Sergeant Major Wilson serves as Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps Recruiters School.
Sergeant Major Daniel R. Wilson was born in Lamar, Colorado in September of 1978. In November he enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA. Upon completion of recruit training Private Wilson Reported to the School of Infantry (West) where he received his MOS training as a 0331 Machine Gunner. Upon completion of school, Private Wilson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Twentynine Palms, California.
In April of 1999 Private Wilson was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines. While assigned to 1st Battalion 7th Marines he served as the Machine Guns section of Alpha Company’s Weapons Platoon. While assigned to Private First Class Wilson served as a Team Leader and Squad Leader. In January 2000 deployed to Okinawa, Japan with 1st Battalion 7th Marines and was promoted to Lance Corporal. In December 2001 he was promoted to Corporal Wilson and assumed responsibilities as Machine Guns Section Leader and in February 2002 was promoted to Sergeant and deployed to Okinawa, Japan, Thailand, South Korea and Russia, participating in Operation Cooperation from the Sea.
In October 2002 Sergeant Wilson was assigned to 8th Marine Corps District, RS Phoenix for duty as a canvassing recruiter at RSS East Tucson, Sub-Station Sierra Vista. During this time he served as a canvasing recruiter and assistant SNCOIC.
In November 2005 Sergeant Wilson executed orders to 1st Battalion, 1st Marines Bravo Company 3d Platoon, where he was assigned the as Squad Leader 3d Platoon. Sergeant Wilson deployed to Al Karmah, Iraq in December 2005. Sergeant Wilson took over 3d Platoon after the Platoon Sergeant was wounded by a sniper. In November 2006 he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and assigned Platoon Sergeant with Bravo Company. Staff Sergeant Wilson deployed again in February 2007 to Al Saqalawiyah, Iraq in support of Iraqi Freedom.
In May 2008 Staff Sergeant Wilson was assigned to 8th Marine Corps District, RS Phoenix for duty as East Mesa Sub-Station SNCOIC. Staff Sergeant Wilson was promoted meritoriously to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in January 2010. Gunnery Sergeant Wilson was assigned as the SNCOIC for Tempe in 2010.
In August of 2011 Gunnery Sergeant Wilson executed orders to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines and was assigned Officer in Charge of the Police Advising Team. Gunnery Sergeant Wilson deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Officer in Charge of the Police Advising Team in Nowzad. Gunnery Sergeant Wilson was assigned as the Company Gunnery Sergeant for Golf Company. Gunnery Sergeant Wilson was frocked to First Sergeant in May of 2013.
In June 2013 First Sergeant Wilson executed orders to 1st Recon Battalion and was assigned to Bravo Company as the Company First Sergeant. First Sergeant Wilson deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in May 2015. In February 2016 First Sergeant Wilson executed orders to Inspector – Instructor Duty, Wilmington, Delaware and assigned as the Inspector – Instructor First Sergeant and held the billet of Site Commander, and Battalion Inspector – Instructor Sergeant Major for several months.
In February of 2018 First Sergeant Wilson was frocked to the rank of Sergeant Major and executed orders to 3d Battalion, 4th Marines. Sergeant Major Wilson was assigned as the Battalion Sergeant Major in April 2018. In October 2018 Sergeant Major Wilson deployed to Central Command as the Ground Combat Element Sergeant Major, in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Deliberate Resolve, traveling across Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan and Kuwait.
In April of 2020 Sergeant Major Wilson was assigned to the Recruiting School House on MCRD San Diego.
Sergeant Major Wilsons’ personal decorations include the Gold Parachutist Wings, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4th Award), Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4th Award), 1 with (Combat V) Distinguishing device and Combat Action Ribbon (2nd Award), and Volunteer Medal.