8th Marine Corps District


8th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

1513 Desert Storm Road, Fort Worth, TX 76127
Slide show
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Peter Lopez, a recruiter with the 8th Marine Corps District, oversees a spectator operating the marksmanship trainer during the Esports Winter Invitational at Esports Stadium Arlington, in Arlington, Texas, February 8, 2020. The winter invitational further solidified prominent parallels between the esports community and the Marine Corps by highlighting the competitive determination and drive both organizations use to succeed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by GySgt. Jessica Smith).
Attendees of Ultimatum II, a Smash Ultimate Tournament hosted by Esports Stadium Arlington compete against one another in Arlington, Texas, December 27-29, 2019. The event provided an opportunity to showcase the parallels between esports competitors, and the Marine Corps: fierce competition, skill, communication and teamwork. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Sgt. Anthony Morales).
Julio Garcia, center, an enlistee in the U.S. Marine Corps, celebrates with Marine Gunnery Sgt. Angel Gonzalez, a recruiter with Recruiting Station San Antonio, and Ron Nirenberg, the mayor of San Antonio, following his enlistment ceremony at Joint-Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Dec. 10, 2019. Nirenberg attended the enlistment ceremony to support his nephew, Garcia, in his decision to join the Marine Corps.
Candidate Caleb Ramirez, the honor graduate of Platoon Leaders Course Combined 20, was awarded the Marine Corps Commandants Trophy during the Arizona Cardinals' football game in Glendale, Arizona, on Dec. 1, 2019. Brigadier General Ryan P. Heritage, the commanding general of the Marine Corps Western Recruiting Region, presented the trophy to both Ramirez and the University of Arizona. The Platoon Leaders Course Combined is a 10-week training event designed to screen and evaluate potential Marine Corps Officers. Those who successfully complete the period of instruction are commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Marine Corps.
Major Courtney Boston, the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Houston, 8th Marine Corps District, was recognized as one of the newest members of the Sam Houston State University Hall of Honor during a ceremony held at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, on Nov. 21, 2019. During the ceremony, Boston was one of seven former student athletes who were inducted into the Hall of Honor for their impact to the athletic program during and after their time at the university. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erick J. ClarosVillalta)
Unit Leaders

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

Sergeant Major Jon Jerome
Sergeant Major, 8th Marine Corps District
Marines Celebrate 'Fighting Spirit' at Ultimatum January 13, 2020
BH Grads embark on Marine Corps careers December 4, 2019
Arkansas teachers observe Marine training July 12, 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