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Recruiting Station Columbia

6th Marine Corps District

Columbia, S.C.
Private First Class Haley N. Hicks graduated Marine Corps recruit training May 19, 2017, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Hicks is the Honor Graduate of platoon 4018. Hicks was recruited by Staff Sgt. Jonathan B. Betschart from Recruiting Substation North Charleston. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby/Released)
RS Columbia Honor Graduate
Private First Class Haley N. Hicks graduated Marine Corps recruit training May 19, 2017, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Hicks is the Honor Graduate of platoon 4018. Hicks was recruited by Staff Sgt. Jonathan B. Betschart from Recruiting Substation North Charleston. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby/Released)
Captain Trey Kennedy received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism. (Courtesy Photo)
Marine Honored at USC-Clemson Game for Saving Lives
Captain Trey Kennedy received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism. (Courtesy Photo)
Private First Class Stephen C. Johnson Shea graduated recruit training Nov. 18, 2016, as the honor graduate of platoon 1088. Johnson Shea was recruited out of Recruiting Substation Greenville by Gunnery Sgt. Marcell N. Garvey. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Welcome aboard Greenville Marine
Private First Class Stephen C. Johnson Shea graduated recruit training Nov. 18, 2016, as the honor graduate of platoon 1088. Johnson Shea was recruited out of Recruiting Substation Greenville by Gunnery Sgt. Marcell N. Garvey. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Diamond N. Peden/Released)
Second Lieutenant Tyler R. Watkins poses for a photo at Marine Corps Recruiting Command aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Oct. 26, 2016. Watkins is a former NCAA Division I student athlete who graduated Officer Candidates School, Aug. 6, 2016. Due to injuries sustained during OCS, he is temporarily assigned to the Plans and Research section at MCRC. Watkins hopes to return to training in March 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Shaehmus Sawyer/Released)
Marine Officer Tackles Challenges, Sacks OCS
Second Lieutenant Tyler R. Watkins poses for a photo at Marine Corps Recruiting Command aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Oct. 26, 2016. Watkins is a former NCAA Division I student athlete who graduated Officer Candidates School, Aug. 6, 2016. Due to injuries sustained during OCS, he is temporarily assigned to the Plans and Research section at MCRC. Watkins hopes to return to training in March 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Shaehmus Sawyer/Released)
Second Lieutenant Tyler R. Watkins defends his zone as Coastal Carolina University’s linebacker during the final game of the regular season, facing off against Charleston Southern University at Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C., Oct. 25, 2014. Watkins applied everything he learned playing football to his training at Officer Candidates School aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. He graduated OCS with Officer Candidate Class 222, which had the most OCS graduates since 2009, on Aug. 6, 2016. Due to injuries sustained during OCS, he is temporarily assigned to the Plans and Research section at Marine Corps Recruiting Command aboard MCB Quantico. Watkins hopes to return to training in March 2017.
Marine Officer Tackles Challenges, Sacks OCS
Second Lieutenant Tyler R. Watkins defends his zone as Coastal Carolina University’s linebacker during the final game of the regular season, facing off against Charleston Southern University at Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C., Oct. 25, 2014. Watkins applied everything he learned playing football to his training at Officer Candidates School aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. He graduated OCS with Officer Candidate Class 222, which had the most OCS graduates since 2009, on Aug. 6, 2016. Due to injuries sustained during OCS, he is temporarily assigned to the Plans and Research section at Marine Corps Recruiting Command aboard MCB Quantico. Watkins hopes to return to training in March 2017.
Second Lieutenant Tyler R. Watkins leads Delta Company during a field meet at Officer Candidates School, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Aug. 4, 2016. Once an NCAA Division I athlete, Watkins transitioned from trying to play football professionally to his dreams of becoming a Marine officer. He graduated OCS with Officer Candidate Class 222, which had the most OCS graduates since 2009, on Aug. 6, 2016. Due to injuries sustained during OCS, he is temporarily assigned to the Plans and Research section at Marine Corps Recruiting Command aboard MCB Quantico. Watkins hopes to return to training in March 2017.
