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9th Marine Corps District
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Passing The Torch

Maj. Richard Hayek and son, Pfc. Daniel Hayek, speak on the "passing of the torch" between them. Daniel Hayek enlisted in the Marine Corps 26 years after his father, who presented him with his EGA at the completion of the Crucible in May 2022.


RS Kansas City and RS Des Moines EWS

Educators from across 9MCD discuss their experience with participating in Educator's Workshop. EWS provided high school faculty the opportunity to gain first-hand experience on how the Marine Corps transforms young men and women into Marines.


Midland University Leadership and Cohesion Exercise

U.S. Marines with Officer Selection Team Lincoln conduct a leadership and cohesion exercise (LCE) with students from Midland University, in Fremont, Neb. July 19, 2021. The LCE was conducted in order to develop leadership, instill camaraderie within...


Recruit Brandon Hansen

U.S. Marine recruit Brandon Hansen with, Charlie Company, speaks on why he joined the Marine Corps and gives words of wisdom to poolees at, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Ca., March. 9, 2021. Hansen is an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native. (U.S....

9th Marine Corps District News

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Geoffrey Ogden, a reserve judge advocate, is depicted in a graphic illustration in St. Louis, Sept. 30, 2020. In the civilian sector, Ogden serves as a federal prosecutor in St. Louis. “As a Marine Judge Advocate, the immediate experience trying serious cases before military judges and juries, and the responsibilities incumbent with that experience, directly prepared me for my responsibilities as a federal prosecutor. Now, as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, I am able to regularly return to a life and job that was very difficult to walk away from,” said Ogden. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Cpl. Andrew Jones) (This photo illustration was created using multiple images in Adobe Photoshop)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Evan French, a production recruiter, with Recruiting Substation Champaign, Recruiting Station St. Louis conducts a virtual interview with a prospect in Champaign, Illinois on July 28, 2020. During the month of April most of the RSS' stopped area canvasing to look for new prospects to ensure the safety of the recruiters and public. This led them to rely more heavily on phone calls and social media as their tool for communication. (Curtosey Photo)


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