6th Marine Corps District

 

6th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

MCRD Parris Island, S.C.
Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley stands for a photo after receiving the Purple Heart medal Jan. 26, 2016, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Marine recruiter with Recruiting Substation Chattanooga, Recruiting Station Nashville, Tenn. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Marine, Chattanooga shooting victim receives Purple Heart Medal
Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley stands for a photo after receiving the Purple Heart medal Jan. 26, 2016, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Marine recruiter with Recruiting Substation Chattanooga, Recruiting Station Nashville, Tenn. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Marines congratulate Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley on receiving the Purple Heart medal Jan. 26, 2016, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. Cheeley is a Marine recruiter with Recruiting Substation Chattanooga, Recruiting Station Nashville, Tenn. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Marine, Chattanooga shooting victim receives Purple Heart Medal
Marines congratulate Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley on receiving the Purple Heart medal Jan. 26, 2016, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. Cheeley is a Marine recruiter with Recruiting Substation Chattanooga, Recruiting Station Nashville, Tenn. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley is presented the Purple Heart medal by Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams Jan. 26, 2015, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Recruiting Substation Chattanooga recruiter in Chattanooga, Tenn. Williams is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Marine, Chattanooga shooting victim receives Purple Heart Medal
Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley is presented the Purple Heart medal by Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams Jan. 26, 2015, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Recruiting Substation Chattanooga recruiter in Chattanooga, Tenn. Williams is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley is presented the Purple Heart medal by Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams Jan. 26, 2015, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Recruiting Substation Chattanooga recruiter in Chattanooga, Tenn. Williams is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Marine, Chattanooga shooting victim receives Purple Heart Medal
Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley is presented the Purple Heart medal by Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams Jan. 26, 2015, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Recruiting Substation Chattanooga recruiter in Chattanooga, Tenn. Williams is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley stands with his family after receiving the Purple Heart medal Jan. 26, 2016, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Marine recruiter with Recruiting Substation Chattanooga, Recruiting Station Nashville, Tenn. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Marine, Chattanooga shooting victim receives Purple Heart Medal
Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley stands with his family after receiving the Purple Heart medal Jan. 26, 2016, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Marine recruiter with Recruiting Substation Chattanooga, Recruiting Station Nashville, Tenn. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams and Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness stand at attention before awarding Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley the Purple Heart medal Jan. 26, 2016, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Marine recruiter with Recruiting Substation Chattanooga, Recruiting Station Nashville, Tenn. Williams is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. Maness is the Sergeant Major of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Marine, Chattanooga shooting victim receives Purple Heart Medal
Brig. Gen. Terry V. Williams and Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness stand at attention before awarding Sgt. DeMonte R. Cheeley the Purple Heart medal Jan. 26, 2016, at a ceremony in Chattanooga, Tenn. Cheeley received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during a July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at the Armed Forces Career Center where he works. An investigation conducted by the FBI and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service determined the attack had been inspired by a foreign terrorist group making Cheeley eligible for the Purple Heart. Cheeley is a Marine recruiter with Recruiting Substation Chattanooga, Recruiting Station Nashville, Tenn. Williams is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. Maness is the Sergeant Major of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Daniel Myers, a history teacher from Haines City High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, attempts to finish the obstacle named Dirty Name, one of the many obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Educators at the Confidence Course
Daniel Myers, a history teacher from Haines City High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, attempts to finish the obstacle named Dirty Name, one of the many obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Sharon Remy, a teacher from Dr. Phillips High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, jumps up to the top of an obstacle named Dirty Name, one of the many obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Educators at the Confidence Course
Sharon Remy, a teacher from Dr. Phillips High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, jumps up to the top of an obstacle named Dirty Name, one of the many obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Ken Allen, a teacher from Hudson High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, swings across the ditch below in one of the obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Educators at the Confidence Course
Ken Allen, a teacher from Hudson High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, swings across the ditch below in one of the obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Mark McCatty, a leadership coach and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, swings across the ditch below in one of the obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Educators at the Confidence Course
Mark McCatty, a leadership coach and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, swings across the ditch below in one of the obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Michael Wilde, a teacher from Blake High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, reaches for one of the bars of the monkey bars, one of the obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Educators at the Confidence Course
