MACG-28
Command Biographies
MACS-2 Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major Elson L. Aviles

Sergeant Major Aviles enlisted in the Marine Corps in May of 1997 and completed recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC in August of 1997.  Following recruit training Sergeant Major Aviles completed Marine Combat Training aboard Camp Geiger, NC and then attended The Basic Combat Engineer Course at Courthouse Bay, Camp Lejeune, NC.  Upon completion, he was assigned the MOS of 1371, Combat Engineer.

After MOS school Sergeant Major Aviles reported to 3d Combat Assault Battalion (3d CAB) aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa Japan and served as a MK-153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) Gunner and team leader.  While at 3d CAB he deployed with Landing Force Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 98 (CARAT 98).  In August of 1998 he detached from 3d CAB and reported to 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8thESB) in Camp Lejeune, NC.  While attached to 8th ESB Sergeant Major Aviles served as team leader and squad leader.  On February 2001 he transferred to The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, VA.  While serving at TBS, he served as an Instructor, Assistant Squad Leader, Preventive Maintenance Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), and Range Facility Management Support System NCO.  On October 2004 Sergeant Major Aviles was transferred once again to 8thESB in Camp Lejeune, NC.  During this tour of duty Sergeant Major Aviles deployed to Iraq in support of operation IRAQI FREEDOM as the platoon guide.  Additionally, during operation IRAQI FREEDOM Sergeant Major Aviles served in Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team assistant liaison officer.  In April 2006 he was selected for Recruiting Duty and reported to Recruiting School in San Diego, CA.  After graduating he reported to Recruiting Sub Station Virginia Beach, Recruiting Station Richmond, Va.  During that time he held billets as Canvassing Recruiter and Staff Non-Commission Officer in charge.  He transferred in August of 2009 to 3d Combat Engineer Battalion (3dCEB) and served as a Platoon Sergeant and Company Gunnery Sergeant for Company A.  While at 3d CEB Sergeant Major Aviles deployed to Afghanistan in support of operation ENDURING FREEDOM as a Route Clearance Platoon Sergeant for 11-1 and Company Gunnery Sergeant for 12-1.  Sergeant Major Aviles transferred in October 2012 and reported to Engineer Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 (MWSS-373), Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA.  While at MSSS-373 he served as Engineer Platoon Sergeant, Senior Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor, senior enlisted advisor for Engineer Company, Airfield Operations Company, and Headquarters and Service Company.  He was frocked to First Sergeant on 23 December 2014 and transferred to 1st Battalion 11th Marines (1/11), Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as the First Sergeant for Battery A. During his tour with Battery A, he deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and went forward to Syria in support of operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) as the senior enlisted advisor for Task Force 9.7.  Upon return from OIR he assumed the duties and responsibilities as the 1st Battalion, 11th Marines Battalion Sergeant Major.  In November of 2018 Sergeant Major Aviles transferred to Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company C for duty as company First Sergeant.  Sergeant Major Aviles was frocked to his current rank on September 2019 and reported 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines as the Battalion Sergeant Major.  In June of 2020 Sergeant Major Aviles was transferred to Marine Tactical Air Control Squadron 28 (MTACS-28).  While at MTACS-28 Sergeant Major Aviles deployed to WTI 1-21 as the Marine Air Control Group 58 (MACG-58) Sergeant Major.  In July of 2021 Sergeant Major Aviles was selected to transfer to Marine Air Control Squadron 2 (MACS-2) where he is serving as the Squadron Sergeant Major.  Sergeant Major Aviles additionally serves in the billet of Color Guard inspector for the 2d Marine Air Wing Command Inspector General Office.

Sergeant Major Aviles has two children, Elson III and Arianna.  His personal awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd Award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3rd Award), and the Combat Action Ribbon.

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