Master Gunnery Sergeant John Esclante
Master Gunnery Sergeant John Escalante is NYC Public Affairs Chief, where he serves as a representative of the U.S. Marine Corps at various engagements throughout New York City. Master Gunnery Sergeant Escalante helps coordinate and manage media opportunities and community events throughout the year, as well as serves as the Marine Corps representative to the city of New York. He is also the Assistant Vice President of the Technology Risk Division within Finance for Santander Investment Securities. For 19 years, Master Gunnery Sergeant Escalante has provided functional and analytical support of critical Front Office trading and analytical systems for both New York and Boston offices. He also provided remote GBM support to Santander International entities in Spain, Chile and Mexico.
Master Gunnery Sergeant Escalante is a proven Marine Corps Senior Enlisted Advisor and decorated leader. His military career spans 26 years of active and reservist service. He has been heavily engaged in numerous real-world campaigns, to include both peace-time global operations and combat missions spanning throughout six continents. During the latter course of his career, he has assumed numerous critical Senior Enlisted Leadership billets and collateral duties to include three consecutive combat deployments to the Middle East.
In addition to MGySgt Escalante’s Marine Corps responsibilities, he is a dynamic Veteran Champion and passionately engaged in several organizations by keeping a constant pulse on the Veteran community. Along with numerous Senior Enlisted/Veteran advisory roles, he currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Semper Fidelis Young Adults Leadership Academy. Additionally, MGySgt Escalante is also the current Deputy Captain for Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) for the NYC Chapter. MGySgt Escalante also volunteers his time within the youth community as a mentor, motivational speaker and coaches boys’ 5th grade basketball program for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) at his parish in Elmhurst, NY.
He is a five-time graduate of Marine Corps Professional Military Education, three of which were Senior Enlisted Academies at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.