Master Gunnery Sergeant Joseph A. Guilianelli, Jr., USMC
Legal Services Support Chief for the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant
Master Gunnery Sergeant Guilianelli was born in Saratoga Springs, New York. He enlisted in the Delayed Entry Program in November 1989 and attended recruit training in August 1990 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Following recruit training, he graduated from the Legal Services Specialist School, at Marine Corps Personnel Administration School, Camp Del Mar, Camp Pendleton, California.
In March 1991, Private First Class Guilianelli was assigned to the Staff Judge Advocate, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, where he worked as a clerk in Legal Assistance, Defense, Civil Law and Review.
In August 1993 Corporal Guilianelli transferred to the Legal Services Support Section, 3d Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan where he served as the Legal Assistance NCO for the Legal Services Support Team aboard Camp Kinser.
In September 1994 Corporal Guilianelli returned to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune where he worked in the Administrative Support section, the Administrative Law section processing Claims, Administrative Separations, and Investigations, and he also worked for the Special Assistant United States Attorney.
In October 1997, Sergeant Guilianelli was transferred to Marine Corps Combat Services Support Schools, Camp Johnson, North Carolina, where he served as the Battalion Legal Chief.
In December 1999, Sergeant Guilianelli transferred to the Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters Marine Corps, where he worked in the Military Justice Branch, as the Officer Discipline clerk. After being promoted in 2001, Staff Sergeant Guilianelli assumed the duty as the SNCOIC of the Military Justice Branch, Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters Marine Corps.
In 2002, Staff Sergeant Guilianelli graduated from Recruiters School, and was subsequently assigned to Recruiting Station, Albany, New York, Recruiting Sub-Station Newburg, where he served as a canvassing recruiter.
Upon completion of his duties as a recruiter in 2005, Gunnery Sergeant Guilianelli was assigned to the Legal Services Support Section, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, where he served as the Post Trial Review Chief.
During this tour of duty Gunnery Sergeant Guilianelli deployed with the 1st Marine Logistics Group as the Legal Services Chief, Legal Services Support Team-Iraq, for Operation Iraqi Freedom in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
In February 2009, Gunnery Sergeant Guilianelli was transferred to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, where he served as the Legal Services Chief, Marine Corps Recruit Depot/Western Recruiting Region.
In April 2011, Master Sergeant Guilianelli reported to the Naval Justice School, Newport, RI where he served as the Assistant Schoolhouse Manager, the Schoolhouse Administrator and Senior Instructor. During the tour, he also temporarily filled the billet of the Command Master Chief and Senior Enlisted Adviser to Commanding Officer, Naval Justice School.
In July 2014, Master Gunnery Sergeant Guilianelli was assigned to the Legal Services Support Section East, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he serves as the Legal Services Chief.
In June 2017, Master Gunnery Sergeant Guilianelli was transferred to the Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters Marine Corps and is currently serving as the Legal Services Chief for the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Guilianelli’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (w/three gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/one gold star), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Guilianelli is married to the former Tabitha Ann Flansburg of Caroga Lake, NY. They have two sons Clarence and Anthony.