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Sergeant Major John E. Scarbrough II
Sergeant Major, 14th Marine Regiment

SgtMaj Scarbrough is currently the Regimental Sergeant Major for 14th Marine Regiment, Fort Worth, TX.
 
SgtMaj Scarbrough is a native of Memphis, TN and enlisted in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program in December 1995. On 19 Aug 1996, he reported to MCRD San Diego for recruit training and upon graduation proceeded to Camp Pendleton to attend the School of Infantry where he became a Rifleman. 
 
SgtMaj Scarbrough's service includes 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment in Camp Lejeune, NC.  Where he deployed on a 24th and 26th MEU with the Scout Sniper Platoon.  After leaving active duty he served with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment as a squad leader and took part in Operation Corner Stone in Albania.  After 18 months he transferred to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment joining the Scout Sniper platoon as a team leader.
 
His unit was activated in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice.  In 2003, while serving as a Sniper Team Leader the Battalion operated within the Wasit Providence.  In 2007, they deployed to Haditha, Iraq where he served as the Scout Sniper Platoon Sergeant.  In 2009 his civilian employment moving him to Missouri and in 2010 he transferred to Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, serving as the Headquarters Platoon Sergeant and taking part in Operation Sea Breeze in Ukraine.  Later he became the Operations Chief, then the Scout Sniper Platoon Commander.   Once selected 1stSgt Scarbrough was assigned to Echo Company, 4th Tank Battalion as the Company First Sergeant in Fort Knox, KY. In 2016 he was transferred to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment as the Company First Sergeant.  In May 2018 Sergeant Major Scarbrough moved to Marine Wing Communications Squadron-48, Marine Air Control Group-48, 4th Marine Air Wing, Great Lakes IL until 2021 when he transferred to his current billet.
 
SgtMaj Scarbrough's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars, Combat Action Ribbon, and various other service and campaign medals.
 
SgtMaj Scarbrough is a graduate of several military schools including but not limited to: Scout Sniper Basic Course, Infantry Squad Leaders Course, Urban Scout Sniper Course, Advanced Scout Sniper course, Sniper Platoon Commander Course, Mountain Scout Sniper Course. Special Reaction Team Course, Marksman Observer Course, Protective Services Training Course, First Sergeant Academy, E8 Seminar, 1stSgt Seminar, and the Sergeants Major/Commanders Course.