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    Meet our MEB



    Photo by Cpl. Francesca Landis 

    3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade   

    U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Cory Trott, a chemical biological radiological nuclear and anti-terrorism force protection chief with 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, poses for a photo on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, April 28, 2021.
    “I did three years in the Army and got out right before 9/11. I knew I needed to come back into the military. My uncle, a retired Marine Corps colonel who fought in Vietnam, and I had many talks when I was figuring out what branch I wanted to go into, which led me to joining the Marine Corps.To this day it’s been the second best decision of my life; the first being having my son. My favorite thing in the Marine Corps is the Marines themselves, leading Marines, being with the Marines and getting to know them, and being able to help them. My greatest achievement personally to me was getting to spend four years with MARSOC. I was in my late 30s, so I was a little older, but I became the first CBRN Marine to deploy with MARSOC. Being a part of a team like that, comprised of mostly younger warfighters, for those four years opened up a lot of opportunities for me and gave me some solid experience.
    I hit 18 years in the Marine Corps in May. Okinawa was my first duty station back in 2007. I love Okinawa, I was surprised by how much it hasn’t changed sense last time I was here.
    I think my job here at 3D MEB is a pretty good job. It’s a unique unit here, mostly comprised of higher ranking officers and enlisted. With the shift of the focus of the Marine Corps being INDOPACOM, 3D MEB is going to start playing a bigger role. It will start being a part of a lot more major exercises and leading the way for the Marine Corps’ focus. I’ll be out here ‘till I retire, so I’ll get to play a lot of parts in those. So far, I’ve gotten to participate in two exercises with the MEB.”
    (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Francesca Landis)



    Date Taken: 04.28.2021
    Date Posted: 05.02.2021 20:55
    Photo ID: 6623104
    VIRIN: 210428-M-VI369-1003
    Resolution: 5188x3459
    Size: 10.41 MB

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