Banner Icon could not be loaded.

 

4th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Marines move to Wake Forest

By Sgt. Dwight Henderson | 4th Marine Corps District | December 18, 2013

Photos
prev
1 of 3
next
Vivian Jones, the Mayor of Wake Forest, cuts a ribbon with Marines of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh during the Permanent Contact Station Wake Forest grand opening ceremony in Wake Forest, N.C., on Dec. 16, 2013. The Marines held a grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting and Toys for Tots drive to promote the new station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dwight A. Henderson/Released)

Vivian Jones, the Mayor of Wake Forest, cuts a ribbon with Marines of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh during the Permanent Contact Station Wake Forest grand opening ceremony in Wake Forest, N.C., on Dec. 16, 2013. The Marines held a grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting and Toys for Tots drive to promote the new station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dwight A. Henderson/Released) (Photo by Sgt. Dwight Henderson)


Photo Details | Download |

Marine Corps Maj. Brandon J. Gorman, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., native, presents Vivian Jones, the Mayor of Wake Forest, N.C., with a coin following the Permanent Contact Station Wake Forest grand opening ceremony in Wake Forest, N.C., on Dec. 16, 2013. The Marines held a grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting and Toys for Tots drive to promote the new station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dwight A. Henderson/Released)

Marine Corps Maj. Brandon J. Gorman, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., native, presents Vivian Jones, the Mayor of Wake Forest, N.C., with a coin following the Permanent Contact Station Wake Forest grand opening ceremony in Wake Forest, N.C., on Dec. 16, 2013. The Marines held a grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting and Toys for Tots drive to promote the new station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dwight A. Henderson/Released) (Photo by Sgt. Dwight Henderson)


Photo Details | Download |

Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh hold a ribbon with Vivian Jones, the Mayor of Wake Forest, N.C., during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Permanent Contact Station Wake Forest on Dec. 16, 2013. The Marines held a grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting and Toys for Tots drive to promote the new station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dwight A. Henderson/Released)

Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh hold a ribbon with Vivian Jones, the Mayor of Wake Forest, N.C., during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Permanent Contact Station Wake Forest on Dec. 16, 2013. The Marines held a grand opening featuring a ribbon cutting and Toys for Tots drive to promote the new station. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dwight A. Henderson/Released) (Photo by Sgt. Dwight Henderson)


Photo Details | Download |

Raleigh, N.C. -- Marine Corps Recruiting Station Raleigh opened a new permanent contact station in Wake Forest, N.C. on Dec. 16.

The Marines held a grand opening which featured a ribbon cutting and Toys for Tots drive to bring attention to the new station. Wake Forest Mayor Vivian Jones attended the ceremony and cut the ribbon for the Marines.

“I was delighted to be invited and included,” said Jones, who has been Wake Forest’s mayor since 2001. “It’s always exciting to me when people come to Wake Forest and I have the greatest respect for the Marine Corps and all of our armed services. Their presence here, to me, is a really good thing.”

A permanent contact station is a small recruiting office usually manned by one to two Marines and serves as an outlet into smaller communities within the state. The Wake Forest office is expected to recruit approximately 35 young men and women a year.

The new office offers a better vantage point for the recruiters and easier access for applicants. It is located near three major schools, Wakefield High School, Wake Forest High School and Heritage High School, and offers a better launching point into counties such as Franklin County.

The station, located at 10425 Ligon Mill Rd., Wake Forest, N.C., 27587, is manned by Staff Sgt. Frank Montejano, a Yorba Linda, Calif. Native, and Sgt. Donald Corey, an Ellerbe, N.C., native. They can be reached at (252)492-4772.

 “The move is great,” said Montejano. “There is not a day that goes by that someone from Wake Forest doesn’t thank me for my service. They are a very supportive community.”
ImageMarine Corps ImageMarines ImageRecruiting Imageservice member

3 Comments


  • DANIEL A WILLIAMS 206 days ago
    God bless now I know why im always putting codes in and where they are going
  • DANIEL A WILLIAMS 206 days ago
    I FOUND THE NEWS INSPIRING WITH THE PRESENTS FOR CHILDREN AND AFRICA I WAS SAYING IF YOUR EVER IN ENGLAND MAKE SURE YOU GO APE AT DELEMERE FOREST IN THE COUNTY OF CHESHIRE
  • DANIEL WILLIAMS 206 days ago
    Dear brave Men of America there was a lot of inspiring stories about presents for Children and peace methods in Africa. If any of You Men are ever In Cheshire be sure to Check out Go ape in Delemere Forest In Cheshire I should Imagine it would be right up Your Street. Thank You

Add Comment

(required)
  Post Comment