SgtMaj Justin M. Simone
Sergeant Major Simone was born in Santa Rosa, CA. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on June 29, 1999 and graduated recruit training from Company G, 2d Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD, San Diego, CA on September 22, 2000. Upon the completion of MCT he reported to Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton where he earned the MOS of 1833, Assault Amphibian Crewman. He then reported to Company D, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms, CA where he was promoted through the rank of Corporal. As an AAV Crewman and Crew Chief he deployed twice, once to Unit Deployment Program in Okinawa, Japan and another to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq for combat operations.
In November 2003, Sergeant Major Simone was reassigned to Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to be a formal schools instructor for Entry Level Students, Advanced Unit Leaders Course, and the Basic Officers Course. He was subsequently chosen to serve as a Formal Platform Instructor for mechanized tactics. During this period he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
In January 2007 Sergeant Major Simone received orders to Combat Assault Company, 3d Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. While in Combat Assault Company he served in the billets of Section Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Company Operations Chief, and Company First Sergeant. During this period he was promoted to Staff Sergeant.
In July 2009 Sergeant Major Simone was reassigned to Recruiters school, MCRD San Diego. Upon Graduation he received orders to RS San Francisco, 12th Marine Corps District. While on recruiting duty he served as a canvassing recruiter of RSS Fremont for nine months and SNCOIC of RSS Oakland for 27 months. During this period he was meritoriously promoted to Gunnery Sergeant on July 2, 2011.
In September 2012, after a successful Special Duty Assignment, Sergeant Major Simone executed orders to Company B, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. While assigned to Company B he served as Platoon Sergeant with 1st Platoon and deployed on a Unit Deployment Program to Okinawa, Japan. In December 2014 Sergeant Major Simone was selected to First Sergeant.
In February 2015 Sergeant Major Simone was frocked and reported to Headquarters Regiment, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton where he served as Company First Sergeant for Service Company and Communications Company. Also during this tour, he was selected to serve as the Sergeant Major for Combat Logistics Battalion 13, (13th MEU) for a period of seven months.
In June 2017 Sergeant Major Simone received orders to Battery C, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, Marine Corps Base Hawaii where he deployed on the Unit Deployment Program. After returning from a successful deployment, in November 2018 Sergeant Major Simone was selected to his current grade.
In March 2019 he was frocked and reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24, Marine Air Group 24, Marine Corps Base Hawaii where he currently serves as the Squadron Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Simone’s personal decorations include; Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.