GySgt Gabriel CervantesDiaz, USMC

Assistant Marine Officer Instructor

Gunnery Sergeant CervantesDiaz enlisted in the Marine Corps in November of 2005. He attended recruit training aboard Recruit Training Depot San Diego CA. Upon completion of recruit training, Private First-Class CervantesDiaz attended Marine Combat Training aboard Camp Pendleton CA. In April of 2006, Private First-Class CervantesDiaz reported to Fort Leonardwood, MO where he gained the MOS of Motor Vehicle Operator 3531.

In June of 2006, Private First-Class CervantesDiaz reported to 1st Marine Division 11th Marines, Camp Pendleton, CA, where he was assigned to Charlie Battery and served as an Ammo Driver, and was promoted to Lance Corporal in August 2006. He then deployed to Camp Al-Taqaddum Iraq in July 2007 in support of Operation Iraq Freedom. LCpl CervantesDiaz was assigned as the Line NCO as well as participating in numerous tactical convoys throughout Iraq. LCpl CervantesDiaz was promoted to the rank of Corporal, during deployment in Iraq.

Upon returning from his deployment from Iraq in May of 2008, Corporal CervantesDiaz served as the Battery’s Licensing Non-Commissioned Officer, Line Non-Commissioned Officer, and Chief Dispatcher for numerous field operations in Camp Pendleton and Twentynine Palms where he was awarded an impact Navy Achievement Medal for his actions.

In May 2010, he deployed with Charlie Battery 1/11 in support of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and served as the Battery Chief Dispatcher, during deployment he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October 2010. In November 2011, he then deployed with Alpha Battery in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, he served as the Hot Landing Zone Controller and conducted multiple resupplies and medivac's.

Upon returning from his third deployment in 2012, Sergeant CervantesDiaz received orders to Drill Instructor School at Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego CA. In December 2012, Sergeant CervantesDiaz graduated from Drill Instructor School and was assigned to 2nd Battalion Golf Company and served as a Drill Instructor, and Experience Drill Instructor. Sergeant CervantesDiaz was transfer to Fox Company and completed two Senior Drill Instructor cycles. While serving as a Senior Drill Instructor, Sergeant CervantesDiaz was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant on 01 November 2015.

Upon a successful tour at Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego CA in January 2016, Staff Sergeant CervantesDiaz received orders to 3rd Marine Logistics Group Okinawa Japan, G3 and served as a Roadmaster and Unit Movement Control Center Chief. In January 2017 Staff Sergeant CervantesDiaz served as the Motor Transport Subject Matter Expert in the offload of Maritime Preposition Force ship USNS Sisler in Diego Garcia Island. Upon his return in March he redeployed to South Korea, Camp Mujuk in support of Key Resolve 1-17. In June 2017 he served as a Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Recovery (HADR) consultant in Taiwan for the Taiwan Marines Corps and provided classes in support of HADR procedures, and capabilities. In April 2018 Staff Sergeant CervantesDiaz was deployed to the Republic of the Philippines in support of PHILIPPINE BALIKATAN EXERCISE 18 (BK18) with 3d Marine Expeditionary Force. He served as the Joint Movement Control Center (JMCC) and Port Handling Inland Transportation (PHIT) Chief were he effectively coordinated with numerous service components such as Special Operations Forces, Army Forces, Air Force Forces, Navy Forces and Host Nation personnel.

In February 2019, Staff Sergeant CervantesDiaz reported to Marine Wing Support Squadron 374(-), Twentynine Palms, CA as a Motor Transport Chief and was assigned to Fuels Platoon, Airfield Company, while serving as a Motor Transport Chief he was deployed in support of Special Purpose Air/Ground Task Force Customs and Border Protection in Yuma Arizona, and serve as the Company Gunnery Sergeant. On January 3, 2020 he was transfer to and serve as Headquarters & Service Company Senior Enlisted Advisor. Staff Sergeant CervantesDiaz was promoted to his current rank of Gunnery Sergeant on 01 November 2020.

In November of 2020, Gunnery Sergeant CervantesDiaz received orders to Rice University to serve as the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor.

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