Albert joined the Marine Corps in December 2002 at the age of 19. In 2004 he deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom 2. He deployed a second time to Iraq where he conducted over thirty convoy security missions. He was wounded in action on November 24, 2005 and was medically evacuated from Iraq.
Upon rehabilitation he re-enlisted and was assigned to Weapon Fields Training Battalion, MCRD, San Diego. In April 2013 he deployed on UDP and conducted two relocation artillery training exercises in Japan. In April 2017, he was hand selected to attend Artillery Training School (ATS), to be the curriculum developer for HIMARS Gunners course, launcher chief’s course, and weapons instructor’s course. Gunnery Sergeant Camacho instructed over 70 students prior to being assigned as the Headquarters Battery Master Sergeant billet.
In August 2017, he was frocked to Gunnery Sergeant and assumed his duties as the Battery Master Sergeant. He is currently serving 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, Charlie Battery and is stationed at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside.
Gunnery Sergeant Camacho’s military awards and recognitions include a Purple Heart, a Combat Action Ribbon, and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars.
We thank Gunnery Sergeant Camacho for his commitment and service to our great nation.
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