Nicholas C. Elliott is a native of New Castle, Delaware. He enlisted into the Marine Corps in September 1999 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of recruit training, he attended Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.
Sergeant Major Elliott then proceeded to Camp Pendleton, California where he attended the Amphibious Assault Crewman Course. Following graduation, he obtained the Military Occupational Specialty of 1833, Amphibious Assault Crewman, and received orders to report to his first duty station at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina with 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, Charlie Company, as an Amphibian Assault Vehicle Crewman.
In 2001, Sergeant Major Elliott deployed aboard the USS Carter Hall with the Battalion Landing Team (BLT), 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). During the deployment, he participated in OPERATION RAPID CHEETAH, in Kosovo. Upon return, he was promoted to Corporal and served as AAV Crew Chief. In 2003, he deployed as Mortar Section Leader, aboard the USS Ponce with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, as part of Task Force Tarawa, attached to 1st Battalion, 2ndMarines, in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF). Upon return, Sergeant Major Elliott was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as AAV Section Leader.
In 2005, Sergeant Major Elliott deployed to Louisiana, in support of humanitarian relief efforts to hurricane victims, as part of Task Force Karina. A year later, he deployed aboard USS Whidbey Island with Battalion Landing Team (BLT), 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). During the deployment, Sergeant Major Elliott participated in Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) in Beirut, Lebanon. Upon returning, Sergeant Major Elliott was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and served as Platoon Sergeant.
In 2008, Sergeant Major Elliott was transferred to Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Upon completion of Detachment Commander School, he was assigned to Marine Security Guard Detachment, Manama, Bahrain where he served until 2010. In 2010, he was transfer to Marine Security Guard Detachment Tallinn, Estonia and served as Detachment Commander. He was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant in July 2011.
In 2011, Sergeant Major Elliott received orders to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina with 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, where he was assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Platoon, as Platoon Sergeant. During his assignment, he was augmented out as a Marine Advisor with the Advisor Training Group, where he served as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Combat Replacement Team. Upon his return to the battalion, Sergeant Major Elliott served as the Battalion Training Chief.
Promoted to the rank of First Sergeant in 2015, Sergeant Major Elliott received orders to the School of Infantry, Infantry Training Battalion, Company B, where he served as Company First Sergeant. During his assignment, First Sergeant Elliott was selected to stand up a new training company within the School of Infantry. In 2016, Sergeant Major Elliott received orders to Region 1, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group, where he served as Region First Sergeant for all of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. He was promoted to his current rank in March 2019 and received orders to his current assignment with 5th Battalion, 11th Marines as the Battalion Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Elliott’s awards and personal decorations include the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with 2 gold stars in lieu of third award, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Clayton B. Vogel Leadership Award. Sergeant Major Elliott is happily married to the former Ms. Sherri Lynn Taylor from Newark, Delaware. They have 3 children; Aiden, Autumn, and Abigail.