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Fort Snelling, Minnesota
Illinois State Senator John G. Mulroe, the state senator of the Illinois’ 10th District, dedicates a bridge in Glenview, Illinois, Sept. 12, honoring a Marine Vietnam veteran. Town residents and city officials attended the bridge dedication ceremony honoring Cpl. Donald W. Bollman, a Purple Heart recipient who was killed in action in South Vietnam March 1, 1967. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
A Bridge To Remember
Illinois State Senator John G. Mulroe, the state senator of the Illinois’ 10th District, dedicates a bridge in Glenview, Illinois, Sept. 12, honoring a Marine Vietnam veteran. Town residents and city officials attended the bridge dedication ceremony honoring Cpl. Donald W. Bollman, a Purple Heart recipient who was killed in action in South Vietnam March 1, 1967. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
Retired Gunnery Sgt. Tom Day plays Taps during a dedication ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept. 12, honoring a Marine Vietnam veteran.  Town residents and city officials attended the bridge dedication ceremony honoring Cpl. Donald W. Bollman, a Purple Heart recipient who was killed in action in South Vietnam March 1, 1967. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
A Bridge To Remember
Retired Gunnery Sgt. Tom Day plays Taps during a dedication ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept. 12, honoring a Marine Vietnam veteran. Town residents and city officials attended the bridge dedication ceremony honoring Cpl. Donald W. Bollman, a Purple Heart recipient who was killed in action in South Vietnam March 1, 1967. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
U.S. Marines with the 9th Marine Corps District Color Guard present the colors during a dedication ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept. 12, honoring a Marine Vietnam veteran.  Town residents and city officials attended the bridge dedication ceremony honoring Cpl. Donald W. Bollman, a Purple Heart recipient who was killed in action in South Vietnam March 1, 1967. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
A Bridge To Remember
U.S. Marines with the 9th Marine Corps District Color Guard present the colors during a dedication ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept. 12, honoring a Marine Vietnam veteran. Town residents and city officials attended the bridge dedication ceremony honoring Cpl. Donald W. Bollman, a Purple Heart recipient who was killed in action in South Vietnam March 1, 1967. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
A Marine Corps color guard with Recruiting Station Chicago participates in delivers the colors before kicking off the Troop 55 2017 Fall Court of Honor ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept 11. Gunnery Sgt. Robert Catching, a recruiter with RS Chicago, spoke about the pride of wearing the Marine Corps uniform. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
Marines in the community
A Marine Corps color guard with Recruiting Station Chicago participates in delivers the colors before kicking off the Troop 55 2017 Fall Court of Honor ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept 11. Gunnery Sgt. Robert Catching, a recruiter with RS Chicago, spoke about the pride of wearing the Marine Corps uniform. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Robert Catching, a St. Louis, Missouri, native and a recruiter from Recruiting Station Chicago, talks to boy scouts from Troop 55 during the 2017 Fall Court of Honor ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept 11.  He spoke to the Boy Scouts about the pride of wearing the Marine Corps uniform. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
Marines in the Community
Gunnery Sgt. Robert Catching, a St. Louis, Missouri, native and a recruiter from Recruiting Station Chicago, talks to boy scouts from Troop 55 during the 2017 Fall Court of Honor ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept 11. He spoke to the Boy Scouts about the pride of wearing the Marine Corps uniform. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
A Marine Corps color guard with Recruiting Station Chicago participates in delivers the colors before kicking off the Troop 55 2017 Fall Court of Honor ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept 11. Gunnery Sgt. Robert Catching, a recruiter with RS Chicago, spoke about the pride of wearing the Marine Corps uniform. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
Marines in the Community
A Marine Corps color guard with Recruiting Station Chicago participates in delivers the colors before kicking off the Troop 55 2017 Fall Court of Honor ceremony in Glenview, Illinois, Sept 11. Gunnery Sgt. Robert Catching, a recruiter with RS Chicago, spoke about the pride of wearing the Marine Corps uniform. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quavaungh Pointer/Released)
Students with the Grand Island Senior High School football team complete a workout led by Marine Corps recruiters in Grand Island, Neb. Aug. 2, 2017. The camps allow Marines to teach the importance of our core values to young athletes across the nation.
Grand Islanders tackle Marine Corps PT
Students with the Grand Island Senior High School football team complete a workout led by Marine Corps recruiters in Grand Island, Neb. Aug. 2, 2017. The camps allow Marines to teach the importance of our core values to young athletes across the nation. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Levi Schultz)
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Recruiting Station St. Louis interact and engage with students at the Youth Legacy of Success Luncheon and Awards Ceremony during the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit in St. Louis on July 29, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Recruiting Station St. Louis interact and engage with students at the Youth Legacy of Success Luncheon and Awards Ceremony during the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit in St. Louis on July 29, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Captain Charlyne Delus, a Marine Corps officer from Miami, Fl., gives words of feedback to students participating in the Project Ready Case Competition at Washington University in St. Louis. Mo., July 26, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Captain Charlyne Delus, a Marine Corps officer from Miami, Fl., gives words of feedback to students participating in the Project Ready Case Competition at Washington University in St. Louis. Mo., July 26, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Captain Charlyne Delus, a Marine Corps officer from Miami, Fl., shakes hands with Mark H. Morial, the National Urban League president and chief executive officer, at the Chairman’s Leadership Reception at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Mo., on July 27, 2016. The theme of this year’s National Urban League National Conference was “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Captain Charlyne Delus, a Marine Corps officer