Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CWO3) Pamela M. Carlisle, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, graduated from Pine Bluff High School in May of 1999. She went on to enlist and graduate from boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina in June of 1999.
After completing Personnel Administrative School in August of the same year, she reported to her first duty station at Marine Aircraft Group 24, Headquarters, Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as an administrative clerk.
In September of 2002, CWO3 Carlisle was transferred to Marine Aircraft Group 26, at Marine Corps Air Station, New River, North Carolina. Here she deployed with the Headquarters element to Al Asad, Iraq in January of 2005, for a period of 8 months. During the deployment, she maintained her billet as Non Commissioned Officer in Charge and was responsible for managing the administrative oversights for over 3,000 deployed Marines, Sailors and Soldiers. She also initiated the travel process for Marines flying in and out of the country.
In January of 2007, CWO3 Carlisle was assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1 in Okinawa, Japan, as the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Administrative NCOIC. Here she served as the Organizational Defense Travel Administrator for more than 9,000 personnel. During her tenure, she also served as the Administrative Wing Inspector for the Commanding General; responsible for the inspections of units in Okinawa and Iwakuni, Japan, as well as Hawaii. She also served as the Operations Chief, responsible for the assignment of personnel as individual augmentees for the necessary deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; for personnel deploying to Iraq, Afghanistan and other supporting countries around the world.
In December of 2009, CWO3 Carlisle was assigned to Marine Combat Service Support Schools, located on Marine Corps Base, Camp Johnson (Montford Point), North Carolina. Here, she served as an Instructor to entry level Marines. As the administrative Military Occupational Specialty merged from three into one, she received training and certification as a curriculum developer, writing curriculum and developing media and testing materials. In the fall of 2011, CWO3 Carlisle was selected to the Enlisted to Warrant Officer Program as a Personnel Officer, and later graduated from the Basic School in May of 2012.
CWO3 Carlisle checked into the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC), Marine Corps Installations-East, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune; where she served as the Officer in Charge of multiple sections (such as Inbounds, Deployment, Temporary Additional Duty and Audits) responsible for the timely processing of pay and entitlements, training, deployment, dependency, dependent, emergency and many other status for over 12,000 personnel working on the base.
During her tenure at IPAC, she simultaneously served as the Headquarters and Support Battalion, Equal Opportunity Representative (EOR), reporting all claims, incidents and training directly to the Commanding Officer. She conducted investigations on the mistreatment of Marines in relation to: race, color, religion, national origin, and gender. As the Battalion EOR, she was responsible for quarterly refresher training for her and the four Company EORs under her charge, over 1,500 personnel.
In July of 2015, CWO3 Carlisle was transferred to Marine Aviation Detachment, China Lake-Point Mugu in California, filling a billet much higher than her pay grade. Here she served as the Detachment OIC, conducting and planning retirements, ceremonies, Marine Corps Birthday Balls and multiple community service events.
In August of 2017, CWO3 Carlisle checked into Combat Logistics Regiment 1, where she served as the Regimental Personnel Officer of over 1,300 Marines, before being assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion-West.
CWO3 Carlisle retired from the Marine Corps in September of 2018, after nearly 20 years of service and sacrifice to her country. While on active duty, she received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a major in Corporate Intelligence; as well as a Master’s of Business Administration with a major in Finance; both from American Military University, Charles Town, WV.
Her personal military awards includes 2 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 4 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, 4 Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with a service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and 3 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. She is married to Master Sergeant Eric Carlisle, USMC, Retired and together they have three girls Rebecca (23), Inez (20) and Samaria (18), and a little boy, Jackson (8).