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Sergeant Major CLIFFORD W. WIGGINS Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command
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Sergeant Major Wiggins enlisted in the Marine Corps on August 8, 1988 and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC.  Upon completion, he received training at the School of Infantry, at Camp Geiger where he received the MOS 0311 infantry rifleman.

 

Following the School of Infantry, Sergeant Major Wiggins reported to Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines.  During this tour he participated in Operation Sharp Edge in Liberia, Africa and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

 

In October 1993, he reported to Drill Instructor School at MCRD Parris Island, SC.  Upon graduation, he was assigned to Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion.

 

After a successful tour in February 1996, Sergeant Major Wiggins reported to 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines where he served as a Platoon Sergeant and Company Gunnery Sergeant. In October 1997, Sergeant Major Wiggins reported to the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii for duty as a Faculty Advisor/Tactics Instructor.

 

In July 1999, Sergeant Major Wiggins reported to Marine Wing Support Squadron 472 (-).  During this time, he served as the Squadron Gunnery Sergeant and Senior Enlisted Advisor.

 

In April 2002, Sergeant Major Wiggins reported to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. During this time, he served as the Company Gunnery Sergeant for both Charlie Company and Headquarters and Service Company.  In April 2004, Sergeant Major Wiggins participated in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and served as a member of Battalion Landing Team 1/6, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).  He was selected to the rank of First Sergeant in December 2004. 

 

In February 2005, Sergeant Major Wiggins reported to Inspector-Instructor Staff Greenville, SC as the Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant.

 

In February 2008, Sergeant Major Wiggins reported to 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group to serve as the Headquarters and Service Company First Sergeant. Sergeant Major Wiggins was posted as the 2nd Maintenance Battalion Sergeant Major in January 2009 and deployed with the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Support Battalion (MSB) for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 9.2 and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 11.1.

 

In July 2012, Sergeant Major Wiggins was posted as the 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion Sergeant Major until September 2013, and then posted as the “Fighting Fifth” Marine Regimental Sergeant Major.

 

In June 2015, Sergeant Major Wiggins was posted as the Sergeant Major, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Manama, Bahrain.

 

Sergeant Major Wiggins was posted as the Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia on 26 June 2018.

 

Sergeant Major Wiggins’ personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 gold stars in lieu of fourth award, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 4 gold stars in lieu of fifth award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 2 gold stars in lieu of third award, and the Combat Action Ribbon with 1 gold star in lieu of second award.

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