APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR ICO DARREL SKUBINNA, CWO3, U.S. MARINES [ RET.] 

Darrel A. SKUBINNA was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He shipped to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California on 7 September 1993.

In March of 1994, Private Skubinna completed Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, Ca. He was then ordered to Marine Corps Computer Sciences School, MCCDC, Quantico, Va for training as a Computer Programmer, ADA.

In June 1994, Private Skubinna was transferred to 3rd Force Service Support Group for duty as a Data Marine with Communications Company. While there, he served in a variety of data billets while deploying to South Korea, Japan and Thailand. Private Skubinna was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class on 10 November, 1994. Lance Corporal Skubinna submitted a package to serve as a Marine Security Guard (MSG) and was accepted and received orders to MSG School in Quantico, Virginia with a report date in June 1996. He was also meritoriously promoted to Corporal before his departure.

Upon graduation from MSG School on Sept 1996, Corporal Skubinna was assigned to the American Embassy in
Conakry, Guinea. During his tour, he was promoted to the Rank of Sergeant and was privileged to be able to provide assistance in the evacuation of US personnel assigned to the American Embassies in Sierra Leone and Monrovia.

In December of 1997, Sergeant Skubinna was assigned to his second Marine Security Guard post in Geneva, Switzerland. During his tour, he awarded the Navy- Marine Corps Achievement Medal in recognition of his service as the Assistant Detachment Commander.

In July of 1999, Sergeant Skubinna was assigned to his third post in Bamako, Mali as the Assistant Detachment Commander and while there, served for several months as the detachment commander due to personnel shortages.

In July 2000, after a successful tour on Marine Security Guard Duty, Sgt Skubinna was assigned to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC for duty as the Programming Section SNCOIC. While stationed at MCRDPI, Sergeant Skubinna was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant in April of 2001. IN September 2001, SSgt Skubinna effected a lateral move to the newly formed Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 0689, Information Assurance Technician.

In December of 2002, SSgt Skubinna was transferred to the Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School in Twentynine Palms, CA. During his tour here, he was responsible for the development of the first ever MOS producing course designed to address the emerging field of Cyber Security. SSgt Skubinna was also promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in April 2004.

In June of 2006, GySgt Skubinna received orders to Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, NC for service as the Information Assurance Officer in the newly formed unit. While there, GySgt Skubinna was selected for Warrant Officer and received orders to The Basic School in January of 2007.

Upon graduation from TBS and the following-on Communications Course for Warrant Officers, Warrant Officer 1 Skubinna was assigned to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing G-6 for duty and while there, served in several theater exercises in South Korea, Japan, Philippines, and Thailand. In the spring of 2008, WO1 Skubinna participated in the Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief to the Country of Burma. Finally, WO1 Skubinna was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2 in 2008.

In 2010, CWO2 Skubinna was reassigned to the 2nd Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, NC where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, CWO2 Skubinna was responsible for the Tactical Data Networks supporting Division Marines in Helmand Province. Additionally, he was assigned to the Technical Control Facility (TCF) at Deleram II where he stood up the (TCF) and provided direct planning and operational support to the commercialization of that Forward Operating Base. While deployed, CWO2 Skubinna was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3.

Upon re-deploying to Camp Lejeune, CWO3 Skubinna was transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point for service with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing G-6. In December of 2013, CWO3 Skubinna retired from active duty after 20 years of service.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Darrel is married to Stacy Skubinna and has three children, Jamie (23), Malinda (15), and Rachel (13).

Darrel is a Life Member of the Marine Embassy Guard Association (MEGA).

On 7/27/2020 at ~ 11:08PM ET,  Vice-Chairman CARLEO moved to appoint Darryl A. Skubinna [ Life Member # 00335 ] a Director on our Board of Directors. Darryl served in Conakry, GN [ 1996 – 1997 ], Geneva, CH [ 1997 – 1999 ] and Bamako, ML [ 1999 – 2000 ], and has been a member of the Marine Embassy Guard Association since 1998.

Darryl has shown a sincere desire to serve as a Director on our board for some time now. He credits the program as the best four years of his career and it holds a special place in his heart. MSG Duty opened his eyes to another world entirely with the Department of State, as well as the local countries we operate in. In every case, it was the beginning of lifelong friendships and  brotherhood that continues to this day. Any opportunity that he can find to help with this organization would be his privilege.

Although he does not possess any direct experience serving on a board of directors, he would be honored to have a chance to participate, contribute and learn from each of us as we steer this organization in a way that meets our intent and purpose. Because of this treasured portion of his life, it would be a pleasure and privilege to contribute to the continued good work and dedicated efforts that are the focus of our organization. While he does not possess significant and direct experience, he (and I) are confident that with his personal experiences, focus, initiative, and passion for this organization will enable him to be a positive influence and team player who looks forward to achieving any and all goals we choose to pursue.

The Chairman of the Board approved the motion and requested a seconding on 7/28/2020 at ~ 8:57 PM ET

A Seconding was received by Director HALE via Electronic Mail on 7/28/2020 at ~ 9:04PM ET

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