CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR MILITARY & VETERANS
FIRST SERGEANT JAMAL S. BAADANI, USMC (RETIRED)
First Sergeant Jamal S. Baadani's illustrious career as a U.S. Marine:
The young 19-year-old Lance Corporal was sent to combat in Beirut Lebanon to participate with the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit (22nd MAU) in support of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force Ashore at Beirut International Airport where he was combat promoted to Corporal. He was then sent to the United States Embassy Beirut, Lebanon to participate with 24th MAU as part of the embassy external security force. Corporal Baadani participated in Operation Northern Wedding Bold-Guard in Norway, Denmark, and Germany, as part of join NATO operations.
As a Sergeant, Baadani was assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit for a tour in the Mediterranean Sea – he and his team were part of Contingency Operation “Ernest Will” in the Persian Gulf. Returning to the United States, Sergeant Baadani was on the first inaugural team of Stinger Missile Tactical Operations Instructors for the Moving Target Simulator with 2d LAAD Battalion, instrumental in developing the training syllabus and instructional procedures for the Battalion’s Anti-Air Defense Program.
Sergeant Baadani was assigned to recruiting duty with Recruiting Station Dallas, Texas. During this tour, he was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant (SSgt) for recruiting duty excellence, recruiting over 87 applicants. SSgt Baadani left Active Duty to pursue a career in the corporate sector.
In January 2000, SSgt Baadani re-entered the US Marine Corps as a reservist with 3rd ANGLICO as the Administrative Chief and H&S Platoon Sergeant. While at 3d ANGLICO, he was selected as part of a “Goodwill Ambassador” Contingent to represent the United States in Australia.
Shortly after the horrific events of 9.11.2001, Gunnery Sergeant Baadani served on active duty with 2d Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Forces UNITAS (II MEF - MARFOR UNITAS) in South America. Immediately upon his return to the U.S., Gunnery Sergeant Baadani then served in the Middle East with Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) as part of Special Operations Command (SOC-CENT) and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA).
First Sergeant Baadani served as the National Program Officer for the Middle East Cultural Outreach Program for Marine Corps Recruiting Command where he established and stood up a strategic nationally distributed recruiting program that focused on recruiting linguists into the Marine Corps. He then assumed the duties of Company First Sergeant of H&S Company, 4th AAV Battalion, 4th Marine Division, where he ends his illustrious career, retiring in March 2010.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
Additional Awards and Recognition:
Awarded "Immigrant of Inspiration" in 2002 by National Immigration Forum, https://www.voanews.com/a/a-13-a-2002-02-02-21-us-67260842/379431.html
Awarded "Immigrant of Inspiration" in 2007 by American Immigration Council - https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/get-involved/past-honorees
The grassroots work of Jamal and APAAM was portrayed by Parade Magazine, entering into 30 Million homes.
DIVERSITY EQUALITY INCLUSION (DEI)
Grounded in the U.S. Marine Corps
Recruitment – jamalbaadani.com
Jamal Baadani's recruitment expertise began at the U.S. Marine Corps as a Canvassing Recruiter for three years serving with Recruiting Station (RS) Dallas, Texas. From August 2006 - August 2007, First Sergeant Baadani served as the National Program Officer for the Middle East Cultural Outreach Program for Marine Corps Recruiting Command where he established and stood up a strategic nationally distributed recruiting program that focused on recruiting linguists into the Marine Corps.
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