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Marines


Biography

 

Sergeant Major Ashley B. Gray
Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Combat Logistics Regiment 45

Sergeant Major Ashley B. Gray is a native of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1998, and reported to MCRD Parris Island, SC where he later graduated in August 1998 as a Private. He then attended his initial Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) School in Camp Johnson, NC, where he became a Motor Transport Organizational Automotive Mechanic. Private First Class Gray completed MOS school as Honor Graduate, and was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal.

Lance Corporal Gray checked into Headquarters and Service (H&S) Company, 4th Supply Battalion Newport News, VA where he was assigned as a Motor Transport Mechanic and later assigned as Quality Control NCO.

February 2003, H&S Company was activated in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to provide Combat Service Support to 1st Force Service Support Group in Camp Pendleton, CA. Upon activation, Lance Corporal Gray reported to 1st Maintenance Battalion, Motor Transport Maintenance (MTM) Company, where he served as a Motor Transport Mechanic. In April 2003, Lance Corporal Gray attended the Advanced Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) MOS School where he graduated as Honor Graduate. Corporal Gray returned to H&S Company in September 2003. He was placed in the S-4 platoon and assigned as a squad leader and later as the Platoon Sergeant.

In January 2006 Sergeant Gray was the Maintenance Platoon Sergeant/Shop Chief for Combat Service Support Detachment 48, Mojave Viper 8 in Twentynine Palms, CA. He returned to H&S Company as S-4 Platoon Commander.

Staff Sergeant Gray assumed the billet of H&S Company Gunnery Sergeant in December 2007. In June 2009, he served as the Marine Air Ground Task Force Movement Control Center Chief for Javelin Thrust 09, Combat Logistics Regiment 4, 4th Marine Logistics Group in Hawthorne, NV and Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, CA. 

Staff Sergeant Gray served as the H&S Company Gunnery Sergeant until being mobilized in December 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 10.1. Upon mobilization, he was assigned as the General Support Motor Transport (GSMT) Company Gunnery Sergeant, Combat Logistics Regiment 15 (Forward), 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward). After deploying to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, he returned to H&S Company in November 2010 to serve as the 4th Supply Battalion Logistics Chief. In August 2011 Gunnery Sergeant Gray attended the Staff Non Commissioned Officer Resident Advanced Course at Quantico, VA, graduating as the Honor Graduate.

In June 2012 Gunnery Sergeant Gray was mobilized and appointed as Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 13.1 Security Cooperation Team One, Marine Forces Africa. He deployed to Uganda in order to conduct Security Cooperation with the Ugandan Peoples Defense Force and to train them Infantry Tactics, Combat Engineer Skills and Logistics Operations. Upon returning to the states in 2013, he transferred to Alpha Company, 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion. Gunnery Sergeant Gray served as the Headquarters Platoon Sergeant, Motor Transport Operations Chief and the Acting First Sergeant.

In April 2015 First Sergeant Gray was assigned as Engineer Support Company First Sergeant, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, Baltimore, MD.

In September 2018 First Sergeant Gray was mobilized as Senior Enlisted Advisor for Security Cooperation Training Team 19.1, Marine Forces South. He deployed to various countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean to conduct training, exchanges and assessments with Partner Nation security forces. Upon returning in 2019, he rejoined Engineer Support Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, Baltimore, MD as the Company First Sergeant.

In June 2020 Sergeant Major Gray reported to 4th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), West Palm Beach, FL as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader. In September 2022, Sergeant Major Gray attended and graduated the Basic Airborne Course at
Fort Benning, GA. In May 2023 Sergeant Major Gray reported to Combat Logistics Regiment 45, Marietta, GA. Where he currently serves as the Regimental Sergeant Major.

Throughout his career, Sergeant Major Gray has attended multiple annual training evolutions. To include, Combined Arms Exercise (CAX), Integrated Training Exercise (ITX), Twenty-nine Palms, CA; Express Sword, Fort Bragg, NC; Personnel Temporary Augment Program (PTAP), Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan and Quantico Viper, Quantico, VA. 

Sergeant Major Gray's personal awards are the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two stars in lieu of three awards, and the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two stars in lieu of three awards.

Sergeant Major Gray is employed by the Department of the Army at Fort A.P. Hill, VA, where he serves as a Director of Plans Training Mobilization and Security.