2d MLG HomeHiddenNews
2nd Marine Logistics Group News Search
2nd Marine Logistics Group News
Photo Information

Cpl. Aric M. Mauldin, an administration specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, poses for a photo next to their battalion guidon aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. April 14, 2011. Mauldin was selected as the Marine of the Quarter for the regiment out of five other Marines nominated. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Melissa A. Latty)

Photo by Cpl. Melissa A. Latty

Hard work pays off for CLB-24 Marine

14 Apr 2011 | Cpl. Melissa A. Latty

Cpl. Aric M. Mauldin, an administrative clerk with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, Combat Logistics Regiment 27, was selected as the Marine of the Quarter for the regiment out of five total Marines nominated.

Shortly after taking the title at the Marine of the Quarter board, Mauldin triumphed over his peers on yet another board, this time earning a meritorious promotion to the rank of corporal.  The promotion signifies a higher leadership position and more responsibilities.

A modest Mauldin said he was just doing his job and completing tasks that were expected of him.

“My motivation is always to set an example for junior marines so they are successful,” he said.

After being with the unit for more than two years, Mauldin said it feels like all of his hard work has paid off.

“While I was deployed [with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit] I was working from five in the morning to eight or nine at night,” Mauldin said. “I have done a lot for my unit.”

During this same deployment, Mauldin performed a selfless act at one of the ports the ship stopped at in Africa.

“There were all these really skinny kids that kept asking us for food, but we had been instructed to not give it to them,” he explained.  “Knowing that there are many things that Marines just toss and don’t eat, I grabbed a few empty boxes and asked all the Marines to put their extra food in them.  They did and before we left, we gave it to [the local children].”

Mauldin, who plans to reenlist this fiscal year, said he joined the Marine Corps to carry on the tradition his father, grandfather and great-grandfather started before him.

“My dad would always talk to me about the Marine Corps and when I saw the commercials on [television] with the Marines in their uniforms I always thought it was cool,” Mauldin said.

Mauldin said to his recollection no others in his family lineage of Marines had never been Marine of the Quarter and he and his father are proud of what he has accomplished.

“I couldn’t be more proud of [my son],” said his father, Mack Mauldin, who served as an infantryman for eight years. “He is very responsible and you can depend on him for anything.  He has always been that way so it’s no surprise to me that he has become a great Marine.”

Although Mauldin is humbled by the experience, he admits competing on the board was not easy.

“There was some tough competition,” he said. “But I knew I was going to win it. I studied for hours and hours, so I would know all of the answers.  The hardest part about it was the nerves. No matter how much you prepare yourself you are going to be standing there answering questions in front of nine people while they judge your bearing, your character, your confidence… everything.”


Comments

Welcome to the 2d MLG's Official Page. We strive to provide our audience with perspective on unit and Marine Corps news and information while maintaining an issue driven, principle based and audience focused conversation online.

While this is an open forum, it's also a family friendly one, so please keep that in mind when posting comments. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines listed below. Comments and posts that do not follow these guidelines will be removed:

-We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization.

-We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency.

-We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity.

-Apparent spam will be removed and may cause the author(s) to be blocked from the page without notice.

-You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.

- For Official Use Only (FOUO), classified, pre-decisional, proprietary or business-sensitive information should never be discussed here. Don't post personnel lists, rosters, organization charts or directories. This is a violation of privacy.

The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps or Department of Defense.

You are encouraged to quote, republish or share any content on this site on your own blog, Web site or other communication/publication. If you do so, please credit the command or the person who authored the content as a courtesy.

Semper Fidelis.

Resources

Click for COVID-19 InformationReport Suspicious ActivityDStress Hotline