Sergeant Major Ronnie Dickey graduated from Columbia Central High School, Columbia, Tennessee in May 1996. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1996 and attended Basic Training at 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Parris Island, South Carolina.
Upon completion of basic training, Private First Class Dickey attended the School of Infantry and was assigned to Echo Company 2nd Battalion 6th Marines as a rifleman. During his time at 2d Battalion 6th Marines Private First Class Dickey held the billets of Rifleman, Saw Gunner, Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. He completed a Sea Service Deployment with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and a deployment to Okinawa, Japan.
In Aug 2000, Sgt Dickey was assigned to Field Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Parris Island, South Carolina. There he worked as a Rifle and Pistol Range Instructor, Substance Abuse Control Officer, and Company Administrative Clerk.
In Aug 2002, Sergeant Dickey received orders to Recruiting Station Nashville, where he served as a canvassing recruiter at Recruiting Substation Huntsville, Alabama until he reached his end of active service in December 2004. During his tour on recruiting duty, Sergeant Dickey was awarded a meritorious promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
In Dec 2004 Staff Sergeant Dickey left active duty and joined Kilo Battery 2/14 in Huntsville, Alabama. Staff Sergeant Dickey attended Basic Ammunition Tech Course at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama and was assigned to Kilo Battery as Ammo Chief. In August 2005 Staff Sergeant Dickey was activated for humanitarian purposes in support of Hurricane Katrina’s recovery efforts.
In February 2006 joined Echo Company Anti- Terrorism Battalion in Bessemer, Alabama. Staff Sergeant Dickey was activated in August 2007 to serve as part of a Police Transition Team, in Haditha, Iraq. Staff Sergeant Dickey was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant on December 1st, 2007.
In April 2008, Gunnery Sergeant Dickey joined Marine Corps Mobilization Command (MOBCOM), Peace War Time Support Team (PWST) for Kilo Battery 2d Battalion, 14 Marines, Huntsville, Alabama.
In April 2012 First Sergeant Dickey was assigned as Company First Sergeant of Headquarters and Service Company, Anti – Terrorism Battalion in Bessemer, Alabama. He remained with Echo Company through the unit’s deactivation and reactivation as Echo Company 4th Combat Engineer Battalion. In June 2015, First Sergeant Dickey was reassigned to Kilo Battery Kilo Battery 2d Battalion, 14 Marines Huntsville, Alabama.
On June 1st, 2016 Sergeant Major Dickey was promoted to his current rank and was assigned as the Squadron Sergeant Major at Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 41, Fort Worth, Texas where he is currently serving as the Squadron Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Dickey’s personal awards included two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
Sergeant Major Dickey has held previous positions with the Huntsville Police Department to include serving as a Third Shift Patrol Officer and Traffic Task Force Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College.