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8th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

1513 Desert Storm Road, Fort Worth, TX 76127
Unit Leaders
Major Ruth Kehoe Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Dallas

Major Kehoe was born on 13 April 1981 in Tacoma Park, Maryland. From 1999-2004 she served as a Boatswain’s Mate in the Navy and deployed with Expeditionary Strike Group 1 (ESG-1), then completed her Bachelor of Science in History at the U.S. Naval Academy. On May 24th 2004 she graduated and was commissioned as a 2ndLt in the United States Marine Corps.

Major Kehoe was assigned to 9th Communications Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA in 2005 and served as a Platoon Commander and Company Commander for Alpha Company and I MEF Headquarters Group Force Protection Company. She completed multiple deployments to Fallujah, Al-Nu’amiyah, and Zaidon, Iraq.

In 2009, Major Kehoe was transferred to the Marine Corps Communications Electronics School in 29 Palms, CA as a Company Training Officer. In January 2010 she conducted a lateral move to Intelligence and deployed as the Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan (MEB-A) Special Operations Liaison Element (SOFLE) in Helmand Province where she operated with joint and international Special Forces.   

Major Kehoe reported to 1st Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Pendleton, CA in March 2011. She held multiple billets and completed multiple deployments to Afghanistan including Special Operations Task Force-West Intelligence Officer, Marine Special Operations Company B Intelligence Officer, Provincial Augmentation Team-Helmand analyst, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 5225 team analyst, and Marine Special Operations Team 8232 partner-force Intelligence lead. 

From June 2014 to May 2016 Major Kehoe was assigned as the Inspector-Instructor for Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Company A, Intelligence Support Battalion. During this time she completed Command and Staff College Blended Seminar Program and graduated from San Diego State University with a Master of Science in Homeland Security. Her personal decorations include the Bronze Star (2nd award), the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd award), Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.