Recruiting Station Chicago
RS Chicago Logo 2023
9th Marine Corps District
Chicago, Illinois


RS Chicago Mess Night

U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Corps Recruiting Station Chicago, and Guest of Honor Master Gunnery Sgt. Aaron Kerley, a career recruiter monitor...


2024 Chicago Auto Show

U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Chicago hold the pull-up challenge at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show, Chicago, IL, Feb. 11, 2024. Every...


U.S. Marine Corps Law Lecture

U.S. Marine Major Branden Koonce, the commanding officer of Recrutiing Station Chicago provides remarks after a lecture presented by Captain...


Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Visit RS Chicago

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Christopher Mahoney, the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and Sgt. Maj. Carlos Ruiz, the Sergeant Major of the Marine...


Monthly Pool Function with RS Chicago Marines

U.S. Marines and Poolees from three sub-stations of Recruiting Station Chicago, conduct a monthly pool function, Chicago, IL, Nov. 18, 2023....


Medal of Honor Recipient Corporal John Fardy is Honored by Leo High School in Chicago, Illinois

U.S. Marines from Recrutiing Station Chicago and Marines from the Marine Corps Reserves come together to dedicate the courtyard of Leo High School in...


RS Chicago Marines Participate in India Day Parade in Naperville, Ill.

U.S. Marines of Recruiting Station Chicago play a part in the India Day Parade, Naperville, IL, Aug. 8, 2023. The India Day Parade and Celebration is...


Chicago Cubs Honor RS Chicago Command

U.S. Marine Major Branden Koonce, commanding officer of Recruiting Station Chicago, left, and Sgt. Maj. Nathaniel Eirich, sergeant major of RS...


Marine awarded the Army Achievement Medal

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Kyle Pantoja, a recruiter with Marine Corps Recruiting Station Chicago is awarded the Army Achievement Medal, Chicago, IL,...

Recruiting Station Chicago Leaders

Commanding Officer
Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Chicago

Major Branden Koonce enlisted into the delayed entry program in 2001 and graduated recruit training

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Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station Chicago

Sergeant Major Eirich graduated from Company “A”, First Recruit Training Battalion on April 11, 2003

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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.

2400 E Devon Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 

Executive Officer
Capt John Murphy

Operations Chief
GySgt David Brown

Recruiter Instructor
MGySgt Paul Miller

Administration Chief
SSgt Anthony Davila

Administration Clerk

Logistic & Supply Chief
SSgt Noemi Cortez

Operations Pool Program Specialist
GySgt Cortney Bell

Assistant Recruiter Instructor
GySgt Kasey Polzine & GySgt Stephen Woodard

Logistic & Supply Clerk
Sgt Letty Europa

Marketing & Communications
Sgt Dalton Payne

Officer Selection Station Chicago
Captain Jonathan Watkins
800 S Wells St
Suite 165
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 431-1747

RSS Carpentersville    
2148 Randall Rd
Carpentersville, IL 60110    
(847) 426-0090

RSS Chicago Heights    
205 W Joe Orr Rd, Suite 2 
Chicago Heights, IL 60411    
(708) 755-1240

RSS Dupage North    
17 W Grand Ave
Bensenville, IL 60106      
(630) 766-6396
RSS Lake County
726-A N Green Bay Rd
Waukegan, IL 60085     
(847) 662-0947

RSS McHenry    
2620 Schaid Court
McHenry, IL 60051    
(815) 385-2986

RSS North Center    
2943 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60618      
(773) 267-6125

RSS Oak Lawn
6344 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 430-4530

RSS Oak Park 
4606 W Diversey Ave, Suite B
Chicago, IL 60639   
(773) 385-9216

RSS Plainfield
16122 S Route 59 Suite 110
Plainfield, IL 60586
(708) 254-6598

RSS Palatine
321 E Dundee Rd
Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 891-9030

RSS Rockford
621 Highgrove Pl. 
Rockford, IL
(815) 397-9211/9216/9218/9226

RSS South Chicago
5160 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 581-8711

RSS St Charles
1007-B W Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 639-0676

PCS Antioch    
660 Route 173
Antioch, IL 60081
(847) 838-2075

PCS Aurora
908 N Lake St
Aurora, IL 60081
(630) 896-4402

PCS Bolingbrook
106 W Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 378-0392

PCS Blue Island
9705 S Western
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 881-8797

PCS Crystal Lake    
15 Crystal Plaza
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 455-7921

PCS Dekalb
2117 Sycamore Rd
Dekalb, IL
(815) 756-6911

PCS Dixon
1606 Miller St
Dixon, IL
(262) 488-0664

PCS Downers Grove
6224 S Main St, Ste C
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 852-8292

PCS Evanston
1958 E Dempster
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 864-6492

PCS Freeport
2705 IL Route 26 S
Freeport, IL
(779) 677-2468

PCS Glendale Heights    
250 Town Center Ln
Glendale Heights, IL 60139    
(630) 893-9100

PCS Joliet
1701 Larkin Ave Ste 201
Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 741-3181

PCS Lyons
7501 Cermak Rd
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-1297

PCS Morris
321 Liberty St
Morris, IL
(815) 416-1257

PCS Mount Prospect    
1028 Mount Prospect Plaza
Mount Prospect, IL 60056    
(847) 590-0016

PCS Mundelin
337 Townline Rd
Mundelin, IL 60060
(847) 362-6488

PCS Naperville    
1007-B W Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL, 60563    
(630) 639-0676

PCS Orland Park    
9206 W 159th St
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 873-0740

PCS South Shore
7131 S Jeffery Plaza
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 752-8370

PCS South Holland
16122 S State St
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 331-4240

PCS Schaumberg
1495 W Schaumberg
Schaumberg, IL 60194
(847) 891-9030

PCS Wicker Park 
817 N Milwaukee 
Wicker Park, IL 60642
(312) 243-4368

9th Marine Corps District