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12th Marine Corps District

Securing the Future of the Marine Corps and Changing Lives!

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Securing the Future of the Marine Corps and Changing Lives!
Force 12
Securing the Future of the Marine Corps and Changing Lives!
Staff Sgt. Michael Murray, SNCOIC of Recruiting Sub-Station Gresham, talks with poolees before they began their walk up Angel's Rest Hiking Trail, Portland, March 18, 2017. The poolees climbed 1,450 feet in elevation to the peak of the trail as a way to prepare for the physical demands of Marine Corps Recruit Training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Taylor Morton/Released)
Poolees take on Angel’s Rest
Staff Sgt. Michael Murray, SNCOIC of Recruiting Sub-Station Gresham, talks with poolees before they began their walk up Angel's Rest Hiking Trail, Portland, March 18, 2017. The poolees climbed 1,450 feet in elevation to the peak of the trail as a way to prepare for the physical demands of Marine Corps Recruit Training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Taylor Morton/Released)
Recruiting Sub-Station Gresham, stands at the peak of Angel's Rest Hiking Trail, Portland, March 18, 2017.The poolees trekked the 1,450 feet to the peak of the trail as a way to prepare for the physical demands of Marine Corps Recruit Training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Taylor Morton/Released)
Poolees take on Angel’s Rest
Recruiting Sub-Station Gresham, stands at the peak of Angel's Rest Hiking Trail, Portland, March 18, 2017.The poolees trekked the 1,450 feet to the peak of the trail as a way to prepare for the physical demands of Marine Corps Recruit Training. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Taylor Morton/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Demarius Jackson, band director, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, performs a solo during a concert with the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra at California State University Sacramento, March 10, 2017. The orchestra features top Marine musicians from throughout the Corps. They tour annually to share their music, culture, and patriotism with public audiences. This year’s concert was their first performance in Sacramento. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Harrer)
Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra 2017
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Demarius Jackson, band director, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, performs a solo during a concert with the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra at California State University Sacramento, March 10, 2017. The orchestra features top Marine musicians from throughout the Corps. They tour annually to share their music, culture, and patriotism with public audiences. This year’s concert was their first performance in Sacramento. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Harrer)
Musicians with the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra perform at the Orange County School of the Arts Concert Hall, Mar. 1, 2017. This is the first of many upcoming performances throughout California that showcase the United States Marine Corps’ gratitude and appreciation for the American people through the power of music, and highlights the talents of Marine musicians in a way that inspires others to join their ranks. Formed in 2008, the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra has included members from the world-renowned “The Commandants Own” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, as well as the 10 elite U.S. Marine Corps Field Bands.
Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra Livens Up California: OC School of the Arts
Musicians with the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra perform at the Orange County School of the Arts Concert Hall, Mar. 1, 2017. This is the first of many upcoming performances throughout California that showcase the United States Marine Corps’ gratitude and appreciation for the American people through the power of music, and highlights the talents of Marine musicians in a way that inspires others to join their ranks. Formed in 2008, the Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra has included members from the world-renowned “The Commandants Own” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, as well as the 10 elite U.S. Marine Corps Field Bands.
Drill Instructors command a future Marine to respond to an order during a female future Marine function for Recruiting Station Los Angeles at Sherman Oaks Recreation Park, Dec. 10, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Drill Instructors turn it up for Los Angeles future Marines
Drill Instructors command a future Marine to respond to an order during a female future Marine function for Recruiting Station Los Angeles at Sherman Oaks Recreation Park, Dec. 10, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Marines and their families from Recruiting Station Los Angeles gather for a photo with firefighters during Recruiting Station Los Angeles’ Christmas party at the Los Angeles Fire Department Station 88 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016. Marines and their families gathered, sporting their ugly sweaters and enjoying holiday festivities as a unit. (Photo by Arlene Ward/Released)
Recruiting Station Los Angeles Marines, families gather for Christmas party
Marines and their families from Recruiting Station Los Angeles gather for a photo with firefighters during Recruiting Station Los Angeles’ Christmas party at the Los Angeles Fire Department Station 88 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016. Marines and their families gathered, sporting their ugly sweaters and enjoying holiday festivities as a unit. (Photo by Arlene Ward/Released)
