HQ Company First Sergeant
First Sergeant Jeffrey L. Palmer

1stSgt Palmer is a native of Ottumwa, Iowa, and enlisted in the Marine Corps in December of 1998. He completed recruit training in February of 1999 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego where he was meritoriously promoted to PFC for graduating as squad leader and reported to Camp Pendleton for Marine Combat Training.  Upon completion, he reported to 29 Palms for training and was subsequently assigned as a Crypto & Circuit Card Repair Technician.

He was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal in December 1999 and received orders to ELMACO in Okinawa, Japan with follow on orders to CSSG-1 in 29 Palms.  While at CSSG-1, he was meritoriously promoted to Sergeant and deployed to Iraq as a part of CSSB-10 where he served as Rear Area Security Sergeant for the Battalion.  Upon completion of his tour in Iraq, Sergeant Palmer returned to 29 Palms and separated upon his EAS in 2003.  While in the IRR he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and became Vice President for Elavon, a division of US Bank in 2006 and help start an energy efficiency company in 2009.

After returning to Active Duty in 2011 he was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant and held an array of duties to include, Telephone Chief, Recruiter, Corporals Leadership School Director, and the Adjunct Faculty for Career School/Sergeant Seminar Program of the College Distance Education and Training Command for the Pensacola Region.

In February of 2021, Gunnery Sergeant Palmer was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant and assumed his current role as Company First Sergeant for MARCENT aboard MacDill AFB.

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