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James R. Futrell is a retired United States Marine Corps Sergeant Major who spent more than 33 ½ years on active duty. He presently serves as a Management Analyst for the Marine Corps Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Manpower Information System Division, Quantico Va. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Associates Degree in General Studies. He has attended several Military schools and Leadership Academies during his military career.  He served a combat tour during Desert Storm/Desert Shield and participated in operations in the Persian Gulf and Beirut, Lebanon with COMIDEASTFORCE.  Participated in a CENTCOM AOR TOUR with Senior Enlisted Leaders from all branches of the military to serve as advisors for Afghanistan and Iraqi Armies. He attended the Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Course in Joint and Combined Studies at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Futrell enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 16, 1979. During his Marine Corps career he served in the following assignments:

Recruit, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island S.C (08/1979)

Infantry Rifleman, 3rd Battalion, Sixth Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC(1979-80)

Sub-Unit 1, Headquarters Service Company, 3RD Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan (1980- 1981)

Marine Security Guard, Marine Barracks, U.S. Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia (1981-1983)

Redeye/Stinger Gunner, U.S. Army Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, Texas (07-08/1983)

2ND Forward Altitude Air Defense Battery, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC (1983-1985)

Recruiter/SNCOIC Recruiting Station, Burlington/Raleigh, 6th Marine Corps District N.C . (1985-1988)

Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Battery, 1st LAAD Battalion, 1st Marine Air Wing, Okinawa, Japan (1988-1989)

Operations Chief/Training Chief, 2nd LAAD Battalion, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point NC (1989-92)

Stinger School Instructor, Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Bliss, Texas (1992-1994)

Delta Company, First Sergeant, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twenty-nine Palms, Ca. (1994-97)

Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station, 6th Marine Corps District, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1997-1999)

Sergeant Major, Inspector Instructor, 4th Maintenance Battalion, Charlotte, N.C. (1999-2002)

Sergeant Major, 4th Marine Corps Recruiting District, New Cumberland, PA.  (2002-2004)

Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico, VA.  (2004-2006)

Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA.  (2006-2009)

Forces Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Forces Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii   (2009-2012)

Personal Awards include: 2 Legion of Merit, 4 Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Service Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. He has received several unit awards not listed.

As a Department of Defense civilian, Mr. Futrell advises the Manpower Information System Division on matters relating to Administration Advocacy which is dedicated solely to the coordination, research, analysis and dissemination of issues initiated by the administration community. While maintaining an effective relationship and while gaining cooperation of advocates subject matter experts, supervisors, managers and co-workers on complex or controversial administrative issues.

Bio

James R. Futrell is a retired United States Marine Corps Sergeant Major who spent more than 33 ½ years on active duty. He presently serves as a Management Analyst for the Marine Corps Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Manpower Information System Division, Quantico Va. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Associates Degree in General Studies. He has attended several Military schools and Leadership Academies during his military career.  He served a combat tour during Desert Storm/Desert Shield and participated in operations in the Persian Gulf and Beirut, Lebanon with COMIDEASTFORCE.  Participated in a CENTCOM AOR TOUR with Senior Enlisted Leaders from all branches of the military to serve as advisors for Afghanistan and Iraqi Armies. He attended the Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Course in Joint and Combined Studies at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.

Mr. Futrell enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 16, 1979. During his Marine Corps career he served in the following assignments:

Recruit, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island S.C (08/1979)

Infantry Rifleman, 3rd Battalion, Sixth Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC(1979-80)

Sub-Unit 1, Headquarters Service Company, 3RD Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan (1980- 1981)

Marine Security Guard, Marine Barracks, U.S. Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia (1981-1983)

Redeye/Stinger Gunner, U.S. Army Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, Texas (07-08/1983)

2ND Forward Altitude Air Defense Battery, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC (1983-1985)

Recruiter/SNCOIC Recruiting Station, Burlington/Raleigh, 6th Marine Corps District N.C . (1985-1988)

Platoon Sergeant, Bravo Battery, 1st LAAD Battalion, 1st Marine Air Wing, Okinawa, Japan (1988-1989)

Operations Chief/Training Chief, 2nd LAAD Battalion, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point NC (1989-92)

Stinger School Instructor, Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Bliss, Texas (1992-1994)

Delta Company, First Sergeant, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twenty-nine Palms, Ca. (1994-97)

Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station, 6th Marine Corps District, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1997-1999)

Sergeant Major, Inspector Instructor, 4th Maintenance Battalion, Charlotte, N.C. (1999-2002)

Sergeant Major, 4th Marine Corps Recruiting District, New Cumberland, PA.  (2002-2004)

Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico, VA.  (2004-2006)

Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, VA.  (2006-2009)

Forces Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Forces Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii   (2009-2012)

Personal Awards include: 2 Legion of Merit, 4 Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medal, 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Service Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. He has received several unit awards not listed.

As a Department of Defense civilian, Mr. Futrell advises the Manpower Information System Division on matters relating to Administration Advocacy which is dedicated solely to the coordination, research, analysis and dissemination of issues initiated by the administration community. While maintaining an effective relationship and while gaining cooperation of advocates subject matter experts, supervisors, managers and co-workers on complex or controversial administrative issues.