Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richard, Company A, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion
/ Published January 11, 2007
Star Performer -- Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richard from Company A, Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion is Team Buckley's Star Performer for the week of Jan. 12 - 18.
Time in Service: Seven years, 11 months
Duty Title: Military Operational Electronic Intelligence Signals Analyst Program Intern Student
Hometown: Lordstown, Ohio
Hobbies: Playing any sports, and watching college football (especially Florida since they are my favorite team) and Ultimate Fighting Championship.
How do your day-to-day duties contribute to mission success?
Although not working in a full time position, I am currently taking numerous courses and working towards completing the Military Operational Electronic Intelligence Signals Analyst Program. I have also been certified to teach here on base.
If you could change one thing about the Marine Corps what would it be?
We should get rid of our Service Alpha uniform and make our Dress Blue uniform our standard check-in uniform. The Dress Blue uniform is the most recognizable uniform Marines have and it should be used more often.
What has been your most memorable experience in the Marine Corps?
Pinning my brother to the rank of Staff Sergeant was the highlight of my Marine Corps career. It is a day I will never forget.
Duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments:
I am currently responsible for completing the Military Operational Electronic Intelligence Signals Analyst Program. In just over a year, I have completed almost all of the required courses that are required for graduating from the program. I received a Joint Service Achievement Medal while at Operation Northern Watch, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and I was also awarded the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for operations in Afghanistan in 2001-2002.