Michael V. Aydelotte enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in November 2001 and graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in October of 2002. Following Basic recruit training Michael was sent to his Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) School in Twenty-Nine Palms, CA. There, Michael would complete the ‘Basic Electronics and Telephone Systems Personal Computer Repair Course’ to become a certified Telecommunications Repairer (MOS 2847).
Michaels first duty station was with the 3rd Marine Division at Camp Courtney in Okinawa, Japan. Michael quickly found his niche and established a reputation as a problem solver and leader in the B-billet support roles available around the telecommunications shop. Within his first 6 months in ‘the Fleet”, PFC Aydelotte’s superiors recognized his abilities and assigned him to be the Publications and Tools NCO, a billet typically reserved for E4’s and above.
Michael’s second duty station with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Here, Michael continued to develop his skill set and build upon his accomplishments established in Okinawa.
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