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  • Singapore MSGs AlphaRoster                                        
    A
    Adams, Mike, Sgt. (88-89)
    Alvarado, Samuel D., Sgt. (07)
    Austin, Brian, Sgt.  (88-89)

    B
    Baines, Richard D., Sgt. (78-79)
    Bishop, Raymond (86-87)
    Buckley, Pat (86-87)

    C
    Camerer, Andy, Sgt. (88-89)
    Camune, Chris (98)
    Carleo, Kevin, Sgt. (96-98)
    Castells, Clinton, Sgt. (6-07)
    Chism, Earl, Cpl. (79-79)
    Chmiel, Donald (56-57)
    Codere, Christopher A., Sgt. (07-08)
    Crowfoot, Casey, GySgt. (88-90) - Det.Cmdr.

    D
    DeAbreu, Frederick K. (91-93)
    DeTuncq, Richard L., GySgt (77-79)  NCOIC

    E
    Ereno, Carlo (98)
    Evans, David (95-96)

    F
    Faragone, Joseph H.  (?) - Det,Cmdr.
    Foley, Phil, Sgt. (88-89)

    G
    Gossett, John J. (67-69)

    H
    Hagen, Andy (67-69)
    Hartmann, Keith J., Sgt. (07-08)
    Herring, Ralph, Sgt. (78-79)
    Hetrick,  Robert J. (62-64)
    Holmes, Thomas M., Sgt. (07-08)
    Hoover, Jeremy (00-01)

    J
    Jackson, J. J., Sgt. (79-79)
    Jarrell, Richard (98)
    Jeffreys, Louis B. (59) - Det.Cmdr.
    Jenkins, Jesse R., PFC (06-07)

    K
    Kacharos, Joshua, Cpl. (07-08)
    Kanahele, Kraig, Cpl. (dates unknown)
    Kergan, Bob
    Klepac, Johanna (Jo), Sgt. (91-92)

    L
    Lane, Tony (98)
    Lynch, Barry (93-95)

    M
    Martinez, Elliott, Cpl.  (79-79)
    Marvin (last name unidentified), Cpl. (88-89)
    McGinniss, Hugh, Sgt. (59-60)
    Melissa (last name unidentified), LCpl. (89-90)
    Metzger, Bill, Sgt. (77-79)
    Michalakis, George, Sgt. (72-73)
    Miller, Michael (74-75)
    Mitchell, Rondall M., Sgt.  (59)
    Mockler, John, Sgt.  (78-78)
    Monroe Jr., John R. (93)
    Moore, George (98) - Det.Cmdr.
    Moseman, Charles W., Sgt. (58-60)
    Munro, Jestina, Cpl. (07)
    Murphy, Denis, Sgt. (72-73)
    Myers, John, Sgt. (77-78)

    O
    Oliverasoto, Angel. L., Sgt. (97-99)
     
    P
    Paquin, GySgt. (96-97)
    Parsons, Thomas (67-69)
    Pounders, Edward, Cpl. (Eddie) (83-84)

    R
    Rausch, Lee E. (61-62) - NCOIC
    Romo, Dave
    Rose, Lee (67-69)

    S
    Schupska, Aaron M., Sgt. (06-08)
    Shell, Jerome, Sgt. (67-69)
    Simon, Steven John (99-00)
    Smith Jr., Delphio (64-66)
    Smith, Eric G. (92-95) - Det.Cmdr.
    Sopczak, Henry "John," GySgt. (72-73) NCOIC
    Stephens, Harvey A. (70-71)

    T
    Taylor, Robert, LCpl. (72-73)
    Tettero, Pat, Sgt. (78-79)
    Thompson, Walter, Cpl. (72-73)

    V
    Varga, Cpl. (89-90)

    W
    Warren, James (Jim), Sgt. (77-79)
    Weigel, Benjamin (99-00)
    Willett, Sgt. (96-97)
    Wilson, James L., GySgt. (69-71) NCOIC
    Wolff, Ervin A., Sgt.(59)

    Y
    Young, Daryl (79-80)
    Young, Jimmie E., GySgt. (06-08) Det.Cmdr.


