Marines


Biography

 

Sergeant Major Shaun Betton
Sergeant Major
2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment

Sergeant Major Betton, a native of Beltsville, Maryland enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in June 1999. Underwent recruit training at 3rd Battalion, Kilo Company Parris Island, South Carolina.

In September 1999, Private First Class Betton completed Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina and subsequently transferred to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland where he attended the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician Course and was assigned the MOS 1161 in late November 1999.

In December 1999, Private First Class Betton received orders to 4th Marine Division, 4th Force Service Support Group and was assigned to Supply Battalion, Rations Company Washington, D.C. and served as a Refrigeration Mechanic MOS 1161. In January 2003, Corporal Betton was mobilized and activated to active duty in support of the Global War on Terrorism to 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was assigned to 2nd Supply Battalion, Supply Company serving as the Storage NCOIC in the Supply Management Unit. Upon completion of these orders, Corporal Betton returned to Rations Company Washington D.C.; served as Squad Leader. 

In July 2004, Sergeant Betton was mobilized, activated, and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was attached to 1st Marine Division Camp Pendleton, California. He was assigned to 1st Force Service Support Group, 1st Supply Battalion, Mortuary Affairs Detachment. He served as Grave Registration Specialist MOS 9051 Squad Leader. In March 2005 upon completion of his tour, Sergeant Betton returned to Supply Battalion, Rations Company Washington, D.C.; served as Platoon Sergeant.

In August 2008, Staff Sergeant Betton was again mobilized, activated, and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, second combat tour. He was attached to 1st Marine Division Camp Pendleton, California. He was assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Supply Battalion, Supply Company. He served as Traffic Management Office SNCOIC MOS 3112. In April 2009 upon completion of his tour, Staff Sergeant Betton returned to Supply Battalion, Rations Company Washington, D.C.; served as Company Gunnery Sergeant. 

In April 2011, Gunnery Sergeant Betton was transferred to 4th Marine Logistics Group, Supply Battalion, Detachment-1 Supply Company Washington D.C. He served as Company Gunnery Sergeant. In August 2013 Gunnery Sergeant Betton was transferred to 4th Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Detachment-2 Supply Company Washington, D.C., served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor. 

In November 2013, Gunnery Sergeant Betton accepted Active Duty Operational Support orders to 4th Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Inspector-Instructor Staff Washington, D.C. He served as Senior Enlisted Advisor. In June 2014 upon completion of his orders, Gunnery Sergeant Betton was subsequently transferred to 4th Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Detachment-3 Supply Company North Charleston, South Carolina. He served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor.  

In April 2015, First Sergeant Betton was transferred to 4th Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Maintenance Company Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as Company First Sergeant. In June 2018 upon completion of his orders, First Sergeant Betton was subsequently transferred to the Force Headquarters Group, 6th Communication Battalion, Service Company Brooklyn, New York.

In July 2020, Sergeant Major Betton currently serves as Battalion Sergeant Major for 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division Pasadena, California.  

Sergeant Major Betton's personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with gold star in lieu of second award), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (with bronze star in lieu of second award) and Iraq Campaign Medal (with four bronze stars in lieu of fourth award).

Sergeant Major Betton holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland College Park. He is married and has three children.