SSgt Thomas R Wallace was born in Niger (West Africa) on 051980. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in June of 2004 and entered the Delayed Entry Program. He attended recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., in Sept of 2004 and was assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion. After completing recruit training, he attended Marine Combat Training in Camp Lejeune, NC.
Upon completing Marine Combat Training, PFC Wallace received orders to attend his MOS school as a Tactical Switching Operator (0612) at Marine Corps Communications and Electronic school in Twenty nine Palms, CA. PFC Wallace graduated top of his class and was subsequently promoted meritoriously to the rank of LCpl. LCpl Wallace was then assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, Combat Assault Battalion ,3rd Marines Division, in Okinawa , Japan where he served as a Wireman, Wire Chief and Telephone Control Officer until December 2009. While attached to 3rd Marine Division LCpl Wallace deployed to Iraq with Combat Logistic Battalion 7 in support of OIF (4-6, 5-7) then to Afghanistan where he served as an Embedded Transition Team (ETT) advisor/operator .During this timeline LCpl Wallace was promoted to CPL in March 2006 then to Sgt in June 2007.
In December 2009, Sgt Wallace was selected for Recruiting Duty and reported for duty as a canvassing recruiter to Recruiting Sub-Station East NewYork, Recruiting Station New York, 1st MCD. He was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant in July 2011 and shortly after assigned as the Staff -Non Commissioned Officer In Charge ( SNCOIC) of Recruiting Sub Station Ridgewood, NY during which time he was selected as the Recruiting Station’s SNCOIC of the year for FY 2013.
In September 2009 SSgt Wallace was selected as a Career Recruiter and assigned as the SNCOIC of Recruiting Sub-Station Manhattan, NY where he is currently serving.
SSgt Wallace’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold stars in lieu of second award, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon Good Conduct Medal with 2 stars in lieu of third award.