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6 04, 2020

Gunnery Sergeant Diego Pongo

2020-04-06T19:04:26+00:00April 6th, 2020|

Gunnery Sergeant Diego Pongo was born in Chatsworth, California on July 19th, 1985. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in October 2004 and attended recruit training at MCRD San Diego, California.  Upon graduation, he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class.  Upon completion of recruit training, Private First Class Pongo was ordered [...]

16 08, 2017

MajGen Mark Clark

2019-05-06T20:59:01+00:00August 16th, 2017|

Mark “Droopy” Clark, MajGen USMC (ret’d) is a native of South Dakota and Minnesota. He is a 1980 graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Economics. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in June 1981 upon completion of Officer Candidate School. In 1983, 2ndLT Clark was designated a [...]

23 06, 2017

Brian J. Von Herbulis

2017-07-09T14:53:51+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Brian retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.  Throughout his Marine Corps career, he served in various intelligence, reconnaissance and special operations leadership assignments.  He was an original member “Plank Owner” of 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion where he served for 6 years.  He commanded Marine Special [...]

23 06, 2017

Colonel Craig S. Kozeniesky

2019-01-07T23:14:49+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Craig is a native of Albuquerque, NM and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988-2016, retiring as a Colonel and as Deputy Commander of MARSOC. Throughout his career, he served in the USMC infantry, reconnaissance and joint special operations assignments. He served as a foreign exchange officer with the British Royal Marine [...]

23 06, 2017

Frank Parisi

2017-07-06T16:52:10+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Frank is currently a student at Bryn Mawr College's Postbaccalaureate Pre-med Program in Philadelphia, PA.  A Bronx, NY, native and 2004 Naval Academy graduate, Frank spent over 10 years in the Marine Corps. He served as an AV-8B Harrier pilot and later joined MARSOC as an Air Officer, where he deployed to Afghanistan as the JTAC [...]

23 06, 2017

Dan Dinsmore

2017-07-06T16:52:52+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Daniel Dinsmore, with the aid of his dad, Don Dinsmore U.S. Navy (Ret), are helping raise awareness and support in the Pacific Northwest for MARSOC Marines and Sailors.  He served as 1st Raider Bn Transportation Chief from 2011-2014. During that time, he actively competed as a Miles for MARSOC triathlete in multiple Ironman [...]

21 08, 2017

Greg Echtman

2019-01-25T20:58:18+00:00August 21st, 2017|

After serving in the USMC as a Stinger gunner / Team Leader from the mid 80’s into the early 90’s, Greg went back to school and is now a Project Manager for a small architectural firm. When he is not working you will find him logging many miles running as he has taken on the [...]

28 05, 2017

Derek Questell

2017-07-06T16:53:58+00:00May 28th, 2017|

Derek, a native of Swansboro, NC, entered the Marine Corps in 2005 as a mechanic and separated in January 2016 as a Marine Raider. He served with Marine Corps Search and Rescue Squadron as a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer, deploying to Iraq in 2007 as an aviation mechanic. Derek joined MARSOC in 2010 where he [...]

25 10, 2017

Maj Cedric Jefferson

2019-01-07T23:20:35+00:00October 25th, 2017|

Major Cedric Jefferson is currently serving as the Special Operations Capabilities Integration Officer for the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, VA. He began his career as an Infantry Officer, deploying twice to Iraq as a Rifle Platoon Commander with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines, leading infantry platoons as well as serving as [...]