Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany --
Sgt. Correy S. Savage, ammunition chief, Logistics Support Division, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., was recently named Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter.
Savage’s main responsibility is to issue ammunition to all units on the installation and can often be found at the base’s ammo bunker in support of his largest customer, Maintenance Center Albany, Ga.
Originally from Seaford, Del., Savage is a 2003 graduate of Seaford Senior High School and decided to enter the Marine Corps after briefly attending Delaware Technical Community College.
After researching opportunities in the civilian job market, he decided to join the Marine Corps and hasn’t looked back since.
“I found the Marine Corps, they didn’t have to find me. It was close to Christmas and when they asked how soon I wanted to leave, I told them as soon as possible. On Jan. 20, 2004, I left for recruit training,” he said.
Savage continued, “I graduated from recruit training and went to Huntsville, Ala., for military occupational specialty school and the Basic Ammunition Course. From there, I went to Okinawa, Japan, and was assigned to Camp Schwab as my first duty station.”
While stationed in Okinawa, Savage served in Al Taqaddum, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 with the 2nd Marine Logistics Group from Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Following his deployment, he returned to Okinawa to complete his tour before being assigned here in August 2006.
1st Lt. Victor Flores, deputy director, Logistics Support Division, MCLB Albany, said, “Sergeant Savage has shown exquisite qualities that surpass his grade. He is a top motivator and hard charger with great leadership abilities and character. As the platoon sergeant, he is definitely the epitome of a Marine who excels at everything he does.”
Savage added, “Since I have been here, I have learned a lot about my MOS and expect to be here until 2010. My wife, Petty Officer 3rd Class Iesha Savage, is also stationed here at the Naval Branch Health Clinic, so I can’t leave until her tour is up because I got here first.”
“I feel that I am a pretty good Marine and my status at the end of this tour will determine if I make the Corps a career. I like being a Marine and doing my job and it really felt good to be selected and recognized for doing a good job,” he said.
According to Master Sgt. Johnnie Jones, senior enlisted advisor, Logistics Support Division, MCLB Albany, “Sergeant Savage is really a credit to the Marine Corps and goes beyond the call of duty. He also displays leadership characteristics that are well beyond his years and grade.”