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1st Marine Corps District

Headquarters Recruiting Command

605 Stewart Ave, Garden City, NY 11530
Commanding Officer

By | August 16, 2012

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Maj. Bethanne Canero, the commanding officer of Marine Recruiting Station Springfield.

Maj. Bethanne Canero, the commanding officer of Marine Recruiting Station Springfield. (Photo by Sgt. Richard Blumenstein)


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Major Beth-Anne Canero was raised in Yorktown Heights, NY. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in English/Secondary Education from the State University of New York at Geneseo; and, a Master’s of Science Degree in Human Behavioral Studies, Graduate with Distinction, from Capella University.

Major Canero enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 2000. Graduating in April 2000, she then attended Marine Combat Training, Camp Geiger, NC. She completed her MOS school in Pensacola, FL, earning the MOS 6060 as Flight Equipment Marine/Parachute Rigger. After a year in the Marine Corps Reserves at MALS 49, MAG 49, Newburgh, NY, she attended Officer Candidates School in June 2001 and earned her commission as a second lieutenant in August 2001. After graduating from The Basic School in April 2002, Major Canero completed the Adjutant Course at Camp Johnson, NC, earning the MOS 0180 in June 2002.

Major Canero was assigned as the Adjutant at Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA. In February 2004, Major Canero deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. During 2005 through 2008, Major Canero was assigned to Officer Candidates School, Quantico, VA, where she served as Platoon Commander, Company C; and, the Adjutant for Officer Candidates School. From 2008 through 2011, Major Canero was assigned to Headquarters, First Marine Corps District, Garden City, NY, where she served as the Adjutant. In 2011, Major Canero served as the Staff Secretary and Deputy Inspector General at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, before assuming the Executive Officer position, Fourth Recruit Training Battalion.

Major Canero’s professional military education includes Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff.

Major Canero’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with gold star), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.