Senior Chief Gourley was
born on May 9, 1974 and raised in Pensacola, FL. He enlisted in the Navy on October 14, 1992. Following Recruit Training and Hospital
Corpsman “A” School, Seaman Gourley reported to Naval Hospital
Jacksonville, FL in April 1993, as a General Duty Corpsman.
October 1994, he reported to Field Medical Service School, Camp Johnson, NC and
upon completion reported to 3d Battalion, 6th Marines, 2D Marine Division, Camp
Lejeune, NC. He deployed in support of
humanitarian mission in Cuba, and as part of the 24th Marine
Expeditionary Unit and multiple Unit Deployment Programs to Okinawa,
Japan. He was promoted to Petty Officer Third Class in May 1996 and earned his Fleet Marine Force Ribbon.
May 1998, PO3 Gourley transferred to Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL as a General
Duty Corpsman assigned to the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center Branch
Medical Clinic. After attaining the
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification, PO3 Gourley was assigned to
Naval Air Station Pensacola Branch Medical Clinic as a flight-line EMT and
advanced to Petty Officer Second Class in September 2000.
July 2001, PO2 Gourley reported to 3D Marine Division Detachment Hawaii and was
assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Marines during which he earned the Enlisted
Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist (EFMFWS) designation. Following his promotion to First Class Petty
Officer in July 2003, PO1 Gourley was reported to 2d Battalion, 3d Marines as
the Leading Petty Officer and deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
aboard the USS Essex and earned the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS)
designation. While deployed, he was
assigned to the Maritime Special Purpose Force, as the Senior Medical Advisor.
November 2004, PO1 Gourley reported to Navy Operational Support Center, Pearl
Harbor, HI as the Medical Department Head and Command Fitness Leader,
responsible for the annual health requirements, physical readiness,
mobilization and deployment readiness of over 640 Reservists and 20 Staff
personnel. He was Selected to Chief
Petty Officer in September 2005 and earned an AA in Health Science December,
February 2008, Chief Gourley was assigned to U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, JA
as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for the Emergency Medicine and Pediatric
Departments and later promoted to Directorate of Medical Services Senior
Enlisted Leader. During this tour he
deployed, as an Individual Augment, to Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait
serving as the Northern Clinics Leading Chief Petty Officer and the Senior
Enlisted Leader for the Branch Clinics Directorate. Following the deployment, he returned to
Okinawa as the Leading Chief for the Northern Clinics until his transfer in
Gourley reported to 3D MARDIV DET HAWAII and was assigned as the Assistant
Battalion Chief for 3d Battalion, 3d Marines.
He was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer and re-assigned as the
Senior Enlisted Leader for Headquarters Company, 3d Marine Regiment supporting
3 Infantry Battalions and 1 Artillery Battalion.
July 2013, Senior Chief Gourley was assigned to DC M&RA, Marine Corps
Recruiting Command as the Medical Advisor to the Commanding General and the
Medical Waiver Authority for Marine Officer Accessions and in February 2014 was
nominated and selected to serve on the staff of The Medical Officer of the
Marine Corps, Senior Chief Gourley reported to Headquarters Marine Corps. Currently serving as the Command Senior Chief
for Headquarters and Service Battalion Henderson Hall and as an augment
inspector for the Inspector General Marine Corps.
Chief Gourley’s decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation
Medal (three awards); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards); as
well as other personal, unit and campaign awards.