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Training Command

Quantico, Virgina

Sergeant Major Andre L. Cuthbertson Sergeant Major, MCCES

Sergeant Major Cuthbertson enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1996 and graduated from Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. In February of 1997 he graduated from recruit training as a Private First Class (PFC). Upon completion, he reported to Camp Johnson where he received the Military Occupational Specialty of 3043, Supply Administration Operations. In March 1996 he reported to 2nd Forces Service Support Group (2nd FSSG) Battalion Supply, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he served as Section NCOIC.


In 1999, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson was assigned to the Electronics Maintenance Branch (EMB) Supply section and serve as NCOIC of his section. During his tour he augmented to Security React Team (SRT) to provide security for the 1999 G8 Summit in Okinawa Japan.


In March 2001, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson reported to Quantico, Virginia and assigned to Service Company H&S BN Material Readiness Branch. During his tour, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to work as the Assistant Terminal Area Security Officer (TASO) within the Information Security Management Office (ISMO) and subsequently serve as the Facilities Maintenance Branch Supply Chief.


In April 2004, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson reported to Drill Instructor’s School, Parris Island, South Carolina and assigned to Charlie Company, First Recruit Training Battalion where he served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Series Gunnery Sergeant and Weapons Field Training Battalion Crucible Instructor.

As a Drill Instructor, Sgt Cuthbertson would work 6 full cycles and two cycles as a Senior Drill Instructor. He has earned multiple Certificates of Commendation for training multiple honor platoons, and was recognized as Charlie Company Drill Instructor of the quarter, and Senior Drill Instructor of the quarter. Sergeant Major Cuthbertson while on Special Duty assignment also would obtain the certifications as a Martial Art Instructor, Physical Training Instructor, and Static Rope Suspension Techniques Instructor (SRST). 


During his tour, he would be promoted to Staff Sergeant and in June 2007, received orders to report to Okinawa Japan and assigned to Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment. He would serve as Supply Chief, Platoon Sergeant and subsequently serve as the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) First Sergeant for Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines (JSOTF-P).


In March 2008, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson would deploy and serve a combat tour as an Embedded Training Team (ETT) Advisor during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and receive a Navy Commendation Medal for his actions.  While deployed Sergeant Major Cuthbertson would be selected to Gunnery Sergeant and upon redeployment be hand selected to fill the billet of Headquarters Battery First Sergeant with 12th Marine Regiment.


In July 2010, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson would receive orders to Marine Forces Europe and Africa where he served as the Supply Chief and hand selected to serve as the Headquarters and Service Company First Sergeant.  In December 2012, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson was selected as a First Sergeant and receive orders to 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, Camp Pendleton California, to serve as Charlie Battery 1stSgt and Headquarters Battery 1stSgt subsequently.


In June 2014, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson deployed with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 11TH MEU and served as the principal enlisted advisor for the BLT detachment aboard the U.S.S. Makin Island in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) and would receive a Meritorious Service Medal upon redeployment to 11th Marines.


In January 2016, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson reported to 1st Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Camp Pendleton, CA, where he served as the Headquarters & Service Company and Supply Company First Sergeant.


In March 2017, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson was promoted to his current rank and assumed duties as the Sergeant Major for 1st Law Enforcement Battalion.


In February 2019, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson would receive orders and assume duties as Battalion Sergeant Major, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion.


In August 2020, Sergeant Major Cuthbertson would receive orders and assume his current duties as Marine Corps Communications-Electronics School MCAGCC 29 Palms CA as the group Sergeant Major.


Sergeant Major Cuthbertson’s professional military education includes Marine Combat Training School(1997), The Basic Supply School(1997), Corporal Leadership Course(1998), Sergeants Course(2004), Drill Instructor School(2004), Martial Arts Instructor Course (2004),SNCO Advanced DEP Warfighting (2004),SNCOA Career Course (2007), SNCOA Advanced Course(2010), Senior Enlisted JTPME (2012), Senior Enlisted PME (2016), Senior Enlisted Legal Course(2016), Commanders Course(2017). He holds an Associates of Science Degree in Logistics Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership w/ Supply emphasis.


Sergeant Major Cuthbertson personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon.