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Recruiting Station Milwaukee

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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.”
Marine Corps Officer candidates and applicants work together to complete a Leadership Reaction Course at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 2, 2015.  Recruiting Stations Milwaukee and Twin Cities conducted a joint weekend event to prepare the candidates for Officer Candidates School.
Candidates Prepare for OCS
Marine Corps Officer candidates and applicants work together to complete a Leadership Reaction Course at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 2, 2015. Recruiting Stations Milwaukee and Twin Cities conducted a joint weekend event to prepare the candidates for Officer Candidates School.
Marine Corps Officer candidates and applicants work together to complete a Leadership Reaction Course at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 2, 2015.  Recruiting Stations Milwaukee and Twin Cities conducted a joint weekend event to prepare the candidates for Officer Candidates School.
Candidates Prepare for OCS
Marine Corps Officer candidates and applicants work together to complete a Leadership Reaction Course at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 2, 2015. Recruiting Stations Milwaukee and Twin Cities conducted a joint weekend event to prepare the candidates for Officer Candidates School.
Maj. Charles D. Godwin cuts the Marine Corps birthday cake during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Birthday Ball ceremony in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 15, 2014.  The birthday cake is passed from the oldest to the youngest Marine present, symbolizing the passing of history and traditions to the next generation.
Cake Cutting Ceremony
Maj. Charles D. Godwin cuts the Marine Corps birthday cake during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Birthday Ball ceremony in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 15, 2014. The birthday cake is passed from the oldest to the youngest Marine present, symbolizing the passing of history and traditions to the next generation.
Maj. Charles D. Godwin, Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, presents the birthday cake to the youngest Marine, Cpl. Victoria McKenzie, during RS Milwaukee’s Birthday Ball ceremony Nov. 15, 2014.  The birthday cake is passed from the oldest to the youngest Marine present, symbolizing the passing of history and traditions to the next generation.  Cpl. McKenzie is the Operations Clerk for RS Milwaukee.
Cake Cutting Ceremony
Maj. Charles D. Godwin, Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, presents the birthday cake to the youngest Marine, Cpl. Victoria McKenzie, during RS Milwaukee’s Birthday Ball ceremony Nov. 15, 2014. The birthday cake is passed from the oldest to the youngest Marine present, symbolizing the passing of history and traditions to the next generation. Cpl. McKenzie is the Operations Clerk for RS Milwaukee.
Sgt. Anthony Palaia, a recruiter with Recruiting Substation Green Bay, reads a letter of appreciation from the mayor of Green Bay during the Marine Corps birthday ball in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 15, 2014.  Staff Sgt. Charles Schneider received the letter along with a flag that was flown over city hall as recognition for his active role within the community of Green Bay.
SSgt. Schneider recognized for community service
Sgt. Anthony Palaia, a recruiter with Recruiting Substation Green Bay, reads a letter of appreciation from the mayor of Green Bay during the Marine Corps birthday ball in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 15, 2014. Staff Sgt. Charles Schneider received the letter along with a flag that was flown over city hall as recognition for his active role within the community of Green Bay.
Sgt. Michael E. Banks still keeps his Marine Corps service uniform fresh nearly seventy years after he last wore it as an active duty Marine.  Banks served with the Marine Raiders from 1943-1945 during World War II.
Sgt. Michael E. Banks still keeps his Marine Corps service uniform fresh nearly seventy years after he last wore it as an active duty Marine. Banks served with the Marine Raiders from 1943-1945 during World War II.
Staff Sgt. Peter Vargo, SNCOIC of Recruiting Substation Appleton, visited Sgt. Michael Banks at the Patriot Place in Berlin, Wis.  Banks served with the Marine Raiders from 1943-1945 during World War II.  He was awarded three Purple Hearts from injuries received in the war.
Staff Sgt. Peter Vargo, SNCOIC of Recruiting Substation Appleton, visited Sgt. Michael Banks at the Patriot Place in Berlin, Wis. Banks served with the Marine Raiders from 1943-1945 during World War II. He was awarded three Purple Hearts from injuries received in the war.
An old photograph of Georgina Banks hangs on the wall in Michael Banks’ living room in Berlin, Wis.  Georgina and Michael enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 during World War II.  Georgina was a huge support system for Michael during their time in the Marine Corps and helped him move on with life after the war.
