First Sergeant Wood assumed his current duties as Battery First Sergeant, Battery F, 2d Battalion, 14th Marines on 01 July 2015.
First Sergeant Wood attended recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA in 2000. Upon completion of Marine Combat Training in Camp Pendleton, CA he reported to ACA-1 school aboard NAS Pensacola, FL. He was the honor graduate, meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal, and received the MOS 7251, Air Traffic Control Trainee. Upon graduation he received orders to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA. After achieving the MOS 7257, Air Traffic Control Specialist, Lance Corporal Wood was transferred to Marine Air Control Squadron 1, Detachment Bravo. While attached to MACS1-Det B, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning, Corporal Wood completed his training, becoming fully certified on every position in the ATC Facility.
In August 2006, Sergeant Wood was transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, SC. While attached to H&HS, he certified as a Radar Approach controller, Radar Arrival Controller, and was designated a Facility Watch Officer. During his time at MCAS Beaufort, Staff Sergeant Wood served as the Tower Branch Chief, was designated a Federal Aviation Administration Control Tower Operator Examiner, and was fully certified on every position in the ATC Facility. He was selected as the Controller of the Quarter twice and the Controller of the Year in 2008.
In September 2010, he left active duty and joined the Individual Mobilized Augment detachment at MCAS Beaufort, SC. Gunnery Sergeant Wood spent four years in the IMA before being selected to his present grade in April 2015. First Sergeant Wood transferred to Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marines in May 2015. He currently serves as the Battery First Sergeant.
First Sergeant Wood’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars in lieu of fourth award.