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Recruiting Station Pittsburgh

1st Marine Corps District

1000 Liberty Ave, Rm. 1816, William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Nathan (right) and Michael (left) Wilson graduated recruit training on May 8 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Michael was scheduled to ship off to recruit training March 23, 2015, but instead he shipped off early on February 9. “Staff Sgt. Rondini (Marine in charge of Recruiting Substation York) called me and said ‘Hey we have a slot open and, if you want to leave next Monday,’” said Michael. “It was a little jolt and it became real, real fast.”
PITTSBURGH--Sgt. Kemmala S. Kelsey reflects on her path in life that led her to become one of the “Few and The Proud,” at Recruiting Substation Pittsburgh, March 17. “Initially, I was overweight and I couldn’t enlist,” said Kelsey, a supply clerk with Recruiting Station Pittsburgh. “I took that as a personal challenge. So I said to myself, I’m going to lose this weight and I’m going to show the recruiters that I can do this.” Kelsey, who lost the weight, had recently relocated from Jamaica to Chicago. She would eventually join the Marines and travel to Japan, Guam and Spain.
Chief Warrant Office 3 Jeremiah Elsbury (right) and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tony Irene (left)were selected to ride the Zamboni during a Pittsburgh Penguins home game on Jan. 31 at the Console Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins and ATI, through their Military Appreciation Program, recognized Elsbury and Irene by giving them an opportunity to ride on one of the ATI Zambonis and receive a warm welcome on the scoreboard. The Zamboni rides are done during the intermission of each period of the hockey games(Courtesy Photo).
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tony Irene rides the Zamboni during a Pittsburgh Penguins home game on Jan. 31 at the Console Center. The Zamboni rides are done during the intermission of each period of hockey games(Courtesy Photo).
Chief Warrant Office 3 Jeremiah Elsbury, an operations officer with Marine Corps Recruting Command, appeared on the scoreboard during his ride on the Zamboni during a Pittsburgh Penguins home game on Jan. 31 at the Console Center (Courtesy Photo).
Staff Sgt. James J. W. Geiger, front left, salutes in formation during Officer Candidate Course in Quantico, Virginia, Nov. 25. Geiger was the honor graduate from Officer Candidate Class 217. (Courtesy Photo)
Jordan Whitehead is presented his jersey to play in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl during a pep rally at Central Valley High School, Monaca, Pa. Jordan was the only player from the Western Pennsylvania area to be selected for the game. He has also committed to play football at Pittsburgh University next year.
Maj. John M. Hunt takes the organization colors from Sgt, Maj. Adam E. Fraser, rrecruiting station sergeant major, during the Change of Command ceremony at Heinz Field, June 13. Hunt would go on to pass the colors to the incoming commanding officer symbolizing the relinquishing of command.
PITTSBURGH--Joseph Cosentino, a native of and a graduate of Pittsburgh Central Catholic high school, poses for a picture with the Marines from Recruiting Station Pittsburg after receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for playing in the 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American bowl from Maj. John Hunt, commanding officer of the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Station Pittsburgh, May 15. Following his senior year of high school Cosentino is slated to play for Florida State University, the champions of the 2013 college football season, as a quarterback. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Thomas)
Gunnery Sgt. Josuha D. Boyer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Pittsburgh Military Entrance Processing Station liaison, is presented with a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal March 12 by Col. Jeffrey J. Dill, 1st Marine Corps District commanding officer, for earning the title of Marine Corps Recruiting Command Recruiting Substation staff noncommisioned officer of the year. Boyer earned the award, which included a replica model of the Iwo Jima flag raising, as the SNCOIC of RSS Butler throughout fiscal year 2012.
Educators from the Western Pennsylvania recruiting region participate in a pugil stick bout Feb. 6 during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program brief aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The educator’s workshop is designed to bring local educators face-to-face with the effort and energy needed to make America's Marines.
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Maj Edward W. Kay Commanding Officer
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Major Kay was born March 21, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended The Citadel on an NROTC Scholarship and accepted his commission in May, 2008. He reported to The Basic School in 2008 where he was assigned as an Infantry Officer. He attended Infantry Officer Course and graduated in 2009.

From 2009 to 2012 he served a Rifle Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, and briefly as a Company Commander, in Lima Company, Third Battalion Seventh Marines. As a Platoon Commander, he deployed to RC-Southwest in Afghanistan where his platoon conducted combat operations in Delaram, Marjah, and Sangin. On his second deployment, as Company Executive Officer, he returned to Sangin where the company conducted combat and transition operations.

From 2012 to 2015, he served in Recruiting Station Sacramento, covering roughly a fifth of California and the northwestern third of Nevada. During this tour he served as the Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer.

From 2016 to 2017, he served as the Weapons Company Commander and Fire Support Coordinator for Third Battalion, Eight Marines. His company took part in the Unit Deployment Program and conducted exercises on Okinawa, mainland Japan, and South Korea, among other locations.

From 2017 to 2020, he was assigned as an Operational Test Project Officer in the Infantry Branch, Ground Combat Division of Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity. In this assignment, he took part in the testing and or evaluation of the Squad Common Optic, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Next Generation Handheld Targeting System, and TEMSOS, amongst other programs.

Major Kay holds a BA in International Politics from The Citadel and an MBA with a concentration in Analytics from Drexel University. He is also a resident graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School.

Major Kay’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars and “V”, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.

He is married to his wife Jenna. They have two sons: Edward (4) and Michael (1).

Major Kay was born March 21, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended The Citadel on an NROTC Scholarship and accepted his commission in May, 2008. He reported to The Basic School in 2008 where he was assigned as an Infantry Officer. He attended Infantry Officer Course and graduated in 2009.

From 2009 to 2012 he served a Rifle Platoon Commander, Company Executive Officer, and briefly as a Company Commander, in Lima Company, Third Battalion Seventh Marines. As a Platoon Commander, he deployed to RC-Southwest in Afghanistan where his platoon conducted combat operations in Delaram, Marjah, and Sangin. On his second deployment, as Company Executive Officer, he returned to Sangin where the company conducted combat and transition operations.

From 2012 to 2015, he served in Recruiting Station Sacramento, covering roughly a fifth of California and the northwestern third of Nevada. During this tour he served as the Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer.

From 2016 to 2017, he served as the Weapons Company Commander and Fire Support Coordinator for Third Battalion, Eight Marines. His company took part in the Unit Deployment Program and conducted exercises on Okinawa, mainland Japan, and South Korea, among other locations.

From 2017 to 2020, he was assigned as an Operational Test Project Officer in the Infantry Branch, Ground Combat Division of Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity. In this assignment, he took part in the testing and or evaluation of the Squad Common Optic, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Next Generation Handheld Targeting System, and TEMSOS, amongst other programs.

Major Kay holds a BA in International Politics from The Citadel and an MBA with a concentration in Analytics from Drexel University. He is also a resident graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School.

Major Kay’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars and “V”, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Combat Action Ribbon.

He is married to his wife Jenna. They have two sons: Edward (4) and Michael (1).

 

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