Mr. 1stSgt Donald Griffith

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Mr. 1stSgt Donald Griffith

First Sergeant Donald D. Griffith, USMC (Retired)

            email:   donaldg@fisd.org
 
 
 Military Biography:

1stSgt Griffith's last assignment was as at Marine Reserve Center, Terre Haute, Indiana and was the 1stSgt for 3rd Battalion 24th Marines. 

 

1stSgt Griffith graduated from Anderson High School in Anderson, Indiana in 1981, He enlisted into the Marine Corps in February of 1982 and graduated Marine Basic Training in San Diego, CA. in August of 1982 as a (meritorious) Private 1st Class.
 
1stSgt Griffith was then assigned to Naval Air Station Millington, TN as an Aviation Electrician and was promoted to Lance Corporal. in February 1984.  Upon graduation in August of 1983  1stSgt Griffith was assigned to HQ and Maintenance Squadron 24 New River North Carolina.
 
Assignments and duties::
      Marine Air Station, New River, North Carolina    (Aug.t 1983- Dec. 1986)                Aviation Electrician
      USS Inchon. Mediterranean Deployment            (July 1984- Feb. 1985)                   Aviation Electrician
      Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii         (Dec. 1986 - Feb. 1989)       Supply Clerk / NCO School Instructor
      Marine Recruiting Sub Station Wenatchee, WA (Mar 1989 - Apr 1992)                 Marine Recruiter
      Marine Recruiting Station  Seattle, WA              (Apr 1992-August 1992)          Operations Clerk/MEPS Liaison
      Marine Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, HI                 (Aug. 1992 - Aug 1995)     SNCO in Charge of Ground Support
      Marine Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan                    (Jan 1993 - July 1994)      SNCO in Charge of Ground Support
      Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI              (Aug 1995 - Sep 1996)      Full Time College Student       
      2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Cherry Pt. NC            (Sep 1996 - Sep 1999)      Auditor
      Marine Reserve Center, Terre Haute, IN           (Sep 1999 - Mar 2002)       Inspector Instructor 1stSgt/ Retired
 
    After Retirement from the Marine Corps
       Marine Corps JROTC, Spirngfield, OH             (Sep 2002- July 2004)        Instructor
       Navy JROTC Church Hill, TN                           (Aug 2005 - july 2009)        Instructor
       Navy JROTC Red Oak, TX                              (July 2009 - Nov 2014)        Instructor (Opened New Unit)
       Marine Corps JROTC, Waco, TX                     (Dec 2014 - Jun 2017)        Instructor
       Navy JROTC, Fredericksburg, TX                    (Aug 2017 -  Present)         Instructor
 
Promotions:
     PFC                   (Aug 1982)    "Meritorious"
     LCPL                 (Feb 1984)
    Corporal             (Dec 1984)    "Meritorious"
    Sergeant            (Aug 1987)    "Meritorious"
    Staff Sergeant    (Dec 1992)    "Accelerated"
    Gunnery Sgt.      (Aug 1995) 
    First Sergeant    (Aug 1998)
 
Education:
     Hawaii Pacific University  (1992-1996)   Bachelor of Science in Business Administration  
                                                                     "graduated Summa Cum Laude
     Boston University             (1997-1999)   Master of Science in Business Administration
                                                                     "graduate with National Honors"
 
Personal:
   1stSgt Griffith has three sisters who all live in Indiana.  He is married to Debbie Griffith and they have 8 children and 5 grandchildren with a grand child due in February of 2019.   1stSgt Griffith ran the Honolulu Marathon in Dec of 1988.