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Sergeant Major, 6th Engineer Support Battalion Sergeant Major James G. Wood
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SgtMaj Wood completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA on April 24, 1992 and was assigned to the School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, CA for Marine Combat Training as a basic rifleman. In June 1992, Pvt Wood received orders to Camp Del Mar, CA to receive training as a Motor Vehicle Operator and Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) Operator. In July 1992, Pvt Wood was promoted to the rank of Pfc. In October 1992, Pfc Wood received orders to Bravo Co, 7th Motor Transport Battalion Camp Pendleton, CA as a Motor Vehicle/LVS Operator and was promoted to the rank of LCpl in March 1993. In April 1994, LCpl Wood deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Native Fury 94, after which LCpl Wood returned to Bravo Co, 7th Motor Transport Battalion Camp Pendleton, CA.

 

In May 1994, LCpl Wood received orders to Base Motors Camp Pendleton, CA as part of the Fleet Assistance Program (FAP). While at Base Motors, LCpl Wood hauled vehicles and freight throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. In September 1994, LCpl Wood received orders to Engineer Support Co 9th ESB Okinawa, Japan and reported November 1994. He was promoted to the rank of Cpl in December 1994, he held billets of Squad Leader, Tool Room NCO, and QC NCO. As a member of 9th ESB, Cpl Wood was deployed to Pohang, Korea May 1995 in support of Freedom Banner 95, and as a part of CSSD-31. He held the billets of Squad leader and Platoon Sergeant. In October 1995, Cpl Wood re-deployed to Okinawa, Japan, then November 1995, Cpl Wood received orders to Separation Co Headquarters Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA for transfer to the IRR.

 

In April 2000, Cpl Wood joined Det B MWSS 472 Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mount Clemens, MI and was promoted to the rank of Sgt in October 2000. In March 2002, Det B MWSS-472 was re-designated as Det B MWSS-471. Sgt Wood held the billet of Squad Leader. In January 2003, MWSS-471 was activated in support of OEF and was ordered to New River, NC. While in New River, Sgt Wood held the billet of Heavy Section Leader, then in March 2003, Sgt Wood received orders to deploy in support of OIF. Sgt Wood deployed to Kuwait and Iraq with Support Co 2nd TSB and served in OIF I. He held the billet of Commercial Tractor Trailer Operator and Platoon Sergeant. In May 2003, Sgt Wood re-deployed to MWSS-471 New River, NC.

 

Sgt Wood was deactivated in August 2003 and returned to Mount Clemens, MI where he held the billets of Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. In February 2005, Sgt Wood volunteered for activation in support of OIF III. Sgt Wood deployed to Iraq with Charlie Co CLB-8 and was promoted to the rank of SSgt in August 2005. He held the billets of Platoon Sergeant, Assistant Convoy Commander, and Motor Transport Chief. SSgt Wood re-deployed to MWSS-471 in September 2005. In May 2006, SSgt Wood deployed to Feodosia, Ukraine in support of Operation Sea Breeze. He held the billets of Platoon Sergeant, Motor Transport Chief and Truckmaster. SSgt Wood re-deployed to MWSS-471 in June 2006 and was promoted to the rank of GySgt in October 2008. He held the billets of Platoon Sergeant, Truckmaster, Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, and Platoon Commander.

 

In April 2012, GySgt Wood was frocked to the rank of 1stSgt and was assigned to C Co 1/24, 25th Marines, Lansing Michigan. In May 2015, 1stSgt Wood was assigned to Bridge Company A, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group.

 

In May 2017 1stSgt Wood was frocked to the rank of SgtMaj, on 03 June 2017 he was assigned as the battalion SgtMaj for 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group.

 

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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