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    Welcome Singapore MSGs, families, visitors and future Marine Security Guards. It is our goal to make the Singapore MSG history as accurate and comprehensive as possible.  Please submit any corrections changes and additions.
    2014

    Ambassador:   David I Adelman
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders: 

    2013

    Ambassador:   David I Adelman
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders: 

    2012

    Ambassador:   David I Adelman
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders: 

    2011

    Ambassador:   David I Adelman
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders: 

    2010
    Ambassador:   Patricia Louise Herbold / David I Adelman
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders: 

    2009
    Ambassador:   Patricia Louise Herbold
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders: 

    2008
    Ambassador:   Patricia Louise Herbold
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    GySgt. Jimmie E. Young     A/: Sgt. Keith J. Hartmann

    Watchstanders: Sgt. Christopher A. Codere, Sgt. Thomas M. Holmes, Sgt. Aaron M. Schupska and Cpl. Joshua R. Kacharos

    2007
    Ambassador:   Patricia Louise Herbold
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    GySgt. Jimmie E. Young     A/: Sgt. Keith J. Hartmann

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Samuel D. Alvarado, Sgt. Clinton Castells, Sgt. Christopher A. Codere, Sgt. Thomas M. Holmes, Sgt. Aaron M. Schupska, Cpl. Joshua R. Kacharos, Cpl. Jestina R. Munro and PFC Jesse R. Jenkins
    Command change MSGBn / Company C to MCESG / Region 3.
    2006
    Ambassador:   Patricia Louise Herbold
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    GySgt. Jimmie E. Young

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Clinton Castells, Sgt. Aaron M. Schupska and PFC Jesse R. Jenkins
    22AUG06 SECNAV Inst. 1650.1H MSG Ribbon award established retroactive to 28JAN49.
    2005
    Ambassador:   Franklin L. Lavin
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    Watchstanders: 

    2004
    Ambassador:  Franklin L. Lavin 
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    Watchstanders: 

    2003

    AmbassadorFranklin L. Lavin
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    Watchstanders: 

    2002

    Ambassador:   Franklin L. Lavin
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    Watchstanders: 

    2001

    Ambassador:   Steven J. Green
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    Watchstanders:  Jeremy Hoover

    2000

    Ambassador:    Steven J. Green
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    Watchstanders:  Jeremy Hoover, Steven John Simon, Benjamin Weigel

    1999

    Ambassador:    Steven J. Green
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Angel L.Oliverasoto, Steven John Simon, Benjamin Weigel

    1998

    Ambassador:    Steven J. Green
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:  
    George Moore

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Kevin Carleo, Sgt. Angel L. Oliverasoto, Chris Camune, Carlo Ereno, Richard Jarrell, Tony Lane

    1997

    AmbassadorTimothy A. Chorba
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
    GySgt. Paquin

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Kevin Carleo, Sgt. Angel L. Oliverasoto, Sgt. Willett

    1996

    Ambassador:   Timothy A. Chorba
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
     GySgt. Paquin

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Willett, Cpl. Kevin Carleo, David Evans

    1995

    Ambassador:   Timothy A. Chorba
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
     Eric G. Smith

    Watchstanders: David Evans, Barry Lynch

    1994

    AmbassadorTimothy A. Chorba
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
     Eric G. Smith

    Watchstanders:  Barry Lynch

    1993

    Ambassador:   Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
     Eric G. Smith

    Watchstanders:  Frederick K. DeAbreu, Barry Lynch, John R. Monroe Jr.

