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Legacy Marine: Wayne Steele has 41 years in

He’s been everywhere

Throughout Col. Wayne Steele’s 41-year career, he’s served at nearly every duty station in the Corps. An overview:

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego [1970-1971]

? Recruit training

Camp Lejeune, N.C. [1971-1972]

? 2nd Marine Division

? 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines

? 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines

? Deployed to the Mediterranean with 26th Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU)

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. [1972]

? Attended Marine Corps Physical Fitness Academy

? Participated in All-Marine Orienteering Team

Camp Lejeune, N.C. [Dates not available]

? 2nd Marine Division

? Tactics instructor at the Special Warfare Training Center

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C [until 1977]

? Drill instructor duty

Okinawa, Japan [Assigned 1977]

? 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

? Marine Air Control Group 18

? Duty with the Commanding General, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Staff Secretary’s Office

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. [Dates not available]

? Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1

? Assigned as the Admin Chief and Acting Sergeant Major

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. [1982]

? Attended Warrant Officer Basic School

Camp Lejeune, N.C. [Dates not available]

? Utilities Officer Course

Okinawa, Japan [1983-1985]

? 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

? Marine Air Control Group 17

Pohang, South Korea [Exercises in 1983-1984]

? Bear Hunt

? Team Spirit

Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay [1985-1988]

? Marine Wing Support Squadron 173

Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Calif. [1988-1990]

? Combat Service Support Detachment 14

Saudi Arabia [Served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm 1990-1991]

? Maintenance Detachment, Brigade Service Support Group 7

? Maintenance control officer

? Engineer Maintenance Company, 1st Force Service Support Group

? Company commander

Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Calif. [1991]

? Combat Service Support Detachment 14

Camp Pendleton, Calif. [1991-1992]

? Engineer Maintenance Company, 1st Force Service Support Group

? Company commander

Somalia [Operation Restore Hope 1992-1993]

? Maintenance Detachment

? Executive officer

Camp Pendleton, Calif. [1993-1995]

? Engineer Maintenance Company, 1st Force Service Support Group

California State University at San Marcos [1995]

? Selected for the Degree Completion Program

? Earned a bachelor’s degree in history

Camp Pendleton, Calif. [Assigned until 1998]

? 1st Maintenance Battalion

? Battalion maintenance operation officer

Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Calif. [1998]

? Marine Wing Support Group 37

? Operations officer

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. [1999-2001]

? Coordinated move of Support Group, Marine Air Wing Support Squadron 373, and elements of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing from El Toro to Miramar during Base Relocation and Closure.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego [2001]

? Service Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion

? Company Commander

U.S. Marine Forces Korea [Until 2003]

? Assistant Chief of Staff G-4

Camp Pendleton, Calif. [2003]

? Base facilities maintenance officer

? Marine Wing Support Squadron 372

? Commanding Officer

Iraq [2004]

? Marine Wing Support Squadron 372

Naval War College, Newport, R.I. [2006-2007]

? Earned master’s degree in national security and strategic studies

Scott Air Force Base, Ill. [2007-2008]

? Marine Corps representative to U.S. Transportation Command

Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. [2008-2010]

? Marine Wing Support Group 47

? Served as the commanding officer

MCAS Miramar, Calif./Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan [2010-present]

? Senior logistician and G-4 for 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward)

Article source: http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/marine-legacy-marine-wayne-steele-41-years-in-061012w/

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