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IVIEU SENIOR SUPPORT GROUP - 24
A notive of New York City, lvldjor lVlugno wds commis-
sioned o Second Lieutenont in Moy 4976 ond reported To
The Bdsic School during July 4976. His first tour of duty WGS
with 2d Compdt Engineer Bdttolion, 2nd lvldrine Division
sewing os o plotoon commdnder executive officer ond
He reported to Okindwo in September 4979 ond was
dssigned GS o Compony Commdnder with 9th Engineering
Support Bdttdlion ond ldter ds Aide-de-Comp to the Com-
monding Generdl, 3rd Force Service Support Group
C3dFSSGJ. Upon completion of this dssignment he reported
to Recruiting Stdtion, New York City, for o three yeor tour
ond wds promoted to Coptdin in April 4984. Porticipotion in
the Advonced Degree Progrom followed where he re-
ceived on MBA degree from St. John's University in August
4984. He wds subsequently ossigned ds d computer systems
ondlyst, Commond, Control, Communicotions ond Com-
puter Systems Division CCAD, Heddqudrters, U.S. lvlorine Corps
CHQIVICD in Wdshington, DC.
ln the summer of 4987 he returned to Okinowo where he
senfed os the Assistdnt Operotions Officer with Brigode Ser-
vice Support Group-9 CBSSG-93. Returning to the Stdtes in
June 4988, he received his promotion to lvlojor ond reported
to the 2nd Force Service Support Group C2dFSSGD. Mojor
lvlugno wos dssigned os the Commonding Officer, Engineer
Support Compdny, 8th Engineer Support Bdttdlion until Jon-
uory 4989. Upon completion of the Logistic Officer Course ot
Little Creek, Virginid, he ossumed his present position os
Executive Officer, MEU Senfice Support Group-24 CIVISSG-
24J, 24th Nldrine Expeditionory Unit C24th IVIEUD, inApril 4989.
His decordtions include the Ndvy Commendotion Nledol
with Gold Stor in lieu of second owdrd, Novy Achievement
lVledol ond the lvlorine Corps Expeditiondry lvleddl. Major
lVIugno IS mdrried to the former Cldre Serio.
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Massachusetts. He enlisted in the Naval Reserves in 4972 as a Re-
serve Officer Candidate. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Business Administration from Central University of lowa Pella, Iowa,
he attended officer candidate school. He was commissioned in
November 4975 as an Ensign in U.S. Naval Resenfes.
His first tour of duty was aboard USS SUMTER CLST-44843 home-
ported in Little Creek, Virginia. Over a three year period he held
billets as damage control assistant and main propulsion assistant
and earned his designation as a surface warfare officer. Transferring
ashore, he was assigned as project manager representative for
Naval sea systems command PMS-300 combatant crafts. During his
tour he was instrumental in the developmental and operational test
and evaluation of special forces warfare craft "Seafox" and MK Ill
65 patrol boat armament modifications. Selected to department
head school, in Newport. Rhode Island, he subsequently senfed as
commissioning ship's control officer aboard USS GALLERY CFFG-261
commissioned in Bath, Maine and later homeported in Mayport,
Florida. Returning to the amphibious community, he senfed his sec-
ond department head tour as first lieutenant aboard USS SPIEGEL
GROVE CLSD-325 homeported in Little Creek, Virginia. Screened for
post graduate education, he completed and was awarded a Mas-
ter of Science in information systems from Naval Post Graduate
School Monterey, California. His follow on assignment as current
operations and plans officer onboard commander cruiser destroyer
group eight staff found him developing, planning, executing and
monitoring the fleet readiness of 54 fleet units comprised of bat-
tleships, cruisers, destroyers, frigates and six desron staffs. Specif-
ically, he was responsible for the major integration of the CVBG and
MARG!LF6F units during MED 4-89 workups and deployment.
Screened for selection as an executive officer, he returned once
again to Newport, Rhode Island for training enroute to the USS EL
PASO CLKA-4 473, his third amphibious unit.
Lieutenant Commander O'Rourke has been awarded the Navy
commendation medal Cwith starb, Navy achievement medal, sea
senlice ribbon and battle efficiency ribbon.
Lieutenant Commander O'Rourke is married to the former Mari-
anne Swank of Pella, lowa. They have two children - Patricia and
Michael and reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
LCDR Sean O'Rourke, US Navy
A ff? ,
Lieutenant Commander Shawn T. O'Rourke was born in Newton?
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