An old photograph of Georgina Banks hangs on the wall in Michael Banks’ living room in Berlin, Wis. Georgina and Michael enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1943 during World War II. Georgina was a huge support system for Michael during their time in the Marine Corps and helped him move on with life after the war.
Capt. Chad Luebke, Officer Selection Officer of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, administers the Officer Oath of Office to 2nd Lt. Louise Nowak during her commissioning ceremony in Pound, Wis., on Sept. 20, 2014.  Nowak, a recent graduate of Carroll University, was awarded the Commandant’s Trophy earlier this year in recognition of her exceptional academic performance, physical fitness and leadership at Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va.
Capt. Chad Luebke, Officer Selection Officer of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, administers the Officer Oath of Office to 2nd Lt. Louise Nowak during her commissioning ceremony in Pound, Wis., on Sept. 20, 2014. Nowak, a recent graduate of Carroll University, was awarded the Commandant’s Trophy earlier this year in recognition of her exceptional academic performance, physical fitness and leadership at Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va.
Matthew M. Lesar, the principal of Nathan Hale High School, knocks out a total of fourteen pull-ups during the Great American Rivalry Series between Nathan Hale and West Allis Central High School, Sept. 17, 2014.  Each school will take on the Chin-Up Challenge in the days leading up to the Great American Rivalry game on Friday, Sept. 19.  Nathan Hale High School completed 1,522 pull-ups and will have a chance to add to that total on game day.
Great American Rivalry Series
Matthew M. Lesar, the principal of Nathan Hale High School, knocks out a total of fourteen pull-ups during the Great American Rivalry Series between Nathan Hale and West Allis Central High School, Sept. 17, 2014. Each school will take on the Chin-Up Challenge in the days leading up to the Great American Rivalry game on Friday, Sept. 19. Nathan Hale High School completed 1,522 pull-ups and will have a chance to add to that total on game day.
Sgt. Kale Minkie, a recruiter from Recruiting Substation Waukesha, pours himself a cup of “grog” after being fined during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis.  The “grog” is a less than appetizing mix of mystery ingredients that Marines may have to drink from if they are caught violating the “Rules of the Mess.”
Sgt. Kale Minkie, a recruiter from Recruiting Substation Waukesha, pours himself a cup of “grog” after being fined during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis. The “grog” is a less than appetizing mix of mystery ingredients that Marines may have to drink from if they are caught violating the “Rules of the Mess.”
The head table reacts to Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Krause’s, the Logistics Chief of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, rebuttal of the fine levied against him during RS Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis.
The head table reacts to Gunnery Sgt. Joshua Krause’s, the Logistics Chief of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, rebuttal of the fine levied against him during RS Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis.
Sgt. Deon Craft, NCOIC of Recruiting Substation North Milwaukee, and his wife, Ashley Craft, share a toast to the Mess with a cup of “grog” at Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis.  Though spouses are not normally eligible for fines during a Dining Out, Ashley Craft volunteered to drink a cup as part of her husband’s fine.
Sgt. Deon Craft, NCOIC of Recruiting Substation North Milwaukee, and his wife, Ashley Craft, share a toast to the Mess with a cup of “grog” at Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis. Though spouses are not normally eligible for fines during a Dining Out, Ashley Craft volunteered to drink a cup as part of her husband’s fine.
Sgt. Matthew Rardin and his fellow recruiters from Recruiting Substation North Milwaukee are called to the head table during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis.  A Dining Out is conducted in the same manner as a traditional Mess Night but it is open to spouses and guests.
Sgt. Matthew Rardin and his fellow recruiters from Recruiting Substation North Milwaukee are called to the head table during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis. A Dining Out is conducted in the same manner as a traditional Mess Night but it is open to spouses and guests.
Staff Sgt. Paul Miller III, SNCOIC of Recruiting Substation Fond du Lac, Staff Sgt. Peter Vargo, SNCOIC of Recruiting Substation Appleton, and Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Simms, Operations Chief of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, (left to right) prepare to drink from the “grog” during RS Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis.  The “grog” is a less than appetizing mix of mystery ingredients that Marines may have to drink from if they are caught violating the “Rules of the Mess.”
