Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps

Gunnery Sergeant Samuel Linares


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Assistant Marine Officer Instructor
Gunnery Sergeant Samuel Linares

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Samuel J. Linares was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona.

He enlisted on September 11, 2006 and underwent recruit training at Company G, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California.

In February 2007, Private First Class Linares completed Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, CA. In March 2007, Private First Class Linares completed Enlisted Supply Basic School at Camp Johnson, NC.  He was ordered to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Twentynine Palms, CA, for duty where he completed two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Lance Corporal Linares was “Combat Meritoriously” promoted to the rank of Corporal while deployed.  He served in a variety of billets from Fiscal Clerk to Unit Movement Coordination Chief.

Corporal Linares was promoted to the rank of Sergeant February 1, 2010.  Sergeant Linares was transferred in February 2010 to Logistics Policy Division, Training and Education Command, Quantico, VA. Outside of his primary duties as a Table of Organization and Equipment Change Request Clerk, he was assigned numerous duties to include; Commanding General Inspection Program for supply, TECOM Color Sergeant, and Training NCO.

In September 2012, Sergeant Linares received orders to Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School, he was assigned to Company E, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Chief Drill Instructor.  During Sgt Linares tour on Parris Island he served as an Academics Instructor, Physical Training Instructor, and Academics Testing SNCOIC for Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion.  Sergeant Linares was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant on December 1, 2014.  Staff Sergeant Linares completed his B.A. In Transportation and Logistics Management from the American Military University on December 12, 2014.

Staff Sergeant Linares was transferred in December 2015 to 1st Tank Battalion to serve as the Supply Section Chief.  During SSgt Linares’ tour with 1st Tank Battalion he served as the battalion supply chief and was subject to multiple inspections by Field Supply and Maintenance Analysis Office (FSMAO) and Logistics Readiness Evaluation (LRE) receiving above the 90th percentile with no findings on all occasions.  Staff Sergeant Linares was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant on February 1, 2018.

Gunnery Sergeant Linares was transferred in March 2018 to the University of Texas at Austin to serve as the Assistant Marine Officer Instructor for the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.

His personal awards include the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars.

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