8th Marine Corps District

 

8th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

1513 Desert Storm Road, Fort Worth, TX 76127
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Marines with the 8th Marine Corps District attended their first online virtual career fair hosted by Gamerjibe on May 20, 2020. Also attending the career fair were Marines with Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity. The online event, which was free and open to the public, helped Marine recruiters prospect for potential candidates in attendance while simultaneously engaging with other entrepreneurs and tech businesses in attendance.
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.
Unit Leaders

Colonel Dennis A. Sanchez
Commanding Officer, 8th Marine Corps District
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Sergeant Major Jon Jerome
Sergeant Major, 8th Marine Corps District
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DISTRICT NEWS
Innovating with Virtual Recruiting June 2, 2020
Marines Celebrate 'Fighting Spirit' at Ultimatum January 13, 2020
BH Grads embark on Marine Corps careers December 4, 2019
IN THE MEDIA


The Corps says combat is 'too serious to be gamefied,' but some recruiters are plugging into the virtual world 

Marine Corps Times | Apr 4,  2020

ARLINGTON, TX - The stereotype that gamers are basement dwelling loners not fit for military service is beginning to wear off as the Esports world continues to blow up around the U.S.

 

U.S. Marine Corps Joins Geekletes to Promote Education at Home 

THE ESPORTS OBSERVER | March 27,  2020

The United States Marine Corps has partnered with Geekletes, an esports hosting platform to promote education and how to be an “active learner” while at home.

 

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.

Messages regarding covid-19

Good Afternoon,

                I know many of you are concerned over the current news regarding the virus known as COVID-19.  In a rapidly changing situation that is full of uncertainty, I want to ensure you that my first priority is the protection of our Marines and their families in the 8th Marine Corps District.  We continue to balance the readiness of our force with the accomplishment of our vital mission.  We are closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19 within our communities and we will respond to conditions in order to meet the critical needs of our people.  I encourage you to be proactive in reaching out to the command with your needs and I assure you that we will do everything in our power to ensure they are met.

                Staying informed is critical to our understanding of a fluid and dynamic situation.  The CDC has issued health guidance concerning the best practices for staying healthy.  The website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, contains necessary information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you may be sick.  For information on what the U.S. Government is doing to respond to Coronavirus, COVID-19, please visit https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus.

                As many of you may be aware, the Department of Defense has instituted domestic travel restrictions through May 11, 2020 in order to safeguard personnel and families.  Service members may only take leave in the local area.  Exceptions to these policies may be given for compelling cases where the travel is: (1) determined to be mission essential; (2) necessary for humanitarian reasons; or (3) warranted due to extreme hardship.  Please understand that these restrictions are in place to protect our Marines and their families.

                We know that fear and overreaction are counterproductive.  It is important that we avoid misinformation and instead rely on the information and education provided on the aforementioned websites.  I encourage every Marine and their family to adopt the recommended preventative measures and keep their command informed of any issues or developments.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the below points of contact:

Lisa Jackson, Recruiting Readiness Coordinator: (214) 674-8474, lisa.jackson@marines.usmc.mil

CDR Victoria Chappell, 8MCD Chaplain: (817) 360-0899, victoria.chappell@marines.usmc.mil

SgtMaj Jon Jerome, 8MCD SgtMaj: (817) 897-3760, jon.jerome@marines.usmc.mil

Chaplain's Letter Regarding COVID-19 

District Readiness Coordinator Call to Action 

Mission
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.
covid-19 info

We continue to monitor CDC and Navy Marine Corps Public Health Center updates and prioritize the health of our recruits. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) page, the CDC's information page, the NMCPHC information page, and the DOD information page, and the What the U.S. Government is Doing See below:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
What the U.S. Government is Doing
CDC.GOV
MED.NAVY.MIL
DEFENSE.GOV


For the most current information on COVID-19 visit the following websites:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - https://www.coronavirus.gov 
What the U.S. Government is Doing - https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus
 

Follow Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and monitor https://www.mcrdsd.marines.mil/ for official information.

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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