Corporal Andrew K. Frey of Crowley promoted to Sergeant

Corporal Andrew K. Frey was born on April 27, 1987 in Lafayette. After spending his formative years in Crowley, he graduated from Crowley High School in May, 2006.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps and reported to 1st Battalion, Delta Company, Platoon 1013 Recruit Depot Paris Island South Carolina on November 28, 2006. Upon graduation of basic training Private Frey continued his training at Marine Combat Training Battalion with Fox Company on Camp Geiger North Carolina. In April of 2007 he reported to Fort Lee, Virginia Quartermaster School Marine Corps Detachment where he obtained the primary military occupational skill of a food service specialist. On June 18, 2007 PFC Frey reported to 2nd Tank Battalion Camp Lejeune North Carolina assuming the role of a mess man.

In August 2008 LCpl Frey was temporarily reassigned to regimental combat team 8. While deployed to Camp Ripper, Alasd Iraq he was promoted to rank of Corporal on December 1, 2008. While deployed between January 7, 2009 and September 23, 2009 Corporal Frey served as Corporal of the Guard, NCOIC of the S-4 ACOL night watch, the Assistant Mess Chief, and the Subsistence Chief. During this time he received a letter of appreciation from the Army food service team for his help in revising the chow halls subsistence control program. Highlights from his deployment include twelve convoys to Al Taqaddum where he worked to prepare, retrograde and turn in gear. This is the Defense Re utilization Management Office’s 1,549 pieces of gear totaling $1,468,431, four air trips to Ubaydi. This resulted in the delivery, set-up and training of reserve Marines on the Army Mobile Kitchen Trailer. His actions also results in the repair of five air-tronic burners returning the field mess back to a 100 percent mission capable status.

Upon his return to 2nd Tank Battalion, Corporal Frey has completed corporal’s course on Camp Johnson North Carolina and Maintenance management course. He has assumed the billets of the Assistant Mess Chief, NCOIC of field mess and Training NCO of S-4. On September 27, 2010 he reenlisted and accepted orders to Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 New River, North Carolina.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and three Letters of Appreciation.

Currently he is MWSS-272 and he holds the billet of Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Field Mess. He was also recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

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