Recruiting Station Portsmouth

 

Recruiting Station Portsmouth

1st Marine Corps District

755 Banfield Road, Suite 2, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Sergeant Jessica Paz inspects the uniformity of the poolee platoon prior to drill practice aboard the Portsmouth naval Shipyard, Aug. 1. Recruiting Station Portsmouth held a female pool function where female applicants take the initial strength test and are given some background information on the female side of recruit training. Paz is a drill instructor with 4th Recruit Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Forming up
Sergeant Jessica Paz inspects the uniformity of the poolee platoon prior to drill practice aboard the Portsmouth naval Shipyard, Aug. 1. Recruiting Station Portsmouth held a female pool function where female applicants take the initial strength test and are given some background information on the female side of recruit training. Paz is a drill instructor with 4th Recruit Training Battalion aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
Sergeants Joseph Derby (left) and Justin Tellar give a contestant a reason to move faster during the Wipeout Run 5K event at Gillette Stadium, Aug. 1. Marine recruiters and their poolees volunteered as staff for the event, after which they got to run it themselves. Derby and Tellar are canvassing recruiters with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts.
Offering helpful motivation
Sergeants Joseph Derby (left) and Justin Tellar give a contestant a reason to move faster during the Wipeout Run 5K event at Gillette Stadium, Aug. 1. Marine recruiters and their poolees volunteered as staff for the event, after which they got to run it themselves. Derby and Tellar are canvassing recruiters with Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts.
Sergeant Major David Compton (center), sergeant major of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, stands with newly-promoted Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Roadcap (right) and Staff Sgt. Kristopher Barber following their promotion ceremony at the RS headquarters, July 6. The two Marines were meritoriously promoted after winning their respective recruiter meritorious boards. Roadcap is the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts, and Barber is the SNCOIC of RSS Concord, New Hampshire.
RS Portsmouth recruiter meritorious board winners
Sergeant Major David Compton (center), sergeant major of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, stands with newly-promoted Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Roadcap (right) and Staff Sgt. Kristopher Barber following their promotion ceremony at the RS headquarters, July 6. The two Marines were meritoriously promoted after winning their respective recruiter meritorious boards. Roadcap is the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Brockton, Massachusetts, and Barber is the SNCOIC of RSS Concord, New Hampshire.
Major Andrew Gourgoumis, outgoing commanding officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, hands the Marine Corps colors to Maj. Stephen Boada during the change of command ceremony, June 26. Boada is coming from his position as inspector-instructor of Battery P., 5th Battalion, 14th Marines in Spokane, Washington, and Gourgoumis is heading to the Command and Staff College aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
RS Portsmouth Change of Command
Major Andrew Gourgoumis, outgoing commanding officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, hands the Marine Corps colors to Maj. Stephen Boada during the change of command ceremony, June 26. Boada is coming from his position as inspector-instructor of Battery P., 5th Battalion, 14th Marines in Spokane, Washington, and Gourgoumis is heading to the Command and Staff College aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
Sergeant Paul Decoste holds a body pad as high school football players rehearse offensive drills during the Semper Fidelis All-American Camp at St. John Preparatory High School in Danvers, Massachusetts, June 7. Nearly 200 top football players from high schools throughout the New England states, including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, received training from National Football League and college football coaches while fighting for a spot to play in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game in California. Decoste is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Lawrence, Mass., Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Working the bags at the Massachusetts Semper Fidelis All-American Camp
Sergeant Paul Decoste holds a body pad as high school football players rehearse offensive drills during the Semper Fidelis All-American Camp at St. John Preparatory High School in Danvers, Massachusetts, June 7. Nearly 200 top football players from high schools throughout the New England states, including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, received training from National Football League and college football coaches while fighting for a spot to play in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game in California. Decoste is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Lawrence, Mass., Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Pierce Gilman, a recent graduate of Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire, receives an $180,000 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Marine Corps Option, scholarship from Capt. Zachary Johnson (right) and Sgt. Alex Figueroa during the school’s awards ceremony May 27, 2015, at the school. Capt. Johnson is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, NH, and Sgt. Figueroa is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Manchester, NH.
Trinity HS graduate receives NROTC scholarship
Pierce Gilman, a recent graduate of Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire, receives an $180,000 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, Marine Corps Option, scholarship from Capt. Zachary Johnson (right) and Sgt. Alex Figueroa during the school’s awards ceremony May 27, 2015, at the school. Capt. Johnson is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, NH, and Sgt. Figueroa is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Manchester, NH.