Marine Officer Tackles Challenges, Sacks OCS
Second Lieutenant Tyler R. Watkins leads Delta Company during a field meet at Officer Candidates School, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Aug. 4, 2016. Once an NCAA Division I athlete, Watkins transitioned from trying to play football professionally to his dreams of becoming a Marine officer. He graduated OCS with Officer Candidate Class 222, which had the most OCS graduates since 2009, on Aug. 6, 2016. Due to injuries sustained during OCS, he is temporarily assigned to the Plans and Research section at Marine Corps Recruiting Command aboard MCB Quantico. Watkins hopes to return to training in March 2017.
Staff Sgt. Clifford M. Lucker presents Carol Turner with the March to Greatness challenge coine during the live airing of the pep rally Oct. 21, 2016, at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina.   Turner, a snare drum player and band president, earned the recognition for the hard work and dedication she shows during marching band and in her community. Lucker is a canvassing recruiter at Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tabitha Bartley/Released)
Tuba Player Earns Marine Challenge Coin
Staff Sgt. Clifford M. Lucker presents Carol Turner with the March to Greatness challenge coine during the live airing of the pep rally Oct. 21, 2016, at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina. Turner, a snare drum player and band president, earned the recognition for the hard work and dedication she shows during marching band and in her community. Lucker is a canvassing recruiter at Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tabitha Bartley/Released)
Sgt. Allen Leonard Jr., canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia, speaks to those attending the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey presentation at Cuthbertson High School on Nov.3, 2015. Leonard presented Austin Kendall, quarterback, Cuthbertson High School, with his jersey to play in the bowl game in December.
Semper Fi Jersey Presentation Austin Kendall
Sgt. Allen Leonard Jr., canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia, speaks to those attending the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey presentation at Cuthbertson High School on Nov.3, 2015. Leonard presented Austin Kendall, quarterback, Cuthbertson High School, with his jersey to play in the bowl game in December.
Sgt. Allen Leonard Jr., canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia and Austin Kendall, quarterback, Cuthbertson High School pose for a photo after the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey presentation at Cuthbertson High School on Nov.3, 2015. Kendall was presented with his jersey in front of his football team, coaching staff, friends and family.
Semper Fi Jersey Presentation Austin Kendall
Sgt. Allen Leonard Jr., canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia and Austin Kendall, quarterback, Cuthbertson High School pose for a photo after the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey presentation at Cuthbertson High School on Nov.3, 2015. Kendall was presented with his jersey in front of his football team, coaching staff, friends and family.
Staff Sgt. Louis Damico, canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Gastonia presents Darian Roseboro, senior, Lincolnton High School with his Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey before kick-off of his last home football game at Lincolnton High School on Oct. 31, 2014.
Semper Fi Bowl
Staff Sgt. Louis Damico, canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Gastonia presents Darian Roseboro, senior, Lincolnton High School with his Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey before kick-off of his last home football game at Lincolnton High School on Oct. 31, 2014.
Staff Sgt. Travis Godley, canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Lexington presents Jonathon Sutton, senior, Swansea High School with his Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey during half-time of his last home football game at Swansea High School on Oct. 31, 2014.
Semper Fi Bowl
Staff Sgt. Travis Godley, canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Lexington presents Jonathon Sutton, senior, Swansea High School with his Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey during half-time of his last home football game at Swansea High School on Oct. 31, 2014.
Gunnery Sgt. Wanda Evans, canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia, speaks to those attending the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey presentation at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School on Nov. 4. Evans presented Drew Wilson, senior, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School, with his jersey in front of the entire student body.
Semper Fi Jersey Presentation Drew Wilson
Gunnery Sgt. Wanda Evans, canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia, speaks to those attending the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey presentation at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School on Nov. 4. Evans presented Drew Wilson, senior, Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School, with his jersey in front of the entire student body.
