Recruiting Station Kansas City

 

Recruiting Station Kansas City

Midwest Marines

Kansas City, Mo.
Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to applicants at the Kansas City Military Entrance Processing Station in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 5, 2015. Battaglia spoke of how every person who walks through MEPS is starting on a journey that will change their lives forever.
Senior Enlisted Advisor to Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Kansas City MEPS
Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to applicants at the Kansas City Military Entrance Processing Station in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 5, 2015. Battaglia spoke of how every person who walks through MEPS is starting on a journey that will change their lives forever.
Staff Sergeant Norris L. Russell Jr., a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, demonstrates a proper horizontal elbow strike to a poolee during RS Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015.
RS Kansas City all-hands female pool function, 20150807
Staff Sergeant Norris L. Russell Jr., a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, demonstrates a proper horizontal elbow strike to a poolee during RS Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015.
Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas McCulloch, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, instructs a poolee to strike his hand with a horizontal elbow strike as Staff Sgt. Adam Halter, a RS Kansas City recruiter, looks on and critiques during RS Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015.
RS Kansas City all-female pool function, 20150807
Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas McCulloch, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, instructs a poolee to strike his hand with a horizontal elbow strike as Staff Sgt. Adam Halter, a RS Kansas City recruiter, looks on and critiques during RS Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015.
Sergeant Rosario Battiest, a Company N, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, instructs a poolee to reach the proper volume in repsonse to a question during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015.
RS Kansas City all-hands female pool function, 20150807
Sergeant Rosario Battiest, a Company N, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, instructs a poolee to reach the proper volume in repsonse to a question during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015.
Sergeant Matthew Garcia, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, throws a football downfield to receivers as part of a route-running drill during the Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Stadium May 3, 2015.
Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp comes to Kanas City
Sergeant Matthew Garcia, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, throws a football downfield to receivers as part of a route-running drill during the Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Stadium May 3, 2015.
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City and football players from across the region, pose for a photo at the conclusion of RS Kansas City's Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Football Stadium May 3, 2015.
Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp comes to Kansas City
Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City and football players from across the region, pose for a photo at the conclusion of RS Kansas City's Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Football Stadium May 3, 2015.
Sergeant Jose Marrufo, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, motivates football players to push through a sprint drill during the Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Stadium May 3, 2015. Approximately 195 players from across Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Missippi took part in the all-day camp. NFL coaches were on hand to provide critical football skills and guidance to the camp attendees.
Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp comes to Kansas City
Sergeant Jose Marrufo, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, motivates football players to push through a sprint drill during the Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Stadium May 3, 2015. Approximately 195 players from across Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Missippi took part in the all-day camp. NFL coaches were on hand to provide critical football skills and guidance to the camp attendees.
Gunnery Sergeant Aubrey L. McDade, Jr., a Company I, 3rd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego chief drill instructor, motivates football players during the Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Football Stadium May 3, 2015.
Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp comes to Kansas City
Gunnery Sergeant Aubrey L. McDade, Jr., a Company I, 3rd Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego chief drill instructor, motivates football players during the Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Football Stadium May 3, 2015.
Sergeant Matthew Garcia, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, throws a football downfield to receivers as part of a route-running drill during the Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Stadium May 3, 2015.
Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp comes to Kansas City
Sergeant Matthew Garcia, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, throws a football downfield to receivers as part of a route-running drill during the Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Stadium May 3, 2015.
Sergeant Matthew Garcia, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, poses with Jaycee Pummill, the former long snapper for the 2014 Blue Springs High School Wildcats football team and a 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl participant, at the end of the Semper Fidelis All-American Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Football Stadium May 3, 2015. Pummill received a certificate for participating in the bowl earlier this year. Pummill will continue his football career at Virginia Union University.
Semper Fidelis All-American Football Camp comes to Kansas City
Sergeant Matthew Garcia, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiter, poses with Jaycee Pummill, the former long snapper for the 2014 Blue Springs High School Wildcats football team and a 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl participant, at the end of the Semper Fidelis All-American Camp at Rockhurst High School's Vincent P. Dasta Memorial Football Stadium May 3, 2015. Pummill received a certificate for participating in the bowl earlier this year. Pummill will continue his football career at Virginia Union University.
Sergeant Major Johnnie Hughes, outgoing Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City sergeant major, prepares to relinquish the sword of office to Maj. Alfred L. Butler IV, RS Kansas City commanding officer, who will then pass the sword to Sgt. Maj. Christopher A. Farrell, oncoming RS Kansas City sergeant major during RS Kansas City's sergeant major relief and appointment at the Kansas City Military Entrance Processing Station April 17, 2015.
RS Kansas City Sergeant Major relief and appointment
Sergeant Major Johnnie Hughes, outgoing Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City sergeant major, prepares to relinquish the sword of office to Maj. Alfred L. Butler IV, RS Kansas City commanding officer, who will then pass the sword to Sgt. Maj. Christopher A. Farrell, oncoming RS Kansas City sergeant major during RS Kansas City's sergeant major relief and appointment at the Kansas City Military Entrance Processing Station April 17, 2015.
Major Alfred L. Butler, IV, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City commanding officer, addresses coaches on ways to instill leadership during the 2015 Glazier Clinics at the Westin Crown Center Feb. 6, 2015. Butler related how his experiences as an infantry officer and leading Marines and how many of the same principles he employed may help to foster teamwork and leadership amongst coaches' players.
2015 Glazier Football Clinic
Major Alfred L. Butler, IV, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City commanding officer, addresses coaches on ways to instill leadership during the 2015 Glazier Clinics at the Westin Crown Center Feb. 6, 2015. Butler related how his experiences as an infantry officer and leading Marines and how many of the same principles he employed may help to foster teamwork and leadership amongst coaches' players.
Jason Swift, Shawnee Heights High School Thunderbirds head football coach, stands with Staff Sgt. Skyler Tooker, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Topeka canvassing recruiter, after being presented the Semper Fi Coach Award during the Glazier Clinic at the Westin Crown Center Feb. 6, 2015. Swift was presented the award not just for his on-the-field accomplishments but the way he has influenced players in his community and molded their character on and off the field. Swift has led the Thunderbirds to eight district championships and 10 straight playoff appearances in his 12 years as head coach.
2015 Glazier Football Clinic
Jason Swift, Shawnee Heights High School Thunderbirds head football coach, stands with Staff Sgt. Skyler Tooker, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Topeka canvassing recruiter, after being presented the Semper Fi Coach Award during the Glazier Clinic at the Westin Crown Center Feb. 6, 2015. Swift was presented the award not just for his on-the-field accomplishments but the way he has influenced players in his community and molded their character on and off the field. Swift has led the Thunderbirds to eight district championships and 10 straight playoff appearances in his 12 years as head coach.
Staff Sgt. Adam Halter, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station St. Joseph staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge, speaks with a coach about the Combat Fitness Test during the Glazier Clinic at the Westin Crown Center Feb. 6, 2015. The CFT is used to test both the physical endurance as well as mental endurance of Marines. It is in this way that coaches may request recruiters to come to their schools and perform the CFT with their players to determine how effective their own conditioning programs have worked and also to build teamwork through several events outside of the normal routine of football practice.
2015 Glazier Football Clinic
