Petty officer Mark Faloon enlisted in the Navy in July 1999, and was selected as Blue Jacket Sailor of the Quarter twice, and Blue Jacket Sailor of the Year in 2001.

He received orders to Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center to attend Explosive Ordnance Disposal Dive School, later continuing to Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal and graduated as a basic explosive ordnance disposal technician in September 2003.

His first operational tour as a technician was at Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobil Unit Five, Santa Rita, Guam, where he completed four deployments with the USS Kitty Hawk Strike Group to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He also deployed in support of Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, and was promoted to petty officer first class.

Faloon is currently serving as the leading petty officer assigned to Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division, Technical Support Detachment, Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell (CEXC) Platoon Three. He recently completed a deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while attached to JFT Paladin CEXC. His personal awards include a Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards).

Faloon is a 1999 graduate of Edward Little High School. He is the son of Mark and Kim Faloon of Auburn.


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