Sergeants Travis Colson and Daniel Siniscalchi fold the national flag during a flag presentation ceremony as part of the city of Sanford, New Hampshire's World War II Veteran Memorial Day at the Sanford High School memorial gymnasium, May 14. The event honored the 51 WWII Sanford natives who fell in battle, and the flag the Marines presented was to the family of one of those soldiers. Colson is the staff noncommissioned officer-in-chargeof Recruiting Substation Dover, NH, and Siniscalchi is a canvassing recruiter for RSS Dover.
Presenting honors
Sergeants Travis Colson and Daniel Siniscalchi fold the national flag during a flag presentation ceremony as part of the city of Sanford, New Hampshire's World War II Veteran Memorial Day at the Sanford High School memorial gymnasium, May 14. The event honored the 51 WWII Sanford natives who fell in battle, and the flag the Marines presented was to the family of one of those soldiers. Colson is the staff noncommissioned officer-in-chargeof Recruiting Substation Dover, NH, and Siniscalchi is a canvassing recruiter for RSS Dover.
Staff Sgt. Gerren Means and Sgt. Megan Roberts suggest that a poolee "pick up his volume" during Recruiting Station Portsmouth's all-hands pool function, May 2. The function was a two-day evolution where nearly 400 poolees throughout Maine, New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts went through screenings and physical tests with added motivation from two Parris Island drill instructors. Means is a senior drill instructor with India Co., 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Roberts is a drill instructor with Oscar Co., 4th RTB.
Someone lost his volume
Staff Sgt. Gerren Means and Sgt. Megan Roberts suggest that a poolee "pick up his volume" during Recruiting Station Portsmouth's all-hands pool function, May 2. The function was a two-day evolution where nearly 400 poolees throughout Maine, New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts went through screenings and physical tests with added motivation from two Parris Island drill instructors. Means is a senior drill instructor with India Co., 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Roberts is a drill instructor with Oscar Co., 4th RTB.
Robert Corazzini rappels down the 60-foot training tower during the Recruiting Station Portsmouth Educator’s Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Feb. 24. The Educator’s Workshop is a weeklong snapshot of Marine Corps recruit training for high school- or post school- teachers and advisors, designed to “educate the educators” and community influencers about the opportunities and benefits the Marine Corps offers to young men and women. Attendees view a culmination of major recruit training events while also learning through hands-on experiences and speak one-on-one with a variety of Marines across a span of occupations. The goal of the workshop is to address any misconceptions about enlistment and focus on what is oftentimes not considered when thinking about military service, such as continuing education opportunities and professional skills development. Corazzini is a physical education teacher with Assabet Regional Technical High School in Massachusetts.
Smiling on down
Robert Corazzini rappels down the 60-foot training tower during the Recruiting Station Portsmouth Educator’s Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Feb. 24. The Educator’s Workshop is a weeklong snapshot of Marine Corps recruit training for high school- or post school- teachers and advisors, designed to “educate the educators” and community influencers about the opportunities and benefits the Marine Corps offers to young men and women. Attendees view a culmination of major recruit training events while also learning through hands-on experiences and speak one-on-one with a variety of Marines across a span of occupations. The goal of the workshop is to address any misconceptions about enlistment and focus on what is oftentimes not considered when thinking about military service, such as continuing education opportunities and professional skills development. Corazzini is a physical education teacher with Assabet Regional Technical High School in Massachusetts.
Sergeant Brian Alvarado encourages of high school faculty members and other educators to acknowledge his commands through  “incentive training” in a sand pit during the Recruiting Station Portsmouth Educator’s Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Feb. 24. The Educator’s Workshop is a weeklong snapshot of Marine Corps recruit training for high school- or post school- teachers and advisors, designed to “educate the educators” and community influencers about the opportunities and benefits the Marine Corps offers to young men and women. Attendees view a culmination of major recruit training events while also learning through hands-on experiences and speak one-on-one with a variety of Marines across a span of occupations. The goal of the workshop is to address any misconceptions about enlistment and focus on what is oftentimes not considered when thinking about military service, such as continuing education opportunities and professional skills development. Alvarado is the senior drill instructor for Company M., 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and a Tulsa, Oklahoma native.
Early morning educator training
Sergeant Brian Alvarado encourages of high school faculty members and other educators to acknowledge his commands through “incentive training” in a sand pit during the Recruiting Station Portsmouth Educator’s Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Feb. 24. The Educator’s Workshop is a weeklong snapshot of Marine Corps recruit training for high school- or post school- teachers and advisors, designed to “educate the educators” and community influencers about the opportunities and benefits the Marine Corps offers to young men and women. Attendees view a culmination of major recruit training events while also learning through hands-on experiences and speak one-on-one with a variety of Marines across a span of occupations. The goal of the workshop is to address any misconceptions about enlistment and focus on what is oftentimes not considered when thinking about military service, such as continuing education opportunities and professional skills development. Alvarado is the senior drill instructor for Company M., 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and a Tulsa, Oklahoma native.
