1stSgt Serrano is a native of Miami, FL, and graduated from Colonial High School in June 1997.
Upon completion of recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island S.C in October 1997, Private Serrano attended Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, N.C. He then attended the Aviation Supply Course at Meridian, MS and was a distinguished graduate. After completion in March 1998, Private First Class Serrano was transferred to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14, Cherry Point N.C, for duty as an Aviation Supply Specialist. In February 2000, Lance Corporal Serrano was transferred to the 24th MEU, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263, out of MCAS New River, N.C. Here he served as an Aviation Supply Specialist and was promoted to the rank of Corporal.
In April 2001, Sergeant Serrano was transferred to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Iwakuni, Japan, for duty. Here he served as a Stock Fund Branch NCOIC and Supply Personnel and Administration Division NCOIC in support of various fixed wing squadrons in mainland Japan, Korea, and Australia. In February 2002, Sergeant Serrano attended the Staff NCO Academy, Sergeants Course Class 2-02, Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan.
In April 2002, Sergeant Serrano was transferred to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31, Beaufort, S.C, for duty. Here he served as a Repairable Management Division NCOIC in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In October of 2002, Sergeant Serrano reported to Corporal’s Leadership Course, MCAS Beaufort as a faculty advisor. Sergeant Serrano completed 10 classes and was promoted to Staff Sergeant in November of 2004. Upon his promotion he was assigned as the SNCOIC of the Repairable Management Division.
In June 2005, Sergeant Serrano completed Drill Instructor School at MCRD Parris Island and began work in Company K, 3rd RTBn. He served as a Drill Instructor for five platoons and Senior Drill Instructor for two platoons. Upon completion of his seventh cycle, Staff Sergeant Serrano attended the SNCO Academy, Career Course Class 4-08, Quantico, VA. After his tour as a Drill Instructor in 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.
In June 2008, Gunnery Sergeant Serrano reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, Miramar, CA, for duty. A few short months later Gunnery Sergeant Serrano was selected for an Advisory Training Group Team with the Iraqi Police Force, now known as Police Transition team, from October 2008 through October 2009, and was deployed to Haditha, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his return from OIF he attended the Staff NCO Academy, Advance Course Class 2-10, Camp Pendleton, CA. In March of 2010, Gunnery Sergeant Serrano was hand selected as the Squadron Gunnery Sergeant for MALS-16 (CONUS). From August 2010 to February 2011 he deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 10.2 as the Squadron Gunnery Sergeant.
In January 2012, Gunnery Sergeant Serrano reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Iwakuni, Japan for duty. Here he served as the SNCOIC of the Consumable Management Division in support of various fixed wing squadrons in mainland Japan, Korea, Australia, and Guam. Gunnery Sergeant Serrano was selected to the rank of First Sergeant in December 2012, and received orders to MCRD Parris Island, S.C, for duty as a Company First Sergeant.
In March 2013, First Sergeant Serrano transferred to Co H, 2nd RTBn, MCRD Parris Island. In October 2013, First Sergeant Serrano was transferred to Special Training Company, MCRD Parris Island. First Sergeant Serrano then attended the Senior Enlisted PME Course in Quantico, VA. Upon his return, First Sergeant Serrano was re-assigned to Co H, 2ND RTBn, MCRD Parris Island until December of 2015
In December of 2015, First Sergeant Serrano transferred to Combat Logistics Company 23 (CLC 23), Combat Logistics Regiment 25 until January 2017. After his tour with CLC 23, First Sergeant Serrano assumed his current position as the Inspector Instructor First Sergeant, 4th Civil Affairs Group, in January 2017.
First Sergeant Serrano’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4th award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4th award), and Volunteer Service Medal.