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Site Sergeant Major, Marine Air Control Squadron 24 Sergeant Major Douglas R. Blose

Sergeant Major Blose enlisted in the Marine Corps in May of 1985 and attended Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island, South Carolina.

Upon completion of Recruit training Private Blose attended his primary MOS school at Basic Combat Engineer Course at Court House Bay, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

After completion of his MOS school Private First Class Blose executed orders to MWSG 172, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan from December 1985 to December 1986 where he participated in Operation Team Spirit in Korea.

Lance Corporal Blose then executed orders to 2nd Landing Support Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. There Corporal Blose participated in operations in Norway as well as the 22nd MEU. In May 1989 Corporal Blose was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.

Lance Corporal Blose reenlisted in the Marine Corps in May 2000 at age 34 and executed orders to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  In December 2000 Corporal Blose attended Engineer Squad Leaders Course at Engineer Training Area III and after completion of the course became an instructor and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 2001. In 2002 Sergeant Blose attended Sapper Leaders Course in Fort Leonard Wood MO. In 2003 Sergeant Blose participated in OIF-1 as a Squad Leader.

Upon completion of his tour in OIF-1 Sgt Blose executed orders to Recruiter School in San Diego, California.  After completion of the course Sgt Blose was transferred to Recruiting Station New Jersey in December 2003 during which time he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and subsequently meritoriously promoted to Gunnery Sergeant as the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Recruiting Sub-Station Red Bank, New Jersey.

After completion of his tour on Recruiting Duty, GySgt Blose was transferred to Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan in 2007. GySgt Blose performed duties as the Company Gunnery Sergeant at Bravo Company, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Foster until February 2007. GySgt Blose then executed orders to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division where he deployed in support of OEF as Team Chief for Embedded Training Team 2-7. Upon completion of his tour to OEF GySgt Blose assumed the duties as Company 1st Sgt at Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. GySgt Blose was frocked to the rank of 1st Sgt on 1 January 2010.

In June 2010 1st Sgt Blose executed orders to the First Sergeants Course at Quantico, VA and follow on orders to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion where he assumed the duties as H&S Company 1st Sgt in September 2010. 1st Sgt Blose later assumed the duties as Charlie Company 1st Sgt in 2011 where he deployed ISO OEF 12. When the Battalion returned from Afghanistan in April 2012 1st Sgt Blose reported to Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. In October 2013 1stSGT Blose reported to 2D Reconnaissance Battalion where he served as the H&S Company 1stSGT. On January 15th Sergeant Major Blose was frocked to his current rank.