Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Combat Logistics Battalion 24
Sergeant Major Hector Valadez

Sergeant Major Valadez is a native of both El Paso, Texas and Frederick, MD. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2003 and attended recruit training in MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. In December 2003, he reported to the SOI, Camp Geiger, North Carolina for Marine Combat Training. In January 2004 he attended the Personnel Administration Military Occupational School (MOS) and was assigned the MOS 0111. 

Upon completion of school, March 2004, he reported for duty to Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Institute, where he participated in the burial of President Ronald Reagan.  

In November 2006, Corporal Valadez reported to the Inspector Instructor Staff, B Co, 4th AA Bn, Jacksonville, FL to serve as an Admin Clerk. In October 2007, he was promoted to Sergeant and was integrated to serve as the Admin Chief for a deployment to Al Asad, Iraq with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines.  

In May 2010, he reported to M&RA Department, HQMC, Quantico, VA to serve as the Joint Matters Chief. In May 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.  

In October 2012, Staff Sergeant Valadez reported to MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina for Drill Instructor Duty. He completed training cycles with Kilo, Mike and India Company, achieving the billets of DI, EDI, SDI and CDI. In December 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. 

In June 2016, Gunnery Sergeant Valadez reported to Marine Raider Support Group, Marine Special Operation Command, Camp Lejeune, NC to serve as the Admin Chief. In January 2018, Gunnery Sergeant Valadez reported to 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC, to serve as the Admin Chief for Unit Deployment Program-East 18.1 to Okinawa, Japan. During this tenure, Gunnery Sergeant Valadez was selected to the rank of First Sergeant and reported to Inspector Instructor Staff, North Canton, Ohio in March 2019. 

In March 2022, First Sergeant Valadez reported to Operations Company, 2d Intelligence Battalion, II MEF Information Group, Camp Lejeune, NC. In October 2022, 1stSgt Valadez was selected to the rank of Sergeant Major and received orders for March 2023 to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2d MLG, Camp Lejeune, NC. 

Sergeant Major Valadez' personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in lieu of fourth award, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Gold Star in lieu of third award and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Sergeant Major Valadez holds an Associates of arts in Criminal Justice from Stark State College.