Major Petrisevac serves as Director, U.S. Marine Corps Recruiters School
A native of Long Beach, CA Major Petrisevac graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training in July 1997. Upon completion of Marine Combat Training, Private First Class (PFC) Petrisevac reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL and MCAS Cherry Point, NC for subsequent training as an Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician. After concluding this training, PFC Petrisevac reported to MCAS El Toro & MCAS Miramar, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron Eleven where he served in all facets of ordnance evolutions, to include Crew Supervisor at MCAS Miramar Station Weapons, Quality Assurance Safety Observer, Collateral Duty Inspector, and Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge (SNCOIC). While serving in these roles he deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit as part of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 in support of OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH.
In 2002, then Sergeant Petrisevac reported to RS Orange, CA where he served as a canvassing recruiter at RSS Costa Mesa and Officer Selection Assistant (OSA) for Officer Selection Team (OST) Orange. Successfully completing an extended four-year tour, Staff Sergeant Petrisevac returned to the operating forces in 2006 where he again served as SNCOIC of multiple ordnance sections, was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant, and was selected for the Meritorious Commissioning Program. Upon commissioning as a Second Lieutenant (2ndLt) in 2009 and completing Officer Candidate school and The Basic School, 2ndLt Petrisevac was designated an 0402 Logistics Officer.
Fulfilling all requirements, 2ndLt Petrisevac reported to MCB Camp Pendleton, CA where he served with Combat Logistics Regiment (CLR) 15, First Maintenance Battalion and CLR-1, General Support Motor Transportation Company. During his time with these units he served as Battalion Maintenance Management Officer, Battalion S-4, Headquarters & Services Company Commander, Battalion Future Operations Officer, Motor Transport Company Commander, and deployed in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Before executing follow-on orders, he was promoted to the rank of Captain (Capt) and was selected to attend Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, VA.
Following completion of resident PME in 2013, Capt Petrisevac reported to First Marine Corps District (1MCD), Garden City, NY. Contributing to both enlisted and officer procurement operations, he served as 1MCD Recruitment Advertising Officer, Enlisted Quality Control Officer, Aviation Assistant for Officer Procurement, and Assistant for Officer Procurement.
In 2016, Capt Petrisevac reported to Camp Foster, Okinawa Japan for duty with First Marine Aircraft Wing. From 2016 to 2018 he served as G-4 Operations Officer, Regional Logistics Planner, and Future Plans & Operations Officer for the Korean Theater of Operations until transferring to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 to take command of Airfield Operations Company. Following promotion to Major, he relinquished command and assumed the duty of Squadron Executive Officer until executing orders in 2019 to attend resident Marine Corps Command & Staff College.
Major Petrisevac is married to Jacqueline and they have five children. He possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Cal State University San Marcos, a Master of Science in Disaster Relief Logistics from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Military Studies from Marine Corps University.