Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station Tampa
Sgt. Maj. Jesabel D. Cuadro

Sergeant Major Cuadro was born in Brooklyn, New York.  She enlisted in the Marine Corps 23 January 2001, attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, SC, and graduated in April 2001.  Upon graduation, Private First Class Cuadro reported to Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Geiger, NC.  After MCT, Private First Class Cuadro reported to Aviation Maintenance Administration School at Meridian, MS where she received the military occupation of 6046 Aviation Maintenance Administration Clerk.  Upon graduation, Private First Class Cuadro remained at the school as an Aviation Maintenance Administration Clerk and was promoted to the ranks of Lance Corporal, Corporal and Meritorious Sergeant.

In April of 2004, Sergeant Cuadro transferred to the Presidential Marine Helicopter Squadron (HMX-1) in Quantico, VA. She served as the Technical Publications Librarian NCO for the Green side.  She participated in many presidential missions; her platforms were CH-46 and CH-53 aircrafts.  In April 2005, Sergeant Cuadro was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was transferred to the Presidential White side to be the SNCO for H-3 and H-60 aircrafts. Staff Sergeant Cuadro also attended her resident Staff Academy Course.

In October 2008, Staff Sergeant Cuadro reported to Drill Instructor School MCRD Parris Island, SC.  She became a Green Belt Drill Instructor, a Senior Drill Instructor and a Chief Drill Instructor.  She was also a MCRD visits SNCO, where she escorted high visibility guests throughout the Regiment. 

In October 2011, Staff Sergeant Cuadro was transferred to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron HMM (t)-164 KNIGHTRIDERS MAG-39 3DMAW Camp Pendleton, CA.  She served as the Aviation Maintenance Administration SNCO/System Analyst for the CH-46 aircraft.  She was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and attended her resident Advance PME at Camp Pendleton, CA.  She also attended the advanced MOS course, which awarded her the additional MOS of 6049 Aviation Maintenance Administration Data Analyst.

In October 2013, Gunnery Sergeant Cuadro transferred to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM-163) EVIL EYES MAG-16 3D MAW, Miramar, CA, where she was the Aviation Maintenance Administration SNCO/System Analyst for the MV-22B Osprey aircraft.  Attached to VMM-163, Gunnery Sergeant Cuadro deployed with the 11th MEU aboard the USS MAKIN ISLAND. During her deployment, she worked with the MV-22, CH-53, AV-8, H-60 aircrafts.

In May 2015, Gunnery Sergeant Cuadro was selected to become an Instructor at FASOTRAGRU DET MWHS-3 3D MAW, MIRAMAR, CA, teaching MOS 6046/6049 specific classes for qualifications.  In 2016 she was transferred to COMNAVAIRFORLANTFLT MARFORCOM to be the Aviation Data Analyst.

In April of 2017, First Sergeant Cuadro transferred to Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment in Yorktown, Virginia. She was the Charlie Fast Co and Headquarters and Service Company First Sergeant. 

In July of 2019, First Sergeant Cuadro reported to 3d Law Enforcement Battalion in Okinawa, Japan where she served as the Bravo Company First Sergeant and Battalion Sergeant Major.

In December of 2020, SgtMaj Cuadro reported to Combat Logistics Battalion-4 and served as the Battalion Sergeant Major.

In July of 2022 Sergeant Major Cuadro reported to MCRD Parris Island as the 4th Recruit Training Battalion Sergeant Major.  In April 2023, Sergeant Major Cuadro reported to Recruiting Station Tampa, 6th Marine Corps District, and currently serves as the Recruiting Station Sergeant Major.

Sergeant Major Cuadro’s Decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal in lieu of 5th Award, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal in lieu of 2nd Award, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Sergeant Major Cuadro is married to Major Luis E. Cuadro and has four children—Jordan, Kelvin, Maximus and Desi Rose.

6th Marine Corps District