Staff Sgt. Paul Miller III, SNCOIC of Recruiting Substation Fond du Lac, Staff Sgt. Peter Vargo, SNCOIC of Recruiting Substation Appleton, and Gunnery Sgt. Jeremy Simms, Operations Chief of Recruiting Station Milwaukee, (left to right) prepare to drink from the “grog” during RS Milwaukee’s first Dining Out, Aug. 20 in Brown Deer, Wis. The “grog” is a less than appetizing mix of mystery ingredients that Marines may have to drink from if they are caught violating the “Rules of the Mess.”
Officer candidates and applicants begin the Combat Fitness Test with an 880-yard sprint at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014.  Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Officer candidates and applicants begin the Combat Fitness Test with an 880-yard sprint at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014. Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Candidate Lauren Glomski enters the final stretch of the movement to contact portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014.  Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Candidate Lauren Glomski enters the final stretch of the movement to contact portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014. Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Applicant Jacob Pipping ammo can lifts during the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014.  Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Applicant Jacob Pipping ammo can lifts during the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014. Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Candidate Alexander Katerinos performs ammo can lifts during the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014.  Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Candidate Alexander Katerinos performs ammo can lifts during the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014. Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Candidate Alexander Katerinos executes a high crawl during the maneuver under fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014.  Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Candidate Alexander Katerinos executes a high crawl during the maneuver under fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014. Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Applicant Nolan McShane executes a high crawl during the maneuver under fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014.  Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Applicant Nolan McShane executes a high crawl during the maneuver under fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014. Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Candidate Lauren Glomski fireman carries simulated casualty, Applicant Brooke Wargolet, during the maneuver under fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014.  Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Candidate Lauren Glomski fireman carries simulated casualty, Applicant Brooke Wargolet, during the maneuver under fire portion of the Combat Fitness Test at Veterans Park in Milwaukee, Wis., July 10, 2014. Officer Selection Station Milwaukee conducted a Combat Fitness Test to help prepare their officer candidates and applicants for Officer Candidates School.
Kerry Johnsen pins the rank of Staff Sergeant on her husband, Staff Sgt. Nicholas C. Johnsen, during a meritorious promotion ceremony at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Milwaukee, Wis., July 2, 2014.  Staff Sgt. Johnsen was the 9th Marine Corps District’s Officer Selection Assistant of the year for fiscal year 2013.
Kerry Johnsen pins the rank of Staff Sergeant on her husband, Staff Sgt. Nicholas C. Johnsen, during a meritorious promotion ceremony at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Milwaukee, Wis., July 2, 2014. Staff Sgt. Johnsen was the 9th Marine Corps District’s Officer Selection Assistant of the year for fiscal year 2013.
Staff Sgt. Robert M. Surozenski, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 5.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Robert M. Surozenski, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 5. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Robert M. Surozenski, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Substation La Crosse’s Family Night pool function, Mar. 31.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Robert M. Surozenski, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Substation La Crosse’s Family Night pool function, Mar. 31. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Carrel, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Substation Wausau’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 1.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Carrel, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Substation Wausau’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 1. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Morgan Daly, a poolee from Recruiting Substation Green Bay, performs pull-ups during a partial Initial Strength Test at RSS Green Bay’s Family Night pool function, Apr. 3.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Morgan Daly, a poolee from Recruiting Substation Green Bay, performs pull-ups during a partial Initial Strength Test at RSS Green Bay’s Family Night pool function, Apr. 3. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Poolees from Recruiting Substation Wausau perform pull-ups during a partial Initial Strength Test at RSS Wausau’s Family Night pool function, Apr. 1.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Poolees from Recruiting Substation Wausau perform pull-ups during a partial Initial Strength Test at RSS Wausau’s Family Night pool function, Apr. 1. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Robert M. Surozenski, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, instructs a poolee to mount the pull-up bar during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 5.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Robert M. Surozenski, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, instructs a poolee to mount the pull-up bar during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 5. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Carrel, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Substation Green Bay’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 3.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Carrel, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during a partial Initial Strength Test at Recruiting Substation Green Bay’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 3. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Sgt. Christopher A. Thompson, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, stares down a poolee during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 5.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Sgt. Christopher A. Thompson, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, stares down a poolee during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 5. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Sgt. Christapher M. Bess, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 5.  Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
Sgt. Christapher M. Bess, a Drill Instructor from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, motivates a poolee during Recruiting Station Milwaukee’s Family Nights pool function, Apr. 5. Family Nights give poolees their first glimpse into Marine Corps recruit training and allow family members to voice any questions or concerns they may have about recruit training.
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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 Milwaukee 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.