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HMH-464 Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major Andrew R. Klatt

PFC Klatt graduated recruit training on 17 April, 1998 at Parris Island, SC.  After completing the School of Infantry, he was assigned to 3d BN 8th Marines at Camp Lejeune, NC.  LCpl Klatt then deployed with the 26th MEU (SOC) in April of 1999 where he conducted several campaigns in Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Turkey.  In December of 2000, Sgt Klatt deployed for 6 months to Okinawa, Japan on a UDP with 3/8.  Upon his return to Camp Lejeune in 2001, Sgt Klatt served as the Enhanced Marksmanship Instructor for 3/8, and was successful in the training of over 600 Marines for the Battalion.

In March of 2002, Sgt Klatt reenlisted and was accepted for the Marine Security Guard program. He reported to MSG BN on 10 May that year and graduated with class 4-02.  After graduation, Sgt Klatt was assigned to the American Consulate General in Jerusalem.  At his second post, American Embassy Lisbon, Portugal he was meritoriously promoted to SSgt on 2 July, 2004.

After 22 months in Portugal, SSgt Klatt executed orders to 3d BN 7th Marines, Lima Company, Weapons Platoon during OIF III, Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  Upon his return to CONUS, SSgt Klatt was then assigned to 2nd Platoon shortly before going to Unit Leaders Course in October 2006.  After graduating IULC in December, he was sent to 3rd Platoon where he served as Platoon Sergeant for another deployment to Ar Ramadi, Iraq.  SSgt Klatt returned from Iraq in late November 2007 and continued to train with his unit until February 2008.  SSgt Klatt was selected to report to Yuma, AZ where he was involved in the testing phases of the MRAP vehicles.  After a month in Yuma, SSgt Klatt was selected for promotion to GySgt and received orders to Marine Combat Instructor School (MCIS).

Upon graduating MCIS in September 2008, he was assigned to H&S BN SOI (WEST) as Company Gunnery Sergeant for H&S Company.  After a little more than a year with H&S BN, he attended Advanced Course and graduated in October 2009, shortly before receiving orders to MCT BN, Hotel Co. where he served as Company Gunnery Sergeant and Company First Sergeant.  In January 2012, GySgt Klatt reported to 2d BN, 1st Marines, H&S Company to serve as Company Gunnery Sergeant and deployed with the 31st MEU.

In August 2013, he was promoted to First Sergeant and assigned as the Company First Sergeant for Golf Company, Air Assault Company and deployed with the 11th MEU.  After returning from deployment in February 2015, he received orders to report to Site Support (Aurora, Colorado) Battery Q, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines as the Inspector Instructor First Sergeant.  After his successful tour on Inspector Instructor Duty, he was then assigned to 2d Combat Engineer Battalion as the Headquarters First Sergeant in April of 2018 until his selection to his current rank.  He is currently the HMH-464 Squadron Sergeant Major.

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