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First Sergeant Daniel Best
Inspector - Instructor Senior Enlisted Advisor
Communications Company

1stSgt Best is a native of Liberty, Texas.  His Marine Corps career started on 9 August 2004 when he attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA.  He graduated Supply basic school as a 3043. 

In March 2005, he proceeded to Marine Aircraft Group 12, Iwakuni, Japan to work in ground supply and fiscal.  He then received orders to 2nd Supply Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC in Sep 2006.  1stSgt Best deployed with 2nd Supply Battalion in July 2007 as the procurement chief. 

Upon returning 1stSgt Best decided to open a business in the civilian sector and was honorably discharged in Aug 2008.  1stSgt Best decided to return to the Marine Corps in Feb 2009 and received orders to Inspector Instructor (I&I) duty in San Jose, CA.  1stSgt Best received orders in Apr 2012 to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Headquarters Company.  1stSgt Best requested orders to MSG School with class 5-15 as a student Detachment Commander.  His first assignment was in Kigali, Rwanda and then he was selected to be an MSG Instructor/Advisor at the MSG schoolhouse in Quantico, VA. He also advanced to 3rd degree Martial Arts Instructor Trainer in 2017.

In July 2018, 1stSgt Best had his first article, “Lessons Learned” published in the monthly issue of the Marine Corps Gazette. After an SDA extension, 1stSgt Best proceeded to his second assignment as Detachment Commander in Bogota, Colombia. He had his second article, “Reflections on Leadership” published in the July 2019 issue of the Gazette. Then in December 2019, 1stSgt Best became the first enlisted graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School blended seminar. 1stSgt Best along with one of his junior Marines won 1st place in the 2020 Leatherneck writing competition for their article, “The Marine Security Guards and the Evacuation of U.S. Embassy Caracas.” In August 2020, 1stSgt Best reported to 3rd Intelligence Battalion, Okinawa, Japan as the Supply Chief.

Shortly after arrival to Okinawa, 1stSgt Best was selected to his current rank and frocked in December 2020 and began his current assignment. 1stSgt Best was the recipient of the 2021 Bob Feller Act of Valor award foundations Jerry Coleman award that recognizes the top SNCO in the Marine Corps in regards to leadership both on duty and in the civilian community. In April 2022, 1stSgt Best earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration while making the dean’s list with a 3.7 GPA.