Staff Sgt. James Spence, canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Charlotte presents Carl Tucker, senior, William A. Hough High School with his Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey before kick-off of his last home football game at William A. Hough High School on Oct. 31, 2014.
Semper Fi Bowl Jersey Presentation
Staff Sgt. James Spence, canvassing recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Charlotte presents Carl Tucker, senior, William A. Hough High School with his Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl jersey before kick-off of his last home football game at William A. Hough High School on Oct. 31, 2014.
Carl Tucker, senior football player, William A. Hough High School, poses with his Semper Fidelis All American Bowl jersey at William A. Hough High School on Oct. 31, 2014. Tucker will be traveling to California to play in the bowl in January.
Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Carl Tucker, senior football player, William A. Hough High School, poses with his Semper Fidelis All American Bowl jersey at William A. Hough High School on Oct. 31, 2014. Tucker will be traveling to California to play in the bowl in January.
Zach Giella, senior football player, Augusta Christian School speaks with the WRDW News 12 about being selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at Augusta Christian School on Oct. 10, 2014. Giella was selected to play in the bowl not only for his talent and leadership on the field but for his character off the field.
Semper Fidelis All-American Football Bowl
Zach Giella, senior football player, Augusta Christian School speaks with the WRDW News 12 about being selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl at Augusta Christian School on Oct. 10, 2014. Giella was selected to play in the bowl not only for his talent and leadership on the field but for his character off the field.
Staff Sgt. Joe M. Stewart, recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Spartanburg, walks the student-athlete and his family to midfield to present him with the Great American Rivalry Series Student-Athlete award during the Gaffney vs Byrnes Great American Rivalry Series game at Gaffney High School on Sept. 19, 2014. The award is presented to the player with the highest grade point average on both teams.
Great American Rivalry Series
Staff Sgt. Joe M. Stewart, recruiter, Marine Corps Recruiting Substation Spartanburg, walks the student-athlete and his family to midfield to present him with the Great American Rivalry Series Student-Athlete award during the Gaffney vs Byrnes Great American Rivalry Series game at Gaffney High School on Sept. 19, 2014. The award is presented to the player with the highest grade point average on both teams.
Private Daniel Pritchett, recent graduate of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, admires a coin and ring given to him from his dad Kenneth Pritchett on June 20, 2014 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Both son and father can now be called United States Marines.
Heart is everything
Private Daniel Pritchett, recent graduate of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, admires a coin and ring given to him from his dad Kenneth Pritchett on June 20, 2014 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Both son and father can now be called United States Marines.
Staff Sgt. John B. York, canvassing recruiter, Recruiting Substation Monroe, is meritoriously promoted to his current rank here Jan. 3. York enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 2005. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Meritorious Staff Sergeant Promotion
Staff Sgt. John B. York, canvassing recruiter, Recruiting Substation Monroe, is meritoriously promoted to his current rank here Jan. 3. York enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 2005. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Staff Sgt. Kyle M. Hope, canvassing recruiter, Recruiting Substation Asheville, is promoted to his current rank here Jan. 3. Hope, the 2013 Recruting Station Columbia Recruiter of the Year, enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2005. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Staff Sergeant Promotion
Staff Sgt. Kyle M. Hope, canvassing recruiter, Recruiting Substation Asheville, is promoted to his current rank here Jan. 3. Hope, the 2013 Recruting Station Columbia Recruiter of the Year, enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2005. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Brig. Gen. Lori E. Reynolds, the commanding general of Eastern Recruiting Region and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., visits the Marines of Officer Selection Team Columbia, Recruiting Station Columbia, 6th Marine Corps District, here Nov. 25. Reynolds also visited the recruiting station headquarters and Recruiting Substation Florence. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
ERR CG visits RS Columbia
Brig. Gen. Lori E. Reynolds, the commanding general of Eastern Recruiting Region and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., visits the Marines of Officer Selection Team Columbia, Recruiting Station Columbia, 6th Marine Corps District, here Nov. 25. Reynolds also visited the recruiting station headquarters and Recruiting Substation Florence. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Staff Sgt. Matthew B. McGarvey, the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Lexington, Recruiting Station Columbia, leads a group of Newberry College athletes during the first phase of the Sept. 7 Combat Fitness Test. The event focused on developing the athletes' physical fitness while emphasizing leadership principles. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Newberry College women's basketball team completes CFT
