Kris Evans, a high school senior from Union Christian Academy and 2019 Semper Fidelis All-American, receives a Semper Fidelis All-American Program certificate of achievement from U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Rodion Zabolotniy, a recruiter with Marine Corps Primary Contact Station Ruston, at the UCA Sports Complex in Farmerville, Louisiana, Oct. 11, 2019. Evans was selected not only for his athletic performance but for outstanding character, academic excellence, and community leadership that reflects the Marine Corps’ values of honor, courage, and commitment. Less than 100 students from across the nation attended the academy this past summer in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Shellie Hall)
U.S. Marines pose for a group photo after the Post and Relief ceremony for Recruiting Station Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA, April 27, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Nathaniel Cray)
Private First Class Joseph C. Pourciau graduated Marine Corps recruit training May 4, 2018, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Pourciau was the Honor Graduate of platoon 3037. Pourciau was recruited by SSgt. Adam Mckinley from Recruiting Substation North Baton Rouge. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Private First Class Gavin H. Mathieu graduated Marine Corps recruit training April 20, 2018, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Mathieu was the Honor Graduate of platoon 1028. Mathieu was recruited by Sgt. Nicolaos Catarahias from Recruiting Substation Lafayette. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Marines with Recruiting Station Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 6th Marine Corps District, showed up in support of Louisiana high school wrestling at the 45th Annual Louisiana Classic Wrestling Tournament, January 12-13, 2018. The event showcased Louisiana’s top wrestling talent and provided an opportunity for mentorship and camaraderie from The United States Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Nathaniel Cray)
U.S. Marines attend the 2017 Bayou Classic in New Orleans, Nov. 24. Southern University and Grambling State University competed at the 44th annual Bayou Classic football game, where Marine recruiters worked to increase awareness and consideration of the Marine Corps as an aspirational career opportunity. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt John Martinez Jr.)
Major General Craig C. Crenshaw, Commanding General of Marine Corps Logistics Command, left, and Maj. William T. Kerrigan, Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Baton Rouge, present Cameron Johnson, a student at Southern University, the Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarship check during the Bayou Classic football game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA, Nov. 25, 2017. The scholarship is presented to students who display exemplary leadership and academic achievement. The Bayou Classic offered the Marine Corps the opportunity to showcase the importance of music through sponsorship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby/Released)
6th Marine Corps District MEOP - The Musician Enlistment Option Program gives young men and women the opportunity to fight and win our Nation’s battles while pursuing their passion for music. While this program serves as a great opportunity, finding the few who are qualified and up to the challenge can be a challenge all in itself. This is because the individual must be not only a skilled musician but first and foremost a Marine.
Capt. Gravelle attends his son's graduation - Improvise, adapt and overcome--a saying that many Marines live by. Serving in the Marine Corps is a difficult but rewarding journey, one that is experienced by both the Marines and their family members. Capt. Darryl Gravelle, recruiting station Charlotte’s operations officer, and his family have grown accustomed to the military lifestyle, for he and his family have a long history of military service. Service that sees no end in the near future.
As high schoolers, both lost their fathers due to heart attacks. Huggan became a father figure for Stanley, who eventually joined the Marine Corps and is now undergoing initial former training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a motor transportation operator. - Staff Sgt. Vincent Huggan joins Rosemary Morris in cheering on her son, Stanley, during a wrestling tournament in the Tampa Bay area during the 2019-2020 school year. Huggan, a canvassing recruiter with Recruiting Substation St. Petersburg, Florida, bonded with Stanley, a graduate of Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, Florida, through shared tragedy. As high schoolers, both lost their fathers due to heart attacks. Huggan became a father figure for Stanley, who eventually joined the Marine Corps and is now undergoing initial former training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a motor transportation operator.