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CAPTAIN ADAM PINKNEY

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Captain Adam W. Pinkney was born on October 30, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar Sr High School with honors in 1993.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps and arrived at MCRD San Diego, CA for Basic Training on June 27, 1994 and graduated as the honor graduate at the rank of Lance Corporal in September of 1994.  Following Marine Combat Training and Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Technicians Course in Albany, Georgia, he reported for duty at Marine Air Logistics Squadron 14, 2D Marine Aircraft Wing on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina in September 1995.  After promotion to Corporal in 1996 he lateral moved to the Ground Calibration Technicians field and was transferred to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 where he served as the calibrations chief. After a successful tour at MWCS-28 and promotion to Sergeant in 1999 he was transferred to the Advanced Calibration Course where he earned the MOS of 2874 (Metrology Technician) and was transferred to Combat Service Support Group 1 where he served as the Calibrations Chief.  After successful tours at CSSG-1 and TCMU, Marine Corps Communications Electronics School, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, and promotion to Staff Sergeant in 2002 he attended recruiter school and was subsequently assigned to recruiting sub-station Charleston, South Carolina, recruiting station Columbia South Carolina, 6th Marine Corps District.  A powerhouse recruiter, he completed a very successful three year tour as a canvassing recruiter and then as the SNCOIC of RSS Anderson, SC being promoted along the way to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in November 2006 before being assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 35, Okinawa Japan for duty as the Calibrations Chief.  During his time at CLR-35 he increased production by 40% and was instrumental in the lab achieving highest quality facility in the Marine Corps.  During his time at CLR-35 he also completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology (Cum Laude) from the University of Maryland.  Upon completion of this tour he was hand selected to serve as the Chief Instructor of the Metrology Technicians Course where midway through the first year of his tour he was selected to attend the Warrant Officer Basics Course.  After attending WOBC in Quantico, Virginia and Electronics Maintenance Supervisors Course in Twentynine Palms, California he was assigned as the Systems Support Platoon Commander of 1st Intelligence Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California.  During this highly successful tour he served in numerous billets which included the SSP Commander, S-4 Officer, Armory Officer, Supply Officer, Motor Transport/ Utilities Officer, Fiscal Officer, Training Officer and Operations Officer.  He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 in August 2010.  At the conclusion of this tour he was transferred to Okinawa Japan for duty as the Electronics Maintenance Officer at Communications Company, 3d Marine Division, 3d Marine Expeditionary Force.  During his time at Communications Squadron he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 3 in December 2013 and selected as a Limited Duty Officer and promoted to the rank of Captain in September of 2014.  After being approved for an in place continuation of tour (IPCOT), he was transferred to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18 where he served as the Maintenance Management Officer (MMO) and before his departure after 24 months, achieved the highest aggregate score on a Field Supply and Maintenance Analysis Office inspection in the Marine Corps for units of comparable size.  Upon completion of this tour he was transferred to 3d Marine Logistics Group G-6, where he served as the G-6 Maintenance Officer.  In July 2018 he was transferred to the Marine Corps Detachment, Keesler AFB for duty as the Executive Officer.  On January 11, 2018 he was assigned as the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Detachment, Keesler AFB, MS.  Capt Pinkney’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with four gold stars.