12th Marine Corps District

 

12th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

3704 Hochmuth Ave. Bldg. 8, San Diego, Calif. 92140
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Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia (right), formerly a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, instructs an officer candidate to respond loudly to his commands during an Officer Candidates School preparation event at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Wash., April 8, 2016. During the three-day event, Marine Corps sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates are projected to attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Juradosegovia is from Oxnard, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Pacific Northwest Marine Corps hopefuls prepare for Officer Candidates School
Gunnery Sgt. Agustin Juradosegovia (right), formerly a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, instructs an officer candidate to respond loudly to his commands during an Officer Candidates School preparation event at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Wash., April 8, 2016. During the three-day event, Marine Corps sergeant instructors and officer recruiters worked together to physically and mentally prepare candidates for the rigors of OCS, which the candidates are projected to attend aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Juradosegovia is from Oxnard, Calif. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Staff Sgt. Joseph Colby, left, and Capt. Jeffrey Newman recognize Jasmin Grewal, center, a senior at Royal High School in Simi Valley, Calif., for accepting the selective U.S. Marine Corps Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship during a presentation at the high school, March 24, 2016. Grewal, won the scholarship based on her commitment in and out of the classroom, to the community, leadership abilities, and physical fitness, and plans to attend Yale University. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Royal High School student earns NROTC scholarship
Staff Sgt. Joseph Colby, left, and Capt. Jeffrey Newman recognize Jasmin Grewal, center, a senior at Royal High School in Simi Valley, Calif., for accepting the selective U.S. Marine Corps Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship during a presentation at the high school, March 24, 2016. Grewal, won the scholarship based on her commitment in and out of the classroom, to the community, leadership abilities, and physical fitness, and plans to attend Yale University. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Karin Guajardo commands a poolee from Recruiting Station Los Angeles to conduct push-ups during a female pool function at the Sherman Oaks Recreation Park in Van Nuys, Calif., March 12, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Los Angeles, Orange County poolees encounter Marine Corps drill instructors
Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Karin Guajardo commands a poolee from Recruiting Station Los Angeles to conduct push-ups during a female pool function at the Sherman Oaks Recreation Park in Van Nuys, Calif., March 12, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Cpl. Nathaniel Hawkins, a percussionist with Marine Corps Band San Diego aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., has a degree in percussion performance from the University of Northern Iowa and has been living his dream as a Marine and a professional musician for the last two years. The Musician Enlistment Option Program is an opportunity for talented musicians to become first and foremost a United States Marine as well as a member of one of the Marine Corps’ 10 world-renowned bands.
Passions Followed, Music Made
Cpl. Nathaniel Hawkins, a percussionist with Marine Corps Band San Diego aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., has a degree in percussion performance from the University of Northern Iowa and has been living his dream as a Marine and a professional musician for the last two years. The Musician Enlistment Option Program is an opportunity for talented musicians to become first and foremost a United States Marine as well as a member of one of the Marine Corps’ 10 world-renowned bands.
Clarinetist Sgt. Justin Grunes, a musician with Marine Corps Band San Diego aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., has spent time in the Marine Corps and the Army Reserves, and earned his degree in music performance from the University of Delaware.  He couldn’t resist the call, and was drawn back to the Marine Corps to live out his dream as one of the few and proud, and a professional musician.  Grunes has been performing with the Marine Corps bands for a total of 9 years.
Passions Followed, Music Made
Clarinetist Sgt. Justin Grunes, a musician with Marine Corps Band San Diego aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., has spent time in the Marine Corps and the Army Reserves, and earned his degree in music performance from the University of Delaware. He couldn’t resist the call, and was drawn back to the Marine Corps to live out his dream as one of the few and proud, and a professional musician. Grunes has been performing with the Marine Corps bands for a total of 9 years.
