|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Marine Corps|
Master Gunnery Sergeant
|Unit||Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group|
|Commands held||Paraloft chief, Landing Support Company|
|Battles/wars||Operation Desert Shield|
Operation Desert Storm
Frankie Segarra is an American marine who was the first Hispanic to reach the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant in his Military Occupational Specialty, 0451 air delivery specialist.
Segarra, a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, is the first Hispanic Master Gunnery Sergeant acting as paraloft chief, Landing Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group in Camp Smedley D. Butler located in Okinawa, Japan. During the observance of "Hispanic Heritage Month" at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan, Segarra was quoted as saying "My role as the first Hispanic Marine to achieve the rank of master gunnery sergeant in my military occupational specialty shows that Hispanic Marines can achieve anything".
Awards and decorations
- Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
- National Defense Service Medal
- Iraq Campaign Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
- Kuwait Liberation Medal
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