Staff Sgt. Adam Halter, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station St. Joseph staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge, speaks with a coach about the Combat Fitness Test during the Glazier Clinic at the Westin Crown Center Feb. 6, 2015. The CFT is used to test both the physical endurance as well as mental endurance of Marines. It is in this way that coaches may request recruiters to come to their schools and perform the CFT with their players to determine how effective their own conditioning programs have worked and also to build teamwork through several events outside of the normal routine of football practice.
Jaycee D. Pummill, the Blue Springs High School senior long snapper and a 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl selectee, prepares to snap the ball during the Wildcats 49-7 routing of the St. Joseph High School Indians at Peve Stadium Sept. 12, 2014. Pummill was the only player selected from Missouri to participate in the bowl next year at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on Jan. 4, 2015, and it will be aired live on Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Pummill is one of approximately 100 players selected from across the nation to participate in the Semper Fi Bowl.
Blue Springs High School long snapper selected for 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Jaycee D. Pummill, the Blue Springs High School senior long snapper and a 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl selectee, prepares to snap the ball during the Wildcats 49-7 routing of the St. Joseph High School Indians at Peve Stadium Sept. 12, 2014. Pummill was the only player selected from Missouri to participate in the bowl next year at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on Jan. 4, 2015, and it will be aired live on Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Pummill is one of approximately 100 players selected from across the nation to participate in the Semper Fi Bowl.
The United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own", performs in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts  in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 10, 2014, as part of its national tour. The tour commenced Sept. 1 and is slated to conclude Sept. 30.  The band is slated to perform at the University of Kansas Lied Center on Sept. 12, the Cloud County Community College Arly Bryant Gymnasium on Sept. 13, and will conclude their portion of the Kansas leg of its tour at the Colby Community Building in Colby, Kan., on Sept. 14.
President's Own arrives in Kansas City
The United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own", performs in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 10, 2014, as part of its national tour. The tour commenced Sept. 1 and is slated to conclude Sept. 30. The band is slated to perform at the University of Kansas Lied Center on Sept. 12, the Cloud County Community College Arly Bryant Gymnasium on Sept. 13, and will conclude their portion of the Kansas leg of its tour at the Colby Community Building in Colby, Kan., on Sept. 14.
Gunnery Sgt. Sara Dell'Omo, a United States Marine Band mezzo-soprano vocalist, addresses those in attendance in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., during the The President's Own's 2014 National Tour Sept. 10, 2014. The band performed a number of songs from both traiditonal and military styled compositions throughout the performance such as John Philip Sousa's "Semper Fidelis", "The Stars and Stripes Forever," and "Solid Men to the Front".
President's Own arrives in Kansas City
Gunnery Sgt. Sara Dell'Omo, a United States Marine Band mezzo-soprano vocalist, addresses those in attendance in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., during the The President's Own's 2014 National Tour Sept. 10, 2014. The band performed a number of songs from both traiditonal and military styled compositions throughout the performance such as John Philip Sousa's "Semper Fidelis", "The Stars and Stripes Forever," and "Solid Men to the Front".
Audience members clap and stand as the United States Marine Band performs the official songs of all the United States armed forces to close out the evening's events in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 10, 2014.
President's Own arrives in Kansas City
Audience members clap and stand as the United States Marine Band performs the official songs of all the United States armed forces to close out the evening's events in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 10, 2014.
Lieutenant Col. Jason K. Fettig, the United States Marine Band director, conducts the Marine Band while Gunnery Sgt. Samuel Barlow, a Marine Band trombonist, performs the solo portion of composer Arthur Pryor's "Fantastic Polka" in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., as part of its 2014 National Tour. The Marine Band, also known as the "President's Own", is the oldest military band in the nation and the oldest professional musical organization in the country. The Marine Band performs at state funerals, presidential inaugurations, various sporting events, and other significant national events.
President's Own arrives in Kansas City
