First Sergeant Thompson is a native of Washington, D.C. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in May, 1999 and, graduated from recruit training September 1999 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Private Thompson completed Marine Combat Training in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, then transferred to Camp Johnson, North Carolina, and completed Basic Warehousing Course (MOS 3051) in October 1999.
Private Thompson reported to 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines aboard MCB, Kaneohe Bay, HI November 1999 after completing his MOS school training. He then completed 1 Unit Deployment Program with 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines to Okinawa, Japan. In September of 2001, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal.
In March of 2002, Corporal Thompson reported to Marine Security Guard Battalion S-4 aboard MCB Quantico as a Warehouse NCO. In November of 2002 he was selected to compete in the All-Marine Boxing Trials aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In January of 2003, Corporal Thompson reported to MWSS 373 aboard MCAS Miramar, CA as a Warehouse NCO and was deployed seven days later in support of Operation Southern Watch/ Operation Iraqi Freedom. In March of 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. From April to May of 2004 he participated in Combined Arms Exercise 4 and 5 aboard 29 Palms, CA. In June of 2004, Sergeant Thompson participated at Desert Talon in Yuma, AZ and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2 in August 2004.
In July of 2005, Sergeant Thompson reported to Drill Instructor School, MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School, he was assigned to Charlie Company, First Recruit Training Battalion. During his tour as a Drill Instructor he served as a Drill Instructor, Martial Arts Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor. Also, during his tour he was awarded 3rd Quarter, FY-06 DI of the Quarter. In January of 2008, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
In October of 2008, he reported to MCB, Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan for duty as the Base Range Detachment’s Supply Chief. In October of 2009, he reported for duty as a Faculty Advisor for the SNCOA MCB, Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan. During his tenure as a Faculty Advisor, he was the Physical Training Instructor and served as the Chief Instructor for Sergeant’s Course. Also, in addition to his duties, he cutover the SNCOA account to the Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC).
In August of 2011, SSgt Thompson reported to 2D SupBn aboard Camp Lejeune, NC as the Admin/Training SNCOIC. In December 2011, he received TAD orders to Combat Logisitics Battalion 26, 26th MEU and served as the Warehouse Chief/SNCOIC for the supply section. He embarked aboard the USS Kearsarge for a 7 month deployment from March to October 2013. In July of 2014, SSgt Thompson terminated his TAD orders and returned to 2D SupBn.
In August 2014, he was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant and received orders to Headquarters Regiment, 3D Marine Logistics Group, Okinawa, Japan where he served as the Company Gunnery Sergeant, Headquarters Company from October 2014 to December of 2015.
In January of 2016, GySgt Thompson reported to MCRD Parris Island as a Course Challenger for class 2-16 and was selected to become a staff member of Drill Instructor School. He served as a Squad Instructor, Recruit Training Order Instructor, Instructor of Squadbay Procedures and the Physical Training Instructor at Drill Instructor school.
In September of 2018, he was promoted to his current rank. Also, in September of 2018, he reported to Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea to assume the billet as the Senior Enlisted Advisor.
First Sergeant Thompson’s personal awards consists of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (1 gold star in lieu of 2nd award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (1 gold star in lieu of 2nd award), Good Conduct medal (1 silver star in lieu of 6th award), and the Drill Instructor Ribbon (1 bronze star in lieu of 2nd award).