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Marine Corps Recruiting Command

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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)
Joshua Maarleveld, detective with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, poses for a photo with Marines of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command inside One World Trade Center in New York City,  September 20, 2018. Maarleveld guided the Marines through the site and briefed them on the history of the attacks that took place in New York City on September 11, 2001. (Courtesy Photo)
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Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Hughes is recognized as the recruiting substation staff non-commissioned officer in charge of the year by Gen. Gary Thomas, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, during the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ 2019 Combined Awards Program ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, January 11, 2019. Hughes earned the award for fulfilling 108.2% of his assigned recruiting mission, 92.4% of whom scored in the top tier of the Armed Forces Qualification Test. He is stationed at RSS Jefferson City in Jefferson City, Missouri, Recruiting Station Kansas City, 9th Marine Corps District. (Marine photo by Cpl. Naomi May)
Brig. Gen. Ryan Heritage, the commanding general of Western Recruiting Region and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, presents Alan Knipe, Long Beach State University men's volleyball head coach, the 2018 United States Marine Corps American Volleyball Coach's Association NCAA Division 1-2 Men's National Coach of the Year Award during the AVCA 2018 National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 13, 2018. The AVCA Convention gives the Marine Corps an opportunity to connect with more than 2,800 volleyball coaches who are members of the AVCA. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by LCpl Haley Gawronski)
“In high school, I always felt like I wanted to help people, and I feel like I’m doing just that.”

Lance Cpl. Tateyannia Coopenhaver found herself helping students from 12 high schools by grading drill during a high school JROTC competition at Boca Raton Community High School, in Boca Raton, Florida, Dec. 8. 

Coopenhaver is a graduate of Lake Worth High School and a native of West Palm Beach. She was recruited by Staff Sgt. Dwight Bunting of Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Del Ray Beach, Florida, where she is currently performing the temporary additional duty of recruiter’s assistant. Normally, she works as an administrative clerk at U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, New Orleans.

Less than two years ago, Coopenhaver shed approximately 20 pounds to meet the Marine Corps’ physical requirements to begin recruit training. The South Florida native said the process of earning the title of Marine has given her self-confidence to mentor others who are following in her footsteps.
HONOLULU – The Action Sports Association (ASA) High School Tour visited Hawaii high schools Dec. 3-7, 2018. 
“The ASA High School Tour is a high-energy action sports circuit that visits cities across the United States supporting the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Campaign and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,” according to asahighschooltour.com.
ASA brings in five of the world’s top professional skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders from the X Games to perform on a state-of-the-art half-pipe, while an emcee delivers an anti-bullying and tobacco prevention message. 
The U.S. Marines’ presence on-site during the ASA High School Tour assembly enhances the interactive elements of the program. The Marines set up a booth in the same area as the half-pipe and hold pull-up contests in order to interact with students on a personal level.
HONOLULU – The Action Sports Association (ASA) High School Tour visited Hawaii high schools Dec. 3-7, 2018. 
“The ASA High School Tour is a high-energy action sports circuit that visits cities across the United States supporting the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Campaign and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids,” according to asahighschooltour.com.
ASA brings in five of the world’s top professional skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders from the X Games to perform on a state-of-the-art half-pipe, while an emcee delivers an anti-bullying and tobacco prevention message. 
The U.S. Marines’ presence on-site during the ASA High School Tour assembly enhances the interactive elements of the program. The Marines set up a booth in the same area as the half-pipe and hold pull-up contests in order to interact with students on a personal level.
David DiEugenio, the chief information officer and assistant chief of staff, G-6 at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, poses for a photo with coworkers Capt. Shari Peters and Capt. Mike Castaneda, during the Department of Defense CIO Annual Awards ceremony at the Pentagon in the District of Columbia, Nov. 29, 2018. DiEugenio received this annual award for his exceptional achievements in delivering forward-leaning and strategically impactful technology capabilities and information technology management practices. “While my name happens to be on the award, it’s really a reflection of the individual and collective efforts of the team,” DiEugenio said. “We have folks spread across the nation who are pulling on the same oar and helping us move in a positive direction. Any credit for our success belongs to them.” (Marine Corps photo by LCpl. Naomi May)
Fresno State University Wrestling Head Coach Troy Steiner (left) and Stanford University Wrestling Head Coach Jason Borrelli (right) exchange challenge coins at the beginning of the Battle on the Midway aboard the USS Midway, San Diego, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christian Cachola)
Wrestlers from Fresno State University and Stanford University participate in the Battle on the Midway aboard the USS Midway, San Diego, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jesus McCloud)
Wrestlers from Fresno State University and Stanford University participate in the Battle on the Midway aboard the USS Midway, San Diego, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christian Cachola)
Retired U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Mastin Robeson speaks to the Clemson University football team about leadership and character development, at Clemson University, South Carolina, Nov. 15, 2018, before a veteran's appreciation game against Duke University Nov. 17. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jorge A. Rosales)
Alexander Arzon, electrcal engeginering studetn at Clemson University, speaks to Capt. Maurice Kitchens Jr. at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2018 National Convention in Cleveland, Nov. 9, 2018. Nearly 7,000 students, all of Hispanic heritage, attended the SHPE 2018 National Convention, which provided students an opportunity to network with the engineering community and show off their skills. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Nelson Duenas)
Makenzie Keiser is recognized for the 2018 Governor’s Hometown Award for Environmental Stewardship, Nov. 6, at the Edwardsville City Council meeting for her efforts in the Girl Scouts.

