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Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico

Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region

Quantico, Va.
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Sergeant Major Charlie H. Clawson Command Sergeant Major
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Sergeant Major Charlie H. Clawson was born in Alexandria, Virginia. He enlisted into the Marine Corps in March of 1996 and reported to Company H 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. in August of 1996. Upon graduating from recruit training, he reported to Marine Combat Training, School of Infantry, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune North Carolina for training. After completing MCT he reported to Fort Leonardwood, MO for duty as a student in Motor Transport Instruction Company in January 1997.

In March 1997, Private First Class Clawson reported to 3rd Support Battalion 3rd Force Service Support Group (FSSG) Okinawa Japan.  He was assigned to Motor Transport Company, 1st Platoon as a Motor Vehicle Operator. During this assignment he held the billet of a fire team leader and Line NCO. He deployed with the 31st MEU (SOC) where he participated in Exercise TANDEM THRUST.

                                                                

Upon completion of his tour with 3rd FSSG in April of 1997 Lance Corporal Clawson received orders to Headquarters Battalion- Headquarters Marine Corps (HQBN HQMC) Henderson Hall, Arlington VA, where he was assigned to the Motor Transport Platoon. During his tour at HQBN HQMC he held the following billets: Motor Vehicle Operator, Chief Dispatcher, Platoon Sergeant, Operations Chief and NCOIC for HQBN HQMC Corporal’s Course. Sergeant Clawson was assigned as Senator John McCain’s driver and General Krulak’s driver. He was the NCOIC for the former Commandant General Chapman’s funeral procession. He was also the NCOIC for several General Officer and Sergeant Major Symposiums.

 

In March 2000, Sergeant Clawson received orders to MCRD San Diego CA. Drill Instructor School. He left MCRD San Diego in November 2001 due to an injury.

 

In November 2001, Sergeant Clawson reported to Inspector-Instructor Staff, Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Company 4th FSSG in Marietta, GA. During his tour at 4th FSSG I&I duty he held the following billets: Battalion Motor Transport Operations Chief, Battalion License Examiner, Battalion Hazmat Chief and Battalion Chief Martial Arts Instructor Trainer.

 

In 2004, Sergeant Clawson volunteered to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with 7th Marine Regiment. While with RCT-7 he served as a Motor Transport Chief, Machine Gunner and on the Personal Security Detachment (PSD) for the Regimental Commander.

 

In August of 2005, Staff Sergeant Clawson received orders to MCRD San Diego CA, Recruiter’s School. Upon graduating he was assigned to Recruiting Station Frederick Maryland, Sub-Station Rockville Maryland as a canvassing Recruiter.

 

In April 2007, Staff Sergeant Clawson received orders to The Basic School Quantico, Va.  While serving with the Motor Transport Operations Platoon he was assigned as the Operations Chief, Truckmaster, and Roadmaster. In March of 2008, Staff Sergeant Clawson was assigned as the Charlie Company GySgt (3-08) and Alpha Company GySgt (1-09).  In May of 2009 Staff Sergeant Clawson was transferred back to the Motor Transport Operations Platoon and assigned as the Operations Chief.

 

In June of 2010, Gunnery Sergeant Clawson reported to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion for Duty as a Motor Transport Operations Chief. During his tour at 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Gunnery Sergeant Clawson was the acting First Sergeant for Headquarters & Service Company for over a year.

 

In June 2013, Gunnery Sergeant Clawson reported to Marine Corps Security Force Regiment Norfolk, VA for duty as the Motor Transport Chief. He was frocked to First Sergeant on February 27, 2014 and given orders to Battery G, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, where he served as the Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant.

 

In March 2014, First Sergeant Clawson reported to Battery G, 3rd Battalion, 14th Marines, Fort Dix, NJ where he was the Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant.

 

In April 2017, First Sergeant Clawson received orders to The Basic School Quantico, VA. He was assigned as the Company First Sergeant for Company D 4-17 and Company I 1-18. On 25 May 2018 he was frocked to his current rank and assigned to Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, VA.

 

In July of 2018, he reported to his current assignment at Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, VA. 

 

Sergeant Major Clawson’s personal decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with four gold stars in lieu of fifth award, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars in lieu of forth award, Combat Action Ribbon.

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