(From left to right) Gunnery Sergeant Edwin O. Salvatierra, Staff Sgt. Joshua C. Gonzalez, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, and Sgt. David Gonzalez, pose for a photo after visiting with the Commandant in Simi Valley, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016. The commandant met with Marines from RS Los Angeles to discuss topics relating to recruiting. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
CMC visits Los Angeles Marines
(From left to right) Gunnery Sergeant Edwin O. Salvatierra, Staff Sgt. Joshua C. Gonzalez, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, and Sgt. David Gonzalez, pose for a photo after visiting with the Commandant in Simi Valley, Calif., Dec. 3, 2016. The commandant met with Marines from RS Los Angeles to discuss topics relating to recruiting. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Before Lance Cpl. Tristan Downing from Spokane, WA began serving as a Marine Corps cyber network operator in North Carolina, he graduated as the top Marine, aka "guide," of his platoon on MCRD San Diego. Give him one! (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angelica Annastas)
Spokane Native Graduates As Guide
Before Lance Cpl. Tristan Downing from Spokane, WA began serving as a Marine Corps cyber network operator in North Carolina, he graduated as the top Marine, aka "guide," of his platoon on MCRD San Diego. Give him one! (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angelica Annastas)
Private First Class John R. Porchivina, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stands outside his squad bay at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 25. Porchivina served as his platoon’s guide during recruit training. Following recruit training, Porchivina will report to the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to become an infantryman. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anthony Leite)
Star Player Trades Cleats For Combat Boots
Private First Class John R. Porchivina, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stands outside his squad bay at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 25. Porchivina served as his platoon’s guide during recruit training. Following recruit training, Porchivina will report to the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, Calif., to become an infantryman. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anthony Leite)
Major Jon Frerichs, Recruiting Station San Francisco Commanding Officer, gives a motivational speech to the Abraham Lincoln High School varsity football team. Frerichs spoke to the young men on the team about the importance of leadership in life. ( Courtesy Photo)
Lincoln Learns Leadership
Major Jon Frerichs, Recruiting Station San Francisco Commanding Officer, gives a motivational speech to the Abraham Lincoln High School varsity football team. Frerichs spoke to the young men on the team about the importance of leadership in life. ( Courtesy Photo)
Marines from Recruiting Station Portland pose for a picture at the peak of Three Sisters, a complex of three volcanic peaks of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon. The highest peak of Three Sisters is 10,358 feet and it experiences frequent snow and occasional rainfall, with extreme temperature differences between seasons. (Photo Courtesy of the RS Portland SgtMaj Facebook Page)
RS Portland Hikes Three Sisters
Marines from Recruiting Station Portland pose for a picture at the peak of Three Sisters, a complex of three volcanic peaks of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon. The highest peak of Three Sisters is 10,358 feet and it experiences frequent snow and occasional rainfall, with extreme temperature differences between seasons. (Photo Courtesy of the RS Portland SgtMaj Facebook Page)
"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful. " - Eric Thomas... Congrats to PFC Frank Toscano from Corona, CA for graduating as Platoon Honorman at Marine Corps Bootcamp today. Also graduating today is Michael Kelly, Daniel Avila, Ryan Kov, James Nettleton and Devin Dejean. Job extremely well done. (Courtesy photo)
For Our Nation. For Us All.
"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful. " - Eric Thomas... Congrats to PFC Frank Toscano from Corona, CA for graduating as Platoon Honorman at Marine Corps Bootcamp. Job extremely well done. (Courtesy photo)
A future Marine conducts pull-ups after Lt. Col. Misty Posey, guest speaker for the future Marine function with Recruiting Station Los Angeles, demonstrated pull-ups after teaching a class to future Marines about the importance of pull-ups, how to conduct a proper pull-up, and how to improve the performance and capabilities for pull-ups to meet Marine Corps fitness standards. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Recruiting Station Los Angeles future Marines develop physical fitness techniques
A future Marine conducts pull-ups after Lt. Col. Misty Posey, guest speaker for the future Marine function with Recruiting Station Los Angeles, demonstrated pull-ups after teaching a class to future Marines about the importance of pull-ups, how to conduct a proper pull-up, and how to improve the performance and capabilities for pull-ups to meet Marine Corps fitness standards. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Marine Corps Recruiters from RSS Kennewick met legendary U.S Marine Corps Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis while participating in a Walk of Remembrance in the Tri-Cities. (Courtesy Photo)
Marine Corps Recruiters Meet Gen. James Mattis
Marine Corps Recruiters from RSS Kennewick met legendary U.S Marine Corps Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis while participating in a Walk of Remembrance in the Tri-Cities. (Courtesy Photo)
Recruiting Station Los Angeles’ Commanding Officer Maj. Aixa R. Dones, leads future Marines on a motivational run during the quarterly future Marine function at the Sherman Oaks Park in Van Nuys, Calif., Sept. 10, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Recruiting Station Los Angeles future Marines develop physical fitness techniques
