1stSgt Jacob L. Perry enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in March of 2002. 1stSgt Perry attended boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina and graduated from First Recruit Training Battalion in June of 2002.
He was then transferred to Camp Geiger, North Carolina where he was assigned to Marine Combat Training (MCT). Upon completion of MCT in July 2002, 1stSgt Perry was transferred to Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools (MCCSSS) aboard Camp Johnson, North Carolina and attended the Ground Supply School where he obtained the 3043 MOS. 1stSgt Perry was then transferred to 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he deployed aboard the U.S.S. Bataan to Iraq from January 2003 through June 2003 with Task Force Tarawa in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In February of 2004 he deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa to conduct equipment accountability during a detachment changeover while the Bn was stood up as the Anti-Terrorism Battalion (AT BN).
In August 2005, he was transferred to Marine Detachment Newport Rhode Island to attend the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection Training (BOOST) to attend the three month long college preparation course and subsequently transferred to The Citadel in South Carolina to participate in the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP). While at The Citadel, he attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) from May 2006 to July 2006.
In September of 2006, he was transferred to Inspector-Instructor duty in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he filled the billet of I-I Battalion Supply Chief for 3rd Battalion 14th Marines. During this time he was in charge of the Battalion’s fiscal and supply accounts in addition to supervising the Consolidated Memorandum Receipt (CMR) accounts spread across four different states.
In July of 2009, he was transferred to the Logistics Capabilities Center (LCC), Logistics Command (LOGCOM) aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia. While there he played a major role in the Marine Corps’ initial transition from its legacy supply and maintenance systems (SASSY/MIMMS) to the Marine Corps’ current system, Global Combat Support Systems-Marine Corps (GCSS-MC).
In October of 2011, he executed a lateral move into the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Technician MOS (6314) and was sent to Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21 (MATSG-21) in Pensacola, Florida to undergo his Organizational Level (O Level) MOS training as a Basic Avionics Technician (6300). Upon completion of training at MATSG-21, he executed PCS orders to Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron-1 (VMU-1) aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, California. While assigned to VMU-1, he completed his follow on UAS training aboard US Army Base Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
In June of 2014, he executed orders to Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. This PCS was in conjunction with relocating VMU-3 from Twentynine Palms to MCBH. He was hand selected to fill the billet of Maintenance Control Chief as the squadron began standing up its personnel and receiving UAS in an effort to bring UAS capabilities to the Pacific Region. In February of 2015, he filled the billet of Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA), Logistics Chief, and Aviation Logistics Chief during an Individual Augmentation (IA) tasking to Marine Aircraft Group-24 (MAG-24) in support of the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) in Darwin, Australia. Upon his return from the IA billet, he was assigned TAD orders to the Marine Security Guard (MSG) School in Quantico, Virginia to attend the Detachment Commander’s course. Upon graduation of MSG school, he subsequently executed orders to US Embassy Rangoon, Burma.
In February of 2018, he was hand selected by the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG) to return to Quantico and fulfill the billet of Recruiting, Advertising and Screening Team (RAST) Chief.
In January of 2019, he was promoted to his current rank of 1stSgt and executed orders to Headquarters and Service/Alpha Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall to fill his current billet as the H&S/Alpha Company 1stSgt.
1stSgt Perrys’ personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4th Award), and Combat Action Ribbon.