Marines


Biography

 

Sergeant Major Stephen A. Keller
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Marine Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 775

Sergeant Major Keller was born on May 30, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 2001 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of recruit training, he reported to School Of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina once completed Sergeant Major Keller then reported to Security Forces Schools Chesapeake, Virginia.  Upon completion of Security Forces School, First Sergeant Keller received orders to Security Company, 8th & I Barracks, Washington D.C.  

In April 2002, Sergeant Major Keller received orders to 3rd Platoon, Security Company, Camp David, Thurmont, Maryland. While at Camp David he served as Sentry, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Corporal of the Guard, Sergeant of the Guard, Reactionary Force Commander.

In January 2004, Sergeant Major Keller reported to 1st Platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines, Camp Pendleton, California.  In September 2004 he deployed to Ramadi, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II as a Team Leader/ Radio Operator.  Upon Completion of the deployment he received orders to Recruiting School at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.  Upon completion of school he received orders to Recruiting Station Detroit.

In October of 2005, Sergeant Major Keller was assigned to Permanent Change Station Bowling Green, Recruiting Sub Station Findley, Recruiting Station Detroit as a recruiter.

In August of 2008, Sergeant Major Keller was assigned to 1st Platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, Camp Pendleton, California as a Rifle Platoon Sergeant and Weapons Platoon Sergeant  and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom 9.1/9.2.
He was then assigned to 1st Marine Regiment as the Platoon Commander for the Colonel’s Personnel Security Detail in February 2010.  Sergeant Major Keller deployed to Helmond Province, Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom with Regimental Combat Team-1 September 2010.   On completion of the deployment Sergeant Major Keller was assigned to Marksmanship Training Unit as the Section Chief in October 2011.

In March of 2012, Sergeant Major Keller was assigned to G-3 Operations Chief, Service Company, Head Quarters Services Battalion, MCRD San Diego, San Diego, California.  In January 2014 Sergeant Major Keller was assigned as the Company Gunnery Sergeant.  
In May 2014  Sergeant Major Keller received orders to Site Support, Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant, Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 25, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group.

In July 2017 Sergeant Major Keller received orders to his Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, Camp Pendleton, CA.  He deployed on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit 18.1.  Sergeant Major Keller received orders to his current unit Site Support Marine Air Group-41, 4th Marine Air Wing, Camp Pendleton, CA. 

Sergeant Major Keller’s personal awards include Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold star in lieu of third award, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.