    1992

    Ambassador: Robert D. Orr  /  Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
    Company Commander:  
    Detachment Commander:
     Eric G. Smith

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Johanna Klepac, Frederick K. DeAbreu

    1991

    AmbassadorRobert D. Orr 
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Johanna Klepac, Frederick K. DeAbreu

    1990

    Ambassador Robert D. Orr 
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
     GySgt. Casey Crowfoot

    Watchstanders: 

    1989

    AmbassadorRobert D. Orr 
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
     GySgt. Casey Crowfoot

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Mike Adams, Sgt. Brian Austin, Sgt. Andy Camerer, Sgt. Phil Foley, Cpl. Varga and LCpl. Melissa (?)

    1988

    Ambassador:   Daryl Arnold
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:
     GySgt. Casey Crowfoot

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Mike Adams, Sgt. Brian Austin, Sgt. Andy Camerer, Sgt. Pat Tettero, Cpl. Phil Foley and Cpl. Marvin (?)

    1987

    AmbassadorDaryl Arnold
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders:  Raymond Bishop, Patrick Buckley, Phil Foley

    1986

    Ambassador:  J. Stapleton Roy
    Company Commander: 
    Detachment Commander:

    Watchstanders:  Raymond Bishop, Patrick Buckley
    RMO/Regional MSG Commands changed to Company Commands with Commanding Officers.
    1985

    Ambassador:  J. Stapleton Roy 
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 

    1984

    AmbassadorJ. Stapleton Roy
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Cpl. Edward Pounders, 

    1983

    Ambassador:   Harry E. T. Thayer
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  LCpl. Edward Pounders, 

    1982

    Ambassador:   Harry E. T. Thayer
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 

    1981

    Ambassador:   Harry E. T. Thayer
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 

    1980

    AmbassadorHarry E. T. Thayer
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Daryl Young

    1979

    Ambassador:  Richard F. Kneip
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:
    GySgt. Richard L. DeTuncq
    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Richard D. Baines, Cpl. Earl Chism, Sgt. Ralph Herring, Sgt. J. J. Jackson, Cpl. Elliott Martinez, Sgt. Bill Metzger, Sgt. John Myers, Daryl Young
    First Women Marines accepted for Marine Security Guard training and assignment.
    1978

    Ambassador:  John H. Holdridge
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:
    GySgt. Richard L. DeTuncq
    Watchstanders: Sgt. Richard D. Baines, Sgt. Ralph Herring, Sgt. Bill Metzger, Sgt. John Mockler, Sgt. John Myers, 

    1977

    Ambassador:   John H. Holdridge
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:
    GySgt. Richard L. DeTuncq

    Watchstanders: Sgt. Bill Metzger, Sgt. John Myers, 

    1976

    Ambassador:   John H. Holdridge
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 

    1975

    AmbassadorEdwin Monroe Cronk    /     John H. Holdridge
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Michael Miller

    1974

    Ambassador:  Edwin Monroe Cronk
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Michael Miller

    1973

    Ambassador:  Edwin Monroe Cronk
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:
     
    GySgt. Henry "John" Sopczak
    Watchstanders:  Sgt. George Michalakis, Sgt.Denis Murphy, Cpl. Walter Thompson and LCpl. Robert Taylor

    1972

    AmbassadorEdwin Monroe Cronk
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:
     GySgt. Henry "John" Sopczak

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. George Michalakis, Sgt. Denis Murphy, Cpl. Walter Thompson and LCpl. Robert Taylor

    1971

    Ambassador:  Charles T. Cross
    Company Commander: 
    NCOIC:
     GySgt. James L. Wilson

    Watchstanders: Harvey A. Stephens
    Command change Fox Co., HQMC / RMO Region 3 to MSGBn / Company C.
    1970

    Ambassador:  Charles T. Cross
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:
     GySgt. James L. Wilson

    Watchstanders:  Harvey A. Stephens

    1969

    AmbassadorFrancis J. Galbraith  /  Charles T. Cross
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:
     GySgt. James L. Wilson

    Watchstanders:  Sgt/ Jerome Shell, John J. Gossett, Andy Hagen, Tom Parsons and Lee Rose

    1968

    AmbassadorFrancis J. Galbraith
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Jerome Shell, John J. Gossett, Andy Hagen, Tom Parsons and Lee Rose

    1967

    AmbassadorFrancis J. Galbraith
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Jerome Shell, John J. Gossett, Andy Hagen, Tom Parsons and Lee Rose

    1966

    AmbassadorFrancis J. Galbraith 
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Delphio Smith Jr. 

