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6th Marine Corps District

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MCRD Parris Island, S.C.
The Rucking Raiders were joined by Marine Corps Recruiting Station Columbia during their Marine Raider March on a portion of the 900 mile ruck on July 21, 2018, as they passed through Columbia, S.C. Marines and future Marines from RS Columbia joined the ruckers for 8 miles of their journey, to honor service members who lost their lives in a aircraft crash a year ago. To support the march, follow the Marine Raider Memorial March on Facebook and visit their website at http://www.ruckingraiders.com. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tabitha Bartley)
Gunnery Sergeant Matthew R. Phagan, the Music Technical Assistant with 6th Marine Corps District, speaks to attendees of the Drum Corps International at River Bluff High School in Lexington, South Carolina, July 07, 2018. The Drum Corps International creates a stage for the Marine Corps to engage in education, competition, and the promotion of individual growth. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Private First Class Ryan A. Harder graduated Marine Corps recruit training June 29, 2018, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. Harder was the Honor Graduate of platoon 2048. Harder was recruited by SSgt. Ray C. Littles from Recruiting Substation North Charleston. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Major Jason G. Ellis, Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Columbia, speaks to attendants of the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2018. The Marines took part in the battles won challenge trailer at the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race to spread awareness of the opportunities that the Marine Corps can provide. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Gunnery Sergeant Bryan Davis, staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Recruiting Substation Charlotte, observes an attendant of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Education Day participating in ammo-can lifts at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, on Feb. 28, 2018. The Marines took part in the Education Day at the CIAA to spread awareness and inform others of the opportunities the Marine Corps can provide. The Education Day assists recruiters by offering them different tools to reach students across the state. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Brigadier General Austin E. Renforth provided proper Marine Corps motivation to the Clemson Team during military appreciation week.
U.S. Marines with Recruiting Station Columbia pose for a photo with their newly acquired trophy after winning the Volleyball Tournament during the 8412 Symposium at the MacDill Marina aboard MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, Florida, Aug. 24, 2017. The Symposium brought all career recruiters together to provide information, develop updated recruiting products, and conduct sustainment training for the professional development of 6MCD’s Career Recruiting force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Colonel Jeffrey C. Smitherman, commanding officer of 6th Marine Corps District (6th MCD), presents Maj. Charlie C. Nash, outgoing commanding officer of Recruiting Station Columbia (RS COL), with a Meritorious Service Medal for his successful tour on recruiting duty. Nash receiver his award for not only accomplishing the mission but for his leadership skills while commanding the recruiting station. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tabitha Bartley)
Major Jason G. Ellis, commanding officer of Recruiting Station Columbia (RS COL), hands the colors to Sgt. Maj. Daniel D. Moore, sergeant major of RS COL, after taking command during the change of command ceremony at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina, on June 14, 2017. Ellis is returned for his second tour of recruiting duty. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tabitha Bartley)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.

Maj. Jason G. Ellis
Commanding Officer, RS Columbia
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Sgt. Maj. Jesse J. Dorsey Jr.
Sergeant Major, RS Columbia
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