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1st Sgt Gustavus O. Wilson Sr.

Hometown: Orlando FL.

Military History

May 25 1978 – I Enlisted into the United State Marines Corps as a Private then was ship off to MCRD Parris Island SC. Then I was assigned to 3rd Battalion 8th Marine Camp Lejeune NC from 1978 – 1981. Then was assigned to MCRD Parris Island as a Marksmanship Instructor from 1981 – 1983. Then was a assigned to Camp Lejeune NC 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines from 1983 – 1986. Then was assigned to 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines 1st Marine Brigade from 1986 – 1989. Then was assigned to MCRD San Diego as a Drill Instructor from 1989 – 1991. Then was assigned to 3rd Battalion 8th Marines from 1991 – 1994. Then was assigned to 1st Marine Air Wing unit Okinawa Japan as a Squadron Gunny from 1994-1997. Then was assigned to 7th Communication Battalion HQ Company as a First Sergeant from 1997 – 1998. Then was assigned to I&I Staff Huntsville AL. from 1998 – 2001. Retired from the Marines Corps on August 30, 2001.

 

Promotions

I was promoted to rank of private on May 25 1978 also promoted to the rank of private first class on November 1, 1978. Then on June 1, 1979 I was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal. On July 1, 1980 I was promoted to the rank of Corporal. On September 1, 1982 I was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. On October 1, 1987 I was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. On July 1, 1993 I was promoted to the rank of Gunny Sergeant. On August 1, 1997 I was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant.

 

Military Schools

Squad Leader Course from May 1979 to Jun 1979. Platoon Leader Course from June to 1983 September 1983. Staff Academy from January 1988 to March 1988. Advance Staff Academy from May 1995 to July 1995. First Sergeant Course from June 1998 to July 1998.

 

Awards

Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal w/ Gold Star, Good Conduct Medal w/ Silver and two Bronze Star, Marine Unit Expedition Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Services Medal, Overseas Ribbon w/Silver Star and two Bronze Stars, Arctic Service Ribbon, and NATO Ribbon.

 

Family

Wife Nita M. Wilson, Daughter Renita L. Wilson, Son Gustavus O. Wilson Jr.

 

Civilian School

Columbia College AA Degree completed in Oct 2010.