Staff Sgt. Matthew B. McGarvey, the staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Lexington, Recruiting Station Columbia, leads a group of Newberry College athletes during the first phase of the Sept. 7 Combat Fitness Test. The event focused on developing the athletes' physical fitness while emphasizing leadership principles. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Members of the Newberry College women's basketball team perform the maneuver under fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test on Sept. 7 with Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia. The event focused on developing the athletes' physical fitness while emphasizing leadership principles. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Newberry College women's basketball team completes CFT
Members of the Newberry College women's basketball team perform the maneuver under fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test on Sept. 7 with Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia. The event focused on developing the athletes' physical fitness while emphasizing leadership principles. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
A member of the Newberry College women's basketball team performs ammo can lifts alongside Sgt. Hidenori Tanimoto, a supply clerk with Recruiting Station Columbia during the Sept. 7 Combat Fitness Test. The event focused on developing the athletes' physical fitness while emphasizing leadership principles. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Newberry College women's basketball team completes CFT
A member of the Newberry College women's basketball team performs ammo can lifts alongside Sgt. Hidenori Tanimoto, a supply clerk with Recruiting Station Columbia during the Sept. 7 Combat Fitness Test. The event focused on developing the athletes' physical fitness while emphasizing leadership principles. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Private First Class Scott A. Blake, Jr. is photographed in his home on June 19, 2013, among Marine Corps mementos collected by his family throughout the past 78 years. Blake joined the Marine Corps to continue his family’s tradition of service and sacrifice. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Charlotte native continues family tradition of service and sacrifice
Private First Class Scott A. Blake, Jr. is photographed in his home on June 19, 2013, among Marine Corps mementos collected by his family throughout the past 78 years. Blake joined the Marine Corps to continue his family’s tradition of service and sacrifice. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Private First Class Scott A. Blake, Jr., a 19-year-old graduate from Ardrey Kell High School, is photographed with his best friend Andrew C. Taylor, a 17-year-old rising senior at Charlotte Catholic High School, in New York City’s Times Square in late 2012. Blake made the decision to become a Marine, but he chose to put his future on hold to focus on his best friend of nine years, who was diagnosed with stage-three testicular cancer that had already spread to his abdomen and lungs. The photo was after Taylor’s cancer went into remission. (Courtesy Photo)
Charlotte native continues family tradition of service and sacrifice
Private First Class Scott A. Blake, Jr., a 19-year-old graduate from Ardrey Kell High School, is photographed with his best friend Andrew C. Taylor, a 17-year-old rising senior at Charlotte Catholic High School, in New York City’s Times Square in late 2012. Blake made the decision to become a Marine, but he chose to put his future on hold to focus on his best friend of nine years, who was diagnosed with stage-three testicular cancer that had already spread to his abdomen and lungs. The photo was after Taylor’s cancer went into remission. (Courtesy Photo)
A program from William J. Mitchell’s funeral service sits on a Blake family shelf on June 19, 2013. Mitchell, Marine Pfc. Scott A. Blake’s grandfather, dedicated several years of service to the development of the Library of the Marine Corps located in the Alfred M. Gray Research Center at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Charlotte native continues family tradition of service and sacrifice
A program from William J. Mitchell’s funeral service sits on a Blake family shelf on June 19, 2013. Mitchell, Marine Pfc. Scott A. Blake’s grandfather, dedicated several years of service to the development of the Library of the Marine Corps located in the Alfred M. Gray Research Center at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
William J. Mitchell’s recruit training photo is paired with that of his grandson, Marine Pfc. Scott A. Blake, Jr. Blake chose to enlist in the Marine Corps to experience the same pride of belonging as his grandfather did years before. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Charlotte native continues family tradition of service and sacrifice