Michael Wilde, a teacher from Blake High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, reaches for one of the bars of the monkey bars, one of the obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Samantha Rey, a counselor from Golden Gate High School and part of the Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale group, continues on through the monkey bars, one of the obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Educators at the Confidence Course
Samantha Rey, a counselor from Golden Gate High School and part of the Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale group, continues on through the monkey bars, one of the obstacles that make up the Confidence Course, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 14, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Ron Buffano, a teacher at Tampa Bay Tech and of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, reads one of the World War II posters in the Parris Island Museum January 14, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Visiting the Parris Island Museum is one of the many parts of the Educators Workshop, which is a three-day event that will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Parris Island Museum Visit
Ron Buffano, a teacher at Tampa Bay Tech and of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, reads one of the World War II posters in the Parris Island Museum January 14, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Visiting the Parris Island Museum is one of the many parts of the Educators Workshop, which is a three-day event that will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Mya Russi, an assistant principal at Freedom High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, watches a video based around the time recruits go through the crucible section of training in the Parris Island Museum January 14, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Visiting the Parris Island Museum is one of the many parts of the Educators Workshop, which is a three-day event that will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Parris Island Museum Visit
Mya Russi, an assistant principal at Freedom High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, watches a video based around the time recruits go through the crucible section of training in the Parris Island Museum January 14, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Visiting the Parris Island Museum is one of the many parts of the Educators Workshop, which is a three-day event that will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Maria Vasquez, a counselor at John I Leonard High School and part of the Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale group, speaks with one of the pilots at the hangar January 13, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Visiting MCAS Beaufort
Maria Vasquez, a counselor at John I Leonard High School and part of the Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale group, speaks with one of the pilots at the hangar January 13, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Ken Allen, a teacher from Hudson High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, speaks with one of the pilots at the hangar January 13, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Visiting MCAS Beaufort
Ken Allen, a teacher from Hudson High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando group, speaks with one of the pilots at the hangar January 13, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Educators from the greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla. area visit the hangar January 13, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Visiting MCAS Beaufort
Educators from the greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla. area visit the hangar January 13, 2016, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Educators from the greater Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. areas practice live fire at the range January 13, 2016 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Live Fire Practice
Educators from the greater Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. areas practice live fire at the range January 13, 2016 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Rct. Martina Cattaneo, recruit from platoon 4006 and recruited out of Fort Lauderdale, talks with David Klippel, a history teacher at Haines City High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando, during lunch January 13, 2016 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Lunch with Recruits
Rct. Martina Cattaneo, recruit from platoon 4006 and recruited out of Fort Lauderdale, talks with David Klippel, a history teacher at Haines City High School and part of the Recruiting Station Orlando, during lunch January 13, 2016 aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
High school educators from the greater Orlando, Fla area listen to the instructions of a Marine drill instructor aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 13, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Morning of the Educators Workshop
High school educators from the greater Orlando, Fla area listen to the instructions of a Marine drill instructor aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 13, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Educators from the greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla. area stand in formation as a Marine drill instructor barks commands at them aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 13, 2016. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Morning of the Educators Workshop
Educators from the greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla. area stand in formation as a Marine drill instructor barks commands at them aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 13, 2016. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day-to-day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. The purpose of the workshop is to give the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Maj. Richard Lee, commanding officer of Recruiting Station Orlando, Fla. talks with Ron Buffano, a teacher from Tampa Bay Technical High School in Tampa, Fla. about recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 13, 2016. Bufanno is one of 80 high school educators from Florida who were selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Morning of the Educators Workshop
Maj. Richard Lee, commanding officer of Recruiting Station Orlando, Fla. talks with Ron Buffano, a teacher from Tampa Bay Technical High School in Tampa, Fla. about recruit training aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 13, 2016. Bufanno is one of 80 high school educators from Florida who were selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Capt. Timothy Peltz, company commander of the Recruit Processing Company, Support Battalion, welcomes the educators from Recruiting Stations Orlando and Fort Lauderdale aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 13, 2016. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day to day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, with the main purpose of giving the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Morning of the Educators Workshop