    1965

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Delphio Smith Jr. 
    August 9:  with the Singapore delegates not attending, the Malaysian parliament passed a bill favoring separation 126 to 0.
    That afternoon, in a televised press conference, Lee declared Singapore a sovereign, democratic and independent state.
    1964

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Delphio Smith Jr., Robert J. Hetrick

    1963

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Robert J. Hetrick
    From Library of Congress Article: Singapore as a part of Malaysia
    July 9: The leaders of Singapore, Malaya, Sabah, and Sarawak sign Malaysia Agreement 

    August 31, Lee declared Singapore to be independent  
    PAP government acting as trustees for fifteen days until the formation of Malaysia on September 16.
    September 3, Lee dissolved the Legislative Assembly.
    Sept 16 - Malaysia formed.
    September 21, - Elections to obtain a new mandate for the PAP government.
    In a bitterly contested campaign, the Barisan Sosialis denounced the merger as a "sell-out" and pledged increased support for Chinese education and culture.
    About half of Barisan's Central Executive Committee, including Lim Chin Siong, were in jail,
    Following mass arrests the previous February by the Internal Security Council of political, labor, and student leaders who had supported a rebellion in Brunei.
    The mass arrests, although undertaken by the British and Malayans, benefited the PAP because there was less opposition.
    The party campaigned on its economic and social achievements and the achievement of merger. Lee visited every corner of the island in search of votes, and the PAP won thirty-seven of the fifty-one seats while the Barisan Sosialis won only thirteen.
    1962

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:
     Lee E. Rausch

    Watchstanders:  Robert J. Hetrick

    1961

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:
     Lee E. Rausch

    Watchstanders: 

    1960

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Hugh McGinniss, Sgt. Charles Moseman

    1959

    Consul General: William P. Maddox 
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:
    Louis B. Jeffreys
    Watchstanders: Sgt. Hugh McGinniss, Sgt. Rondall M. Mitchell, Sgt. Charles Moseman and Sgt. Ervin A. Wolff

    1958

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Sgt. Charles Moseman

    1957

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Donald Chmiel

    1956

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders:  Donald Chmiel

    1955

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 
    Road to Independence- (US Library of Congress Historical Article)
    1954

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 
    First formal Marine Security Guard Training Program was initiated by the Marine Corps in November, 1954.

    Command change HQBn, HQMC / RMO Region 3 to Fox Co., HQMC / RMO Region 3.
    1953

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 

    1952

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 

    1951

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 

    1950

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 

    1949

    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 
    First MSGs were assigned to U.S. Diplomatic Missions - Six Marines activated an MSG Detachment at the American Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand and nine Marines activated the MSG Detachment at the American Embassy in Tangiers, Morocco.

    MSGs who successfully complete 24 months in the MSG Program are retroactively eligible for the MSG Ribbon (SECNAV Inst. 1650.1H dtd 22AUG06).
    1948
    Ambassador
    Regional Marine Officer (RMO): 
    NCOIC:

    Watchstanders: 
    In 1948, the Department of State (DOS) and the United States Marine Corps (USMC) issued a Memorandum of Agreement agreeing that the Marine Corps would supply active duty Marine Corps personnel to protect classified materials, American lives and property in U.S. Diplomatic Missions worldwide.  These USMC personnel, to be designated as Marine Security Guards, would report directly to a DOS Foreign Service Officer at each mission.  Command structure was HQBn, HQMC / RMO Region 3.  A Regional Marine Officer (RMO) would be responsible for several posts within each of the then four designated RMO regions.  

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