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Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Sgt. Maj. Richard Charron

Sergeant Major

Sgt Maj Charron

SgtMaj Charron hails from New Jersey and entered the Marine Corps in June 1986. He attended Boot Camp at 3rd Recruit Training Bn, India Company, Platoon 3074, MCRD, Parris Island SC. Upon graduation he attended his MOS training at NAS Meridian, Miss. and earned the MOS 6672 Aviation Supply and Logistics Marine. From 1987 to 1988 LCpl Charron served with Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 31, MCAS Beaufort, SC. in support of various F-4 and F-18 Squadrons both in CONUS and Overseas.
In July 1988 Cpl Charron was meritoriously promoted and received orders to Marine Embassy Security Group in Quantico VA. Cpl Charron served as a watch stander to the American Embassies in Geneva, Switzerland, Moscow, Russia, El Salvador, San Salvador, where he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and as the Assistant Detachment Commander at the American Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia.

In June of 1992, Sgt Charron was assigned to Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station Hawaii, where he served with Marine Aviation & Logistics Squadron 24 as a parts expeditor for HMM-364 "Purple Foxes" both in Hawaii and Okinawa, and with HMH-463 "Pegasus" in support of the 15th MEU during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.

In July of 1995, SSgt Charron was selected and given orders to HMX-1, Presidential Helicopter Squadron in Quantico, VA. While assigned to HMX-1, SSgt Charron earned his Naval Aircrew Wings on the CH53E Helicopter, and held various collateral duties in support of Presidential visits throughout the United States and Overseas.

In July of 1999 SSgt Charron served a one year unaccompanied tour at MCAS Iwakuni Japan, with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12. While assigned to MALS-12, SSgt Charron supported various rotor and fixed wing squadrons in mainland Japan, Korea and Australia.
In August of 2000, Gunnery Sergeant Charron received orders back to Marine Embassy Security Group, this time as a Detachment Commander, where he served at the American Embassies in Ankara, Turkey and Guatemala City, Guatemala. During both tours his detachments were selected as the "Detachment of the Year" for Alpha and Delta Company, MSG Bn. After completing a successful tour, GySgt Charron was selected as an Instructor Advisor for Marine Embassy Security Group School.

In February of 2005, GySgt Charron was promoted to 1stSgt and received orders to 3rd Radio Battalion, III MEF, MCB Kaneohe Bay HI. Where he served as the Alpha Company 1stSgt, during his tour he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III, Fallujah from 2005-2006 and then as the Headquarters & Service Company 1stSgt upon his return from deployment.

SgtMaj Charron was selected to his present rank in Nov 07, and reported to 1st Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Battalion-1, Camp Pendleton, CA. During his tour he deployed to Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 9.2. Upon return from deployment he assumed duties as the 7th Engineer Support Battalion SgtMaj, and deployed again to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11.1.

From January 2012 to June 2013, SgtMaj Charron served as the Base SgtMaj for Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, CA.
SgtMaj Charron assumed duties as the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar SgtMaj on June 12, 2013.
SgtMaj Charron holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies; he is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School (by extension), The Command and Staff College (by extension), as well as the Joint Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education Course, and the Senior Enlisted Course SEPME.

SgtMaj Charron’s personal awards include, The Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd award), Combat Action Ribbon (2nd award), as well as numerous unit and service awards. SgtMaj Charron is authorized to wear the Presidential Service Badge and Naval Aircrewman Insignia.