DIRECTOR AT LARGE - MARINE SENIORS REPRESENTATIVE (FRANK PULLEY)
Frank Pulley’s Marine Corps career spanned over 30 years. He served in each of the respective elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in a wide variety of duty assignments, exercises and operations in both CONUS and OCONUS.
A native of Springfield, Tenn., Frank E. Pulley enlisted in the Marine Corps on 11 December 1976 and reported to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, Calif., on 1 August 1977. His first duty assignment was as a field artilleryman (and later howitzer section chief) with Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division.
During his career, Sergeant Major Pulley was meritoriously promoted to both NCO and SNCO ranks and received numerous personal and service awards. He served successful tours of independent and special duty (Recruiter and Drill Instructor). He earned the coveted Centurion Award while on recruiting duty and was inducted into the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Medal for lasting contributions to field artillery. He was promoted to Sergeant Major in 1997 and served in the USMC’s most senior enlisted rank/billet for more than ten years. Sergeant Major Pulley was also an honor graduate from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) where he exceeded course standards and was named to the Commandant’s Honor Roll. As a Sergeant Major, his assignments included: 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division (Jun 97-Jul 99); 3rd Support Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group (Jul 99-May 01); Marine Wing Support Group-17, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (May 01-Mar 03); and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego,
Calif./Western Recruiting Region, where he served from April 2003 until February 2006. Sergeant Major Pulley’s last duty assignment was as the Division Sergeant Major, 1st Marine Division where he served from 2 February 2006 until 19 October 2007.
Sergeant Major Pulley was transferred to the retired list on 1 February 2008. Since that time, Mr. Pulley has been active in assisting separating service members with their transition from active duty. He is the West Coast Area Representative for the Marine Corps Association; the preeminent professional organization for all Marines. Mr. Pulley is a current member of the Secretary of the Navy’s Retiree Council and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Marine Executive Association (MEA) (West). In May 2011, he founded Military Veteran Solutions (“MVS”). “MVS” serves as a conduit for highly reputable business entities looking to provide training and employment opportunities to qualified veterans.
Mr. Pulley’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management/Human Resources (Summa Cum Laude) and an Associate of Science Degree in Personnel Management.