Lieutenant Col. Jason K. Fettig, the United States Marine Band director, conducts the Marine Band while Gunnery Sgt. Samuel Barlow, a Marine Band trombonist, performs the solo portion of composer Arthur Pryor's "Fantastic Polka" in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., as part of its 2014 National Tour. The Marine Band, also known as the "President's Own", is the oldest military band in the nation and the oldest professional musical organization in the country. The Marine Band performs at state funerals, presidential inaugurations, various sporting events, and other significant national events.
Beau A. Bequeaith, a senior Blue Valley High School Tigers tight end, grimaces as he sprints with two 30-pound ammunition cans as part of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test as Sgt. Laronald McKinney, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe recruiter, sprints ahead to motivate Bequeaith to the end. The CFT is substantially different from a normal regiment of football and was seen as a way to shake up the usual routine pf practice before the season starts.
Beau A. Bequeaith, a senior Blue Valley High School Tigers tight end, grimaces as he sprints with two 30-pound ammunition cans as part of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test as Sgt. Laronald McKinney, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe recruiter, sprints ahead to motivate Bequeaith to the end. The CFT is substantially different from a normal regiment of football and was seen as a way to shake up the usual routine of practice before the season starts.
Sergeant Major Johnnie Hughes, Recruiting Station Kansas City sergeant major, motivates the Blue Valley High School Tigers football team after the team completed the Marine Corps' Combat Fitness Test at the Lamar District Athletic Complex Aug. 14, 2014. Hughes spoke of how elements of the CFT are meant to test one's will, determination, and perseverance, when tired and ready to quit.
Sergeant Major Johnnie Hughes, Recruiting Station Kansas City sergeant major, motivates the Blue Valley High School Tigers football team after the team completed the Marine Corps' Combat Fitness Test at the Lamar District Athletic Complex Aug. 14, 2014. Hughes spoke of how elements of the CFT are meant to test one's will, determination, and perseverance, when tired and ready to quit.
Sergeants Laronald McKinney, left, and Michael Socin, right, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe recruiters, demonstrates aspects of the Marine Corps' Combat Fitness Test as the Blue Valley High School Tigers football team follows alongside at the Lamar District Athletic complex Aug. 14, 2014.
Sergeants Laronald McKinney, left, and Michael Socin, right, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe recruiters, demonstrates aspects of the Marine Corps' Combat Fitness Test as the Blue Valley High School Tigers football team follows alongside at the Lamar District Athletic complex Aug. 14, 2014.
Gannon C. Cornley, a senior Blue Valley High School Tigers cornerback, running back, and wide receiver, exhales sharply as he presses a 30-pound ammunition can over his head during the Marine Corps' Combat Fitness Test as part of the Tigers offseason training at the Lamar District Athletic Complex Aug. 14, 2014. Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe were on hand to administer and supervise the CFT. Cornley performed more than 140 ammo-can lifts in the alloted two minutes.
Gannon C. Cornley, a senior Blue Valley High School Tigers cornerback, running back, and wide receiver, exhales sharply as he presses a 30-pound ammunition can over his head during the Marine Corps' Combat Fitness Test as part of the Tigers offseason training at the Lamar District Athletic Complex Aug. 14, 2014. Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe were on hand to administer and supervise the CFT. Cornley performed more than 140 ammo-can lifts in the alloted two minutes.
Miles C. Alexander, a senior Blue Valley Northwest Huskies running back and cornerback, bends over and grimaces after performing a number of ammo-can lfts with 30-pound ammunition cans as part of the Combat Fitness Test while Sgt. Michael J. Socin, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe recruitier, looks on at the Huskies' practice field Aug. 5, 2014. The CFT is comprised of an 880-meter run, ammo-can lifts in two minutes, and the maneuver-under-fire.
Miles C. Alexander, a senior Blue Valley Northwest Huskies running back and cornerback, bends over and grimaces after performing a number of ammo-can lfts with 30-pound ammunition cans as part of the Combat Fitness Test while Sgt. Michael J. Socin, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe recruitier, looks on at the Huskies' practice field Aug. 5, 2014. The CFT is comprised of an 880-meter run, ammo-can lifts in two minutes, and the maneuver-under-fire.
Eric W. Naulty, a junior Blue Valley Northwest High School Huskies offensive guard and defensive tackle, fireman carries Jack J. Kutey, a senior Huskies defensive end, as Sgt. Laronald R. McKinney, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe recruiter, encourages Naulty to push through at the Huskies' practice field Aug. 5, 2014 during the Combat Fitness Test. The fireman carry makes up the maneuver-under-fire portion of the CFT and participants must perform pushups, a high and low crawl, cone-agility drills, a buddy drag, throw a dummy grenade, and finish with a sprint, carrying 30-pound ammunition cans.
Eric W. Naulty, a junior Blue Valley Northwest High School Huskies offensive guard and defensive tackle, fireman carries Jack J. Kutey, a senior Huskies defensive end, as Sgt. Laronald R. McKinney, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe recruiter, encourages Naulty to push through at the Huskies' practice field Aug. 5, 2014 during the Combat Fitness Test. The fireman carry makes up the maneuver-under-fire portion of the CFT and participants must perform pushups, a high and low crawl, cone-agility drills, a buddy drag, throw a dummy grenade, and finish with a sprint, carrying 30-pound ammunition cans.
Mike H. Zegunis, the Blue Valley Northwest High School Huskies' head football coach, buddy drags Lance Cpl. Dominic P. Ehretmounivong, a Detachment 2, Supply Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 453 warehouse clerk, to demonstrate the proper way to buddy drag to his players as Staff Sgt. Paul D. Bush, background, the Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe staff noncomissioned officer-in-charge, advises on proper technique at the Huskies' practice field Aug. 5, 2014.
Mike H. Zegunis, the Blue Valley Northwest High School Huskies' head football coach, buddy drags Lance Cpl. Dominic P. Ehretmounivong, a Detachment 2, Supply Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 453 warehouse clerk, to demonstrate the proper way to buddy drag to his players as Staff Sgt. Paul D. Bush, background, the Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City, Recruiting Sub-Station Olathe staff noncomissioned officer-in-charge, advises on proper technique at the Huskies' practice field Aug. 5, 2014.
Sergeant Rafael Garnica, a Company M, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego drill instructor, instructs poolees to move closer to one another during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., June 20, 2014. Drill Instructors from both MCRD San Diego and Parris Island participated in the pool function to give poolees their first taste of what to expect at recruit training.
Sergeant Rafael Garnica, a Company M, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego drill instructor, instructs poolees to move closer to one another during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., June 20, 2014. Drill Instructors from both MCRD San Diego and Parris Island participated in the pool function to give poolees their first taste of what to expect at recruit training.
Sergeant Lindsey Rodriguez, a Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, instructs a poolee to clarify his response to her as "ma'am" whenever he walks past at Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands pool function at Camp Clark, June 20, 2014.
Sergeant Lindsey Rodriguez, a Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, instructs a poolee to clarify his response to her as "ma'am" whenever he walks past at Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands pool function at Camp Clark, June 20, 2014.
Sergeant Rafael Garnica, a Company M, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego drill instructor, hustles poolees to their next location during Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., June 20, 2014. Garnica, and other drill instructors from MCRD San Deigo and Parris Island were on hand to give poolees their first tast of what to expect when at recruit training.
Sergeant Rafael Garnica, a Company M, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego drill instructor, hustles poolees to their next location during Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., June 20, 2014. Garnica, and other drill instructors from MCRD San Deigo and Parris Island were on hand to give poolees their first tast of what to expect when at recruit training.
Sergeant Lindsey Rodriguez, a Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, waits to hear increased volume from poolees during Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., June 20, 2014.
Sergeant Lindsey Rodriguez, a Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, waits to hear increased volume from poolees during Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., June 20, 2014.
Naljay Pius, a Park Hill High School Trojans sophomore nose guard, fireman carries teammate junior Desmond A. Stirgus, a Trojans nose tackle, during the maneuver-under-fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test at the Trojans' football field July 20, 2014.
Naljay Pius, a Park Hill High School Trojans sophomore nose guard, fireman carries teammate junior Desmond A. Stirgus, a Trojans nose tackle, during the maneuver-under-fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test at the Trojans' football field July 20, 2014.
Educators from Recruiting Stations Kansas City and Lansing receive their first taste of recruit training during the 2014 Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 8, 2014. Forty educators took part in the workshop where they were showcased many of the aspects recruits experience during the 13-week evolution of recruit training.
Educators from Recruiting Stations Kansas City and Lansing receive their first taste of recruit training during the 2014 Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 8, 2014. Forty educators took part in the workshop where they were showcased many of the aspects recruits experience during the 13-week evolution of recruit training.
