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13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

"The Fighting Thirteenth"

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Sgt. Maj. S. D. Glass Sergeant Major, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Stuart D. Glass is a native of Janesville, Iowa. He enlisted in September 1992 and underwent recruit training with Company I, 3d Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.

In March 1993, Sergeant Major Glass completed Machinegun training aboard Camp Pendleton, California.  He was ordered to Company I, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii for duty.  He served in multiple billets within the Machinegun Section and deployed twice to the Western Pacific as part of the Unit Deployment Program.

Sergeant Major Glass transferred in May of 1996 to Company I, Marine Combat Training Battalion, School of Infantry, Camp Pendleton, California.  As a Squad and Platoon Instructor, he provided instruction on basic infantry tactics to thousands of entry level Marines.  In December of 1998, he completed training at Infantry Platoon Sergeants Course and the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion Sapper Leaders Course.  He then reported to Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines.  There he filled various billets within Weapons Platoon and deployed with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Middle East.

Sergeant Major Glass then reported to Special Operations Training Group, G-7, I Marine Expeditionary Force on September 2002.  He served as an Amphibious Raid Instructor responsible for training, evaluating, and certifying the combat capabilities of the Ground Combat Element of Marine Expeditionary Units.

Sergeant Major Glass was then assigned to 2d Battalion, 5th Marines in August 2005.  As the Company Gunnery Sergeant with Company G, he participated in humanitarian relief in Leyte, Philippines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, combat operations in Ar Ramadi and Al Karmah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, and bilateral training with the Kuwaiti and Jordanian military while deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Promoted to the rank of First Sergeant in September 2008, Sergeant Major Glass transferred to Pensacola, Florida.  He served as the Squadron First Sergeant for Aviation Maintenance Squadron Two.  His tour in Pensacola allowed him the opportunity to participate in the intricacies of the Air Traffic Control and Avionics community. 

Sergeant Major Glass transferred to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in June 2011.  He deployed as the Company First Sergeant, Mobility Assault Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012.  He assumed his current rank in July 2013 and has served as the Battalion Sergeant Major of 1st Intelligence Battalion and 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, the Task Force Sergeant Major for Marine Rotational Force Darwin, and the Regimental Sergeant Major for 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

Sergeant Major Glass is a graduate of the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy and National Defense University’s Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Course.  In addition, he is an alumnus of Norwich University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis.