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Two Marines with the 9th Marine Corps District, based out of Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, were on hand to honor four Montford Point Marines, May 27, at the Colp Area Veterans Celebration, Dedication and Remembrance Ceremony, in Colp, Illinois. Nearly 20,000 African-Americans joined the Marine Corps in 1942, after President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a “presidential directive giving African Americans an opportunity to be recruited in the Marine Corps,” according to the Montford Point Marines Association website. They didn’t receive recruit training at San Diego or Parris Island, however, but Camp Montford Point, N.C., a segregated training site for African American Marine recruits. For the next seven years, the camp remained opened until it became desegregated. The four Marines are Sol Griffin, Jr.; James L. Kirby, Early Taylor, Jr. and Archibald Mosley. These Marines, among many other Montford Point Marines across the country, were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award that can be given to a civilian by Congress, in 2012. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Bryan A. Peterson)
While on her way to a training event to prepare future Marines for basic training, Prieto noticed three suspicious individuals attempting to conceal shotguns while crossing onto Hemlock Pass, a highway in Ocala. When Prieto recognized the suspicious activity and called out to question them, they ran. Prieto immediately dropped off her future Marines at a safe location and pursued the suspects on foot for two miles, continuously updating the police by cell phone.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Immanuel Benton, a previous collegiate wrestler at Life University, continues his wrestling career as the head coach for the Thomas Hayward Academy wrestling team, Ridgeland, South Carolina, Nov. 3, 2021. Benton currently serves an operation clerk and supply chief for prior service recruiting at 6th Marine Corps District. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Erin R. Morejon)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Immanuel Benton competes during a dual wrestling meet at Life University, Marietta, Georgia, 2018. Benton currently serves an operation clerk and supply chief for prior service recruiting at 6th Marine Corps District. (Courtesy photo by DRJ Rodriguez)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Immanuel Benton, a previous collegiate wrestler at Life University, continues his wrestling career as the head coach for the Thomas Hayward Academy wrestling team, Ridgeland, South Carolina, Nov. 3, 2021. Benton currently serves an operation clerk and supply chief for prior service recruiting at 6th Marine Corps District. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Erin R. Morejon)
SgtMaj Bombard
The month of November is National Native American Heritage Month. There are currently more than 2,000 Native Americans serving as Marines. Displaying great resiliency, the Marine Corps’ legendary Navajo Code Talkers used their indigenous unwritten language to create a special code to communicate sensitive information in the Pacific Theater during World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps Graphic by Lance Cpl. Gustavo Romero)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jevon Gaytan, an administrative specialist, conduct a concealment class for the naval sea cadets at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Oct. 23, Va. Marine Corps Recruiting Command volunteered to provide mentorship and training during the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps' three-day field training exercise. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gustavo Romero)
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman First Class Derrick A. Adkins, Marine Corps Recruiting Command Corpsman, teaches a class on weapons handling at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Oct. 23, Va. Marine Corps Recruiting Command volunteered to provide mentorship and training during the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps' three-day field training exercise. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gustavo Romero)
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Amos R. Mason, Head of Naval Enlisted Programs, guides a naval sea cadet on how to properly use a compass at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Oct. 23, Va. Marine Corps Recruiting Command volunteered to provide mentorship and training during the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps' three-day field training exercise. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gustavo Romero)
U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Williams C. Russell, Projects Officer G3, conducts a class on terrain modeling at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Oct. 23, Va. Marine Corps Recruiting Command volunteered to provide mentorship and training during the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps' three-day field training exercise. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gustavo Romero)
Miguel Santos, a future Marine with Recruiting Sub-Station Fullerton, Recruiting Station Orange County, decided back in January of 2021 that he wanted to make a change in his life. Since January, Santos has lost over 50 pounds and has been working hard throughout the year in order to lose weight and be in better shape for recruit training. Santos will be heading to Marine Corps Recruit Depot in January, where all of his hard work and dedication will be showcased during training.
U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Christopher Mayfield, the MCRC National Training Team Training Officer, presents at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command National Operations and Training Symposium in San Antonio, Tx. Oct. 18-21. The command uses this time to recognize recruiting station commanders, who superiorly performed in the last fiscal year, and to provide all of them training to help find success in the upcoming fiscal year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Justin Boling)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David H. Berger, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, address Marine Corps Recruiting Command leaders at the command’s National Operations and Training Symposium held in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 20. In addition to discussing the current state of the Corps and the Commandant’s vision for Force Design 2030, Gen. Berger and Sgt. Maj. Black assisted MCRC leadership with presenting Superior Achiever Awards to top performing Recruiting Station Commanders. Superior Achiever awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding leadership, which directly impact recruiting mission success. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennifer Sanchez)
U.S. Marine Corps Major Gen. Jason Q. Bohm, Marine Corps Recruiting Command Commanding General, delivers opening remarks at the MCRC National Operations and Training Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 20. This annual event recognizes recruiting station's superior performance while achieving mission and prepares for the upcoming challenges of FY22. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennifer Sanchez)
SgtMaj Luis Rivera
A rodeo attendee attempts pull-ups during a Marine Corps Pull-Up Challenge at the Salinas Rodeo in Salinas, California Sept.  25, 2021. The Marines of Recruiting Sub-Station Salinas hosted a pull-up challenge and talked to rodeo attendees interested in learning more about the opportunities available within the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alina Thackray)
Major General Jason Bohm, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Williamson, and Sergeant Major Adan Moreno receive a presentation regarding Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) staff members at APL’s Laurel, Md., campus on September, 22 2021. Marine leaders are researching modernization efforts to support the Marine Corps’ force design initiatives of recruiting and retaining talented Marines. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kenny Gomez)
SgtMaj Nicholas J. Purtell, RS Los Angeles Sergeant Major
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Antonio P. Carcedo, a motor transportation operator, for The Basic School, not only provides logistical movement support, but also works as a marksmanship coach aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Sept. 8.Carcedo, a native of Pico Rivera, Calif., operates an MK 27 Extended Cargo Truck, which allows Marines to transport personnel and equipment over difficult terrain and hazardous environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennifer Sanchez)