MSgt George Cater
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MSgt George Cater

Dates of Service: Dec 1969 - Sep 1993
RETIRED
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Promotions

  • Pvt Dec 69
  • PFC Sep 70
  • LCpl Mar 71
  • Cpl May 72
  • Sgt May 73
  • SSgt Apr 76
  • GySgt Jun 81
  • MSgt Mar 90

Recent Activity  -

Bio 

Active Duty 1969-1993 PMOS: Infantry Rifleman & SNCO; Marine Barracks Security Guard 71-73; Drill Instructor 73-76; Marine Corps Shooting Team 78-81, Distinguished Pistol 1978; Recruiter 85-87. Division G-3 Ops Chief 91-93. All other time spent in rifle or weapons companies.

Military Experiences

Aug 1991 - Sep 1993
G3
Aug 1990 - Mar 1991
3rd Marines
Jan 1978 - Dec 1981
WTBN
Pistol Team Member
Firing member of the permanent Marine Corps Shooting Team.
Jan 1977 - Jan 1978
3rd MARDIV
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.

Deployments(s)

(1 year, 10 months)
Aug 1990 - Mar 1991
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Operation Desert Shield/Storm
3/3 out of Kaneohe - Task Force TARO in Desert Shield / Desert Storm.
Jun 1977 - Jul 1977
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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
Philippines
Philippines
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
Thailand
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

Certifications

2017

Distinguished Pistol Shot

1975

Division Bronze Rifle Competition Badge

0

Division Silver Rifle Competition Badge

Foreign Language Skills

0

None

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 2012 - Present
enjoying retirement & full time RV life
Traveling and enjoying life with my wife, Cheryl, 2 cats and our crazy Maltese, Smedley Darlington Butler.
Jan 2010 - Mar 2012
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Key-Rec Security Officer
Physically inventoried all incoming meds for the largest, newest automated mail-order pharmacy in the US.
Sep 2006 - Jun 2007
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Site Supervisor
Site Supervisor for four CSX Railroad sites in Jacksonville, FL.
Aug 2006 - Jun 2007
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Tactical Officer
Responsible for all aspects of cadet life for 150 high school cadets in Company B & the D&B Corps.
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