SgtMaj. Alonzo P. Baxter
Sergeant Major Baxter enlisted in the Marine Corps on 15 January 1991. Upon completion of recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina; he was assigned to Marine Combat Training, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Upon completion of MCT he reported to MOS School, Court House Bay, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as a 1371 Combat Engineer.
In July 1991, Private First Class Baxter was ordered to Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Iwakuni, Japan for one year. In March of 1991, Lance Corporal Baxter deployed to Okinawa for a joint mission with MWSS 172. In July of 1992, Lance Corporal Baxter received orders to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Charlie Company, Camp Pendleton; Ca. In November of 1992, Corporal Baxter was reassigned to the Marksmanship Training Unit where he served as a Primary Marksmanship Instructor.
In January of 1996, Corporal Baxter received orders to report to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego; Ca for Drill Instructor School. Upon his graduation Sergeant Baxter was assigned to Third Recruit Training Battalion, India Company where he served as a Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor.
In August of 1998, Sergeant Baxter received orders to Security Battalion, Marines Corps Base, Camp Pendleton; Ca. There he served in Brig Company as the Compound Supervisor.
In October of 2001, Staff Sergeant Baxter received orders to report to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island; SC for Drill Instructor School. Staff Sergeant Baxter was assigned to Third Recruit Training Battalion, Kilo Company. There he served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor and Series Gunnery Sergeant.
In November of 2004, Gunnery Sergeant Baxter received orders to Marine Wing Support Squadron 372. Upon his arrival he was assigned as the Construction Platoon Staff Non Commissioned Officer in Charge. While with MWSS 372 Gunnery Sergeant Baxter deployed to Iraq. Upon his return from deployment Gunnery Sergeant Baxter was reassigned as Engineer Companies, Company Gunnery Sergeant.
In February of 2007, First Sergeant Baxter received orders to Third Battalion Fifth Marines to assume duties as Headquarters and Service Company, First Sergeant. In September of 2007, First Sergeant Baxter was reassigned to Lima Company to assume duties as Lima Company First Sergeant. While with Lima Company he deployed to Iraq and did a UDP with the 31st MEU.
In September of 2009, First Sergeant Baxter received orders to Third Battalion Tenth Marines. Upon reporting in, he was assigned to Lima Battery where he deployed with BLT 2/2 as part of the 22nd MEU.
In December or 2012, Sergeant Major Baxter received orders to 2d Radio Battalion, to assume the duties as the Battalion sergeant Major. Sergeant Major Baxter assumed his post as Recruiting Station, Frederick, Md, Sergeant Major in February of 2015.