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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.
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.
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.
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.”
Chicago News
Dusk Till Dawn November 17, 2017
Mission

The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station (RS) Chicago is to find qualified men and women in the greater Chicago area interested in becoming a United States Marine. Marines maintain the legacy of the Marine Corps by winning our nations battles and returning to their communities as a quality citizen whether they are active duty or reservist.

The coveted title of Marine applies only to those who graduate from the Recruit Depots or Officer Candidate School. RS Chicago will provide qualified prospects the opportunity to attend the training required to become a Marine - Enlisted or Officer.

Additionally, Recruiting Station Chicago provides applicants the opportunity to gain a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship annually.