Recruiting Station Los Angeles’ Commanding Officer Maj. Aixa R. Dones, leads future Marines on a motivational run during the quarterly future Marine function at the Sherman Oaks Park in Van Nuys, Calif., Sept. 10, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Poolees from RSS Alaska hike Hatcher Pass, a 3,886 foot high mountain in the Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska. The poolees carried pieces of a pull-up bar to assemble it at the peak of the mountain. (Photo courtesy of Marine Corps Recruiting Alaska Facebook page)
Poolees Hike Hatcher Pass
Poolees from RSS Alaska hike Hatcher Pass, a 3,886 foot high mountain in the Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska. The poolees carried pieces of a pull-up bar to assemble it at the peak of the mountain. (Photo courtesy of Marine Corps Recruiting Alaska Facebook page)
Staff Sgt. Eduardo Haro, a Marine Corps senior drill instructor, motivates Andy Streit, an English teacher at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Wash., while Streit performs a Combat Fitness Test during an Educators Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit San Diego, Aug. 16, 2016. The mission of the Educators Workshop is to inform, demonstrate and build relationships while providing educators and community influencers with firsthand knowledge of the Marine Corps recruiting process, entry level training, job opportunities and educational benefits available to Marines. Haro is from West Wendover, Nev. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Pacific Northwest high school teachers experience Marine Corps life
Staff Sgt. Eduardo Haro, a Marine Corps senior drill instructor, motivates Andy Streit, an English teacher at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Wash., while Streit performs a Combat Fitness Test during an Educators Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit San Diego, Aug. 16, 2016. The mission of the Educators Workshop is to inform, demonstrate and build relationships while providing educators and community influencers with firsthand knowledge of the Marine Corps recruiting process, entry level training, job opportunities and educational benefits available to Marines. Haro is from West Wendover, Nev. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgts. Nelson Chavez (right) and Milton Zavala, both Marine Corps drill instructors, demonstrate Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques for high school teachers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana during an Educators Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 16, 2016. The mission of the Educators Workshop is to inform, demonstrate and build relationships while providing educators and community influencers with firsthand knowledge of the Marine Corps recruiting process, entry level training, job opportunities and educational benefits available to Marines. Chavez is from Miami. Zavala is from Houston. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Pacific Northwest high school teachers experience Marine Corps life
Sgts. Nelson Chavez (right) and Milton Zavala, both Marine Corps drill instructors, demonstrate Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques for high school teachers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana during an Educators Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 16, 2016. The mission of the Educators Workshop is to inform, demonstrate and build relationships while providing educators and community influencers with firsthand knowledge of the Marine Corps recruiting process, entry level training, job opportunities and educational benefits available to Marines. Chavez is from Miami. Zavala is from Houston. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Columbia River Gorge, OR - 30 female poolees from Recruiting Station Portland, hiked the 4.1 mile trail up to Angels Nest, August 12th. These dedicated young women from all around Oregon and Southern Washington are preparing themselves for the rigors of Marine Corps Basic Training. (USMC Photo by Sgt Tyler C Vernaza / Released)
Female Poolees Hike Columbia River Gorge
Columbia River Gorge, OR - 30 female poolees from Recruiting Station Portland, hiked the 4.1 mile trail up to Angels Nest, August 12th. These dedicated young women from all around Oregon and Southern Washington are preparing themselves for the rigors of Marine Corps Basic Training. (USMC Photo by Sgt Tyler C Vernaza / Released)
12th Marine Corps District Leaders

Commanding Officer, 12th Marine Corps District
Colonel Terry M. Johnson
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Sergeant Major, 12th Marine Corps District
Sergeant Major Bernard T. Jackson III
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UNIT NEWS
Imperial Remembers Ramos By Sgt. William Hester | January 7, 2017
Bruntil Recognized as MaxPreps' Athlete of the Month By Sgt. Taylor Morton | January 25, 2017
Seattle-based U.S. Marine aids in Cascade Pass rescue By Staff Sgt. Reece Lodder | September 23, 2016
Force 12 Quarterly Newsletter By Sgt. Taylor Morton | September 16, 2016
Royal High School student earns NROTC scholarship By Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders | March 24, 2016
MISSION STATEMENT

The 12th Marine Corps District, informally referred to as “Force 12”, is comprised of eight regional Recruiting Stations and one Prior-Service Recruiting Station, located across the western U.S., to include Alaska and the Pacific Islands.  The Mission of “Force 12” is to locate, close-with, and contract/enlist/access/ship the highest quality men and women our Country has to offer, into the United States Marine Corps.  While this is our unifying purpose, the Marines, Sailors, and Civilian-Marines of Force 12 see their larger purpose as securing the future of the Marine Corps and changing lives!


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