Recruiting Station Oklahoma City
9th Marine Corps District
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


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Permanent Contact Station (PCS) Shawnee poolees conduct physical training in Shawnee, OK, Dec. 29, 2022. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Esgar Rojas)

Recruiting Station Oklahoma City Leaders

Commanding Officer
Recruiting Station Oklahoma City

Major Andrew R. Manaois graduated from Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia with a Bachelor of

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Sergeant Major
Recruiting Station Oklahoma City

Sergeant Major Coffey was born on July 26, 1982, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He enlisted in the

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The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Oklahoma City 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.

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Executive Officer
Capt Daniel Donlon

Operations Pool Program Specialist
SSgt Jessica Jones

Recruiter Instructor
MSgt Paul Miller

Assistant Recruiter Instructor
GySgt Jose Arellano

Administration Chief
SSgt Ryan Parker

Administration Clerk
Sgt Blanca Parra-Peralta

Logistics & Supply Chief
GySgt Nathan Buxton

Logistics & Supply Clerk
Cpl Jibran Gutierrez

Operations Clerk
Cpl Marquan Young

Marketing & Communications
Sgt Esgar Rojas

Officer Selection Station Norman
Capt. Zachary Shelton
305 W Main St
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 447-4809
(405) 306-7645

RSS Claremore
632 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 341-1350 

RSS Fort Smith
Fort Smith, AR 
(479) 452-6001

RSS Midwest City
Midwest City, OK 
(405) 733-1117

RSS Oklahoma City North
Oklahoma City, OK 
(405) 842-6665

RSS Oklahoma City South
Oklahoma City, OK 
(405) 378 0801

RSS Tulsa East
Tulsa, OK
(918) 828-9793

RSS Tulsa West
Tulsa, OK 
(918) 250-5234

RSS Wichita North
Wichita, KS
(316) 943-8132

RSS Wichita South
Wichita, KS
(316) 682-3173

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Major Doug Verblaauw, the Recruiting Station Oklahoma City commanding officer, awards GySgt Noah Thetford the RS Oklahoma City staff noncommissioned officer of the year award. Thetford is now moving on to become the SNCOIC at RSS Lake County, RS Chicago, in Waukegan, Ill. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Marcela DiazDeleon)

Photo by Sgt. Marcela DiazDeleon

Getting It Done

16 Nov 2017 | Sgt. Marcela Diazdeleon 9th Marine Corps District

Long work days and even longer weeks are common for recruiters and their staff noncommissioned officers in charge; but that doesn’t stop GySgt. Noah Thetford from running the best recruiting substation in Recruiting Station Oklahoma City. 

His RSS enlisted 86 high qualified men and women, with 74 earning the title Marine during Fiscal Year 2017. As a SNCOIC, Thetford is responsible for training, mentoring and motivating his recruiters to put men and women on the yellow footprints. Not an easy task for the recruiters, but something he enjoys doing.

“I do it for the Marines,” said Thetford. “Recruiting is a difficult duty and if the work I do helps ease some of that stress, then that’s all the motivation I need.” 

Thetford, though, credits his Marines for the award. His team consistently enlisted more men and women each month, while tirelessly preparing them for recruit training.

“The men and women we recruit could potentially be the Marine serving to the left and the right of us.” Thetford said.  His commitment to instilling our core values to the next generation of Marines is unmatched at RS Oklahoma City. 

“Gunnery Sgt. Thetford's engaged leadership, strong management acumen and thorough understanding of his area of recruiting operations enabled his team to contact and enlist high quality applicants, 88 percent of whom were in the highest tier of [armed services vocational aptitude battery test] testing.” said Verblaauw.  “By providing valuable mentorship to the applicants after they had [decided to join the Marine Corps], he ensured that 75 of his shippers were prepared for recruit training.”


Thedford’s time has now ended at RSS Oklahoma City North. Later this fall, he will relocate to RS Chicago and work at the RSS Lake County office in Waukegan, Ill.

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