8th Marine Corps District


8th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

1513 Desert Storm Road, Fort Worth, TX 76127
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U.S. Marine Corps Major Ruth Kehoe, commanding officer of Recruiting Station Dallas, 8th Marine Corps District, reflects on her time in the Marine Corps at the recruiting headquarters in Dallas, Texas on May 23, 2019. Maj. Kehoe shares her perspective on what it means to be a Marine, describing the values and traditions of the Marine Corps while expressing her dedication to serve. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Sergeant Anthony Morales)
U.S. Marine Corps Captain Riacca Glatt, officer selection officer of Recruiting Station Dallas, 8th Marine Corps District, defines what it means to be a leader in the Marine Corps at the recruiting headquarters in Dallas, Texas on May 23, 2019. Capt. Glatt reminisces on how her mentors inspired her to become the Marine leader she is today and the challenges the Marine Corps has offered her. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sergeant Anthony Morales)
U.S. Marine Gen. Robert B. Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, welcomes Texas educators to the Educators Workshop on Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, on May 7, 2019. The 8th Marine Corps District Educator's Workshop is a program hosted by MCRD San Diego that gives a stronger insight on what recruits will encounter during their training while also incorporating various classes on what benefits the Marine Corps can offer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Jessica, Smith)
U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates with Recruiting Station Dallas, transition to their next period of instruction during a Pre-Officer Candidate School weekend in College Station, Texas, April 5, 2019. The purpose of this weekend is to integrate potential candidates across various colleges and universities in Texas with the goal of simulating the training they will receive during their time at OCS. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Desmond Andrews)
U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with support battalion provide a mock pick up for educators from the Denver and Albuquerque areas at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California March 12, 2019. The workshop allows attendees to return to their place of business and provide firsthand experience and knowledge to individuals interested in military service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Desmond Andrews)
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Ken Ebo, a musical technical assistant for the 8th Marine Corps district performs alongside a high school musician from the Keller school district during a concert at Venture Church in Keller, Texas, on Jan. 6. The performance, which was free and open to the public, showcased the musical talents of high school musicians from throughout the district.
Unit Leaders

Colonel Dennis A. Sanchez
Commanding Officer, 8th Marine Corps District

Sergeant Major Krishtian E. Nielson
Sergeant Major, 8th Marine Corps District
Arkansas teachers observe Marine training July 12, 2019
6 Arkansas teachers learn about life as a Marine July 12, 2019
Marine Poolee Subdues Colorado High School Shooter May 8, 2019

Arkansas teachers in California for Marine recruit experience 

KARK-TV | Jul 10,  2019

SAN DIEGO - Some teachers from Arkansas are in California for a look at what it's like to be a Marine recruit. 


Aspiring Marine helped tackle gunman at Colorado school

New York Post | May 8,  2019

A heroic high school senior who wants to join the Marines helped tackle one of the shooters who left one classmate dead and eight others wounded at a Denver-area school. 


Becoming a Marine

FOX 34 NEWS | March 28,  2019

Educators from Recruiting Station Albuquerque and Recruiting Station Denver attend a four-day workshop program designed to better inform high school and college educators about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps.

8th Marine Corps District will continue to uphold our Marine Corps standards and traditions while achieving our assigned officer, enlisted, and prior service recruiting mission by component and category in order to provide the Marine Corps with the best possible Marines to lead our Corps and to win our Nation's battles.

Sexual Assault Response Program

Marines and Civilians - If you are a victim of sexual assault or if you are seeking assistance call the 24/7 Sexual Assault Support line at (619) 846-6040. Advocates are on call 24 hours a day. You may also call the DoD Safe Helpline at (877) 995-5247. You are not alone.

Maj Raul P. Garza
8th Marine Corps District
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Office: (817) 782-6749
Cell: (214) 697-5561