Sergeant Major David M. Elliott is a native of Newark, Delaware and enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1997. He completed recruit training aboard MCRD Parris Island with subsequent training and assignment as a Military Policeman. He attained a variety of certifications and additional military occupational specialties throughout his career, to include: Special Reaction Team Member, Martial Arts Instructor, Drill Instructor, Military Police Investigator, Non-Lethal Weapons Instructor, and Assistant Military Officer Instructor. His selection to First Sergeant in 2010 marked his departure from the Military Police field and led to various assignments and promotion, resulting in his current assignment as the Sergeant Major of 2d Marine Regiment. He serves as the principal enlisted advisor to the commander regarding implementation of command policy, enlisted manpower, professional development, discipline, morale and welfare.
Assignments in the Operating Forces include: Military Policeman, MWSS-274, MCAS Cherry Point; Platoon Sergeant, 2d MP Bn, MCB Camp Lejeune; MP Operations Chief, CLB-8 (Fwd-OIF); MP Operations Chief, CLB-6 (Fwd-OIF); Company First Sergeant, 1st Bn 3d Marines (Fwd-UDP); Sergeant Major, HMLA-367, MCB Hawaii; and Sergeant Major, 2d Bn 1st Marines (Fwd-31st MEU).
Assignments in the Supporting Establishments include: Military Policeman and Special Reaction Team Member, MCAS Cherry Point; Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Series Gunnery Sergeant, MCRD Parris Island; Watch Commander and MP Training Chief, MCB Camp Lejeune; Sergeant Instructor, OCS, MCB Quantico; Assistant Military Officer Instructor, U.S Naval Academy; and Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant, 1st Bn 25th Marines, Manchester, NH.
Major Awards and Decorations: Meritorious Service Medal w/gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/silver star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/three gold stars, and Combat Action Ribbon.