The Journey From the  Marine Corps  Joseph A. Kapala
Life Before the Corps Born: Saginaw Michigan, 9/3/1962 Grew Up: Frankenmuth Michigan  Graduated: Frankenmuth High School 1...
Transformation of a Marine 1.  Departed 28 September 1981 2.  Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego California
 
28 September to  18 December 2001
04 January 1982 to  25 February 1982
REDEYE/STINGER MISSILE SCHOOL
27 February 1982 - 12 November 1983
04 December 1984 - 06 December 1986
 
11 January 1987 - 10 March 1989 USS Tripoli 6th Month West Pac NCO Leadership School
ROSE BOWL PARADE 31 March 1989 - 15 July 1993
COMMANDANT UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS - CENTURY CITY
COLOR GUARDS
DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM Pasadena Detachment Departs
DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM My Turn
DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM SAUDI ARABIA CAPTURED IRAQI EQUIPMENT
BIG BEAR/BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB Landers / Big Bear Earthquakes of June 28, 1992
STAFF NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS CAREER RESIDENCE COURSE
Second Tour 23 August 1993 - 17 July 1999
USS BELLEAU WOODS 3 Nov 1993 -13 May 1994 3 Jan 1995 -28 July 1995
MACG-18 Detachment Cooperation Afloat  Readiness and Training  (CARAT) USS FREDRICK
GySgt Promotion The VPs Plane Receiving Medal Other Okinawa Events
Medal Awarded Mt Twister Operations/Training Section Other Okinawa Events
ADVANCE  PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION RESIDENT COURSE EDUCATION CONTINUES 1999
18 July 1999 - 1 August 2001 USS BOXER 6th Month West Pac
 
 
 
FIRST SERGEANT RESIDENT COURSE EDUCATION CONTINUES 2001
Unbelievable Dream Reached Promotion to First Sergeant
1st Maintenance Battalion 1 August 2001 - December 2003
Combat Service Support Battalion 12 Operation Iraqi Freedom - 2003
I&I STAFF LAS VEGAS Two Marine Corps Units One First Sergeant 2nd Bn 23d Marines Det 6th MT Bn
Personally Coordinated over 300 + Funerals Since Jan 2004
Las Vegas Combat Casualties Supporting Those Left Behind  LCPL Richard Perez Jr LCPL Nicholas Andersorn PFC John Lukac Cpl...
Las Vegas Ceremonial Support Coordination of all Color Guards and Parades Coordination Marine Corps Community Support Mari...
Most Important In My Life - Family
In the book Above & Beyond, Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World, the author writes “Marines have a different mindset...
 
 
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The Journey

  1. 1. The Journey From the Marine Corps Joseph A. Kapala
  2. 2. Life Before the Corps Born: Saginaw Michigan, 9/3/1962 Grew Up: Frankenmuth Michigan Graduated: Frankenmuth High School 1980
  3. 3. Transformation of a Marine 1. Departed 28 September 1981 2. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego California
  4. 5. 28 September to 18 December 2001
  5. 6. 04 January 1982 to 25 February 1982
  6. 7. REDEYE/STINGER MISSILE SCHOOL
  7. 8. 27 February 1982 - 12 November 1983
  8. 9. 04 December 1984 - 06 December 1986
  9. 11. 11 January 1987 - 10 March 1989 USS Tripoli 6th Month West Pac NCO Leadership School
  10. 12. ROSE BOWL PARADE 31 March 1989 - 15 July 1993
  11. 13. COMMANDANT UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS - CENTURY CITY
  12. 14. COLOR GUARDS
  13. 15. DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM Pasadena Detachment Departs
  14. 16. DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM My Turn
  15. 17. DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM SAUDI ARABIA CAPTURED IRAQI EQUIPMENT
  16. 18. BIG BEAR/BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB Landers / Big Bear Earthquakes of June 28, 1992
  17. 19. STAFF NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS CAREER RESIDENCE COURSE
  18. 20. Second Tour 23 August 1993 - 17 July 1999
  19. 21. USS BELLEAU WOODS 3 Nov 1993 -13 May 1994 3 Jan 1995 -28 July 1995
  20. 22. MACG-18 Detachment Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) USS FREDRICK
  21. 23. GySgt Promotion The VPs Plane Receiving Medal Other Okinawa Events
  22. 24. Medal Awarded Mt Twister Operations/Training Section Other Okinawa Events
  23. 25. ADVANCE PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION RESIDENT COURSE EDUCATION CONTINUES 1999
  24. 26. 18 July 1999 - 1 August 2001 USS BOXER 6th Month West Pac
  25. 30. FIRST SERGEANT RESIDENT COURSE EDUCATION CONTINUES 2001
  26. 31. Unbelievable Dream Reached Promotion to First Sergeant
  27. 32. 1st Maintenance Battalion 1 August 2001 - December 2003
  28. 33. Combat Service Support Battalion 12 Operation Iraqi Freedom - 2003
  29. 34. I&I STAFF LAS VEGAS Two Marine Corps Units One First Sergeant 2nd Bn 23d Marines Det 6th MT Bn
  30. 35. Personally Coordinated over 300 + Funerals Since Jan 2004
  31. 36. Las Vegas Combat Casualties Supporting Those Left Behind LCPL Richard Perez Jr LCPL Nicholas Andersorn PFC John Lukac Cpl Christopher Weaver CPL Jesse Jaime CPL William Salazar
  32. 37. Las Vegas Ceremonial Support Coordination of all Color Guards and Parades Coordination Marine Corps Community Support Marine Corps Ball and Cake Cutting Ceremony
  33. 38. Most Important In My Life - Family
  34. 39. In the book Above & Beyond, Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World, the author writes “Marines have a different mindset and have been taught to handle problems in a different manner. They are taught to find a way to solve the problem, regardless of extenuating circumstances. They do not make excuses or try to determine why it can’t be done.” Written By Rudy Socha & Carolyn Darrow. They just get it done.

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