William J. Mitchell’s recruit training photo is paired with that of his grandson, Marine Pfc. Scott A. Blake, Jr. Blake chose to enlist in the Marine Corps to experience the same pride of belonging as his grandfather did years before. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Capt. Alexander B. Pearson, the executive officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia, and Staff Sgt. Michael A. Fallaw, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Lexington, present a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship check to Brandon T. James on May 31 at Batesburg-Leesville High School. The NROTC scholarship, valued at up to $180,000, will pay for the cost of full tuition, books and other educational fees at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Batesburg-Leesville native awarded NROTC Scholarship
Capt. Alexander B. Pearson, the executive officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia, and Staff Sgt. Michael A. Fallaw, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Lexington, present a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship check to Brandon T. James on May 31 at Batesburg-Leesville High School. The NROTC scholarship, valued at up to $180,000, will pay for the cost of full tuition, books and other educational fees at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Capt. Peter C. Foster, the officer selection officer for Charlotte, N.C., presents a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship check to Dalton J. Graybill on May 28 at Piedmont High School. The NROTC scholarship, valued at up to $180,000, will pay for the cost of full tuition, books and other educational fees at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Monroe native awarded NROTC Scholarship
Capt. Peter C. Foster, the officer selection officer for Charlotte, N.C., presents a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship check to Dalton J. Graybill on May 28 at Piedmont High School. The NROTC scholarship, valued at up to $180,000, will pay for the cost of full tuition, books and other educational fees at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Capt. Peter C. Foster, the officer selection officer for Charlotte, N.C., presents a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship check to Dalton J. Graybill on May 28 at Piedmont High School. The NROTC scholarship, valued at up to $180,000, will pay for the cost of full tuition, books and other educational fees at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Monroe native awarded NROTC Scholarship
Capt. Peter C. Foster, the officer selection officer for Charlotte, N.C., presents a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship check to Dalton J. Graybill on May 28 at Piedmont High School. The NROTC scholarship, valued at up to $180,000, will pay for the cost of full tuition, books and other educational fees at many of the country’s leading colleges and universities. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
(Pictured in blue from left to right) Poolees Rebecca Andrew, Paige C. Colburn, and Adam Keziah stand with Sgt. Christopher A. Moberg, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, following an April 3 physical training session in Monroe, N.C. Moberg and his fellow recruiters take an invested interest in each poolee’s development to ensure that they are is mentally, morally, and physically prepared for recruit training. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
RS Columbia poolee raises the bar for success
(Pictured in blue from left to right) Poolees Rebecca Andrew, Paige C. Colburn, and Adam Keziah stand with Sgt. Christopher A. Moberg, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, following an April 3 physical training session in Monroe, N.C. Moberg and his fellow recruiters take an invested interest in each poolee’s development to ensure that they are is mentally, morally, and physically prepared for recruit training. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Paige C. Colburn, a poolee with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, performs a maximum set of dead-hang pull ups during an April 3 physical training session in Monroe, N.C. Starting in January 2014, female Marines will be required to perform the same minimum of three pull ups as required by male Marines. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
RS Columbia poolee raises the bar for success
Paige C. Colburn, a poolee with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, performs a maximum set of dead-hang pull ups during an April 3 physical training session in Monroe, N.C. Starting in January 2014, female Marines will be required to perform the same minimum of three pull ups as required by male Marines. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Paige C. Colburn, a poolee with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, flips a large tire during an April 3 physical training session in Monroe, N.C. Paige, who joined the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program on Jan. 22, is scheduled to ship to recruit training on April 8. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
RS Columbia poolee raises the bar for success
