Jay Foote entered the Marine Corps on September 5th, 1983, and retired from active duty 23 years later on August 31st, 2006. During those dates, 1stSgt Foote served in a variety of locations around the world such as Japan, Korea, Kenya, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and most recently in Iraq.
1stSgt Foote has also filled a variety of job billets such as a Formal Schools Instructor, NCO/SNCO School Instructor, Plt. Sgt for a Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Company, Company GySgt for a Combat Engineer Battalion, Senior and Chief Drill Instructor at MCRD, and as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for a Infantry Company in Iraq.
After retirement, he was picked up as the Security Manager for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC working executive protection and estate security for a Fortune 200 family in Lexington, KY until 2009.
Jay currently serves as a Marine Instructor with the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Basic High School in Henderson, NV after serving as a Drill Instructor in TX at the Marine Military Academy.