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2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA 70114
Small Ensemble Leader, Marine Corps Band New Orleans Gunnery Sergeant Nathan Davilmar

Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Davilmar enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, in January of 2001. 

Upon completion of recruit training and Marine Combat Training, he reported to the Naval School of Music (NAVSOM), Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia, in June of 2001.  After graduating The Basic Music Course at NAVSOM, he reported to his first assignment as a percussionist for the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band, Okinawa, Japan, in January of 2002. 

In February of 2003, GySgt Davilmar was transferred to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Cherry Point, North Carolina.  While serving with this band, he served as the Assistant Small Ensemble Leader and Percussion Section Leader.  During this tour, he deployed to Al-Asad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as Tactical Air Command Center (TACC) Security Force Sergeant of the Guard and TACC Security Flag Non-Commissioned Officer-In-Charge (NCOIC).

In April of 2006, GySgt Davilmar reported to Parris Island Marine Band aboard Parris Island, South Carolina, and was appointed to serve as the unit’s Small Ensemble Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Percussion Section Commander, and Training NCOIC.  .

GySgt Davilmar was transferred to NAVSOM in August of 2008.  During this tour he served as Percussion Branch Head and Percussion Instructor, Basic Academics Branch Head and Theory and Ear Training Instructor, Equal Opportunity Representative, and Command Physical Training Representative. 

In April of 2015, he earned the MOS of 0916, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) Instructor upon the successful completion of the Martial Arts Instructor Course at the Martial Arts Center of Excellence (MACE) in Quantico, Virginia.  In the following month, GySgt Davilmar completed his studies in Criminal Justice and earned a Bachelor of Science degree.  During the same month, he returned to the MACE in Quantico, Virginia, to complete a rigorous training course and earn the MOS of 0917, MCMAP Instructor Trainer. 

In the summer of 2016, upon successful completion of the Unit Leader Course at NAVSOM, GySgt Davilmar reported for duty at Marine Corps Band New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.  He is currently serving in New Orleans as the band’s Small Ensemble Leader, arranger, and Martial Arts Instructor Trainer.  A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student of Professor Phillip Wyman, Ribeiro Association and Virginia Beach Jiu-Jitsu School, GySgt Davilmar is currently training with and competing out of NOLA BJJ West Bank with the Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) Martial Arts Team.