July 2016 Captain Janecke reported to Marine Wing Communication Squadron (MWCS-18) and served as the H&S Company Commander and the Supply/Fiscal Officer.

In May 2018 Major Janecke reported to Marine Air Control Group 18 and is currently serving as the PSD Commander and the Supply/Fiscal Officer.

 

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