Trevlis L. Hunter enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1998 and attended recruit training at MCRD San Diego, CA. Upon graduation from recruit training, he reported to the School of Infantry for Marine Combat Training in Camp Pendleton, CA. Afterwards, he reported to Pensacola, FL for further training, at Basic Electronics School. In September 1998, PFC Hunter attended MOS specific training as a KC-130 Communication/Navigation (Com/Nav) Technician in Cherry Point, NC. While in MOS training, he was promoted to LCpl.
In January 1999, LCpl Hunter reported to Fixed Wing Marine Air/Ground Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan for assignment as a Com/Nav Technician.
In January 2000, LCpl Hunter reported to VMGR-352 at MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA for assignment as a KC-130F/R/T Com/Nav Technician, Collateral Duty Inspector (CDI)/NCOIC, Communications Security (ComSec) Custodian, and Maintenance Controller. While there, he was meritoriously promoted to Cpl, and attended Cpl’s Leadership Course in Camp Pendleton, CA. In September 2001, he deployed to Bahrain and Pakistan in support of OIF. After returning from deployment, he was promoted to Sgt.
In March 2004, Sgt Hunter reported to Drill Instructor School, MCRD San Diego, CA. After graduation, he reported to 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Company C. While there, he spent two years as a Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor. Later, Sgt Hunter was transferred to Support Battalion, Instructional Training Company where he was meritoriously promoted to SSgt and served as an Academic Instructor. During his tour, he attended Formal School Instructor Course, SNCO Career Course, and the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course.
In June 2007, SSgt Hunter returned to VMGR-352 for duty as a KC130J Com/Nav CDI, SNCOIC, and ComSec Custodian. In February 2008, he deployed to Al Asad, Iraq in support of OIF. Aside from his technical responsibilities, he also served as the Corporal’s Course SNCOIC. Upon return to CONUS, SSgt Hunter supported missions for Operation Desert Talon and Weapons and Tactics Instruction in Yuma, AZ. He then returned to VMGR-352 and subsequently attended the Martial Arts Instructor Trainer Course in Quantico, VA. In January 2010, SSgt Hunter was promoted to GySgt and was deployed to Djbouti, Africa as the detachment SNCOIC in support of OEF. Upon return, he attended the SNCO Advanced Course in Camp Pendleton, CA. After completion of Advanced Course, he reported to the Headquarters section of VMGR-352 as the Squadron GySgt.
In April 2011, GySgt Hunter reported for duty at the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy in Quantico, VA where he served as a Faculty Advisor for the Sergeant’s Course, the Corporal’s Course Cadre Northeast Region, and Physical Training Instructor. In May 2011, GySgt Hunter reported as an augment to Officer’s Candidate School (OCS) where he served as a Sergeant Instructor, Company E until August 2011. Once completed with OCS, GySgt Hunter continued his tour at the SNCO Academy and served as the Sergeant’s Course Chief Faculty Advisor and Corporal’s Course SNCOIC. In May 2014, he reported to OCS where he served as a Sergeant Instructor for Company L.
In August 2015, GySgt Hunter reported to VMGR-152, Iwakuni, Japan were he served as the SNCOIC of the Com/Nav work center. In February 2016, GySgt Hunter was promoted to 1stSgt and was transferred to 8th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB), 2nd MLG where he served as the Company 1stSgt for Bulk Fuel Company. While assigned to 8th ESB, he deployed with Combat Logistics Battalion 8 in support of SPMAGTF-CR-AF from April 2016 to February 2017 and served as the 1stSgt for the Logistics Combat Element, Moròn Detachment. After deployment, he returned to 8th ESB and was assigned to Company A. In March 2018, 1stSgt Hunter reported to Headquarters Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations East, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune where he served as the Company 1stSgt for Security and Emergency Services Company until June 2019. He was then promoted to SgtMaj and assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 267, where he now serves as the Squadron SgtMaj.
Sergeant Major Hunter’s personal awards consist of two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.