Mike Aydelott
Jr. Vice Commander - Marines

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.  

Michael was temporarily assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in 2006 when he deployed with them to Iraq.  Serving in support of the 2006 - 2008 Iraqi Surge Campaign, Michael was awarded a Meritorious Mast for leading the effort which provided telecommunications equipment to the incoming battalion of Marines.
 
Re-enlisting in 2007 Michael was assigned to the Communications Training Command.  In January of 2008 Michael returned to Twenty-Nine Palms, California, where he performed duties related to the technical training of the next generation of Marines in the 2847 MOS.  Michael spent the next 3 and a half years there before being medically discharged for knees, ankles and hips issues in 2011.

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