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Welcome Sergeant Major for Education Command/ Marine Corps University


Sergeant Major Peter A. Siaw, USMC


Sergeant Major Siaw reported to MCRD San Diego, California in April 1993 for training with E Company, 2d Recruit Training Battalion. Upon graduating as the Company Honorman, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal followed by Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, California, and Personnel Administration School in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he was selected as the Honor Graduate.


In November 1993, he reported to Marine Air Control Squadron 6 in Cherry Point, North Carolina serving as an Administrative Clerk, Orders NCOIC, and Postal NCOIC. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in July 1994, and was selected to receive the Motivation, Leadership, and Integrity Award upon graduation of the Corporal’s Leadership Course. In July 1995, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.


In June 1997, he reported to Drill Instructor School, MCRD San Diego, California where he graduated as the Second Place Honor Graduate. He served as a Junior Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor, earned the Moral Leadership Award, and was twice selected as the Senior Drill Instructor of the Quarter. He was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in July 1999. In June 2000, he was assigned as the Staff SNCOIC and Curriculum Developer of the Marine Corps History Section, and later, SNCOIC of the Academic Instruction Unit. In September 2000, he was selected as the MCRD San Diego Drill Instructor of the Year. In October 2000, he was selected as the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Drill Instructor of the Year for 2000 and was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.


In September 2001, he reported to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan to serve as the SNCOIC of the Station Orders Department, Marine Aircraft Group 12 Adjutant Chief, and Detachment SNCOIC for multiple group level exercises in the Western Pacific. He was selected to the rank of First Sergeant in December 2003.


In April 2004, he reported to 1st Battalion, 3d Marines to serve as the First Sergeant for Bravo Company, BLT 1/3, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of Operation


Iraqi Freedom II. In November 2004, he participated in Operation Al Fajr/Fantom Fury, the assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. In January 2005, he participated in combat and security operations for the first Iraqi elections. In July 2005, he assumed duties as the First Sergeant for Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines and deployed in January 2006 to Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan to conduct combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VI/VII.


In September 2006, he reported to Military Police Company, Twin Cities, Minnesota, Headquarters Battalion, 4th Marine Division to serve as the Inspector-


Instructor First Sergeant. In November 2006, he was selected to the rank of Sergeant Major.


In December 2007, he reported for duty as the Sergeant Major for Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, and deployed in September 2008 to the Western Pacific in support of the Unit Deployment Program.


In September 2009, he reported for duty as the Sergeant Major for 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and Camp Sergeant Major for the 41 Area of MCB Camp Pendleton. He deployed in May 2010 to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 10.1.


In February 2011, he reported for duty as the Sergeant Major for 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD San Diego, California. In April 2012, he assumed duties as the Sergeant Major for Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD San Diego, California.


In March 2014, he assumed his current duties as the Sergeant Major for Education Command/Marine Corps University.


Sergeant Major Siaw’s personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal (gold star in lieu of third award); the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award); the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of third award); and the Combat Action Ribbon (gold star in lieu of second award).


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