MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Being a Marine goes past the uniform, haircuts and swagger. It’s a whole Marine Concept. They are a group of exceptional human beings who embody the Corps's ethos of honor, courage and commitment. Here is an opportunity to Meet a Marine.
Name: Cpl. Fallon Newberry
Hometown: Pantego, North Carolina
Military Occupational Specialty: 0111, Administrative Specialist
“I wanted to serve my country,” said Cpl. Fallon Newberry. “To me it was the most honorable thing to do, and the branch that stood out to me the most was the Marine Corps.”
At the age of 19, Newberry had originally planned on attending college after high school in hopes of becoming a neonatologist, someone who specializes in caring for newborn infants who are ill or premature. That idea soon went on hold as she was introduced to a Marine Corps recruiter by her mother in Greenville, North Carolina. Newberry began to take special interest in the Marine Corps and left for boot camp on Jan. 7, 2017. Currently stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (MCAS), Newberry serves as the non-commissioned officer (NCO) assistant working for Sgt Maj. James Robertson, the MCAS Cherry point sergeant major.
Newberry’s daily workload is never the same, which keeps her on her toes and prepared at all times. Her daily responsibilities include preparations for meetings, events coordination, alternate driver for the Sergeant Major and monitoring office correspondence.
“Working under the sergeant major is great,” said Newberry. “My everyday tasks consist of assisting the sergeant major with the end goal of mission accomplishment.”
“Being in the Marines and at Cherry Point has taught me that no matter your military occupational specialty, you have so many opportunities to be a part of something,” said Newberry. “Somethings that many people wouldn’t be able to experience.”
According to Newberry, being a Marine NCO means leading Marines in a way that benefits not only the Marine Corps, but also the junior Marines in their career. It impacts the future health and readiness of the corps, as it is an opportunity to mentor junior Marines into leaders and shape generations of future NCO.
Newberry currently plans on completing her contract and pursuing a degree as a civilian in the medical field as a physician’s assistant. She is attending school to earn credits to realize such a career.