LtCol Sanford C. Orrick, a Missouri native, enlisted in the Marine Corps in1989. After completing recruit training at MCRD San Diego, CA and Motor Transport Maintenance School at Camp Johnson, NC, PFC Orrick reported to Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan for duty as a motor transportation mechanic with 9th Motor Transportation Battalion.
In December 1991 LCpl Orrick reported to Motor Transportation School, Schools Battalion, Camp Del Mar, Camp Pendleton, CA. The Motor Transportation School closed in November of 1993 and Cpl Orrick received orders to Brigade Service Support Group 1.
In Dec 1993 Sgt Orrick reported to BSSG-1, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Sgt Orrick spent the next two months with BSSG-1 until being reassigned to 1st Battalion 3rd Marines. Sgt Orrick spent the next three years with 1st Battalion 3rd Marines filling the role of shop chief and maintenance chief while completing two deployments as part of the unit deployment program.
In March of 1997 Sgt Orrick reported to 3rd Marine Regiment and fulfilled the billet of maintenance chief. SSgt Orrick remained at 3rd Marine Regiment until being selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program in April of 1998.
In June 1998 SSgt Orrick reported to the NROTC, University of Missouri as a student to participate in the MECEP program. SSgt Orrick spent the next three years working towards his Bachelor of Arts degree and commission in the Marine Corps.
In Dec 2001 GySgt Orrick received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Missouri and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
After graduation from The Basic School and entry level MOS training to become an 0402, Logistic Officer, 2ndLt Orrick reported to 3rd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion in February 2003 where he was assigned as the S-4A. There he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. In February 2004 1stLt Orrick again deployed with 3d LAAD Battalion as the Battalion S-4 Officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
In May 2006 Capt Orrick attended the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned his Master of Science in Management specializing in Manpower Systems Analysis as part of the Special Education Program. In March of 2008 Capt Orrick graduated from NPS and executed orders to Manpower Plans Division, Manpower & Reserve Affairs, HQMC.
In July 2011 Capt Orrick received orders to Training and Education Command to work in the G-3/5/7 Future Operations Section as the Logistics Combat Element task analyst working on service level Logistics Combat Element training task/issues.
In July 2014 Maj Orrick reported to CE MARCENT FWD to serve as the MARCENT FWD G-4, Operations and Plans Officer until he received orders in April 2015 to Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, CA serving as the Regimental Logistics Officer.
In September 2016 Major Orrick was assigned to the SPMAGTF-CR-CC 17.2 serving as the Executive Officer for the SPMAGTF-CR-CC LCE. The LCE deployed to the Central Command AOR for 6 months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Upon returning from the SPMAGTF-CR-CC in November 2017 Major Orrick served as Company Commander, Supply Company, 1st Supply Battalion until June 2018 when he was transferred to MARFORCENTCOM serving as G-4, Plans and Exercise Branch Head.
In the fall of 2018, he was promoted to his current rank and selected for Command of CLB-7 at MCAGCC Twentynine Palms CA.
LtCol Orrick is married to the former Michele Lee Grisham and has seven children, Joshua, Jacob, Jordan, Jadyn, Aubrey, Jonah, and Jerome.
His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, gold star in lieu of second award, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, gold star in lieu of second award, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal with 3 stars in lieu of fourth award.