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Corps grants first combat meritorious promotion since ‘15 to infantry Marine in Syria | Military Times
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Corps grants first combat meritorious promotion since ‘15 to infantry Marine in Syria | Military Times

As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began to wind down under the Obama administration so did the Corps’ deployments to war zones and the combat meritorious promotions that followed them.

But the sudden resurgence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is once again thrusting Marine combat power to the Middle East. With that has come a steady flow of deployments, combat experience and, now, the first combat meritorious promotion for the Corps since 2015.

On Thursday the Corps announced in a forcewide message the combat meritorious promotion for a Marine with the infantry squad leader military occupational specialty to the rank of staff sergeant.

Source: Corps grants first combat meritorious promotion since ‘15 to infantry Marine in Syria | Military Times