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Recruiting Station Chicago

Midwest Marines

Des Plaines, Illinois
Ramarro D. Lamar, a student of Downers Grove South High School, earned the $180,000 NROTC Scholarship Award, May 3.

Lamar's teachers, peers, along with members of the community spoke highly of his remarkable character, incredible determination, and his genuine kindness. A few of his teachers even said “we wouldn’t be surprised if we are voting him for president one day.”

"Lamar embodies the core values we desire of our next generation of Marine Officers," said Sgt. Ramon Harris, Lamar's recruiter. "He definitely has what it takes."
Chicagoland student accepts an $180,000 scholarship and a chance to become of the few
Ramarro D. Lamar, a student of Downers Grove South High School, earned the $180,000 NROTC Scholarship Award, May 3. Lamar's teachers, peers, along with members of the community spoke highly of his remarkable character, incredible determination, and his genuine kindness. A few of his teachers even said “we wouldn’t be surprised if we are voting him for president one day.” "Lamar embodies the core values we desire of our next generation of Marine Officers," said Sgt. Ramon Harris, Lamar's recruiter. "He definitely has what it takes."
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
RS Chicago prepares America's next generation of warriors for boot camp
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
Gunnery Sgt. Michael Wulf, staff-noncommissioned officer in charge of Recruiting Substation Aurora, puts his Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
RS Chicago prepares America's next generation of warriors for boot camp
Gunnery Sgt. Michael Wulf, staff-noncommissioned officer in charge of Recruiting Substation Aurora, puts his Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
RS Chicago prepares America's next generation of warriors for boot camp
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
RS Chicago prepares America's next generation of warriors for boot camp
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
RS Chicago prepares America's next generation of warriors for boot camp
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
RS Chicago prepares America's next generation of warriors for boot camp
Recruiting Substation Aurora puts their Marine-applicant’s endurance to the test with a pack run through rugged terrain during an all-hands event, March 14. The applicants are a part of the Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program and are currently scheduled and preparing to ship to recruit training.
Maj. Shanelle Porter gives a speech during the Black Student Union Heritage Ball at the University of Illinois Chicago, Feb. 12. Porter is the commanding officer of Recruiting Station Chicago. She was chosen to be the guest of honor because of her illustrious past, and her promising future. During her speech, she advocated doing away with being “the first black person” to do something, because it’ll soon all be done. “I believe that if we all are willing to scale a jungle gym and not a ladder, have the will, the audacity and the courage to lead, and believe that when you arrive, you are supposed to be there, we will be great leaders and we will be excellent,” said Porter, who is the first black woman in Marine Corps history to command a recruiting station. “This is how we will move closer to there being no more firsts to achieve.”
First black female recruiting station commanding officer speaks to students at UIC
Maj. Shanelle Porter gives a speech during the Black Student Union Heritage Ball at the University of Illinois Chicago, Feb. 12. Porter is the commanding officer of Recruiting Station Chicago. She was chosen to be the guest of honor because of her illustrious past, and her promising future. During her speech, she advocated doing away with being “the first black person” to do something, because it’ll soon all be done. “I believe that if we all are willing to scale a jungle gym and not a ladder, have the will, the audacity and the courage to lead, and believe that when you arrive, you are supposed to be there, we will be great leaders and we will be excellent,” said Porter, who is the first black woman in Marine Corps history to command a recruiting station. “This is how we will move closer to there being no more firsts to achieve.”
Chicago News
Dusk Till Dawn November 17, 2017
Mission
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.

The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Chicago 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.