Andy Bradshaw, USMC, Ret. 

My Journal

August 2000 – August 2003 
Company B, 4th CEB, 4th MARDIV, Roanoke, Virginia  
Trained and acted as Competent Authority for the Security Force Company leading 90 Marines in joint security/antiterrorism training with the Navy, Army, and Air Force.  Leadership resulted in Marines winning several Military Members of the Quarter and Senior Military Member of the Year, competing with Navy and Air Force personnel from the entire base.  Coordinated two International Marine Corps Birthday Balls, which included the British Royal Marine Band and guests from Norway as well as the U.S. Ambassador to Iceland and the U. S. Embassy Staff.  Coordinated Company Mess Nights, one of which included two ‘original’ Iceland Marines who had first landed in Iceland July 1941.  Maintained the Company barracks which was a ‘showpiece’ for all visiting dignitaries to Keflavik, Iceland.

July 1998 – August 2000 

Marine Corps Security Force Company, Keflavik, Iceland
Company First Sergeant

November 1996 – June 1998

Headquarters Marine Corps, Arlington, Virginia
Personally selected by the senior Career Planner of the Marine Corps to serve as Liaison to Enlisted Marines.  Processed all Reenlistment, Extension, and Lateral move requests for Service Support Units of the Marine Corps.   Member of the Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) Inspecting General’s team.  Involved in the revision and rewrite of the Marine Corps Order for Career Planning.

June 1995 – October 1996 
Marine Air Control Group, Cherry Point, North Carolina
Group Career Planner  

Supervised and managed all Career Planners of MACG-28.  Processed all Reenlistment, Extension, and Lateral Move requests for the Group.   Simultaneously filled in at the unit levels during Career Planners absence.  Organized and improved a much-neglected Group Career Planning office.  Implemented Total Quality Management (TQM).

August 1994 – June 1995

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM-261), New River, North Carolina
Maintenance Material Control Chief  

Organized and orchestrated necessary tasks to successfully deploy AV8B (Harrier) aircraft aboard the USS NASSAU in support of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).  Directed and managed all facets of maintenance.


March 1991 - August 1994

AV8B Marine Attack Squadron (VMA-223), Cherry Point, North Carolina  
Maintenance Control Night Crew Supervisor/Avionics Chief  

In November of 1991 while assigned to Avionics quickly became the Night Crew Supervisor and qualified as a Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI) and Quality Assurance Safety Observer (QASO).  Supervised and managed 25 electricians and communications specialists.  In April of 1992 was assigned to Maintenance Control as the Night Crew Supervisor responsible for supervising and directing maintenance on 20 AV8B aircraft.  Ran the entire maintenance department during times of reduced manpower.  In November of 1992 returned to Avionics as the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC).  In November of 1993 was hand picked to lead a maintenance crew to Key West, Florida for the filming of “True Lies” a major motion picture.  Filled the roles of the only Maintenance Controller, Avionics Technician, and Supply Representative, as well as liaison with the HQMC Public Affairs Officer and director James Cameron.  Upon return to Cherry Point completed tour in Maintenance Control with a successful Unit Deployment to Iwakuni, Japan.

July 1980 - March 1991

Multiple Duty Stations    

Avionics Technician/Non-commissioned Officer                                 

After completing basic training and technical school, served as an Avionics Technician, Collateral Duty Inspector, Maintenance Technician and Plane Captain on the AV8B (Harrier) at Cherry Point, North Carolina and Patuxent River, Maryland

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