Sgt. Jesus Orozco, the Enhanced Area Canvasing chief with the 12th Marine Corps District in San Diego, Calif., fires his M9 service pistol during the “Gunner’s Match” at the Depot Competition-In-Arms Program aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016. The DCIAP is a 10-day-long intramural shooting competition that serves as the initial stage of identifying Marines and sailors with the skills and desire to be part of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot’s shooting team.
Marines Participate In Depot Competition-In-Arms Program 2016
Sgt. Jesus Orozco, the Enhanced Area Canvasing chief with the 12th Marine Corps District in San Diego, Calif., fires his M9 service pistol during the “Gunner’s Match” at the Depot Competition-In-Arms Program aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016. The DCIAP is a 10-day-long intramural shooting competition that serves as the initial stage of identifying Marines and sailors with the skills and desire to be part of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot’s shooting team.
Jeremy Thielbahr, the head football coach for Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, Wash., received the Semper Fi Coach Award from Maj. Sung Kim and Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dagenhart, the commanding officer and senior enlisted advisor of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, during a Glazier Clinics event in Seattle, Feb. 20, 2016. Thielbahr, ECS' head football coach, was recognized for embodying the Marine Corps' core values of honor, courage and commitment. Last December, he led his team to overcome a 28-point deficit and beat Bellevue High School 48-42 in overtime, clinching the Class 3A state championship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Marines mentor football coaches on leadership, combat fitness
Jeremy Thielbahr, the head football coach for Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, Wash., received the Semper Fi Coach Award from Maj. Sung Kim and Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dagenhart, the commanding officer and senior enlisted advisor of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, during a Glazier Clinics event in Seattle, Feb. 20, 2016. Thielbahr, ECS' head football coach, was recognized for embodying the Marine Corps' core values of honor, courage and commitment. Last December, he led his team to overcome a 28-point deficit and beat Bellevue High School 48-42 in overtime, clinching the Class 3A state championship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
The 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald L. Green, shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Courtney Swinney, a recruiter assigned to Recruiting Sub Station Lakewood, CA, Jan 28, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell, Office of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps/Released)
SMMC visits RS Orange County Marines
The 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Ronald L. Green, shakes hands with Staff Sgt. Courtney Swinney, a recruiter assigned to Recruiting Sub Station Lakewood, CA, Jan 28, 2016. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell, Office of the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps/Released)
Sgt. Maj. Jason A. Politte (right), the incoming enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Orange County, receives the sword of office from Maj. James Dollard, his commanding officer, during a relief and appointment ceremony in Seal Beach, Calif. Jan. 15, 2016. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Spencer J. Beacham, from Dothan, Ala., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Politte.
Orange County Marines bid adieu, welcome new unit leaders
Sgt. Maj. Jason A. Politte (right), the incoming enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Orange County, receives the sword of office from Maj. James Dollard, his commanding officer, during a relief and appointment ceremony in Seal Beach, Calif. Jan. 15, 2016. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Spencer J. Beacham, from Dothan, Ala., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Politte.
Sgt. Maj. Spencer J. Beacham (center), the outgoing senior enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Orange County, renders honors to Lt. Col. Eric C. Hastings, 12th Marine Corps District commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. Willie T. Ward III, 12th MCD sergeant major, during a passage of command ceremony in Seal Beach, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016. During the ceremony, Beacham, from Dothan, Ala., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Sgt. Maj. Jason A. Politte.
Orange County Marines bid adieu, welcome new unit leaders
Sgt. Maj. Spencer J. Beacham (center), the outgoing senior enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Orange County, renders honors to Col. Eric C. Hastings, 12th Marine Corps District commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. Willie T. Ward III, 12th MCD sergeant major, during a passage of command ceremony in Seal Beach, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016. During the ceremony, Beacham, from Dothan, Ala., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Sgt. Maj. Jason A. Politte.