Capt. Timothy Peltz, company commander of the Recruit Processing Company, Support Battalion, welcomes the educators from Recruiting Stations Orlando and Fort Lauderdale aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 13, 2016. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day to day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, with the main purpose of giving the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
High school educators from the greater Orlando, Fla area listen to the instructions of a Marine drill instructor aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 13, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Morning of the Educators Workshop
High school educators from the greater Orlando, Fla area listen to the instructions of a Marine drill instructor aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 13, 2016. The teachers, coaches and principals are part of a larger group of 80 high school educators from Florida selected to participate in a three-day workshop designed to inform educators about military service and life in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Educators from Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale receive a warm welcome from the drill instructors as they begin the Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C, January 13, 2016. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day to day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, with the main purpose of giving the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Morning of the Educators Workshop
Educators from Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale receive a warm welcome from the drill instructors as they begin the Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C, January 13, 2016. The three-day workshop will give the educators a chance to experience the day to day routines aboard the depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, with the main purpose of giving the educators a better understanding of the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Col. Jeffrey Smitherman, commanding officer of the 6th Marine Corps District, addresses educators from the greater Orlando and Fort Lauderdale areas at a dinner aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 13, 2016. The educators are part of a group of 80 high school principals, teachers, coaches, and administrators selected to participate in a workshop designed to inform them about military service and opportunities in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael Stevens)
CO Speaks with Educators
Col. Jeffrey Smitherman, commanding officer of the 6th Marine Corps District, addresses educators from the greater Orlando and Fort Lauderdale areas at a dinner aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S. C., January 13, 2016. The educators are part of a group of 80 high school principals, teachers, coaches, and administrators selected to participate in a workshop designed to inform them about military service and opportunities in the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michael Stevens)
The Color Guard of Recruiting Station Jacksonville presents the American Flag during the National Anthem before the beginning of the TaxSlayer Bowl January 2nd, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
TaxSlayer Bowl Color Guard
The Color Guard of Recruiting Station Jacksonville presents the American Flag during the National Anthem before the beginning of the TaxSlayer Bowl January 2nd, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Capt. Ronnie Jones swears young men and women into the Marine Corps during the TaxSlayer Bowl halftime show Jan. 2, 2016, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The oath was taken under the watchful gaze of more than 25,000 people in the stadium. Jones is the Executive Officer of Recruiting Station Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody/Released)
2016 TaxSlayer Bowl
Capt. Ronnie Jones swears young men and women into the Marine Corps during the TaxSlayer Bowl halftime show Jan. 2, 2016, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The oath was taken under the watchful gaze of more than 25,000 people in the stadium. Jones is the Executive Officer of Recruiting Station Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody/Released)
Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey watches the coin tossing event before the TaxSlayer Bowl Jan. 2, 2016, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl featured the Georgia Bulldogs and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Bailey is the Deputy Commandant Plans, Policies, and Operations of Headquarters Marine Corps. Smitherman is the Commanding Officer of the 6th Marine Corps Recruiting District, Parris Island, South Carolina. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
2016 TaxSlayer Bowl
Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey watches the coin tossing event before the TaxSlayer Bowl Jan. 2, 2016, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl featured the Georgia Bulldogs and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Bailey is the Deputy Commandant Plans, Policies, and Operations of Headquarters Marine Corps. Smitherman is the Commanding Officer of the 6th Marine Corps Recruiting District, Parris Island, South Carolina. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Cpl. Sterling Davis talks with high school band students about the opportunities the Marine Corps offers them in the music field Jan. 1, 2016, at Terry Park High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Clark is a part of the Parris Island Marine Band who will be playing at the TaxSlayer Bowl halftime show with high school bands from across the country Jan. 2, 2016. Davis plays the horn in the Parris Island Marine Band. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody/Released)
Halftime Practice
Cpl. Sterling Davis talks with high school band students about the opportunities the Marine Corps offers them in the music field Jan. 1, 2016, at Terry Park High School in Jacksonville, Fla. Clark is a part of the Parris Island Marine Band who will be playing at the TaxSlayer Bowl halftime show with high school bands from across the country Jan. 2, 2016. Davis plays the horn in the Parris Island Marine Band. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody/Released)
Col. Jeffrey Smitherman, Commanding Officer of the 6th Marine Corps District, poses with Connie Skinner, assistant to the president of the TaxSlayer Bowl, during the New Year's Eve Gala Dec. 31, 2015. The New Year's Eve Gala marks the beginning of the annual TaxSlayer Bowl that will take place on Jan. 2, 2016, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. is the commanding officer of the 6th Marine Corps District, Parris Island, South Carolina. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
New Year's Eve Gala TaxSlayer Bowl
