Senior Enlisted Advisor
First Sergeant Carlos Perez
First Sergeant Perez was born on November 15, 1983 in Santa Marta, Colombia and came to the United States at the age of 13 on
July 1st, 1997.
Carlos Perez joined the Marine Corps in 2002 in Franklin Square, New York. He attended boot camp at MCRD Parris Island, SC.
After graduating boot camp, he checked into the School of Infantry (SOI), Infantry Training Battalion (ITB) which is where he was
assigned the Military Occupation Specialty of 0311 Infantry Rifleman. After completion of ITB Private First Class Perez was assigned
to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
While assigned with Echo Company, PFC Perez deployed on a Unit Deployment Program (UDP) to Okinawa, Japan in support of
operation Forest light and Balikatan in the Philippines where he was promoted to Lance Corporal and held the position of fire team
leader. Upon returning from deployment Lance Corporal Perez was assigned as a combat replacement to 81’s Platoon, Weapons
Company, 1st Battalion 2nd Marines in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Skandarya, Iraq to serve as an ammo man and gunner.
Upon his return Lance Corporal Perez reported back to 2nd Battalion 6th Marines Echo Company and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq as a
fire team leader and squad leader. Upon reenlistment Corporal Perez remained in the Unit then redeployed to Fallujah, Iraq in support
of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sergeant Perez received orders to SOI East for Combat Instructor duty in 2008. Upon graduating Marine Combat Instructor School
he was assigned to Golf Company, Marine Combat Training Battalion, serving as a combat instructor, platoon commander, weapons
instructor and martial arts instructor trainer.
Upon completion of his duties at SOI East in February 2011, he was transferred to 1st Battalion 6th Marines to serve as first squad
leader 3rd platoon Alpha Company. Sgt Perez later was assigned to Weapons Company during Operation Enduring Freedom in Sangin
and Kajaki Afghanistan. On March 2014 Staff Sergeant Perez deployed as an Infantry Unit Leader with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion
6th Marines on the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of the contingency and crisis response operations in a deteriorating Iraq
conflict and redeployed on March 2015 in support of Operation BaltOps in the Baltic Sea.
Staff Sergeant Perez received orders and reported to Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia on
January 2016. He was assigned as the Training and Education Company Gunnery Sergeant. Later, GySgt Perez was assigned to Force
Fitness Division at TECOM in order to serve as a Physical Readiness Assessor for the division and inspector with the HQMC IGMC
Inspection Team to ensure compliance of Marine Corps Physical Fitness, BCP and MCMAP Programs. Gunnery Sergeant Perez then
served as Company First Sergeant Combat Development Company at Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base
Gunnery Sergeant Perez received orders to 3d Battalion, 1stMarines, Kilo Company to serve as the Company Gunnery Sergeant,
Operations Chief and Senior Tactical Advisor to the Company Commander. In this unit, Gunnery Sergeant Perez deployed with the
Special Purpose MAGTF in support of the security reenforcement at the Bahgdad Embassy Complex.
On June 2021 First Sergeant Perez received orders to MWSS-174 and currently serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for
MWSS-174 aboard MCBH.
First Sergeant Perez is married to Linda Perez of Los Angeles, California and has 3 children Carlos Jr, Joshua, and Michael.
His personal awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars and "C" combat distinguishing
device, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with "V" combat distinguishing device with two gold stars, Combat Action
Ribbon with one gold star, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.