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Navy chief warrant officer leads Marine platoon in Iraq
Mariens,com ^ | (March 6, 2006) | Cpl. William Skelton

Posted on 03/12/2006 4:11:43 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (March 6, 2006) -- Navy CWO3 Jeffrey D. Fishel’s mother should have listened to him 27 years ago when he was 17 and said he wanted to be a Marine.

“After telling my mother of my choice to join the Marine Corps, she said no,” said 44-year-old Fishel, from San Diego. “She told me the only way she would sign is if I joined another branch. I chose the Navy.”

These days, Fishel’s wearing the Marine Corps digital pattern uniform, serving as platoon commander for Mobile Assault Platoon 3, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment working with Regimental Combat Team 5.

(Excerpt) Read more at marines.mil ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fishoutofwater; gnfi; iraq; marines; navy; oif; usmc; usn
My USMC son works and trains with this guy on occasion, and says he is a living legend!
1 posted on 03/12/2006 4:11:49 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT; 2LT Radix jr; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; 80 Square Miles; A Ruckus of Dogs; acad1228; ...

One Tought Navy CWO!!!


2 posted on 03/12/2006 4:23:13 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Soldier.

Citizen.

Hero.

American.

3 posted on 03/12/2006 4:30:31 PM PST by SquirrelKing (Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is a Chucktatorship.)
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To: SquirrelKing

CWO = Citizen - Warrior - Outstanding!


4 posted on 03/12/2006 4:39:07 PM PST by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

My deepest respect goes out to my brother Warrant.


5 posted on 03/12/2006 4:39:20 PM PST by Warrant (Warrant)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Image hosted by Photobucket.com BRAVO ZULU!!!
6 posted on 03/12/2006 5:12:56 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Warrant

I'm a 57 year old Army Reserve warrant and I say

Go get 'em, CHIEF!!


7 posted on 03/12/2006 5:40:34 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: Chode

CWO3 Fishel = "One TOUGH Navy". oooOOOOHHHRAAAHHH...


8 posted on 03/12/2006 5:45:26 PM PST by Toidylop
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To: elcid1970

I'm a 58 year old retired Navy Chief Warrant with 30 years active,and I support all my brother Warrants regardless of branch of service. Thanks for your service.


9 posted on 03/12/2006 5:49:05 PM PST by Warrant (Warrant)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
This is a sign of things to come. I believe in the near future we will see a lot more sailors wearing BDUs and slinging M-16s over in Iraq.
10 posted on 03/12/2006 5:54:05 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

My office co-worker, a Navy reserve, already served one tour in Iraq. All of these guys volunteered and they proudly served. These guys are the best American.


11 posted on 03/12/2006 6:03:57 PM PST by Toidylop
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Hehe, You can't go wrong with the advice of a Navy Chief.

I say so. just under 9 years in the USMC.

Back in the day, more than 20 years ago, I was in a Marine Detachment Afloat.

The Navy Chiefs knew everything about our ship, our fleet, and the Mediterranean.

Their advice was priceless.

12 posted on 03/12/2006 6:11:30 PM PST by LibKill (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Warrant
Sir, I salute you and your Chief brethren.

LibKill, former USMC Sergeant.

13 posted on 03/12/2006 6:19:08 PM PST by LibKill (Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TrueBeliever9; maestro; TEXOKIE; My back yard; djreece; ...
 Navy Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeffery D. Fishel is the platoon commander for Mobile Assault Platoon 3, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment working with Regimental Combat Team 5 stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq.
 Photo by: Cpl. William Skelton
Navy Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jeffery D. Fishel is the platoon commander for Mobile Assault Platoon 3, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment working with Regimental Combat Team 5 stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq.
Photo by: Cpl. William Skelton

14 posted on 03/12/2006 7:16:35 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: LibKill

Sargent, I don't want to turn this into a love fest, but thank you for your service, I enjoyed my time working with USMC during Desert Storm. Again thank you.


15 posted on 03/12/2006 7:46:40 PM PST by Warrant (Warrant)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
CWO Fischel great job. Well done. I know for a fact these guys are tough. I remember getting into it once with a Navy CWO in a San Diego bar.

It had to be the suprise of my life...:) I thought they went down quicker that this dude.

Semper Fi
16 posted on 03/12/2006 8:24:09 PM PST by Semperfi.Ex.USMC
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


17 posted on 03/12/2006 9:13:55 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: SandRat

BTTT


18 posted on 03/13/2006 3:05:13 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Warrant

One of the sayings during Nam was,

"You can always tell a Warrant, . . . you just can't tell 'em much!"

I took it as a compliment.


19 posted on 03/13/2006 3:14:29 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Warrant

And, of course the other thing about Warrant Officers is they rarely can spell "Sergeant." ;)


20 posted on 03/13/2006 3:17:33 AM PST by leadpenny
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