2nd Marine Division civilian receives award for superior performance
Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
Courtesy Story, II Marine Expeditionary Force
The Paradise Point Officers’ Club was buzzing; the Spring deluge that swept through Coastal Carolina had passed and let open to a Thursday staple — the chicken and ribs buffet. The buzz also permeated to another gathering at the O’Club. Charles Callahan, 2nd Marine Division Facilities operations chief, was receiving an award for Meritorious Civilian Service. Affectionately known as Chuck, he is a Marines Marine, who happens to now be a civilian. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts he joined the Marine Corps in 1981 as a Landing Support Specialist. He served in multiple regions and commands throughout his career to include service in East Timor in 2001 and combat tours in Iraq in 2003, 2005 and 2007. He retired as a master gunnery sergeant in 2009 and transitioned into his civilian position supporting the facilities management requirements of 21 Division units and its 400 plus facilities.