Jonathan Alexander, GySgt, USMC (ret)
Veteran Outreach Coordinator
Alexander was born on 02 October 1982 in Stuttgart West Germany. He holds a bachelor of arts in Music from George Mason University. Gunnery Sergeant Alexander enlisted March 15, 2004. Upon completion of Recruit Training from MCRD San Diego, He reported to Marine Combat Training Battalion for Basic Infantry Training. Upon completion of MCT, Gunnery Sergeant Alexander reported for duty at Marine Barracks Washington, DC with the United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps.
In 2005, Gunnery Sergeant Alexander attended MBW Corporal’s Course and finished second academically in the class. In 2007, Alexander attended SNCOA at Quantico, VA and completed Sergeants course with distinction. In 2008, Gunnery Sergeant Alexander was assigned as Police Sergeant for the Drum Corps and was instrumental in the movement of the Company from Building 8 to the new Company areas in Building 9, which he was awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for. In 2012, Gunnery Sergeant Alexander was named Soprano Line Instructor of the Soprano Line, directly in charge of the performance of 25 Marines and their performance during ceremonies. He held this billet for three years.
In 2013, Gunnery Sergeant Alexander attended Career Course at Quantico, VA where he was a Platoon Sergeant and graduated December 2013. He also completed the nonresident Senior Enlisted Joint PME. From 2006-2015, Gunnery Sergeant Alexander has been a featured soloist that has performed all over the world for many National and Foreign dignitaries, to include being a featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic. In December 2014 Gunnery Sergeant Alexander was assigned as the Administrative Chief, Drum & Bugle Corps Company. Alexander retired from the Marine Corps 22 Sept 2017.
Gunnery Sergeant Alexander is married to Ashley Martin of Nampa, ID. They have four children, Jonathan, Lové, Terrence, and Leila. Alexander’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct medal with three bronze stars, and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.