SgtMaj James Kuiken

SgtMaj James Kuiken

Dates of Service: Jan 1973 - Jan 2003
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  • PFC Apr 73
  • LCpl Jul 73
  • Cpl Mar 74
  • Sgt Feb 75
  • SSgt Mar 77
  • GySgt Jan 83
  • 1stSgt Jan 90
  • SgtMaj Jan 95

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Nationally recognized, dynamic and sought after Author and Public Speaker. • National Defense, Military and Intelligence Operations, Effects of Combat on our Warriors • Border Security, Immigration Policy, International Security Force Assistance, Law Enforcement • National Politics, International Affairs New book - The Making of a Warrior (part of the “Warrior” Series) - currently in progress (

Military Experiences

Feb 2002 - Sep 2002
Force Sergeant Major
Recalled to active duty from the reserves in response to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 (Op. Enduring Freedom), and assigned as the active duty Sergeant Major for Marine Forces Pacific. As the senior enlisted advisor to the Commander, to subordinate command Sergeants Major, and to all enlisted personnel within the command, was responsible for over 79,000 Marines and sailors, administered through 370 subordinate active duty Sergeants Major. MARFORPAC is the largest combatant command within the Marine Corps, containing two-thirds of the operational forces.
May 2000 - Jan 2002
4th CAG
Sergeant Major
Group Sergeant Major Bosnia - SFOR Kosovo - KFOR
Mar 1999 - Apr 2000
4th Recon
Jul 1998 - Feb 1999
Sergeant Major
MTU-49 Senior Enlisted Advisor / Trainer


(2 years)
Western Pacific
OEF - MARFORPAC SgtMaj., Camp Smith, HI
Kosovo ribbon
KFOR - SgtMaj., 4th CAG
Bosnia and Herzegovina
SFOR - SgtMaj., 4th CAG
Southwest asia ribbon
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
ODS - 1stSgt, A Co, 4th LAV Bn., 5th MEB

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jan 1986 - Jul 1986

(Army) Special Forces "Q" - Engineer Sergeant Course

Jan 1986

(Army) Techniques of Special Operations

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 1985 - Jul 1985

(Navy) SCUBA Diver Course

Mar 1984

(Army) Pathfinder School

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2001 - 2002

USDA Graduate School

Job/Skill Training, SES Development Prgm