Jack Cadigan, center with plaque, stands with Antoine Walker, Capt. Zachary Johnson, Sgt. Keily Warren, and Stephen Cannella after receiving the Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month award during half time of a varsity basketball game, Jan. 20. Cadigan's father, a cardiologist, found that Jack had a threatening heart abnormality when they were volunteering at a clinic St. Tock, Haiti last August. and Jack underwent surgery upon return to the U.S. Later, Jack heard of a Haitian orphan who had the same heart condition and, after many obstacles, brought her to the States for a life-saving operation. Cadigan is a Medfield High School senior and varsity basketball player. Walker is a former Boston Celtics basketball player. Johnson is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, N.H.; Warren is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Framingham. Cannella is an assistant managing editor for Sports Illustrated.
Medfield HS senior given Sports Illustrated award from SI, Marines
Jack Cadigan, center with plaque, stands with Antoine Walker, Capt. Zachary Johnson, Sgt. Keily Warren, and Stephen Cannella after receiving the Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month award during half time of a varsity basketball game, Jan. 20. Cadigan's father, a cardiologist, found that Jack had a threatening heart abnormality when they were volunteering at a clinic St. Tock, Haiti last August. and Jack underwent surgery upon return to the U.S. Later, Jack heard of a Haitian orphan who had the same heart condition and, after many obstacles, brought her to the States for a life-saving operation. Cadigan is a Medfield High School senior and varsity basketball player. Walker is a former Boston Celtics basketball player. Johnson is the executive officer of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, N.H.; Warren is a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Substation Framingham. Cannella is an assistant managing editor for Sports Illustrated.
Sgt. Michael Godjikian stands with Pvt. Pavlo Sinkevych at a recruiting table setup during a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps drill competition at Quincy High School, Quincy, Massachusetts, Dec. 20. Sinkevych was Godjikian’s first enlistment contract written as a recruiter. During Godjikian’s short time as a recruiter, he has already set himself apart from his peers by being a standout Marine ambassador in his schools and community. Godjikian has won recruiter of the month, recruiter of the quarter and is currently nominated for recruiter of the year. Godjikian is a recruiter for Recruiting Substation North Boston.
He’s not God, but he is a Marine who’s looking for you
Sgt. Michael Godjikian stands with Pvt. Pavlo Sinkevych at a recruiting table setup during a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps drill competition at Quincy High School, Quincy, Massachusetts, Dec. 20. Sinkevych was Godjikian’s first enlistment contract written as a recruiter. During Godjikian’s short time as a recruiter, he has already set himself apart from his peers by being a standout Marine ambassador in his schools and community. Godjikian has won recruiter of the month, recruiter of the quarter and is currently nominated for recruiter of the year. Godjikian is a recruiter for Recruiting Substation North Boston.
Gunnery Sgt. Jason MacLeod, staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Boston, congratulates a member of the Lynn English High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps drill team, Lynn, Massachusetts, for her completion of a drill knock-out event during the JROTC drill competition at Quincy High School, Quincy, Mass., Dec. 20. RSS Boston is part of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, 1st Marine Corps District.
RS Portsmouth recruiters support Quincy multi-school JROTC drill competition
Gunnery Sgt. Jason MacLeod, staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Boston, congratulates a member of the Lynn English High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps drill team, Lynn, Massachusetts, for her completion of a drill knock-out event during the JROTC drill competition at Quincy High School, Quincy, Mass., Dec. 20. RSS Boston is part of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, 1st Marine Corps District.
Kate Marshall (center left), a York High School sophomore and Varsity soccer and lacrosse player, holds her Sports Illustrated “High School Athlete of the Month” alongside her family; Chris Stone, managing editor of SI; Capt. Zachary Johnson, executive officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Portsmouth; and Sgt. Daniel Siniscalchi, recruiter with Recruiting Substation Dover, during half-time of a basketball game, Dec. 18. The high school athlete award program is hosted by the United States Marine Corps and presented to Marshall by Marines of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, N.H. Marshall was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis only eight months after birth, a disease that hardens mucus in the chest and leads to troubled breathing and infection. Marshall requires daily treatment for her condition, yet drives herself to live a normal life and uses sports as a therapeutic outlet.