Eric C. McDowell, a Lafayette High School football and basketball coach, carries ammo cans during a portion of the Combat Fitness Test during the Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 8, 2014.
Eric C. McDowell, a Lafayette High School football and basketball coach, carries ammo cans during a portion of the Combat Fitness Test during the Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 8, 2014.
Liane R. Hager, a Harrisonville High School family and consumer sciences teacher, carries Jenny R. Bruns, a Harrisonville High School art teacher, as part of a mock Combat Fitness Test during the Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 8, 2014. Educators from both Recruiting Station Kansas City and Lansing took part in the workshop. The workshop included the educators asking questions about the rigors of recruit training, firing the M16A4 assault rifle, amongst many other aspects of recruit training.
Liane R. Hager, a Harrisonville High School family and consumer sciences teacher, carries Jenny R. Bruns, a Harrisonville High School art teacher, as part of a mock Combat Fitness Test during the Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego April 8, 2014. Educators from both Recruiting Station Kansas City and Lansing took part in the workshop. The workshop included the educators asking questions about the rigors of recruit training, firing the M16A4 assault rifle, amongst many other aspects of recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Theodoor A. Steber, a drill instructor, marches educators during the Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Dept San Diego April 8, 2014. The educators were instructed on the proper response to common terms during recruit training, such as "eyeballs" and "ears."
Staff Sgt. Theodoor A. Steber, a drill instructor, marches educators during the Educators' Workshop at Marine Corps Recruit Dept San Diego April 8, 2014. The educators were instructed on the proper response to common terms during recruit training, such as "eyeballs" and "ears."
Sgt. Britni M. Garcia Green, a Platoon 4017, Company N, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, speaks with volume and intensity as she instructs poolees on how to properly break down a sleeping cot during Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-female pool function at  9th Marine Corps District Headquarters' Building 712 March 15, 2014. The purpose of the pool function was to give poolees their first glimpse of what to expect during recruit training.
Sgt. Britni M. Garcia Green, a Platoon 4017, Company N, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, speaks with volume and intensity as she instructs poolees on how to properly break down a sleeping cot during Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-female pool function at 9th Marine Corps District Headquarters' Building 712 March 15, 2014. The purpose of the pool function was to give poolees their first glimpse of what to expect during recruit training.
Sgt. Britni M. Garcia Green, a Platoon 4017, Company N, 4th Recruit Training Battaltion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, instructs a female poolee to speak with intensity and volume during Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-female pool function outside 9th Marine Corps District's Building 712 March 15, 2014. The poolees were instructed on close-order drill, what to expect during recruit training, and hygiene and also performed a mock Inital Strength Test with consisted of the flexed-arm hang, crunches and 1.5-mile run. Poolees from all the Recruiting Sub-Stations in the RS were on-hand for the event.
Sgt. Britni M. Garcia Green, a Platoon 4017, Company N, 4th Recruit Training Battaltion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructor, instructs a female poolee to speak with intensity and volume during Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-female pool function outside 9th Marine Corps District's Building 712 March 15, 2014. The poolees were instructed on close-order drill, what to expect during recruit training, and hygiene and also performed a mock Inital Strength Test with consisted of the flexed-arm hang, crunches and 1.5-mile run. Poolees from all the Recruiting Sub-Stations in the RS were on-hand for the event.
Elijah Childs, 24, a Raytown South High School Cardinal forward, attempts to block a shot by Jailen Gill, 12, a Raytown High School Bluejay center and forward, during the Time Warner Sports Channel Showcase at the Sprint Center here Jan. 20, 2014. Fourteen schools participated in the showcase. Marine recruiters from Recruiting Sub-Stations Overland Park, Independence, Gladstone and Topeka were on hand with a setup display table and pull-up bar.
Elijah Childs, 24, a Raytown South High School Cardinal forward, attempts to block a shot by Jailen Gill, 12, a Raytown High School Bluejay center and forward, during the Time Warner Sports Channel Showcase at the Sprint Center here Jan. 20, 2014. Fourteen schools participated in the showcase. Marine recruiters from Recruiting Sub-Stations Overland Park, Independence, Gladstone and Topeka were on hand with a setup display table and pull-up bar.
Awards and Promotions

