MSgt George Cater

MSgt George Cater

Dates of Service: Dec 1969 - Sep 1993
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  • Pvt Dec 69
  • PFC Sep 70
  • LCpl Mar 71
  • Cpl May 72
  • Sgt May 73
  • SSgt Apr 76
  • GySgt Jun 81
  • MSgt Mar 90

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Active Duty 1969-1993 PMOS: Infantry Rifleman & SNCO; Marine Barracks Security Guard, NSA: 71-73; Drill Instructor PISC: 73-76; Marine Corps Shooting Team, Quantico: 78-81, Distinguished Pistol 1978; Recruiter, Florida: 85-87. 4th MarDiv G-3 Chief, New Orleans: 91-93. All other time spent in rifle battalions (1/1,3/9,2/9,3/3).

Military Experiences

Aug 1991 - Sep 1993
Aug 1990 - Mar 1991
3rd Marines
Jan 1978 - Dec 1981
Pistol Team Member
Firing member of the permanent Marine Corps Shooting Team.
Jan 1977 - Jan 1978
Platoon Commander/Platoon Sergeant
Lima Co, 3/9; back in the day before unit rotation when 9th Marines were at Camp Schwab & 4th Marines were at Camp Hansen. Assigned as Platoon Sgt for 5 months with weapons & 1st platoon, as Platoon Commander for 7 months due to shortage of lieutenants.. Battalion was on 7 month float throughout the Far East.


(1 year, 10 months)
Aug 1990 - Mar 1991
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
3/3 out of Kaneohe - Task Force TARO in Desert Shield / Desert Storm.
Jun 1977 - Jul 1977
South Korea
Part of a 7 month float out of Okinawa. Visited Pusan, went through the ROKMC Mountain Ranger School in Pohang, participated in Team Spirit '77.
Oct 1977 - Nov 1977
In and out of Subic Bay several times as part of a 7 month float out of Okinawa. Attended the Navy's Jungle Environmental Survival School at Subic.
Jun 1977
Part of a 7 month float out of Okinawa. First liberty visit to Pattaya since the Vietnam War. Trained at Sattahip with the Royal Thai Marine Corps in night rubber boat raids in the Gulf of Thailand.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Sep 1984 - Nov 1984

Marine Corps Recruiting School

Nov 1976 - Dec 1976

Oct 1973 - Dec 1973

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Oct 1989

Fire Support Coordination Course LFTC PAC

Oct 1989

Infantry Operations Specialist LFTC PAC

Sep 1977

Jungle Environmental Survival Training - JEST



Distinguished Pistol Shot


Division Bronze Rifle Competition Badge


Division Silver Rifle Competition Badge

Foreign Language Skills



Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1990 - 1991

Kuwait University

MBS, Operations Management

Ended in 1971

University of DaNang

BS, Patrolling

Civilian Experiences

Apr 2018 - Present
Gave up the full time RV life for med reasons and bought a home in a beautiful community in lake Wales.
Apr 2012 - Mar 2018
enjoying retirement & full time RV life
Traveling and enjoying life with my wife, Cheryl, 1 cat, Angel, and our crazy Maltese, Smedley Darlington Butler.
Jan 2010 - Mar 2012
Key-Rec Security Officer
Physically inventoried all incoming meds for the largest, newest automated mail-order pharmacy in the US.
Sep 2006 - Jun 2007
Site Supervisor
Site Supervisor for four CSX Railroad sites in Jacksonville, FL.