Col. Jeffrey Smitherman, Commanding Officer of the 6th Marine Corps District, poses with Connie Skinner, assistant to the president of the TaxSlayer Bowl, during the New Year's Eve Gala Dec. 31, 2015. The New Year's Eve Gala marks the beginning of the annual TaxSlayer Bowl that will take place on Jan. 2, 2016, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. is the commanding officer of the 6th Marine Corps District, Parris Island, South Carolina. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Vincent McCormack, Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey and Col. Jeffrey Smitherman chat at the New Year's Eve gala Dec. 31, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. The gala is an opportunity for Marine officers to meet with key influencers of the upcoming TaxSlayer Bowl at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. McCormack is the immediate past chairman of the TaxSlayer Bowl. Bailey is the Deputy Commandant Plans, Policies, and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps. Smitherman is the commanding officer of the 6th Marine Corps Recruiting District, Parris Island, South Carolina. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
New Year's Eve Gala TaxSlayer Bowl
Vincent McCormack, Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey and Col. Jeffrey Smitherman chat at the New Year's Eve gala Dec. 31, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. The gala is an opportunity for Marine officers to meet with key influencers of the upcoming TaxSlayer Bowl at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. McCormack is the immediate past chairman of the TaxSlayer Bowl. Bailey is the Deputy Commandant Plans, Policies, and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps. Smitherman is the commanding officer of the 6th Marine Corps Recruiting District, Parris Island, South Carolina. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Isaiah Graham, wide receiver from Bastrop High School, Bastrop, La., waits for the snap of the football during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Stubhub Center, Carson, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016. High school athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl are well-rounded individuals on and off the field who not only are distinguished athletes, but also have academic achievements and display exemplary moral character. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rebecca Eller)
Semper Fi Bowl Game Day
Isaiah Graham, wide receiver from Bastrop High School, Bastrop, La., waits for the snap of the football during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Stubhub Center, Carson, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016. High school athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl are well-rounded individuals on and off the field who not only are distinguished athletes, but also have academic achievements and display exemplary moral character. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rebecca Eller)
Eddy Fish, Dallas Jeanty and Chris Agyemang, stand on the sidelines before the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Stubhub Center, Carson, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016. High school athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl are well-rounded individuals on and off the field who not only are distinguished athletes, but also have academic achievements and display exemplary moral character. Fish is an offensive tackle from Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass., Jeanty is an outside linebacker from Ft. Lauderdale High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Agyemang is an outside linebacker from Proctor Academy, Andover, N.H. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rebecca Eller)
Semper Fi Bowl Game Day
Eddy Fish, Dallas Jeanty and Chris Agyemang, stand on the sidelines before the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Stubhub Center, Carson, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016. High school athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl are well-rounded individuals on and off the field who not only are distinguished athletes, but also have academic achievements and display exemplary moral character. Fish is an offensive tackle from Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass., Jeanty is an outside linebacker from Ft. Lauderdale High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Agyemang is an outside linebacker from Proctor Academy, Andover, N.H. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rebecca Eller)
Isaiah Graham is blocked by Parrish Cobb during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Stubhub Center, Carson, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016. High school athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl are well-rounded individuals on and off the field who not only are distinguished athletes, but also have academic achievements and display exemplary moral character. Graham is wide receiver from Bastrop High School, Bastrop, La., and Cobb is a cornerback from La Vega High School, Waco, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rebecca Eller)
Semper Fi Bowl Game Day
Isaiah Graham is blocked by Parrish Cobb during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Stubhub Center, Carson, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016. High school athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl are well-rounded individuals on and off the field who not only are distinguished athletes, but also have academic achievements and display exemplary moral character. Graham is wide receiver from Bastrop High School, Bastrop, La., and Cobb is a cornerback from La Vega High School, Waco, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rebecca Eller)
Logan Byrd, quarterback from Veterans High School, Kathleen, Ga., runs with the football during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Stubhub Center, Carson, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016. High school athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl are well-rounded individuals on and off the field who not only are distinguished athletes, but also have academic achievements and display exemplary moral character. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rebecca Eller)
Semper Fi Bowl Game Day
Logan Byrd, quarterback from Veterans High School, Kathleen, Ga., runs with the football during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at the Stubhub Center, Carson, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016. High school athletes chosen to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl are well-rounded individuals on and off the field who not only are distinguished athletes, but also have academic achievements and display exemplary moral character. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rebecca Eller)
Cpl. Charles Morgan, personnel clerk at the district headquarters, repeats after CWO4 Felipe Aguilar, personnel officer at the district headquarters, during his reenlistment December 22, 2015, in the 6th Marine Corps District Museum aboard Parris Island, S.C. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Cpl. Morgan's Reenlistment