Fiscal Year 2014 Recruiter Awards

SNCOIC of the Year: Master Sergeant Luke Violett, RSS Gladstone

Recruiter of the Year: Sergeant Brandon Williamson, RSS St. Joseph

Rookie Recruiter of the Year: Sergeant Michael Socin, RSS Olathe

Fiscal Year 2015 Recruiter Awards

October 2014 Awards


RSS of the month: RSS Ozark

Recruiter of the month: Sergeant David Pere, RSS Springfield

Rookie Recruiter of the month: Staff Sergeant Travis Downs, RSS Ozark
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November 2014 Awards

RSS of the month: RSS Ozark

Recruiter of the month: Sergeant Brandon Williamson, RSS St. Joseph

Rookie Recruiter of the month: Staff Sergeant Thomas Dodd, RSS Olathe

December 2014 Awards

RSS of the Month: RSS Ozarks

Recruiter of the Month: Sergeant Brooklyn Broussard, RSS Joplin

Rookie Recruiter of the Month: Staff Sergeant Travis Downs, RSS Ozark

1st Quarter Awards (October 2014 - December 2014)

RSS of the Quarter: RSS Ozarks

Recruiter of the Quarter: Sergeant Brandon Williamson, RSS St. Joseph

Rookie Recruiter of the Quarter: Staff Sergeant Travis Downs, RSS Ozark
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2nd Quarter Awards (January 2015 - March 2015)

RSS of the Quarter: RSS Topeka

Recruiter of the Quarter: Staff Sergeant Travis Downs, RSS Ozarks

Rookie Recruiter of the Quarter: Staff Sergeant Skyler Tooker, RSS Topeka

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3rd Quarter Awards (April 2015 - June 2015)

RSS of the Quarter: RSS Ozarks

Recruiter of the Quarter: Staff Sergeant Travis Downs, RSS Ozarks

Rookie Recruiter of the Quarter: Sergeant Michael Laster, RSS Joplin

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December 2014 Promotions

Staff Sergeant Timothy Guy, RS Kansas City

January 2015 Promotions

Sergeant Micah Nissly, RS Kansas City

February 2015 Promotions

Staff Sergeant Clayton Sanders, RSS Independence

Staff Sergeant Skyler Tooker, RSS Topeka

Staff Sergeant Brandon Williamson, RSS St. Joseph

March 2015 Promotions

Staff Sergeant Brooklyn Broussard, RSS Joplin

Staff Sergeant Larrykeith Conklin, RSS Independence

Staff Sergeant Norris Russell Jr., RSS Overland Park

April 2015 Promotions

Major Aaron Krudwig, Kansas City Officer Selection Officer

Sergeant Brent Fahey, RSS Springfield

July 2015 Promotions

Master Sergeant Leland Shamo, RS Kansas City

August 2015 Promotions

Master Sergeant Ferass Ahmad, RSS Overland Park

Gunnery Sergeant Nicholas McCulloch, RSS Salina

 

9th MCD Mission

The mission of the 9th Marine Corps District 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.  

The 9th District maintains eight recruiting stations, 96 recruiting substations, 139 permanent contact stations, 10 transient recruiting facilities, and 11 officer selection offices.

The District spans 12 states across the nation's upper Midwest.