York High School student recognized by Sports Illustrates, Marine Corps as Athlete of the Month
Kate Marshall (center left), a York High School sophomore and Varsity soccer and lacrosse player, holds her Sports Illustrated “High School Athlete of the Month” alongside her family; Chris Stone, managing editor of SI; Capt. Zachary Johnson, executive officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Portsmouth; and Sgt. Daniel Siniscalchi, recruiter with Recruiting Substation Dover, during half-time of a basketball game, Dec. 18. The high school athlete award program is hosted by the United States Marine Corps and presented to Marshall by Marines of Recruiting Station Portsmouth, N.H. Marshall was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis only eight months after birth, a disease that hardens mucus in the chest and leads to troubled breathing and infection. Marshall requires daily treatment for her condition, yet drives herself to live a normal life and uses sports as a therapeutic outlet.
Bolivian-born Sgt. Jose Murillo demonstrates a firemen’s carry during a pool function held at Danvers High School. Murillo moved to Waltham, Massachusetts when he was six-years-old along with his mother and two sisters. Murillo served six combat deployments as an infantryman, and is currently serving as a canvassing recruiter out of Recruiting Substation North Boston in Saugus, Massachusetts.
Life changes: Bolivian-born Marine recruiter seeks to change lives
Bolivian-born Sgt. Jose Murillo demonstrates a firemen’s carry during a pool function held at Danvers High School. Murillo moved to Waltham, Massachusetts when he was six-years-old along with his mother and two sisters. Murillo served six combat deployments as an infantryman, and is currently serving as a canvassing recruiter out of Recruiting Substation North Boston in Saugus, Massachusetts.
Joe Gaziano is presented with his jersey for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game Oct. 24. The presentation took place, as a part of senior night ceremonies at Xaverian Brothers High School. Joe is accompanied by his parents, Mary Ellen and Frank Gaziano, as well as, Capt. Zachary Johnson, Recruiting Station Portsmouth's executive officer and Sgt. Keily Warren, the school's canvassing recruiter. Joe Gaziano will be attending Northwestern University next year on a football scholarship. The Semper Fidelis All-American game will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 from the StubHub Center in Carson, California Jan.4, 2015 at 9 pm EST. Joe is a native of Scituate, Massachusetts and both of his grandfathers served in the Marine Corps during World War II.
Xaverian Brothers High School standout receives Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey
Joe Gaziano is presented with his jersey for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl game Oct. 24. The presentation took place, as a part of senior night ceremonies at Xaverian Brothers High School. Joe is accompanied by his parents, Mary Ellen and Frank Gaziano, as well as, Capt. Zachary Johnson, Recruiting Station Portsmouth's executive officer and Sgt. Keily Warren, the school's canvassing recruiter. Joe Gaziano will be attending Northwestern University next year on a football scholarship. The Semper Fidelis All-American game will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports 1 from the StubHub Center in Carson, California Jan.4, 2015 at 9 pm EST. Joe is a native of Scituate, Massachusetts and both of his grandfathers served in the Marine Corps during World War II.
RS Portsmouth News
Recruiting Station Portsmouth changes command between Majors Gourgoumis and Boada June 26, 2015 — Major Andrew G. Gourgoumis relinquished command of U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Station Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to Maj. Stephen J. Boada aboard Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, June 26.Gourgoumis, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has served as the commanding officer of RS Portsmouth since May 2012, during which the station was awarded with MORE
Marines put New England high school football players through their paces during the Semper Fidelis All-American Camp June 7, 2015 — To the right of him, a man who coached for the Jacksonville Jaguars,  Denver Broncos,  and other The NFL teams. To the left of him, a man who saw combat when he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. The high school football player, flanked by these two individuals, dug his cleats deeper and told himself he would push just a little harder once the MORE
Boston future Marine recruits tour USS Arlington March 14, 2015 — “Man, this thing is heavy,” commented a poolee as he picked up an M32 Grenade Launcher. “Well,” said the Marine next to him, “if you want to be infantry, you’ll have to get used to that kind of weight.”The poolees (future Marine recruits) of Recruiting Substation Boston, Recruiting Station Portsmouth, were treated to a unique learning experience MORE
He’s not God, but he is a Marine who’s looking for you January 21, 2015 — “Gudjeekyin… Godjyck… how did he pronounce it,” wondered the mother. “Ah, whatever, Son,” she shouted. “God’s on the phone for you, and he wants to make you a Marine.”Marines on recruiting duty are tasked with finding the most-qualified individuals to make into Marines while also fighting to break the misconception of what the Marine Corps MORE
Life changes: Bolivian-born Marine recruiter seeks to change lives October 30, 2014 — PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire – It is said the individual and varied experiences over the course of one’s life shapes who that person will become. For one such United States Marine Corps recruiter the change began early in life, and he continues to impact lives and assist other young men and women create their own path. “I moved to Waltham, MORE

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