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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.

In 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.

In 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.

In 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. 

In 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, 2007.

In 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 February 2011.

Chief 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.

In 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. 

Senior 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.

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SCPO(FMF/SW) Anthony Gourley, USN