MCRC Photos
Marine Corps Recruiting Command Photos
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. Marines Major Gen. Jason Q. Bohm, the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruiting Command, and Sgt. Maj. Adan F. Moreno, the Sergeant Major of Marine Corps Recruiting Command, answer questions from coaches from across the United States during the Coaches' Workshop at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia on May 11, 2022. The Coaches’ Workshop provides coaches and athletic directors, from  colleges and universities, the opportunity to lean how Marines are recruited, trained, and developed into leaders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gustavo Romero)
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Justin. M. Boling,  the Marine Corps Recruiting Command Marketing and Communications Chief, speaks with  Clarissa Chun, the University of Iowa's Women's Wrestling Coach during the USAW Women's National  at Fort Worth, Texas on May 07, 2022.  The Marine Corps began partnering with USAW in 2017 to share career opportunities, leadership and celebrate the spirit of competition while offering opportunities to athletes and coaches involved with the sport of wrestling. By partnering specifically with USAW, the Marine Corps reaches a broad cross-section of high school and collegiate-aged wrestlers as well as an ever-growing influencer network of coaches, referees, wrestling alumni, and parents. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gustavo Romero)
U.S. Marine Corps Major Gen. Jason Q. Bohm, and Sgt. Maj. Adan F. Moreno, Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Commanding General, and Sergeant Major visit Recruiting Station San Fransico, Calif., and Recruiting Sub-Station Fairfield. Bohm and Moreno spoke with recruiters and command leadership about the importance of taking care of future Marines, and the status of recruiting and congratulated them for their hard work this past year.
A young Louisville, Ky., native salutes the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band as they pass by during the 2022 Pegasus Parade.  The band out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., performed for hundreds of thousands of people along the parade route that was also broadcast to millions across the country.  Performances like these strengthen relationships between the community and the Marine Corps while increasing awareness about opportunities for service in the Marine Corps.
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ian D. Mike, an imagery analysis specialist, presents awards to Halo Championship Series competitors at the Kansas City Convention Center, Mo., May 1. The  United States Marine Corps is proud to sponsor discounted pricing for all active-duty attendees at future HCS events across North America. The Marines sponsor the USMC Service Record, which recognizes outstanding performance of an individual player as well as the USMC Event Commendations which award the top players with customized dog tags unique to their respective achievements. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennifer Sanchez)
A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with Officer Selection Team Orange County, maneuvers an obstacle course during the Officer Candidates School preparation weekend at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California on April 30, 2022. The OCS preparation weekend is designed to prepare aspiring Marine Corps officers mentally and physically for the rigors of OCS. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Skiver)
A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with Officer Selection Team Riverside, 12th Marine Corps District, stands at parade rest during an Officer Candidates School preparation weekend at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California on April 30, 2022. The OCS preparation weekend is an opportunity for the candidates to prepare and ask questions before attending OCS in Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ana S. Madrigal)
A U.S. Marine Corps officer candidate with Officer Selection Team San Diego, buddy rushes during an Officer Candidates School preparation weekend at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California on April 30, 2022. The OCS preparation weekend is designed to prepare aspiring Marine Corps officers mentally and physically for the rigors of OCS. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Dornfeld)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kevin Delarosa, an administrative specialist with 12th Marine Corps District, gives instructions to a candidate with Officer Selection Team San Diego, during the leadership reaction course at an Officer Candidates School preparation weekend, Camp Pendleton, California on April 30, 2022. The OCS preparation weekend is designed to prepare aspiring Marine Corps officers mentally and physically for the rigors of OCS. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Dornfeld)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Stefanowicz, 2021 Olympian wrestler and currently the senior combative instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, interacts with the All-Navy wrestling team at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, N.V., April 28. Marine Corps partnership with USA wrestling presented the competition for wrestlers all over the country from April 27 to May 1. The Marine Corps began partnering with USAW in 2017 to share career opportunities, leadership and celebrate the spirit of competition while offering opportunities to athletes and coaches involved with the sport of wrestling. By partnering specifically with USAW, the Marine Corps reaches a broad cross-section of high school and collegiate-aged wrestlers as well as an ever-growing influencer network of coaches, referees, wrestling alumni and parents.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jennifer Sanchez)
Lt. Col. Scotty Black, a Marine Officer currently attending the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, speaks with high school students at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (NJSHS) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Apr. 21, 2022. Black was a guest speaker and panel judge at the NJSHS, which is a Tri-Service program that encourages students to conduct original research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The NJSHS was sponsored by the Department of the Navy's Historically Black Colleges & Universities / Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program, and provided a great opportunity for the Marine Corps to engage with and educate high-caliber students about the Marine Corps and its many opportunities.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Josue Fragoso, a recruiter with Recruiting Sub-Station South Bay, Recruiting Station Orange County, congratulates Caden Shimane, a senior at North High School, during a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship check presentation in Torrance, California on April 19, 2022. Shimane plans to attend University of California, Davis and will be majoring in economics before commissioning as a Marine Corps officer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emely Gonzalez)
U.S. Marine Corps recruiters with Recruiting-Sub Station Clairemont, Recruiting Station San Diego, wait for the crowd of fans to arrive in San Diego, California on April 6, 2022. The Marine Corps partnered with the U.S. Open Cup, a men’s soccer single-elimination tournament, for a game between the Albion San Diego and San Diego Loyals to support the local athletic community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ariana Lippert)
U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Steven Hunt, the assistant marketing and communications officer for 12th Marine Corps District, speaks with an educator during the U.S. Marine Corps Educators' Workshop at Edson Range, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on March 31, 2022. The Educators' Workshop is a five-day program designed to better inform teachers, coaches, counselors and influencers about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps. This allows attendees to return home and provide firsthand experience and knowledge to individuals interested in military service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Dornfeld)
Educators work together to complete a team building exercise during the U.S. Marine Corps Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on March 31, 2022. The Educators' Workshop is a five-day program designed to better inform teachers, coaches, counselors and influencers about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps. This allows attendees to return home and provide firsthand experience and knowledge to individuals interested in military service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Dornfeld)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Andre Velez, a chief drill instructor with Receiving Company, Recruit Training Regiment, explains the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test to educators  during the U.S. Marine Corps Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California on March 29, 2022. The Educators' Workshop is a five-day program designed to better inform teachers, coaches, counselors and influencers about the benefits and opportunities available during service in the Marine Corps. This allows attendees to return home and provide firsthand experience and knowledge to individuals interested in military service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Dornfeld)
As the exclusive military partner to the Halo Championship Series, the United States Marine Corps is digging in and doubling down along the road to the Halo World Championship.
An officer candidate with Recruiting Station Sacramento participates in a monthly pool function in South Sacramento, California on March 19, 2022. Pool functions are designed for future Marines to build camaraderie, improve fitness and learn leadership skills in preparation for Officer Candidates School. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seaira Moore)