from Miami, Fl., shakes hands with Mark H. Morial, the National Urban League president and chief executive officer, at the Chairman’s Leadership Reception at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Mo., on July 27, 2016. The theme of this year’s National Urban League National Conference was “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Master Sgt. Damian Cason, Dr. Eve Hall, Maj. Nicole Bastian and Venton Blandin (pictured left to right) pose for a photo at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Gala in St. Louis, Mo., on July 28, 2017. The theme of this year’s National Urban League National Conference was “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Master Sgt. Damian Cason, Dr. Eve Hall, Maj. Nicole Bastian and Venton Blandin (pictured left to right) pose for a photo at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Gala in St. Louis, Mo., on July 28, 2017. The theme of this year’s National Urban League National Conference was “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Recruiting Station St. Louis interact and engage with students at the College Fair during the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit at the St. Louis Convention Center on July 29, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Recruiting Station St. Louis interact and engage with students at the College Fair during the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit at the St. Louis Convention Center on July 29, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Recruiting Station St. Louis interact and engage with students at the College Fair during the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit at the St. Louis Convention Center on July 29, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Recruiting Station St. Louis interact and engage with students at the College Fair during the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit at the St. Louis Convention Center on July 29, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Recruiting Station St. Louis interact and engage with students at the Youth Legacy of Success Luncheon and Awards Ceremony during the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit in St. Louis on July 29, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Command and Recruiting Station St. Louis interact and engage with students at the Youth Legacy of Success Luncheon and Awards Ceremony during the National Urban League Youth Leadership Summit in St. Louis on July 29, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Captain Charlyne Delus, a Marine Corps officer from Miami, Fl., interacts with students participating in the Project Ready Case Competition at Washington University in St. Louis. Mo., July 26, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Captain Charlyne Delus, a Marine Corps officer from Miami, Fl., interacts with students participating in the Project Ready Case Competition at Washington University in St. Louis. Mo., July 26, 2017. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit was “Show Me: Turn Talk Into Action.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Master Sgt. Damian Cason, the community engagement chief at Marine Corps Recruiting Command in Quantico, Va., interacts with a volunteer at the National Urban League Women of Power Awards Luncheon in St. Louis, Mo., on July 27, 2017. The theme of this year’s National Urban League National Conference was “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
National Urban League
Master Sgt. Damian Cason, the community engagement chief at Marine Corps Recruiting Command in Quantico, Va., interacts with a volunteer at the National Urban League Women of Power Awards Luncheon in St. Louis, Mo., on July 27, 2017. The theme of this year’s National Urban League National Conference was “Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
The outgoing commanding officer, Col. Jason L. Morris, and incoming commanding officer, Col. David M. Fallon, pose for a photo with the Western Recruiting Region commanding general, Brig. Gen. William Jurney, during the 9MCD Change of Command ceremony aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., on July 7, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Change of Command
The outgoing commanding officer, Col. Jason L. Morris, and incoming commanding officer, Col. David M. Fallon, pose for a photo with the Western Recruiting Region commanding general, Brig. Gen. William Jurney, during the 9MCD Change of Command ceremony aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., on July 7, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
The 9th Marine Corps District color guard prepares to march on the colors during the 9MCD Change of Command ceremony where Col. Jason L. Morris relinquished command to Col. David M. Fallon, aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Ill., on July 7, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Change of Command
The 9th Marine Corps District color guard prepares to march on the colors during the 9MCD Change of Command ceremony where Col. Jason L. Morris relinquished command to Col. David M. Fallon, aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Ill., on July 7, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
The outgoing commanding officer, Col. Jason Morris, and the incoming commanding officer, Col. David Fallon, exchange the passing of the colors during the 9MCD Change of Command ceremony aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., on July 7, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Change of Command
The outgoing commanding officer, Col. Jason Morris, and the incoming commanding officer, Col. David Fallon, exchange the passing of the colors during the 9MCD Change of Command ceremony aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., on July 7, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
The outgoing commanding officer addresses service member, families and friends during the 9MCD Change of Command ceremony aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., on July 7, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)
Change of Command
The outgoing commanding officer addresses service member, families and friends during the 9MCD Change of Command ceremony aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., on July 7, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Webster/Released)

The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Des Moines is to supervise and administer the enlisted and officer procurement programs of the Regular and Reserve establishment and to perform such other tasks as may be directed by the Commandant of the Marine Corps.  

RS Des Moines maintains 10 recruiting substations, 21 permanent contact stations, and two officer selection offices.

Midwest Marines are responsible for U.S. Marine Corps recruiting efforts in the upper Midwest, including the states of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Oklahoma. Midwest Marines are headquartered aboard Naval Station Great Lakes, IL. We are formally known as the 9th Marine Corps District.