Keiser recently earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award, the highest earned in the Girl Scouts. She earned this award for her final project that helped teach children in Edwardsville how to create vegetable gardens and grow vegetables. Keiser worked with the YMCA Early Childhood Development Center in Edwardsville to design and develop three raised gardens at the YMCA's children playground. She taught students not only the importance of vegetables and how they are cultivated, but also how to start growing them from seeds.

“If you teach children how to grow vegetables, they will always have food,” said Keiser.

Keiser is a poolee with the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program with Recruiting Station St. Louis and is set to leave for Marine Corps recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Nov. 13.

The Delayed Entry Program incorporates recruits into the inactive reserves and includes an agreement to report for active duty, most often called “shipping out to boot camp”, at a specific date in the future.

“Being a Girl Scout has taught me to be confident in the choices i make and adapt to, and overcome any obstacles in my path,” said Keiser. “It has taught me to be a better leader and to be fearless in any situation. In the Marine Corps there will be times that I will have to use my knowledge and experience in order to get past an obstacle. I plan on using what the Girl Scouts have taught me in order to be the best Marine that I can be.”
Marines, sailors and civilians conduct a timed run during a field meet celebrating the 32nd anniversary of 4th Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, November 4, 2018. The field meet consists of the various physical fitness standards female Marines have had to pass throughout the 100 years females have been allowed to enlist into the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Vivien Alstad)
The City of Maryland Heights presents the city’s Hometown Hero Award to Staff Sgt. Marc Cox, at its city council meeting in Maryland Heights, Missouri, November 1, 2018. Cox, a canvassing recruiter with Marine Corps Recruiting Station St. Louis, received the recognition for his life-saving efforts when he assisted the Maryland Heights Police Department preventing a young woman from jumping off an overpass on Interstate 270 on May 4, 2018.
Capt. Andrew Herbert, a community engagement officer at the Marine Corps Recruiting Command, teaches students leadership and teamwork lessons at a MCRC Problem Solving Workshop during Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 18th Annual Leadership Institute in the District of Columbia, October 27, 2018. During the institute, Marines connected with influencers and students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities through a series of classes, student interview panels, workshops and lectures. The TMCF has awarded more than $300 million in assistance to its students and 47 member schools over the past 31 years. (Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Naomi May)
Marines with 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division out of Bessemer, Alabama, conduct the color guard during the national anthem performed by world-renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips at the 77th annual Magic City Classic, Oct. 27, 2018. Participating in this presitigious HBCU classic not only fosters positive relationships within the community, but allows Marines and event goers to draw a parallel between the indelible fighting spirit and resolve to win of the Marines, and of the athletes who competed in the classic.
(Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Krista James/Released)