Ronald A. Orange
Staff Sergeant Orange is a native of Madisonville, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2002 and attended Recruit Training January 2003 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Upon completion of Recruit Training, Private First Class Orange attended the Basic Music Course at the Naval School of Music in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While there, he was promoted to Lance Corporal.
In October 2003, Lance Corporal Orange was assigned to Marine Band San Diego, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA. While stationed there he served as Saxophone Instrumentalist, was promoted the ranks of Corporal then Sergeant and served as Squad Leader, and Sound Technician.
In March of 2007, Sergeant Orange was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.
In February of 2008, Sergeant Orange reenlisted into the Marine Corps on active duty and reported to the Quantico Marine Corps Band, Quantico, VA. There, he served as Saxophone Section Leader, Squad Leader, sound reinforcement Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Library Clerk, Urinalysis Program Coordinator, and acting Small Ensemble Leader.
In January of 2010, Sergeant Orange returned to the Naval School of music and attended the Sound Reinforcement Course. Upon completion, he returned to the Quantico Marine Corps Band, continuing to serve as acting Small Ensemble Leader.
In January of 2011, Sergeant Orange returned to the Naval School of music and attended the Unit Leader Course. Upon completion of the Unit Leader course, he was selected to stay on staff and was assigned as a Basic Academics Instructor. While there, he also served as the Substance Abuse Officer for the Marine Detachment. In July of 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
In June of 2014, Staff Sergeant Orange was assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band where he served as the Saxophone Section Leader, Woodwind Section Commander, Operations Chief, and Assistant Drum Major. In February of 2015, Staff Sergeant Orange was selected for and appointed as the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band Drum Major.
Staff Sergeant Orange’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd award), Navy Unit Commendation (2nd award), Meritorious Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal (3th award), National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.