Leadership Development: From Fallujah to the Fireground with Jeremy Starr, USMC/Milwaukee FD


Our guest in this episode of the Leadership Under Fire Humanizing the Narrative Podcast is Jeremy Starr. Jeremy enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 2004. Private First Class Starr received orders to 2nd BN 7th MARINES after graduating from recruit training and completing School of Infantry West. He served as gun team leader for 2/7’s Weapons Company 81’s platoon for a combat deployment to Fallujah, Iraq in 2005 and 2006. During his tour in Fallujah, Jeremy was Combat Meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal. In 2008, Jeremy left active duty and started his fire service career when he joined a paid-on-call department in Sussex, Wisconsin. In November 2009, he was hired by the City of Milwaukee Fire Department. He was initially assigned to Engine Company 32 and transferred to Engine Company 24 and Rescue Company 2 a short time later. Jeremy was promoted to Lieutenant in 2016 and served as a relief officer, the lead cadet instructor for the department’s fire academy, and in field units.  He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2020 and presently serves as the company commander for Engine Company 30. As a Marine, 1st Sgt Starr presently serves with Engineer Services Company, CLB-25. He previously served with US Marine reserve units that include 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines; 3rd Civil Affairs Group in support of the Marine Special Operations Command and held several joint service and multi-national billets. LUF Founder Jason Brezler hosts.