- Canyon Country CA
While serving as a United States Marine in the mid-1980s, Jeff Schwilk studied sociology and psychology at Chaminade University in Honolulu. He held top-secret security clearance with the U.S. Marines from 1982 to 2003. During that time, Jeff Schwilk undertook specialized training through the Advanced Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy and completed security management and intelligence chief coursework.
In 1997, Jeff Schwilk became an intelligence chief with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at the Marine Corps’ Miramar Air Station in San Diego, California. This position placed him in charge of the Air Combat Intelligence Department for the wing commanding general.
Three years later, Master Sergeant Schwilk transferred to California’s Camp Pendleton to serve as a G-2, or intelligence chief, with the 1st Marine Division. As the head of the 40 service personnel members in the commanding general’s Intelligence Department, he assisted in planning the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the subsequent attack on Baghdad.