Marine Detachment (MarDet) Fort Gregg-Adams, VA was established in 1983. Its mission is to develop, support, manage and provide resident, entry, intermediate and career individual-skill level, standards-based training. MarDet Fort Gregg-Adams organizational structure includes a headquarters section and two companies.

MarDet Fort Gregg-Adams is responsible for training entry-level enlisted Marines in the following 11 Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Personnel Retrieval and Processing (PRP) Specialist (0471), Airborne and Air Delivery Specialist (0451), Bulk Fuel Specialist (1391), Food Service Specialist (3381), Small Arms Repairer Technician (2111), Towed Artillery Systems Technician (2131), Light Armored Vehicle Repairer/Technician (2147), Electro-Optical Ordnance Repairer (2171), Ammunition Technician (2311), Welders (1316) and Metal Worker (2161).

MarDet Fort Gregg-Adams is also responsible for training officers in the following eight MOSs: Mortuary Affairs Officer (0407), Air Delivery Officer (0405), Bulk Fuel Officer (1390), Food Service Officer (3302), Ordnance Vehicle Maintenance Officer (2110), Weapons Repair Officer (2120), Electro-Optic Instrument Repair Officer (2125) and Ammunition Officer (2340). Additionally, Marine Officers attend the U.S. Army Logistics Captains Career Course (LC3) at the Army Sustainment University.  

MarDet Fort Gregg-Adams maintains a staff of approximately 180 Marines and has an annual throughput of nearly 2,500 students. Importantly, the MarDet mission includes acting as a proponent for specified MOS communities in order to support operating force manpower requirements.

In addition to training Marines, the Detachment is responsible for maintaining Joint, USMC, and multi-service doctrine and supporting Marine Corps Systems Command on new and modified equipment

Marine Detachment Fort Gregg-Adams Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel William T. Messmer
Commanding Officer, Marine Detachment Fort Gregg-Adams

     A native of Braintree, MA, Lieutenant Colonel Messmer commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May

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Sergeant Major Robert L. Jernigan
Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Marine Detachment Fort Gregg-Adams

    SgtMaj Jernigan is a native of Gates County, NC.  He graduated from Gates County High School in

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