First Sergeant Daugherty attended recruit training in December 1999 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Paris Island. In March 2000, he reported to Camp Geiger, North Carolina for Marine Combat Training and graduated in April of 2000. First Sergeant Daugherty attended the Assault Amphibian Vehicle Crewman Course at Camp Pendleton, California and graduated in July 2000.
Upon reporting to Delta Company, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 29 Palms, he filled the billets of Crewman, Vehicle Commander, and Section Leader while moving through the ranks from Private to Sergeant. During his assignment to Delta Company he deployed on (2) Unit Deployment Programs to Okinawa Japan in 2001 and 2004, consisting of one 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit assignment, and one LF- CARAT. First Sergeant Daugherty also deployed to Egypt for Operation Bright Star in 2002. First Sergeant Daugherty was attached to Task Force Ripper 7th Marine Regiment during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003. During this initial combat deployment First Sergeant Daugherty was awarded the Combat Action ribbon, as well as the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
In September of 2005 First Sergeant Daugherty reported to D Co 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for duty as a Section Leader. First Sergeant Daugherty was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006 as a Section Leader where he was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during an improvised explosive device attack during combat operations on 7 July, 2006. He was promoted to SSgt upon his return home. First Sergeant Daugherty was deployed again to Fallujah this time as a provisional rifle squad leader in 2008. During this combat deployment First Sergeant Daugherty was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, as well as the Army Achievement Medal for his actions, in addition to being wounded in action again.
First Sergeant Daugherty reported to Assault Amphibian Schools Battalion in May of 2009 for duty as a formal schools instructor. During this tour First Sergeant Daugherty served as a Practical Application Instructor and Platform Instructor for the Basic Crewman Course, Amphibious Unit Leader Course, Reserve Gunnery Course, and the Amphibious Officer Course. First Sergeant Daugherty also served as the Battalion Training Chief, and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for his actions.
First Sergeant Daugherty reported to Marine Combat Training, School of Infantry West for duty as a Combat Instructor in June 2013. While on Combat Instructor duty, First Sergeant Daugherty served as Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Commander, Company Gunnery Sergeant, and Battalion Chief Instructor, a billet that is T/O for a 0369 Master Sergeant. First Sergeant Daugherty was the 1st non 0369 to hold this coveted position as the senior combat instructor for the battalion. First Sergeant Daugherty was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his actions on Combat Instructor Duty.
First Sergeant Daugherty reported to B Co 3D Assault Amphibian Battalion on 14 April, 2016 and is serving as Company 1st Sergeant as part of Forward Deployed Forces rotation to Okinawa Japan.
First Sergeant Daugherty was the academic honor man of the Advance Course with a cumulative G.P.A. of 100% for the entirety of the course, as well as a distinguished graduate: he has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance, a MBA from California State University, Dominguez Hills, as well as a Juris Doctor from California Southern University. Currently First Sergeant Daugherty is a licensed and active member of the California State Bar of Attorneys, as well as a member of the Federal Bar of Attorneys with petition rights to the Southern District Federal Court in San Diego. First Sergeant Daugherty was granted a waiver and enrolled in the EWSDEP, and is currently actively working in the second module of EWS MAGTF Operations.