Hometown Hero – Levi “L.J.” Guerra

United States Marine Corps Sgt. Levi J. “L.J.” Guerra was born on Feb. 25, 1997, in Moses Lake, Washington. She graduated from Warden High School in the Class of 2015 and from Big Bend Community College, Washington, Class of 2016.

Sgt. Levi J. “L.J.” Guerra

Sgt. Guerra reported for boot camp on Dec. 11, 2017, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. After boot camp, she reported to the School of Infantry East for Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Geiger, North Carolina. Upon the completion of MCT, Sgt Guerra received orders to her Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) School and reported to Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

On Aug. 28, 2018, Sgt. Guerra graduated from the Defense Information School (DINFOS) and earned her Military Occupational Skill (MOS) as a Combat Mass Communicator and would later become a Combat Videographer. She reported for duty to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3, San Diego, California. In September 2018, she was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.

Sgt. Guerra is a student in the military visual journalism program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.