Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station Orange County
Sergeant Major Spencer J. Beacham
Sergeant Major Spencer J. Beacham enlisted in the Marine Corps 18 June 1990 and reported to Parris Island August of 1990 for training with Company M, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion where he graduated a Private First Class followed by Marine Combat Training Camp Lejuene and graduation from Distribution Management Course Fort Eustis, Virginia.
Upon completion of MOS school, Sergeant Major Beacham was assigned to 3rd Force Service Support Group, CSSD-36, Iwakuni, Japan. During this tour, he served in the Air Terminal Operation Center (ATOC).
In May of 1993, Sergeant Major Beacham reported to HQHQRON, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona for duty. He served as a freight shipping specialist and participated in numerous Weapons and Tactics Instructions (WTI).
In May of 1996, Sergeant Major Beacham received orders and reported to the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MCMWTC) Bridgeport, California for duty. During his tour of duty, he attended numerous training evolutions that involved rock climbing, skiing, and several survival evolutions. In February of 1997, he attended and completed the Sergeant’s Course, Twenty Nine Palms, California.
In August of 1998, he received orders and reported to Marine Corps Base Okinawa Japan for duty. During this tour, he served as the NCOIC of the Marine Liaison aboard Kadena Air Base.
In August of 1999, Sergeant Major Beacham received orders to Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. After graduation, he served in Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion as a Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor. He was later promoted to Staff Sergeant and was transferred to Instructional Training Company, where he served as a Close Combat Instructor. He was later assigned as the Chief Instructor of the Academic Instruction Platoon. During his tour as a drill instructor, he completed the Career Course, Camp Pendleton, California.
In October of 2002, Sergeant Major Beacham received orders to Marine Forces Europe, Stuttgart, Germany for duty. He served as the Marine Expeditor responsible for all cargo moving forward to Iraqi. During this tour, he earned his Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration.
In August of 2004, Sergeant Major Beacham received orders to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. During this period, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2-2 with Combat Service Support Group-15 as a Cargo Expeditor. In January of 2005, he was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant. He attended and completed the Staff Noncommissioned Officer’s Advance Course. In 2007, he deployed again with the Marine Corps Logistics Command in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 6-8.
In April of 2008, he was frocked to First Sergeant and served as the Company First Sergeant, Company A, MCRD San Diego. In February of 2009, Sergeant Major Beacham graduated from the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, Rhode Island. In December of 2009, Sergeant Major Beacham was transferred to the Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion. In June 2010 Sergeant Major Beacham graduated from the Senior Enlisted Professional Military Education Course (SEPME), Quantico, Virginia. Sergeant Major Beacham also served as the Support Battalion Sergeant Major.
In August of 2010, Sergeant Major Beacham received orders to 5th Battalion 11th Marines Camp Pendleton, California where he served as Headquarters Battery First Sergeant. During this tour, he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.
In February of 2011, Sergeant Major received PCA orders to 2nd Battalion 11th Marines Camp Pendleton, California where he served as Echo Battery and Kilo Battery First Sergeant. During this period Sergeant Major Beacham deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 11-2 and 12-1.
March 22, 2013, Sergeant Major was frocked to his current rank and on 22 April 2013 he assumed the duties as Sergeant Major of Recruiting Station Orange. Sergeant Major Beacham’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4th award), Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.