Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada, USMC Retired - Orlando, Florida

SgtMajMC John L. Estrada

Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada is a highly decorated veteran, having served over 34 years in the United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Maj. Estrada started his career as a recruit at Parris Island, South Carolina in September of 1973. He served in many assignments throughout his career to include serving with all four Marine Aircraft Wings, Drill Instructor duty, Recruiting Duty, Light Armored Reconnaissance Company 1st Sergeant, Infantry Battalion Sergeant Major, Recruit Training Regimental Sergeant Major, and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Sergeant Major. His long and distinguished career culminated in the assumption of duties as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps from June 2003 to April 2007. His deployments include the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (Navy), Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous other awards. He is a Presidential Appointee on the American Battle Monuments Commission, a member on the National Board of Directors for Operation Homefront, a member on the USO National Board of governors executive committee, and Executive Advisory Council member for Mission Readiness. Sgt. Maj. Estrada is currently the Senior Program Manager for Training Solution Inc. (TSI), a wholly owned subsidiary company of Lockheed Martin Corporation in Orlando, FL. In this capacity, John manages 1100 employees employed across the U.S. performing training and logistics missions.