Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific


1stSgt William D. Harrington

Command 1stSgt

Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific

 First Sergeant Harrington enlisted in the delayed entry program in January of 1998 and attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA in September 1998 as a Private First Class.   Upon completion of Recruit Training and Marine Combat Training he was assigned to Marine Corps Communication Electronic School (MCCES) in 29 Palms, CA where he was promoted to Lance Corporal and received MOS 2811.  

After completing MOS school in August of 1999, 1stSgt Harrington was assigned to MCB Okinawa Japan as a 2811.  Upon Completion of his tour in Okinawa, 1stSgt Harrington was assigned to 9th Communication Battalion Camp Pendleton, CA in August of 2000.  While assigned to 9th Comm Bn he filled the billets of Training NCO and Assistant Shop Chief and was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal.  In June 2001 1stSgt Harrington was attached to the 13th MEU Joint Task Force Enabler team and deployed in support of OEF and operation Determined Response.  During this deployment he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant and became a Green Belt Instructor.  After the nine month deployment 1stSgt Harrington returned to 9th Communication Battalion as a Shop Chief and Training NCO. 

In November of 2002 1stSgt Harrington was assigned to 25th Marine Regiment in Worcester, MA as a 2841.  While assigned to 25th Marines he filled the billets of Communication Chief, Color Guard NCO, Maintenance Chief, Corporal Course Instructor, and was the Regiment Security Team Leader.  In May of 2005 1stSgt Harrington was promoted to Staff Sergeant and selected for a Military Transition Team as a communication advisor and attached to 3d Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division Iraqi Intervention Force in support of OIF.  After a one year tour he returned to 25th Marine Regiment. 

In September of 2006 1stSgt Harrington was assigned to MCCES as a student.  Upon graduating in February of 2007 1stSgt Harrington was assigned as an instructor for the Advanced Electronic Course MCCES 29 Palms, CA.  While an instructor at MCCES he received his Brown Belt. 

1stSgt Harrington was assigned to VMU-3 29 Palms, CA in August of 2009 as the Squadron Communication Maintenance Chief.  While assigned to VMU-3 he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and filled the billets of maintenance chief, communication chief and Squadron Gunnery Sergeant.  In October of 2009 1stSgt Harrington deployed to Afghanistan with VMU-3 as the Assistant SNCOIC, Maintenance Chief, and Communication Chief.  After the seven month deployment he returned to 29 Palms and was selected by the HRST for recruiting duty. 

In June 2011 he attended Basic Recruiters School at MCRD San Diego, CA.  Upon graduation in August of 2011 1stSgt Harrington was assigned to 1st Marine Corps District Garden City, NY.  During his time on Recruiting Duty he served as a Canvassing Recruiter and Recruiting Sub-Station SNCOIC.  In January of 2014, 1stSgt Harrington was promoted to his current rank and assumed the duties as Command 1stSgt, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific Coronado, CA. 

1stSgt Harrington’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in lieu of second award, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in lieu of third award, Combat Action, and the Good Conduct Medal in lieu of fifth award.  He is married to the former Mrs. Deborah M. Harrington and he has two kids.

3423 Guadalcanal Rd.
San Diego, CA 92155
Quarterdeck Phone: (619) 437-5333

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