Paige C. Colburn, a poolee with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, flips a large tire during an April 3 physical training session in Monroe, N.C. Paige, who joined the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program on Jan. 22, is scheduled to ship to recruit training on April 8. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Sgt. Christopher A. Moberg, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, encourages Poolee Paige C. Colburn during an April 3 physical training session in Monroe, N.C. Colburn not only attended every possible training event, which often included working out six days a week with a full-time job, but she also served as a leader among fellow Poolees with less than three months in the Delayed Entry Program. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
RS Columbia poolee raises the bar for success
Sgt. Christopher A. Moberg, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, encourages Poolee Paige C. Colburn during an April 3 physical training session in Monroe, N.C. Colburn not only attended every possible training event, which often included working out six days a week with a full-time job, but she also served as a leader among fellow Poolees with less than three months in the Delayed Entry Program. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Capt. Peter C. Foster, the officer selection officer of Charlotte, N.C., presents Wesley P. Medeiros with a check for $180,000 during an April 30 senior awards ceremony at Charlotte Christian School. Medeiros, who will attend Norwich University this fall, was awarded the Marine-Option Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Charlotte native awarded Marine-Option NROTC Scholarship
Capt. Peter C. Foster, the officer selection officer of Charlotte, N.C., presents Wesley P. Medeiros with a check for $180,000 during an April 30 senior awards ceremony at Charlotte Christian School. Medeiros, who will attend Norwich University this fall, was awarded the Marine-Option Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Staff Sgt. Julian L. Santiago, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, is photographed with students at Weddington High School following the April 25 Marine Corps Combat Fitness Challenge in Matthews, N.C. The Marines of RSS Monroe offered the program to the school as a way to develop students' mental and physical fitness. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Weddington High School students accept the Combat Fitness Challenge
Staff Sgt. Julian L. Santiago, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, is photographed with students at Weddington High School following the April 25 Marine Corps Combat Fitness Challenge in Matthews, N.C. The Marines of RSS Monroe offered the program to the school as a way to develop students' mental and physical fitness. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Staff Sgt. Julian L. Santiago, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, assists a student performing a fireman's carry at Weddington High School during the April 25 Marine Corps Combat Fitness Challenge in Matthews, N.C. The Marines of RSS Monroe offered the program to the school as a way to develop students' mental and physical fitness. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Weddington High School students accept the Combat Fitness Challenge
Staff Sgt. Julian L. Santiago, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Monroe, Recruiting Station Columbia, assists a student performing a fireman's carry at Weddington High School during the April 25 Marine Corps Combat Fitness Challenge in Matthews, N.C. The Marines of RSS Monroe offered the program to the school as a way to develop students' mental and physical fitness. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Marine Pfc. Christopher G. Reynolds, 19, graduated Marine Corps Recruit Training, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., on April 12, 2013. Reynolds lost a total of 75 pounds in his journey to become a Marine. (Courtesy Photo)
Greenwood native loses 75 pounds to earn the title U.S. Marine
Marine Pfc. Christopher G. Reynolds, 19, graduated Marine Corps Recruit Training, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., on April 12, 2013. Reynolds lost a total of 75 pounds in his journey to become a Marine. (Courtesy Photo)
A high school student participates in the Chin-Up Challenge during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
2013 Taco Bell Track & Field Classic
A high school student participates in the Chin-Up Challenge during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Sgt. Tina Mirles, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Columbia, Recruiting Station Columbia, informs a high school student about Marine Corps opportunities during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
2013 Taco Bell Track & Field Classic
Sgt. Tina Mirles, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Columbia, Recruiting Station Columbia, informs a high school student about Marine Corps opportunities during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Sgt. Tina Mirles, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Columbia, Recruiting Station Columbia, informs a high school student about Marine Corps opportunities during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
2013 Taco Bell Track & Field Classic
Sgt. Tina Mirles, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation Columbia, Recruiting Station Columbia, informs a high school student about Marine Corps opportunities during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
A high school student participates in the Chin-Up Challenge during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
