Weapons and Field Training Battalion
CORPORAL PATRICK M. NEVIUS
Corporal Nevius was born on 26 October 1987 in Troy, Ohio. He graduated from Miami East High School in Troy, Ohio on 07 June 2006. He enlisted into the delayed entry program for the Marine Corps in March 2008 and reported to 2rd Battalion, Parris Island, South Carolina, in April 2008 for recruit training. Upon completion of basic training, Private Nevius reported to School of Infantry, Infantry Training Battalion, Camp Geiger, North Carolina in July 2008.
Upon completion of Infantry Training, Private Nevius was ordered to First Marine Division, 3rd Battalion 4th Marines, Twenty-nine Palms, California for duty. From 06 October 2008 to 01 May 2012 he completed two combat tours in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of OEF-09 through OEF-10 and OEF1-1, participated in Operations Cobra’s Anger 1 and Cobra’s Anger II, completed the Combat Hunter Course, Blue Force Tracker Course, and Combat Lifesaver course. During this period, he rose through the ranks of Private First Class, Lance Corporal, and Corporal, assuming the duties of a Squad Automatic Weapon Gunner, Team Leader, and Squad Leader.
On 1st of May 2012 Corporal Nevius then reported to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Alpha Company. From May 2012 to December 2013 He deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit as the Squad Leader of 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Alpha Company and completed Resident’s Corporal’s Course.
On 12 December 2013, Corporal Nevius was ordered to Weapons Field Training Battalion serving as Block Non Commissioned Officer and Primary Marksmanship Instructor, completed Combat Marksmanship Coach’s Course, and Combat Marksmanship Instructor Course.
Corporal Nevius’ Personal Awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.