Originally from Raymond, Maine, Sergeant Major Mancini graduated from MCRD Parris Island in December 1995. Following completion of MCT he completed the KC-130 Communication/ Navigation/ Identification Course at MCAS Cherry Point, NC and reported to Marine Transport Squadron One (VMR-1), Cherry Point, NC for duty as an Avionics Technician and, subsequently, a Crew Chief on the C-9B.
While attached to VMR-1, Sergeant Major Mancini served as a Quality Assurance Representative for Avionics and Power Plants for the C-9B. As a Crew Chief, he accumulated over 1680 hours and was the Commanding Officer's choice for high visibility missions. During his tour, he also served on the squadron color guard, participating in several community and squadron events.
In October 2002, Sergeant Major Mancini reported to Basic Recruiter School, MCRD San Diego, CA. Upon graduation, he reported to Recruiting Station (RS) Louisville, KY and was assigned as a Canvassing Recruiter at Recruiting Sub-Station (RSS) Evansville, IN, Permanent Contact Station (PCS) Owensboro, KY where he also served as the Assistant SNCOIC. In FY 2005, RSS Evansville was awarded RSS of the Year.
In August 2006, Sergeant Major Mancini reported to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, MCAS Cherry Point, NC, where he served as the Comm/Nav SNCOIC and Quality Assurance SNCOIC/Chief. During this period, Sergeant Major Mancini deployed twice to Al Asad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In June 2010, Sergeant Major Mancini reported to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment Little Rock, AR as a KC-130J Comm/Nav SNCOIC/Instructor and served as an Instructor Evaluator, Course Supervisor, and Squadron Gunnery Sergeant.
In December 2013, Sergeant Major Mancini reported to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan and was assigned as the SNCOIC of Maintenance Control. In July 2014, Sergeant Major Mancini played a key role in permanently moving the entire squadron to Iwakuni, Japan ensuring there was no operational pause.
In February 2016, Sergeant Major Mancini reported to 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI and where he served as the Battery A First Sergeant. During this period, Sergeant Major Mancini completed one deployment to Okinawa, Japan. In February 2018, Sergeant Major Mancini was 1 of 3 Marine First Sergeants selected to attend the United States Army Sergeant's Major Academy (USASMA).
In June 2018, Sergeant Major Mancini reported to the USASMA, Ft Bliss, TX where he served as a student, and was the first Marine to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Leadership and Workforce Development from The Army Command and General Staff College. Upon graduation in June 2019, he reported to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Camp Lejeune, NC, where he served as the Transportation Services Company First Sergeant and Battalion Sergeant Major.
In August 2020, Sergeant Major Mancini was promoted to his current rank and reported to 2D Landing Support Battalion as the Battalion Sergeant Major until January 2021.
In January 2021, Sergeant Major Mancini assumed the duties as the Battalion Sergeant Major for 8th Engineer Support Battalion.
Sergeant Major Mancini's personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/3 gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/1 gold star, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.
Sergeant Major Mancini has been married to his wife, Lena, since May 19, 2000. They have one son, Antonio and one daughter, Bethany.