Sergeant Major, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Sergeant Major Lonnie N. Travis, Jr.

Sergeant Major Travis began his current assignment as the II Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant Major on 10 January 2020.  A native of Pinnacle, North Carolina, Sergeant Major Travis enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1991 and was assigned as a Tank Crewman.  He has attended all required Marine Corps Resident Professional Military Education (PME) Courses, Army Airborne School, Expeditionary Warfare School, Senior Enlisted Joint PME I & II, Asia Pacific Orientation Course, and Keystone. 

His service in the Fleet Marine Force includes: Tank Crewman, Gunner, and Tank Commander with 1st and 3rd Tank Battalions (April 1992-January 1995), Imagery Analyst, 1st Force Imagery Interpretation Unit, 3rd Intelligence Battalion (March 1996-April 1997), Platoon Sergeant, Training SNCO and Company Gunnery Sergeant, Marine Corps Imagery Support Unit, 1st Intelligence Battalion (April 1997 – March 2002) and (January 2005- January 2006), Company First Sergeant with 1st Radio Battalion,  I MEF Headquarters Group (January 2006 - December 2007), Company First Sergeant with 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 5th Marine Regiment (December 2007-June 2010); Sergeant Major, 2d Battalion 5th Marines, 5th Marine Regiment (March 2013 – February 2015), Sergeant Major Combat Logistics Regiment 1 (February 2015- April 2017); and Sergeant Major, 1st Marine Logistics Group (April 2017- November 2019).

His service outside the Fleet Marine Force includes: Detachment Commander, United States Embassies Ankara, Turkey and Bridgetown, Barbados, (March 2002 – January 2005) and Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station Baton Rouge, Louisiana (June 2010- March 2013).

Sergeant Major Travis’ personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Gold Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three Gold Stars, and the Combat Action Ribbon.