Recruiting Station Twin Cities

 

Recruiting Station Twin Cities

Midwest Marines

Fort Snelling, Minn.
Sgt. Maj. 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
Sgt. Maj. 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.
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.
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.
Sgt. Sonya L. Schmidt and Staff Sgt. Norris L. Russell Jr., Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiters, keep their feet up during a rest period of flutter kicks between demonstrations of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program during RS Kansas City's all-female pool function aboard Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015.
RS Kansas City all-hands female pool function, 20150807
Sgt. Sonya L. Schmidt and Staff Sgt. Norris L. Russell Jr., Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City recruiters, keep their feet up during a rest period of flutter kicks between demonstrations of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program during RS Kansas City's all-female pool function aboard 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, tells a poolee to increase her volume 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, tells a poolee to increase her volume during Marine Corps Recruiting Station 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 Major Christopher A. Farrell, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City sergeant major, speaks to female poolees before turning the discussion over to a panel of female Marines of different ranks and MOSes 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
Sergeant Major Christopher A. Farrell, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City sergeant major, speaks to female poolees before turning the discussion over to a panel of female Marines of different ranks and MOSes 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 speak more concisely 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 speak more concisely during Marine Corps Recruiting Station 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,corrects a poolees drill deficiency 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,corrects a poolees drill deficiency during Marine Corps Recruiting Station 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, demonstrates proper drill techniques 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, demonstrates proper drill techniques during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015.
Female poolees cover and align during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015. The poolees learned close-order drill, techniques of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and performed an Initial Strength Test.
RS Kansas City all-hands female pool function, 20150807
Female poolees cover and align during Marine Corps Recruiting Station Kansas City's all-hands female pool function at Camp Clark in Nevada, Mo., Aug. 7, 2015. The poolees learned close-order drill, techniques of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and performed an Initial Strength Test.
Sgt. Maj. Benny Benton, middle, relinquished his post as Recruiting Station Lansing sergeant major to Sgt. Maj. Kevin Bowman, right, during a relief and appointment ceremony upon the lawn of the Lansing, Mich., capitol building, July 19, 2015. Bowman said he is confident he has the ability to lead RS Lansing and the recruiters now under his charge, though it will be tough to fill Benton’s shoes.
Sgt. Maj. Benton bids farewell to RS Lansing
Sgt. Maj. Benny Benton, middle, relinquished his post as Recruiting Station Lansing sergeant major to Sgt. Maj. Kevin Bowman, right, during a relief and appointment ceremony upon the lawn of the Lansing, Mich., capitol building, July 19, 2015. Bowman said he is confident he has the ability to lead RS Lansing and the recruiters now under his charge, though it will be tough to fill Benton’s shoes.
Staff Sgt. Luke DeJong, staff non-commissioned officer in charge of Recruiting Sub Station Saginaw, Mich., motivates Bay City Western High School’s football team during a Combat Fitness Test, July 23, 2015. DeJong said the CFT is meant to instill the warrior ethos into the football team to bring them together as a family much like the Marine Corps.
Bay City Western experiences Marine Corps CFT
Staff Sgt. Luke DeJong, staff non-commissioned officer in charge of Recruiting Sub Station Saginaw, Mich., motivates Bay City Western High School’s football team during a Combat Fitness Test, July 23, 2015. DeJong said the CFT is meant to instill the warrior ethos into the football team to bring them together as a family much like the Marine Corps.
Drill instructor Sgt. George Martinez marches a platoon of applicants during Recruiting Station Lansing’s Mini Boot Camp South aboard Fort Custer Training Center, Mich., July 10, 2015. Mini Boot Camp South is a three-day simulation of Marine Corps recruit training intended to prepare applicants for the 13-week transformation aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., or Parris Island, S.C.
