Marines


Biography

 

First Sergeant Juan V. Vasquez Jr
Senior Enlisted Leader
Deployment Processing Command / Reserve Support Unit-East

First Sergeant Juan V. Vasquez Jr is a native of Hollywood, Florida and graduated from Hallandale High School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in July of 2003 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. After completion of School of Infantry and obtaining the MOS of 0311 Rifleman he reported for duty with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines. During his tour he participated in OIF 2-2 Phantom Fury, SPMAGTF Katrina and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of OIF 5-7. During this tour he was promoted to Sergeant after serving successfully in every Rifleman billet up to Squad Leader.

In April of 2007, Sergeant Vasquez Jr was reported to Company D, Infantry Training Battalion- East, School of Infantry -East as a Combat Instructor. While assigned he served as a Combat Instructor for 10 classes. On his off cycle he obtained the MOS of 0331 Machine Gunner. He was then transferred to Infantry Train the Trainer / Combat Hunter Instructor Section; Instructor Training Company, Advance Infantry Training Battalion-East, School of Infantry-East and deployed part of SOUTHCOM Counter Narco-Terrorism 2034 in support of Colombian Marine Corps (COLMAR), Republic of Colombia.

Upon completion of his Special duty assignment Sergeant Vasquez Jr then received orders to 2d Battalion, 3d Marines. He deployed as a Squad Leader with Fox Company in support of RIMPAC 2010, OEF 10-2 and AMERICAL 2011. He was promoted to Staff Sergeant in late 2011 and was assigned as the Machine Gun section leader. He then deployed as part of the First Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D)in Australia. Participating in Force Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (LF CARAT 2012) in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

In 2013, Staff Sergeant Vasquez Jr received orders to Bravo Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team, Marine Corps Security Force Regiment. He was assigned as the Platoon Sergeant for 2d platoon and completed two workups and two deployments to Yokosuka, Japan participating in numerous training exercises throughout the Pacific.

In April 2016, he was meritoriously promoted to Gunnery Sergeant and received orders to 1st Battalion, 2d Marines. Gunnery Sergeant Vasquez Jr served as Platoon Sergeant for Combined Anti-Armor Team 2 in Weapons Company and as the Company Gunnery Sergeant for Alpha Company where he deployed to Italy, Spain, and Africa as past of SPMAGTF 17.1. In 2019 Gunnery Sergeant Vasquez Jr deployed on the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as part of BLT 1/2.

Upon is return from the 22nd MEU Gunnery Sergeant was selected as the 2d Marine Division Classified Materials Control Center SNCOIC where he preformed his duties and was selected to First Sergeant.

In March of 2020 First Sergeant Vasquez Jr was promoted to his current rank and served as the Company First sergeant for India company were he participated in Task Force Commitment and deployed to Norway as part of Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21. Upon return from Norway First Sergeant Vasquez was assigned as the Company First Sergeant for Headquarters and Service Company 3rd Battalion 6th Marines.

In February 2022 First Sergeant Vasquez assumed his current assignment as the Senior Enlisted Advisor, at the Deployment Processing Command/Reserve Support Unit-East.

First Sergeant Vasquez Jr's personal decorations include the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal three gold stars, and the Combat Action Ribbon with one gold star.