SSgt Mark Lines

SSgt Mark Lines

Dates of Service: May 1993 - May 2013
RETIRED
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  • PFC May 93
  • LCpl Oct 93
  • Cpl Jun 95
  • Sgt 1998
  • SSgt Jun 00

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Bio 

After retirement from the Marine Corps, I settled in Thailand. I volunteer as an English tutor for students ranging in ages of 10 to 19 and with the local "Tourist Police" as an English and German speaker helping foreign tourists. I am active in the local "Expat" community helping new members adjust to life in Thailand.

Military Experiences

Sep 2009 - May 2013
Instrument Repair Technician
My final duty station was at Camp Foster in Okinawa Japan, where I was assigned as the III MEF Band's Instrument Repair Technician. Beyond repairing the Band's instruments, my duties included acting as the Band's Supply SNCOIC, Budget/ Fiscal SNCOIC, Assistant Approving Official for the Government Purchase Card, Government Travel Charge Card Coordinator, Defense Travel System Certifying Official, HAZMAT and Safety SNCOIC.
Jul 2007 - Sep 2009
Instrument Repair Technician
During my second tour at MCB Quantico, I was the Band's Instrument Repair Technician. Beyond repairing the Band's instruments, my duties included acting as the Band's Supply SNCOIC, Budget/ Fiscal SNCOIC, Assistant Approving Official for the Government Purchase Card, Government Travel Charge Card Coordinator, HAZMAT and Safety SNCOIC.
Aug 2003 - Jul 2007
Instrument Repair Technician
I was assigned MCAGCC Twentynine Palms Band's Instrument Repair Technician. Beyond repairing the Band's instruments, my duties included acting as the Band's Supply SNCOIC, Budget/ Fiscal SNCOIC, Assistant Approving Official for the Government Purchase Card, Government Travel Charge Card Coordinator, HAZMAT and Safety SNCOIC.
Jun 2001 - Aug 2003
Instrument Repair Technician
My second tenure at the Armed Forces School of Music was spent on the support staff. There I further refined my basic skills of repairing band instruments and learned advanced repair. This included manufacturing custom parts needed for repair and modifying instruments to meet the needs of advanced musicians. My collateral duties were the Marine Detachment's Supply and Fiscal SNCOIC, assistant HAZMAT Coordinator, and Remedial Physical Training Coordinator for the Basic Students. I also completed a tour with NAB Little Creek's Auxiliary Security Force.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

2004

Amphibious Warfare Nonresident Course (MCI 7600 Series)

1999

Warfighting Skills Distance Education Program (MCI 7400 Series)

1998

Seargent's Resident Course

1997

Staff Non-commissioned Officer (SNCO) Career Nonresident Program (MCI 7100 Series)

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 2006

Ground Safety for Marines (M8S)

2003

Auxillary Security Force Training Course - NAB Little Creek, VA

2002

Hazardous Materials Handling (Ashore)

1998

40 Hour Hazardous Materials Communication Course

Foreign Language Skills

1998

German (3+/3+)

Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2000 - 2001

Southeast Minnesota State Technical College

Job/Skill Training, Band Instrument Repair

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