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COMBAT LOGISTICS COMPANY 16
SgtMaj J.W. Lirette Sergeant Major, Combat Logistics Battalion-13
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Sergeant Major Lirette was born in Houston, Texas. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 14 May 1996.  He graduated from Mike Company, 3rd recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, in August 1996.  He then attended training with Bravo Company, School of Infantry Training, Camp Pendleton, California, where he was assigned the MOS of 0352 and was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.

In November 1996, Sergeant Major Lirette was assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion 1st Marine Regiment Camp Pendleton California where he served as a fire team leader, squad leader platoon sergeant.  While assigned to Weapons Company, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Sergeant Major Lirette then volunteered for Drill Instructor duty and graduated from Class 3-00 in June 2000.  Upon graduation, he was assigned to Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, where he served as a Junior Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor and Chief Drill Instructor.  He was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant on 2 January 2003.

In January 2004, Sergeant Major Lirette was assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms, California. During this tour, he served as Platoon Commander, Platoon Sergeant, and Company Gunnery Sergeant, deploying three times to Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In November 2007, Sergeant Major Lirette received orders to 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California and was assigned to Division School, 1st Marines Division where he served as the Chief Instructor; he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant on 1 March 2008.   

In June 2008, Sergeant Major Lirette reported to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California, where he served as the Company Gunnery Sergeant until January 2010.  He was then reassigned to Headquarters and Service Company and served as the Company Gunnery Sergeant and Company First Sergeant. Sergeant Major Lirette deployed to Okinawa, Japan and to Afghanistan.  He was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant on 1 March 2011

On 29 March 2011, Sergeant Major Lirette reported 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Where he severed as the Company First Sergeant for Company A.

On 1 July 2014, Sergeant Major Lirette reported Headquarters Detachment, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38 Marine Air Control Group 38 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, San Diego, California and assumed the duties as Detachment First Sergeant.
 
On 22 September 2014, Sergeant Major Lirette was re-assigned to HMLA-469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing Camp Pendleton California for the duties as the Squadron Sergeant Major.

On 16 January 2016 Sergeant Major Lirette was re-assigned as Headquarters and Service Company 2nd Battalion 4th Marines 5th Marines 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California.

Then on 6 January 2017 Sergeant Major Lirette assumed his current assignment as the Battalion Sergeant Major for Combat Logistics Battalion 13 Camp Pendleton California.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two Gold Star, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

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