Sgt. MAj. Tracy Linch
Sergeant Major Tracy A. Linch was born 6 December 1968, in Pennsylvania. He entered the United States Marine Corps in October 1986. Private Linch graduated from recruit training at Parris Island South Carolina in December of 1986. He then went on to Bravo Co, Infantry Training Battalion at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, NC. His diverse 30 year-career includes assignments in all four Marine Corps Infantry Divisions, Security Forces, Recruiting Duty, Formal Instructor Duty, Marine Logistics, Reserve establishment and serving jointly with coalition and multinational Special Operations Forces. SgtMaj Linch has multiple combat tours to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He also has deployed to Asia, pacific theatre and the Mediterranean Sea. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Two Bronze Star Medals, Two Purple Heart Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, Four Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals with Combat Valor Distinguishing Device, Two Combat Action Ribbon and the Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia. SgtMaj Linch is married to Jennifer and currently reside in Spencer, MA and they have two children Branden and Derek.
Leadership Education, more commonly referred to as Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC), is a new course offered in the academic program. The program’s focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation. Students who choose to enroll and take MJROTC Leadership classes are not obligated to join the Marine Corps or any other branch of the service. Students, however, must accept Marine Corps standards of discipline, appearance and training. This is a nationally recognized program that has received accreditation by The Commission of International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). The CITA Alliance includes the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CEMS and SACS-CSMS). It is designed to instill in high school students a value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of ethics and honor.