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Chicago, Ill. native, Sgt. Nicholas Rojas, administrative specialist with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Des Moines, Iowa, is recognized as the “Hero of the Game” during the Iowa State University versus Texas Tech University football game at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa, October 27, 2018. An active duty Marine, Rojas is currently stationed with the headquarters element for Marine Corps recruiting across the states of Iowa and Nebraska. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Levi Schultz)
Marines with Detachment 1, Maintenance Company, 4th Marine Logistics Group, present the colors during the FinalX Senior Freestyle World Team Trials at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. June 9, 2018.
Madison Parde, a Ceresco, Neb. native, applied and was selected to attend the Marine Corps’ Summer Leadership and Character Development Academy in Quantico, Va., July 18 – 22, 2018. Parde is a Raymond Central High School senior and is active in track and field, archery, and Future Business Leaders of America.
Sgt. Jordan Brown, drill instructor, 1st Recruit Training Regiment, yells commands at Skylar Popillion, a Gilbert, Iowa, native and enlistee in the Marine Corps during a Drill Instructor Family Night at Events Center West in West Des Moines, Iowa, March 23, 2018. Marine Corps Recruiting Command hosts the family nights to better prepare both parent and enlistee prior to attending Marine Corps Recruit Training. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Levi Schultz)
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Marines join USAW at FinalX June 14, 2018
Ceresco native to attend Marine Corps' SLCDA June 5, 2018
Iowans prepare to earn title; Marine March 26, 2018
RS Des Moines recognizes top recruiters November 15, 2017
9th Marine Corps District 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.

Recruiting Station Des Moines Mission
The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Des Moines 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.