Sergeant Major Stephen Griffin assumed the duties as the Command Senior Enlister Leader of Marine Corps Training and Education Command in May 2022.
He is a native of Saratoga, NY and enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 1993. After completing recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC, he completed Infantry Training at Camp Pendleton, CA and became a Light Armored Vehicle Crewman.
Sergeant Major Griffin's assignments in the operating forces include LAV Crewman, 2nd Light Armored Infantry Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC; LAV Vehicle Commander, Platoon Sergeant, and Master Gunner, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA; Company Gunnery Sergeant, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion; Company First Sergeant, 3rd Battalion 9th Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC; Sergeant Major, Marine Aircraft Group 29, MCAS New River, NC; Sergeant Major, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.
Sergeant Major Griffin's other assignments include Marine Security Guard, US Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina; Assistant Detachment Commander, US Embassy Beijing, China; Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander, US Embassy Sana'a, Yemen; Marine Security Guard Detachment Commander, US Embassy Bern, Switzerland; Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 25th Marines; and Recruiting Station Sergeant Major, Atlanta, Georgia.
His deployments include the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of Operations Provide Promise and Deny Flight; with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of humanitarian operations in East Timor; with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; with 3rd Battalion 9th Marines in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and with MAG-29 in support of Exercise Trident Juncture.
Sergeant Major Griffin attended all levels of resident Marine Corps Enlisted PME; Senior Enlisted Joint PME I & II; and resident Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of NY, and Master of Science degree in Military Studies from Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal w/gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/silver star and combat distinguishing device, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/gold star, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the United States Department of State Meritorious Service Award.