A Leader in Darkness and Light
Drill instructor Sgt. George Martinez marches a platoon of applicants during Recruiting Station Lansing’s Mini Boot Camp South aboard Fort Custer Training Center, Mich., July 10, 2015. Mini Boot Camp South is a three-day simulation of Marine Corps recruit training intended to prepare applicants for the 13-week transformation aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., or Parris Island, S.C.
Maj. Geoffry M. Hollopeter passes the Marine Corps Colors to Maj. John P. Harley to signify the change of command for Recruiting Station Indianapolis at Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis June 24, 2015.
Recruiting Station Indianapolis Change of Command
Maj. Geoffry M. Hollopeter passes the Marine Corps Colors to Maj. John P. Harley to signify the change of command for Recruiting Station Indianapolis at Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis June 24, 2015.
The Commanding Officer for the 9th Marine Corps District Recruiting Command, Colonel Morris, congratulated the Former Sergeant Major of Recruiting Station Des Moines at his retirement ceremony on May 29, 2015. SgtMaj Dixon retired from the Marine Corps after 30 years of faithful service .
SgtMaj Dixon's Retirement
The Commanding Officer for the 9th Marine Corps District Recruiting Command, Colonel Morris, congratulated the Former Sergeant Major of Recruiting Station Des Moines at his retirement ceremony on May 29, 2015. SgtMaj Dixon retired from the Marine Corps after 30 years of faithful service .
Des Moines – The daily battles of a Marine Corps recruiter present unique challenges for most Marines. From visiting high schools and homes, to meeting with community leaders, to canvassing the streets are all in a day’s work to find the next generation of tough, smart, elite warriors. Despite these daily struggles, Sgt. Christopher Schaefer, Marine Corp Recruiting Station Des Moines, received the 9th Marine Corps District’s Spartan Award, March 27, for contracting more than 65 young men and women during his three-year tour as a Marine Corps recruiter.
Spartan Schaefer: The Never Ending Recruiting Battle
Des Moines – The daily battles of a Marine Corps recruiter present unique challenges for most Marines. From visiting high schools and homes, to meeting with community leaders, to canvassing the streets are all in a day’s work to find the next generation of tough, smart, elite warriors. Despite these daily struggles, Sgt. Christopher Schaefer, Marine Corp Recruiting Station Des Moines, received the 9th Marine Corps District’s Spartan Award, March 27, for contracting more than 65 young men and women during his three-year tour as a Marine Corps recruiter.
Tyler Morgan stands with his Marine Corps recruiter, Staff Sgt. Benjamin Lindsey, after competing in the Minnesota State High School Track and Field Tournament, June 6. Morgan took first place in shot put, and fifth place in discus. He plans on attending Marine Corps recruit training in early September.
Minnesota State Champion to Become United States Marine
Tyler Morgan stands with his Marine Corps recruiter, Staff Sgt. Benjamin Lindsey, after competing in the Minnesota State High School Track and Field Tournament, June 6. Morgan took first place in shot put, and fifth place in discus. He plans on attending Marine Corps recruit training in early September.
Marines bow their heads for a moment of silence dedicated to their fallen comrades during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s mess night, June 11, 2015.  “The table is draped in black, symbolizing the color of mourning; the ultimate sacrifice, a table set in honor of our fallen comrades.”
Fallen Comrades Table
Marines bow their heads for a moment of silence dedicated to their fallen comrades during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s mess night, June 11, 2015. “The table is draped in black, symbolizing the color of mourning; the ultimate sacrifice, a table set in honor of our fallen comrades.”
A Marine pilot explains the tactical advatages of the MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, which made stops at Owatonna, MN and Grand Forks, N.D., to showcase Marine Corps aviation technology and equimpment to the public, June 2. The Aircraft were flying from Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ.
Ospreys land in Minnesota and North Dakota
A Marine pilot explains the tactical advatages of the MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, which made stops at Owatonna, MN and Grand Forks, N.D., to showcase Marine Corps aviation technology and equimpment to the public, June 2. The Aircraft were flying from Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ.
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.