Ronald L. Wood
District 8 Commander - Marines

I have been a longtime member of multiple military Veterans organizations. This list includes the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Non-Commissioned Officers Association, United States Marine Corps Drill Instructors Association, and the American Legion.

My service with the United States Marine Corps began in 1969. My active military service to our Country spans nearly a quarter-century and retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. I was a Marine Corps Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Training in San Diego, California from 1978 to 1981. As a Marine Corps Drill Instructor, I was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. I completed my service with the Marine Corps in 1993.


The following is a record of my military service history and merit with the United States Marine Corps: Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal (2nd Award); Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon (2nd Award); Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal (3rd Award); Good Conduct Medal (6th Award); National Defense Medal (2nd Award); Vietnam Service Medal (3 Stars); Southwest Asia Service Medal (1 Star); Humanitarian Service Medal; USMC Overseas Ribbon (7th Award) USMC Drill Instructor Ribbon; Korean Defense Service Medal; Philippine Republic (President Unit Commendation) Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Ribbon (w/Palm); Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (w/1960 Device) Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal.


I am currently self-employed as a California Licensed Private Investigator and a California Registered Process Server and have been for more than 14 years. I am also a certified college instructor with an active California Community Colleges Instructor Credential in Police Science (Valid for Life). Teaching has been a very rewarding vocation that has allowed me opportunity to instruct at multiple colleges here and abroad. I currently hold five college degrees which includes a Master of Science degree in Forensic Science.