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Inspector-Instructor Sergeant Major, Combat Logistics Battalion 451 Sergeant Major Reynoso
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Sergeant Major Reynoso is a native of New Port Richey, Florida. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in June 1993 and reported to Parris Island in Dec.  Graduating from recruit training in March of 1994, he reported to Marine Corps Communication Electronics School, 29 Palms, CA, for the Field Radio Operator Course (FROC).

 

After completing FROC, Private First Class Reynoso reported to 7th Motor Transportation Battalion, Camp Pendleton in June of 1994 where he served as a Radio Operator.  In August of 1994 Private First Class Reynoso was assigned to the MEU Service Support Group 13 (MSSG-13) where he served as a radio operator for the Landing Force Shore Party for the 13th MEU.

 

While assigned to MSSG-13 he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal and participated in Operation United Shield in Mogadishu, Somalia. Lance Corporal Reynoso completed two successful WestPac tours and returned to 7th Motor Transportation Battalion in February of 1997 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal.  Corporal Reynoso exited the Marine Corps in December of 1997.

 

After returning to the Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal in February 1999, he was assigned to 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines where he served as a radio operator and deployed on the Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP) to Camp Hansen, Okinawa and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in August of 1999.  Returning to Hawaii Corporal Reynoso participated in numerous field exercises at Puhokalo Training Area on Hawaii’s big island and was promoted to Sergeant in August of 2000.  Sergeant Reynoso deployed with 3/3 again as a Radio Supervisor to Okinawa returning in September of 2002.

 

In October of 2002 Sergeant Reynoso received orders to Joint Communications Support Element at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Fl where he served as a Radio Chief in the Ground Radio section.  Working in two man teams Sergeant Reynoso was sent to Shaw AFB, South Carolina to participate in Internal Look for the unit.  Upon his return Sergeant Reynoso was deployed to Saudi Arabia to work for the Army’s 5th Corps to call in close air support for Task Force Kerney.  Sergeant Reynoso was the only member from Joint Communications Support Element to go forward into Iraq.  Upon his return Sergeant Reynoso was sent to Radio Chief Course in Twentynine Palms and was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant on March 1st, 2004

 

After completing Radio Chief Course he received orders to United States Central Command at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Fl for duty as the personal communicator for the CentCom Commander General John P. Abizaid, an Army Four Star General, while assigned to General Abizaid, Staff Sergeant Reynoso kept General Abizaid in constant contact with the President of the United States, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense.  During his time at Central Command SSgt Reynoso deployed to over 27 countries and over 200 days a year.  He was also named U.S. Central Command’s Senior Service Member of the Year in 2006. SSgt Reynoso received orders in August of 2006 to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38.

 

Upon checking in to MWCS-38 SSgt Reynoso assumed the duties of Communications Chief a billet that he held for a period of 9 months until he assumed the duties of Company Gunnery Sergeant for Alpha Company.  SSgt Reynoso deployed to Iraq with MWCS-38 and was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in country on February 1st, 2008.  Upon returning he received orders to Marine Corps Communications Electronics School.

 

Joining Marine Corps Communications Electronics School in February of 2009, Gunnery Sergeant Reynoso began instructing entry level students for a period of 6 months before taking over as the Chief Instructor for the Field Radio Operators Course.  He held that billet for 10 months and was then moved to the Company Gunnery Sergeant billet for 12 months.  In December of 2011 Gunnery Sergeant Reynoso was selected to the rank of First Sergeant and received orders to 5th BN 11th Mar. In July of 2012 First Sergeant Reynoso deployed with Sierra Battery in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 13-2 and returned in March of 2013 where he was reassigned to be the First Sergeant of Headquarters Battery 5th Battalion 11th Marines until May of 2013. First Sergeant Reynoso then received orders to School of Infantry - East for duty with Marine Combat Training Battalion as the Kilo Company First Sergeant, he served in that role until March of 2015 when he was reassigned as the Headquarters and Service Company First Sergeant for Headquarters and Support Battalion, School of Infantry - East. In January of 2016 First Sergeant Reynoso was transferred to serve as the Director and First Sergeant for Marine Combat Instructor School at SOI-E.

 

First Sergeant Reynoso was promoted (frocked) to his Sergeant Major in January of 2017 and assumed duties as the I-I Sergeant Major for CLB-451, CLR 45, in Charlotte North Carolina.

 

Sergeant Major Reynoso’s personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service, Medal Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal gold star in lieu of Fourth award, Joint Commendation Medal, second award, Joint Service Achievement Medal, second award,  Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal gold star in lieu of third award, and Combat Action Ribbon. 

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