Staff Sergeants Anthony and Leslie Hull re-enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Dec. 10, 2015. This husband and wife duo has been in the Marine Corps for over a decade and plan to stay in as long as they can. The Hull's have recently successfully completed recruiting duty at Recruiting Sub Station Medford, Recruiting Station Portland, 12th Marine Corps District. The Hulls said it was a difficult assignment but their love of the Corps and the support of their family supported them every step. Anthony and Leslie both have been on combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler C. Vernaza/released)
Dynamic Duo
Staff Sergeants Anthony and Leslie Hull re-enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Dec. 10, 2015. This husband and wife duo has been in the Marine Corps for over a decade and plan to stay in as long as they can. The Hull's have recently successfully completed recruiting duty at Recruiting Sub Station Medford, Recruiting Station Portland, 12th Marine Corps District. The Hulls said it was a difficult assignment but their love of the Corps and the support of their family supported them every step. Anthony and Leslie both have been on combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler C. Vernaza/released)
Sergeant Weldon Housley, center, and Staff Sergeant Edwin Salvatierra, right, present a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship check to Jack Beguelin at Buena High School in Ventura, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016. The NROTC scholarship, valued at up to $180,000, will pay for the cost of full tuition, books and other educational fees at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Buena High School student receives NROTC scholarship
Sergeant Weldon Housley, center, and Staff Sergeant Edwin Salvatierra, right, present a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship check to Jack Beguelin at Buena High School in Ventura, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016. The NROTC scholarship, valued at up to $180,000, will pay for the cost of full tuition, books and other educational fees at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dagenhart (left), the incoming enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, receives the sword of office from Maj. Sung Kim, his commanding officer, during a passage of command ceremony in Seattle Dec. 12, 2015. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Kent Cartmill, from Garden City, Kan., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Dagenhart. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Marines bid adieu, welcome new unit leaders
Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dagenhart (left), the incoming enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, receives the sword of office from Maj. Sung Kim, his commanding officer, during a passage of command ceremony in Seattle Dec. 12, 2015. During the ceremony, Sgt. Maj. Kent Cartmill, from Garden City, Kan., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Dagenhart. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Maj. Kent Cartmill (center), the outgoing senior enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, returns the sword of office to Maj. Sung Kim, his commanding officer, during a passage of command ceremony in Seattle Dec. 12, 2015. During the ceremony, Cartmill, from Garden City, Kan., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dagenhart. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Marines bid adieu, welcome new unit leaders
Sgt. Maj. Kent Cartmill (center), the outgoing senior enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, returns the sword of office to Maj. Sung Kim, his commanding officer, during a passage of command ceremony in Seattle Dec. 12, 2015. During the ceremony, Cartmill, from Garden City, Kan., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dagenhart. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Sgt. Maj. Kent Cartmill (center), the outgoing senior enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, renders honors to Maj. Sung Kim, the commanding officer, during a passage of command ceremony in Seattle Dec. 12, 2015. During the ceremony, Cartmill, from Garden City, Kan., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dagenhart. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Seattle Marines bid adieu, welcome new unit leaders
Sgt. Maj. Kent Cartmill (center), the outgoing senior enlisted leader of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Seattle, renders honors to Maj. Sung Kim, the commanding officer, during a passage of command ceremony in Seattle Dec. 12, 2015. During the ceremony, Cartmill, from Garden City, Kan., was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and relinquished duties to Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Dagenhart. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Reece Lodder)
Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Maria S. Zalwango, corrects a Marine enlistee during a pool function at Weapons Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 12, 2015. During the event, recruiters teamed with drill instructors to mentally and physically prepare enlistees from Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County for boot camp and taught classes about military appearance and Marine Corps history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Marine drill instructors, recruiters build esprit de corps with enlistees
Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Maria S. Zalwango, corrects a Marine enlistee during a pool function at Weapons Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 12, 2015. During the event, recruiters teamed with drill instructors to mentally and physically prepare enlistees from Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County for boot camp and taught classes about military appearance and Marine Corps history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
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Commanding Officer, 12th Marine Corps District
Colonel Eric C. Hastings
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Sergeant Major, 12th Marine Corps District
Sergeant Major Willie T. Ward III
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