2013 Taco Bell Track & Field Classic
A high school student participates in the Chin-Up Challenge during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
A high school student participates in the Chin-Up Challenge during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
2013 Taco Bell Track & Field Classic
A high school student participates in the Chin-Up Challenge during the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic on April 13 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The annual event attracts more than 100 high schools from througout the Carolinas. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
Student athletes from Conway High School participate in a Combat Fitness Challenge on April 9 in Conway, S.C. The Marines of Recruiting Substation Myrtle Beach conducted the event to provide coaches with an additional tool to help train athletes. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Conway High School students accept the Combat Fitness Challenge
Student athletes from Conway High School participate in a Combat Fitness Challenge on April 9 in Conway, S.C. The Marines of Recruiting Substation Myrtle Beach conducted the event to provide coaches with an additional tool to help train athletes. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Student athletes from Conway High School participate in a Combat Fitness Challenge on April 9 in Conway, S.C. The Marines of Recruiting Substation Myrtle Beach conducted the event to provide coaches with an additional tool to help train athletes. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Conway High School students accept the Combat Fitness Challenge
Student athletes from Conway High School participate in a Combat Fitness Challenge on April 9 in Conway, S.C. The Marines of Recruiting Substation Myrtle Beach conducted the event to provide coaches with an additional tool to help train athletes. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Sgt. Vanessa Soriano, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates an officer candidate on April 6 during a Mini Officer Candidates School in Eastover, S.C. The Marines used the event to introduce candidates to the rigors of OCS. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Marine officer candidates get a glimpse of OCS
Sgt. Vanessa Soriano, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates an officer candidate on April 6 during a Mini Officer Candidates School in Eastover, S.C. The Marines used the event to introduce candidates to the rigors of OCS. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Sgt. Vanessa Soriano, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates an officer candidate on April 6 during a Mini Officer Candidates School in Eastover, S.C. The Marines used the event to introduce candidates to the rigors of OCS. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Marine officer candidates get a glimpse of OCS
Sgt. Vanessa Soriano, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates an officer candidate on April 6 during a Mini Officer Candidates School in Eastover, S.C. The Marines used the event to introduce candidates to the rigors of OCS. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Sgt. Vanessa Soriano, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates an officer candidate on April 6 during a Mini Officer Candidates School in Eastover, S.C. The Marines used the event to introduce candidates to the rigors of OCS. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Marine officer candidates get a glimpse of OCS
Sgt. Vanessa Soriano, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates an officer candidate on April 6 during a Mini Officer Candidates School in Eastover, S.C. The Marines used the event to introduce candidates to the rigors of OCS. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Sgt. Vanessa Soriano, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates an officer candidate on April 6 during a Mini Officer Candidates School in Eastover, S.C. The Marines used the event to introduce candidates to the rigors of OCS. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
Marine officer candidates get a glimpse of OCS
Sgt. Vanessa Soriano, a drill instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., motivates an officer candidate on April 6 during a Mini Officer Candidates School in Eastover, S.C. The Marines used the event to introduce candidates to the rigors of OCS. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks).
A drill instructor corrects Jennifer Reaves, a teacher from David W. Butler High School, during the Educators Workshop on March 6 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Educators from throughout Recruiting Station Columbia attend the workshop to learn more about the Marine Corps. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)
2013 Marine Corps Educators Workshop
A drill instructor corrects Jennifer Reaves, a teacher from David W. Butler High School, during the Educators Workshop on March 6 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Educators from throughout Recruiting Station Columbia attend the workshop to learn more about the Marine Corps. (Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rooks)

Maj. Charles C. Nash
Commanding Officer, RS Columbia
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6th Marine Corps District