FEATURED MARINES OF MCL DET.#1075           

This Segment of "Featured Marines" is dedicated to all the MARINES of Percy John Fulton Detachment 1075. These men and women have served our country and our Beloved Corps with Honor. They have served not only active duty, but during their civilian life. From "Toys For Tots" to "Bingo at the Veterans Nursing Home in Salisbury, NC" to events such as the "Marine Corps Mud Run" that raises funds for the "Wounded Warriors" and various charities our Detachment supports. Our members are from all walks of life with a common heritage. They have served in WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, The Gulf Wars, Iraq and wherever Freedom was challenged. The American people owe them a great deal of gratitude. We salute You. God Bless, and Thank You.

 Semper Fi

Featured Marine

Commander Jimmy Laird Myers


Jimmy Meyers



Commander Jimmy Laird Myers, Chaplain Corps, United States Navy (Reserve Component) was born 11 March 1953 in Winston-Salem, NC. He received a BA cum laude in History from Wake Forest University in 1975, a Masters of Divinity magna cum laude from Emory University in 1978, and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. He was ordained an Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1979, and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1991. In 1994, he was elected District Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial District ofNorth Carolina (Alexander, Davie, Davidson , and Iredell counties) and has been reelected four times.

He was commissioned a Lieutenant Junior Grade on 19 September 1985, and had the highest academic average in Class B86001 of the Navy Chaplains School, graduating in November 1985. He has had the following assignments (Command Chaplain unless otherwise designated):


Deputy Command Chaplain Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division Dec '85-Jan '86, Camp Lejeune, NC.

1st Battalion, lOth Marine Regiment, Jan '86-Jun '87 Camp Lejeune,NC with deployment to Norway in Mar '86.

5th Battalion, lOth Marine Regiment , Jun '87-0ct '88, Camp Lejeune,NC.

Deputy Command Chaplain, Headquarters and Service Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group, Marine Forces Reserve, Feb '89-Sep '92, Drilling in Greensboro , NC.

Personnel Mobilization Team 1007, Oct '92-Nov '96, drilling in Greensboro, NC, Charleston, SC and Wilmington ,NC, with deployment on board the USS George Washington, Aug '95.

Reserve Chaplain, Naval Hospital Beaufort, SC, Dec '96-Apr '99, drilling in Greensboro , NC.

Individual Augmentee, 2nd Force Service Support Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, May '99-Sep '99, drilling in Greensboro , NC.

Supervisory Chaplain, Marine Expeditionary Force Religion Detachment 107 supporting 2nd Force Service Support Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Oct '99-Nov '01, drilling in Raleigh, NC.

Volunteer Training Unit, Naval Reserve Center, Raleigh, NC Dec '01-Sep '02.

Personnel Mobilization Team 1007, Oct '02-Feb '03, drilling in Wilmington, NC.

Naval Mobilization Processing Site and Mobilization Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC, with additional duty as Chaplain, USO ofNorth Carolina Feb '03-Feb '05.

Commanding Officer, Marine Expeditionary Force Religion Detachment 107, Oct '03-Sep '05 supporting 2nd Marine Logistics Group, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, drilling in Raleigh , NC.

In Assignment Process, Marine Expeditionary Force Religion Detachment 107, Oct '05-Jun '06, drilling in Raleigh, NC.

Reserve Chaplain, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Jul '06-Dec '06,drilling in Charlotte, NC.

14th Marine Regiment Jan '07-Nov '09 with a deployment to South Korea in Aug 08, and additional duty as Officer in Charge to Navy Reserve unit l41 Marines leading a Medical Officer, three RP's and nineteen Corpsmen from Jan '07-Nov '08 drilling at Naval Air Station and Joint Reserve Base, Forth Worth, TX.

Commanding Officer, Marine Expeditionary Force Religion Detachment 106, supporting Marine Corps Base, Quantico with personal support to Headquarters Battalion , Casualty Branch, the Basic School, Security Battalion, and the Embassy Security Group, Dec '09-Nov '11, drilling at Joint Base Andrews, MD.

Headquarters and Service Battalion, 41 Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve , Dec '11-Nov '12, drilling at Air Reserve Base Dobbins, Marietta , GA.

3rd Naval Construction Regiment, Dec '12-Sep '13, drilling at Air Reserve Base Dobbins, Marietta, GA with deployment to Sembach, Germany for Wanior Transition, Mar '13.


Chaplain Myers has completed the following Navy Schools in addition to the Basic Course at the Navy Chaplains School: Marine Indoc at Camp Pendleton , CAAug '89; Advanced Chaplains Course, Navy Chaplains School, Newport, RI, July '94; Hospital Chaplains Course, National Navy Medical Center, Bethesda MD Apr '97, and Advanced Officer Leadership Course at Navy Chaplains School, Newport , RI, Sep '00.

Chaplain Myers in ten years as a Commanding Officer, Officer in Charge, or Supervisory Chaplain has never had any of his personnel rejected for mobilization. His awards include a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, two National Defense Medals, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service medal awarded personally by the Secretary of the Navy the Honorable John Dalton for Chaplain Myers's service in the Lions Club.

Marine Meyers, your country and Detachment salutes you for your service to your country…America owes you a debt of gratitude……THANK YOU.



    Former Featured Marine - Master Sgt. (Ret.) Bruce Sprinkle

                                                                                                                                                        

FORMER FEATURED MARINES

Percy John Fulton

Herbert Windel Allen

Sgt. Major Cook

FMF Corpsman Lewis Pleasants

Captain Ivar Gram

Sgt.Robert F. Fulmer

Sgt.Wayne Reid

Master Sgt.(Ret.) Bruce Sprinkle