Marines, Families, and Friends:
Time flies when you are having fun or
extremely busy and the time has been flying for the Marines of Company A over
the past quarter for both of those reasons.
We have returned from ITX 1-16 having accomplished both of the goals
that I set forth for them. On day one of
our arrival at ITX, I told the company that I will consider this training a
success so long as we conduct all of the training safely and return to Camp Lejeune,
NC more proficient as a company than when we left. On these two fronts (as well as many others)
the company succeeded with flying colors.
During the 20 day training schedule, Company A trained to standard on everything
from combined arms breaching of an enemy obstacle belt (mines, ditches, berms)
to the establishment of a Tactical Assembly Area in order to resupply the
company in a hostile environment. As the
training continued, the Marines of this company became more and more aggressive
and comfortable with the training environment presented at 29 Palms, CA. When the dust had settled, Alpha Company, 2d
Tank Bn had been the main effort in every company or battalion level operation
throughout the entire iteration of ITX.
The Marines of Company A trained hard, wore themselves thin, and fought
their tanks to accomplish their mission.
I am extremely proud of the men of this company and to be associated
with the caliber of Marines that they are.
the horizon is a few company level field exercises in January, a battalion
level exercise in February, and then more company level field exercises in
March. During all of these events we
will continue to hone our skills and improve upon the high bar we set for
ourselves while at ITX.
those at home: We will continue to stay busy in the next coming months. That being said, I promise whenever I can get
your Marine back home to you I will do so!
Thank you as always for all of the support! Semper Fi!
Marine of the Quarter: 2ndLt Chase A. Montambo
The newest addition to the Alpha Company
team is 2ndLt Chase A. Montambo. Born
and raised in the Norfolk, VA area, he spent his formative years playing soccer
and being picked on by his older brother.
From his 7th grade to 10th grade years, he lived
in Italy with his family where he fell in love with history. After graduating high school in 2010, he
attended VMI on an NROTC scholarship where he majored in history. After completing all of the NROTC
requirements for commissioning and graduating in 2014, he attended The Basic
School where he was attained the MOS of 1802.
After a brief stint of On-The-Job training here in Alpha Company, he
attended the Armor School at Ft. Benning, GA.
Lt Montambo is an avid soccer and hockey fan, however, he also enjoys
cooking and reading trashy novels. He
has a bright future and we are happy to have him here in company.
to our Marine who were recently promoted:
Moscoso LCpl Rodriguez LCpl Seeley
Sgt Flint Sgt Cressoine MSgt Pittsley
A Happy Birthday to:
LCpl Slaton 3 Jan
LCpl McPherson 3 Jan
Cpl Glon 10 Jan
LCpl Robledo 12 Jan
Cpl Gregalunas 14 Jan
Cpl Hale 14 Jan
Cpl Lewis 15 Jan
LCpl Linville 18 Jan
1stLt Smith 21 Jan
LCpl Ludwig 22 Jan
LCpl Kamara 23 Jan
Cpl Lee 29 Jan
Sgt Mateo 30 Jan
LCpl Deleon 1 Feb
LCpl Burck 4 Feb
LCpl Meadows 4 Feb
PFC Skelton 8 Feb
Sgt Rodriguez 9 Feb
SSgt McBride 10 Feb
Cpl Smith 11 Feb
Cpl Shaw 13 Feb
LCpl Johnston 18 Feb
Sgt Elliott 22 Feb
LCpl Ascencio 23 Feb
LCpl Moscoso 25 Feb
Cpl Prewitt 25 Feb
Cpl Ryan 27 Feb
LCpl Moriarty 28 Feb
Cpl Bauer 12 Mar
Cpl Silkwood 12 Mar
Sgt Caruso 13 Mar
LCpl Huerta 22 Mar
LCpl Yim 27 Mar
Sgt Flint 29 Mar
LCpl Hardy 30 Mar