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Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1

MWHS-1

Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan

Sergeant Major

SgtMaj Jeffrey D. Durham

Sergeant Major Durham assumed his current post as Sergeant Major, Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, in February of 2018. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, he entered the Marine Corps in March of 1994.

Throughout his career, Sergeant Major Durham has been assigned as a Field Artillery Cannoneer, Howitzer Section Chief, Platoon Sergeant, and Battery Gunnery Sergeant with 10th and 11th Marines; Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant; Instructor and SNCOIC at Marine Corps Security Force Training Company; and Company First Sergeant with Marine Corps Security Force Regiment and 3d Battalion 6th Marines.

Prior to his current post, he served as the Squadron Sergeant Major for Marine Air Support Squadron 1; Sergeant Major for Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 18; and Command Element Sergeant Major for Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 2018.

He has deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th Marines) 1995; 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th Marines) 1999; Bahrain (FAST) 2000; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (FAST) 2000-2001; Yokosuka, Japan (FAST) 2002; Operation Iraqi Freedom (11th Marines) 2003; Operation Iraqi Freedom (11th Marines) 2004; Operation Iraqi Freedom (Military Transition Team) 2008-2009; 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (V36); Marine Rotational Force Darwin (III MEF).

Sergeant Major Durham’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (gold star), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three gold stars, combat “V”), Combat Action Ribbon, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Sergeant Major Durham has a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from Park University, and a Master of Science in Psychology from Walden University.

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