Marine Sgt. Caitlin Sheehan, Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, is distinguished as the Service Member of the Month for March by the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee.
Sgt. Sheehan was born in 1997 in Poughkeepsie, New York. She grew up in Wappinger Falls, New York, and graduated from Beacon Falls High School in June 2015. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Dutchess Community College.
Sgt. Sheehan enlisted in the Marine Corps on Sept. 28, 2015, and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Jan. 5, 2016. She graduated from Company N as the Platoon Honor Graduate. Upon graduation, she attended Marine Combat Training Battalion at School of Infantry-East Camp Geiger. She graduated with Company G and upon graduation attended the Motor Vehicle Operators Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon graduation, she was assigned the MOS 3531.
In September 2016, she received orders and was transferred to 8th Engineer Support Battalion and assigned to Engineer Support Company and served as a Motor Vehicle Operator. In February of 2017, she was transferred to Bridge Company where she served as Dispatcher and Truck Master.
Sheehan is married to Cpl. Jesse Shellock and resides in Jacksonville. Sheehan’s future plans include a long-term career in the Marine Corps with the goal of being a master gunnery sergeant.
Sheehan’s leadership states that she consistently performs her duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner both as a superior Marine Non-Commissioned Officer and the Truck Master for the company with the most dynamic and complex mission set in the battalion. Sheehan was recently selected as the battalion NCO of the Quarter and additionally won the Battalion Meritorious Sergeant Board.