Chad Russell

Chad Russell is a Rescue Ready Specialist at Cardiac Science. He is also president of the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines Association. In the summer of 2003, Chad joined the Marine Corps. He served with the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines from September 2003 until February of 2008 and served a short time training Marines with the 6th Engineer Support Battalion. During Chad's time in the Marines, he served on three deployments in Iraq. His jobs included infantry and operating in the Scout Sniper Platoon. Chad currently lives in Portland, Oregon, and is working on his undergraduate degree in management and organizational leadership from George Fox University.

Recent articles from Chad Russell

Nineteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford salutes during a passing review during 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey's retirement and change of responsibility ceremony. Dempsey retires from the military after 41 years in service and is succeeded by Dunford. The ceremony took place at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Washington on Sept. 25, 2015.
News
Dunford Deserves Credit For Sticking To His Guns On Women In Combat
Gen. Joseph Dunford, the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs, is in a politically difficult position on women in combat.
Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit fire on the seven-yard line during a pistol qualification aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., July 27, 2012. The 22nd MEU conducted the pistol range to keep Marines up to date on their annual pistol qualification.
Community
The Case For Arming The Troops
In the wake of the attack in Chattanooga, how is it that our armed forces are not allowed to be in fact armed forces?
Chad and Sonny Russell
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Community That Helped When My Wife Went Into Premature Labor
My wife delivered our twins 12 weeks early and hundreds of miles from home. I need to thank the veterans community and everyone who rushed to support us.
Veterans of the 2004 Battle of Fallujah pose with Chad Russell's flag on a recent memorial hike at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Community
Searching For My Flag In Fallujah
A story of patriotism, brotherhood, and sacrifice from the streets of Fallujah.