SgtMaj Damian B. Sinanon
SgtMaj Sinanon was born in Westmoreland, Jamaica. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 12th, 1999 and attended recruit training at MCRD, Parris Island, SC where he graduated in October of 1999. After completing MCT at Camp Geiger, NC he was assigned to Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Lee, VA from November 1999 to January 2000 as a Basic Bulk Fuel Specialist Student. In February 2000, PFC Sinanon reported for duty to 8th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB), 2D FSSG, Camp Lejeune, NC as a Bulk Fuel Specialist. He was promoted to LCpl on September 1st, 2000. LCpl Sinanon was attached to MSSG-26, 26th MEU (SOC) from January 2001 until April 2002. He was meritoriously promoted to Corporal on June 2nd, 2001. While deployed on board the USS Shreveport with the 26th MEU (SOC), participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Swift Freedom.
In October 2002, he was assigned to HQ&HQ SQDN, MCAS New River for duty as a Team Leader with Station Fuels. He was promoted to Sergeant in November 2002. Sgt Sinanon attended the Bulk Fuel Laboratory Course in fort Lee, Virginia followed by the Sergeant's Leadership Course in Camp Geiger, NC.
In March 2004, Sgt Sinanon reported to 9th ESB, 3D MLG, for duty as a Bulk Fuel Specialist. While assigned to 9th ESB, Sgt Sinanon held the billets of Bulk Fuel Company Safety and Hazmat NCO, Platoon Sergeant, Operations Chief, and Battalion Administrative Chief.
In April 2005, Sgt Sinanon was again assigned to 8th ESB, 2D MLG, Camp Lejeune, NC and served as Platoon Sergeant with Bulk Fuel Company. He was temporarily reassigned to HQ&HQ SQDN, MCAS New River for duty as the Mobile Fuels Division NCOIC. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant in January 2007. SSgt Sinanon returned to Bulk Fuel Company, 8th ESB in February 2007 and served as H&HS Company Gunnery Sergeant until May 2007. He was then assigned to II MEF HQ Group, Camp Lejeune NC, where he deployed to Iraq as the Logistics Chief for Police Transition Team 20A (PTT-20A) from July 2007, until April 2008.
SSgt Sinanon reported for duty as a student at the Basic Recruiter School, San Diego, CA in September 2008. He graduated the Basic Recruiter School with Honors and was then assigned to Recruiting Station Baton Rouge, 6MCD for duty as a Canvassing Recruiter. He served as a Production Recruiter with Recruiting Sub-Station (RSS) New Orleans from February 2009 until September 2009. In October 2009, he was assigned as the Detachment SNCOIC for RSS New Orleans. He was meritoriously promoted to Gunnery Sergeant on July 2nd, 2011 and continued to serve in that capacity until May 2012.
In June 2012, GySgt Sinanon reported for duty with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group. While assigned to 9th ESB, he served as the Company 1stSgt for Bulk Fuel Company from June 2012 to February 2013. He deployed to Guam for Exercise Gauhan Shield as the Detachment First Sergeant for Combat Logistics Detachment 39 from February 2013 to May 2013. Upon returning to Okinawa, he resumed the duties as the Company First Sergeant for Bulk Fuel Company until February 2014. He then executed orders to the Okinawa Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy where he served as a Faculty Advisor for the Advance Course from July, 2014 until January, 2015. He was selected for promotion to the rank of 1stSgt and immediately received orders to 7th Communication Battalion, III MHG, where he served as the Company First Sergeant for Bravo Company from January 2015 until September 2015. He then served as the First Sergeant for Service Company from September 2015, until May 2018 when he was then transferred to 2D Marine Logistics Group. He served as the Acting Regimental Sergeant Major from August 2018 to December 2018, then resumed his duties as the Company First Sergeant, Headquarters Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2. He was frocked to his current rank in July 2019 and reported for duty as the Sergeant Major, 2d Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. He immediately deployed with the unit in support of both Marine Rotational Force-Europe and Special Purpose-Marine Air Ground Task Force from August 2019 to June 2020.
In February, 2021 Sergeant Major Sinanon was transferred to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, where he is currently serving as the Squadron Sergeant Major.
His personal decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ 2 gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.