Sergeant Major Duarte reported to Parris Island SC, Mike Company, and graduated Platoon Honor Graduate. Following initial training, he attended Marine Combat Training and Motor Transport School, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and graduated top 5%.
From 1996 to 1997, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to 3rd Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan and served as a Motor Transport Operator, a graduate and instructor at Jungle Warfare School, Northern Training Area and Graduated from the 3rd Marine Division school as a Forward Observer. He also was certified in SOCEX 2-96.
From 1997 to 1999, Sergeant Major Duarte graduated from Marine Security Guard School. During this period, he served in Russia, Brazil, Guatemala, and South Korea, and was selected by the Secret Service and Diplomatic Security Agency to guard dignitaries such as President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Madeline Albright and many more.
From 2000 to 2002, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to the Training and Education Command, Cherry point, N.C. There he held billets as the Range Safety NCOIC, Driver Defense SNCOIC, Motor Cycle Safety Instructor, Corporal Course assistant Instructor and Military Dirt Bike Instructor.
From 2002 to 2007, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to Drill Instructor school and upon graduation, reported to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion. He held the billets of Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Company Chief Drill Instructor and Company First Sergeant. During his tenure in Parris Island, he was assigned to Southern Command, Doral, Florida and served in Columbia, South America and was tasked in assisting the establishment of a Drill instructor school and Recruit training depot for Columbian Marines. He also assisted in patrols and assisted in building relationships between the two nations.
From 2007 to 2010, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to 2nd Marine Division and served under Alpha Battery, 1st Bn, 10th Marines; HQ Battery, 2nd Bn, 10 Marines; and 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF and was assigned to the Battalion Landing Team 1/6, 24 Marine Expeditionary Unit.
From 2010 to 2011, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to MWSS-172 in Okinawa, Japan and served as the Company Gunnery Sergeant/Company First Sergeant for both Motor Transport and Engineer Operations Companies. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF and was assigned to the Special Purpose MAGTF and Regimental Combat Team 3. He then returned to Okinawa, Japan and was assigned to Engineer Maintenance Company, 3rd Maintenance Bn, Combat Logistics Regiment 35 as the Company 1stSgt and later assisted in training Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and Airman in Joint Combat Operations in Support of OEF in various locations to include Fuji, Okinawa, and the Philippines.
From 2011 to 2013, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to Marine Logistics Command in Albany, Ga and held billets as the H&S Company First Sergeant and the Sergeant Major of Marine Depot Maintenance Command in Albany, Ga and Barstow, CA.
From 2013 to 2015, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to 1st Marine Division and was assigned to 3rd Bn 5th Marines as the Kilo Company and H&S Company First Sergeant. He deployed in support of a Unit Deployment Program South Pacific Operations under the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit / Special Operations Capable.
From 2015 to 2017, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to Recruiting Station Twin Cities and served as the Recruiting Station Sergeant Major and Joint Fusion Cell for Anti Force Protection Officer duties in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and parts of Iowa.
From 2017 to Present, Sergeant Major Duarte reported to the famed "Team Otis" VMGR-252, 2nd MAW, Cherry Point, North Carolina and serves as the Squadron Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Duarte has been awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star in lieu of two awards, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with 4 gold stars in lieu of 5 awards, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal with 1 silver star in lieu of 6 awards, and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.