Sergeant Major Bryan Alfaro
CLB-31 Sergeant Major
SgtMaj Alfaro was born on February 11, 1976 in Fullerton, CA. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended Recruit Training in October 1995 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego, CA. Upon completion of recruit training Private First Class (PFC) Alfaro reported to Marine Combat Training (MCT), on Camp Pendleton, CA. Once completing MCT, PFC Alfaro reported to Military Police School, Ft. McClellan, AL where he was the class honor graduate and meritoriously promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal (LCpl) and obtained the MOS of 5811.
In June 1996 LCpl Alfaro transferred to the Select Marine Corps Reserve and reported to Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 473, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro, CA. In August of 1996 LCpl Alfaro’s unit was relocated to MCAS Miramar, CA. While continuing assignment with MWSS 473 LCpl Alfaro was promoted to the Rank of Corporal and then later to Sergeant (Sgt) where he served as a squad leader and patrol supervisor.
In April, 2002 Sgt Alfaro Augmented to Active Duty and was Assigned to the Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO) MCAS Miramar. While assigned at PMO, Sgt Alfaro served as a squad leader and as a member of the Special Reaction Team.
In December, 2003 Sgt Alfaro was transferred to PMO, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton. While at Assigned to PMO Sgt Alfaro served as a squad leader, patrol supervisor and later after being promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt) in April, 2006, as the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in charge (SNCOIC) of the dispatch and services section.
In October, 2006 SSgt Alfaro returned to MCRD San Diego for Drill Instructor duty. While there he served as a Drill Instructor, Experienced Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Series Chief Drill Instructor and Marine Combat Instructor Water Survival.
In December, 2009 SSgt Alfaro reported again to PMO, MCB Camp Pendleton. In April, 2010 SSgt Alfaro Deployed to Afghanistan on an individual augmentation billet as a physical security and force protection SNCIOC. Upon completion of the deployment, SSgt Alfaro returned to PMO and served as a Platoon Sergeant. In August, 2011 SSgt Alfaro was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt).
In June, 2012 GySgt Alfaro reported to Military Police Instruction Company (MPIC), Marine Corps Detachment Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. While assigned to MPIC, GySgt Alfaro served as Company Gunnery Sergeant, Senior Instructor, and as an instruction phase Chief.
In April, 2014 GySgt Alfaro reported to Officer Candidates School, MCB Quantico, VA. While there he served as a Sergeant Instructor, and was later selected and promoted to the rank of First Sergeant (1stSgt). After being promoted he served as Company 1stSgt for Charlie Company, Lima Company, and Headquarters and service Company.
In May, 2017 1stSgt Alfaro reported to 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, Okinawa, Japan, where he served as Company 1stSgt for Bravo Company. While serving there he was selected, and then frocked to his current rank.
SgtMaj Alfaro is married to the former Erin Toedter from Tustin, CA and they have three children Dylan (13), Gavin (11), and Morgan (8).
SgtMaj Alfaro’s personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star.