Cpl. Charles Morgan, personnel clerk at the district headquarters, repeats after CWO4 Felipe Aguilar, personnel officer at the district headquarters, during his reenlistment December 22, 2015, in the 6th Marine Corps District Museum aboard Parris Island, S.C. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John-Paul Imbody)
Pfc. Adedeji O. Adetunji, an Honor Graduate of platoon 2102, stands at parade rest while waiting to graduate bootcamp Dec. 18, 2015, at Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Adetunji, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was recruited by Sgt. Gregory Desire at Recruiting Station Atlanta. To be recommended as an honor graduate, a recruit must not only display honor, courage, and commitment during their three months of training but excel in physical training, knowledge, and have a team player disposition. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Geogia Marine Earns Honor Grad
Pfc. Adedeji O. Adetunji, an Honor Graduate of platoon 2102, stands at parade rest while waiting to graduate bootcamp Dec. 18, 2015, at Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Adetunji, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was recruited by Sgt. Gregory Desire at Recruiting Station Atlanta. To be recommended as an honor graduate, a recruit must not only display honor, courage, and commitment during their three months of training but excel in physical training, knowledge, and have a team player disposition. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Pfc. Wanaboon B. Louangrath marches across the parade deck with his platoon's guidon, Dec. 18, 2015, at Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Louangrath completed bootcamp as an Honor Graduated. Louangrath, a native of Spartanburg, S.C. was recruited by Sgt. Cory A. Brown at Recruiting Station Spartanburg. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
South Carolina Marine Does Pass and Review
Pfc. Wanaboon B. Louangrath marches across the parade deck with his platoon's guidon, Dec. 18, 2015, at Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Louangrath completed bootcamp as an Honor Graduated. Louangrath, a native of Spartanburg, S.C. was recruited by Sgt. Cory A. Brown at Recruiting Station Spartanburg. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Pfc. Ryan B. Hall, the Honor Graduate of platoon 2097, marches across the parade deck during the pass and review portion of the graduation Dec. 18, 2015, at Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Louangrath, a native of Cedar Parks, Tx, was recruited by Staff Sgt. Jesse T. Cody out of Recruiting Station Montgomery. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Alabama Marine Does Pass and Review
Pfc. Ryan B. Hall, the Honor Graduate of platoon 2097, marches across the parade deck during the pass and review portion of the graduation Dec. 18, 2015, at Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Louangrath, a native of Cedar Parks, Tx, was recruited by Staff Sgt. Jesse T. Cody out of Recruiting Station Montgomery. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Pfc. Adedeji O. Adetunji, an Honor Graduate of platoon 2102, marches across the parade deck during the pass and review portion of graduation Dec. 18, 2015, at Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Adetunji, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was recruited by Sgt. Gregory Desire at Recruiting Station Atlanta. To be recommended as an honor graduate, a recruit must not only display honor, courage, and commitment during their three months of training but excel in physical training, knowledge, and have a team player disposition. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Geogia Marine Earns Honor Grad
Pfc. Adedeji O. Adetunji, an Honor Graduate of platoon 2102, marches across the parade deck during the pass and review portion of graduation Dec. 18, 2015, at Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Adetunji, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was recruited by Sgt. Gregory Desire at Recruiting Station Atlanta. To be recommended as an honor graduate, a recruit must not only display honor, courage, and commitment during their three months of training but excel in physical training, knowledge, and have a team player disposition. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond Peden)
Marines with Recruiting Station Atlanta march in during the opening precession during of the Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov. 14, 2015, at the Atlanta Gateway Marriott Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. It is a proud tradition Marines hold to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday every year since Nov. 10, 1775 when the Marine Corps when the Corps was established at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Penn.(Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mel Johnson/Released)
RS Atlanta Celebrates Marine Corps 240 Birthday
Marines with Recruiting Station Atlanta march in during the opening precession during of the Marine Corps Birthday Ball Nov. 14, 2015, at the Atlanta Gateway Marriott Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. It is a proud tradition Marines hold to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday every year since Nov. 10, 1775 when the Marine Corps when the Corps was established at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Penn.(Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mel Johnson/Released)
Staff Sgt. Richard Weiss and his wife, Staff Sgt. Kimberly Weiss pose with Santa Claus during a Christmas Party Dec. 8, 2015 at Traditions on Parris Island, S.C. 6th Marine Corps District holds an annual Christmas party to celebrate the holidays with the Marines and their families to boost morale and camaraderie among one another.(Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Marines Celebrate the Holidays
Staff Sgt. Richard Weiss and his wife, Staff Sgt. Kimberly Weiss pose with Santa Claus during a Christmas Party Dec. 8, 2015 at Traditions on Parris Island, S.C. 6th Marine Corps District holds an annual Christmas party to celebrate the holidays with the Marines and their families to boost morale and camaraderie among one another.(Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sergeant Major Ronald Green Visited Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale during their monthly pool validation to inspire and motivate the Marines and Future Marines. (Photos by Sgt Michael Lopez)
SMMC Vists RS Fort Lauderdale
The Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sergeant Major Ronald Green Visited Recruiting Station Fort Lauderdale during their monthly pool validation to inspire and motivate the Marines and Future Marines. (Photos by Sgt Michael Lopez)
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Col. J.C. Smitherman
Commanding Officer, 6th Marine Corps District
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SgtMaj Anthony N. Page
Sergeant Major, 6th Marine Corps District
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