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Friday, July 16, 1999

Smiths tell of new daughter

Donny and Heather Smith, of Pecos, announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Smith.

Sarah was born Wednesday, July 14, at 8:05 a.m., at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. She weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long.

Sarah is the granddaughter of Bernie and Jean McNeal of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada and MacRitchie and Reta Smith of Country Harbor, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Villescas part of Marine  Support Squadron

.Chief Warrant Officer Mario G. Villescas, of Pecos, is currently a member of the United States Marine Corps with Marine Wing Support Sqaudron-374.

The squadron recently scored excellent on the Marine Corps Administrative Analysis Team inspection.

MWSS-374 scored a 99.51 out of a possible 100 points during the MCAAT inspection, giving them one of the highest personnel office scores in the I-Marine Expeditionary Force.

The MCAAT is a formal analysis of the personnel administration and pay-related procedures of every administration installation in the Marine Corps, acording to Villescas.

Inspections take place throughout the fleet every three years to ensure all installations are mission capable.

"A passing mission capable score is 90 percent," said Villescas. "The goal for each unit is 96 percent, and ver few units exceed this goal," he said.

Chief Warrant Officer Mario G. Villescas was born in Pecos, July 25, 1966. He attend public schools in Pecos and graduated from Pecos High School in 1984. He is the son of Julia and Tilo Villescas of Pecos.

Officer Villescas enlisted in the Marine Corps during his senior year of high school and went to recruit training during the summer of 1984.

After boot camp, he received training in Personnel and Administration. Throughout his career, he has held various billets in personnel, administration, operations, and military justice legal administration. He has also completed all formal training in Personnel Administration and Military Justice and has also completed several Military Leadership Academies.

In 1996, while serving as a Staff Sergeant and 12 years in the enlisted ranks, he was selected for Warrant Officer, a distinguished "technical expert" officer grade in the Marine Corps. He attended his professional schools during 1997 and was then commissioned as a Chief Warrant Officer-2 in 1998. He is currently serving as the Personnel and Legal Officer for Marine Wing Support Squadron 374 in Twentynine Palms, California.

During his career, he has been assigned to the 1st Marine Division in Twentynine Palms, California, Recruiting duty in Phoenix, Arizona, a Joint assignment in Coronado, California, overseas duty in Okinawa, Japan, a School Staff billet in Twentynine Palms, California, and presently serving with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

Chief Warrant Officer Villescas is married to the former Cynthia Flores, daughter of Chavelo and Beva Flores, of Pecos.

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