Sergeant Major Lanette N. Wright is a native of Boca Raton, Fla., and attended recruit training at 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Upon graduation in June 1989, she reported to Communications Electronics School in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., attaining her primary military occupational specialty of 2542 at the Telecommunication Center Operators Course.
In August 1989, Sergeant Major Wright was transferred to Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division Okinawa, Japan and served as a communications center operator (CCO).
In September 1990, Sergeant Major Wright was transferred to Data Communications Platoon, Communications Company, Headquarters & Service Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group (FSSG) Camp Pendleton, Calif. During this tour she deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm as a CCO. Afterwards, she deployed with Commander, Marine Forces Southwest Asia for a second tour to Desert Storm. For the remainder of her tour with 1st FSSG Forward, she deployed for Operation Native Fury in Doha, Kuwait and Operation Restore Hope in Mogadishu, Somalia, as the communications center chief and was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant.
In September 1993, Sergeant Major Wright transferred to Commander, Marine Forces Atlantic in Norfolk, Va., where she served as a communication center watch supervisor. In support of the COMMARFORLANT and the Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force migration she relocated to Camp Lejeune, N.C. and held various billets within the CG II MEF/COMMARFORLANT communications center.
In March 1996, Sergeant Major Wright attended Marine Security Guard School in Quantico, Va., and subsequently completed tours of duty as the Assistant Detachment Commander, American Embassy, Bridgetown, Barbados; Assistant Detachment Commander, American Embassy, Hong Kong, China where she was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant. She also served as the Assistant Detachment Commander, American Embassy Tokyo, Japan and Detachment Commander, American Embassy, Canberra, Australia.
In November 1998, Sergeant Major Wright was transferred to Great Lakes, Ill. where she served as the Data Communications Chief for Marine Wing Communications Squadron 48, Marine Air Control Group 48, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserves. In November 2001, she was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant.
In April 2002, Sergeant Major Wright was transferred to the Staff Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy, MCB Okinawa, Japan and served as a faculty instructor/advisor for the Career Course and Advanced Course until her selection to First Sergeant.
In May 2004, Sergeant Major Wright transferred to Tenant Activities Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, MCB Quantico, Virginia as the Company First Sergeant.
In May 2007, Sergeant Major Wright transferred to 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Maintenance Battalion Okinawa, Japan where she served as the Company First Sergeant for General Support Maintenance Company and was later assigned to Headquarters and Service Company.
In January 2008, Sergeant Major Wright posted as the Squadron Sergeant Major for Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (HMM-265) “Dragons”. During this tour she deployed with HMM-265 (REIN) as the Air Combat Element Sergeant Major with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
In September 2010, Sergeant Major Wright posted as the Sergeant Major for Combat Logistics Battalion 22, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C. In March 2011, she deployed as the Logistics Combat Element Sergeant Major for the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of Unified Protector and returned in February 2012. In March 2012, Sergeant Major Wright posted as the Regimental Sergeant Major for Combat Logistics Regiment 27.
In December 2012, Sergeant Major Wright was reassigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2 and deployed as the Logistics Combat Element Sergeant Major with II MEF (Forward) Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. After the deployment, Sergeant Major Wright was assigned to the Command Inspector General office, 2nd Marine Logistics Group as the Senior Enlisted Advisor.
In March 2014, Sergeant Major Wright was posted as the Sergeant Major for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force. During this tour she completed a deployment cycle as the Marine Expeditionary Unit Sergeant Major.
In May 2016, Sergeant Major Wright reported to 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserves, New Orleans Louisiana where she currently serves as the MLG Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Wright’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of third award, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star in lieu of second award.