Recruiting Station Twin Cities
9th Marine Corps District
Minneapolis, Minnesota


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Recruiting Station Twin Cities Leaders

Commanding Officer
Commanding Officer, Recruiting Station Twin Cities

Major Corinna R Martinez, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, enlisted in the Marine Corps in November

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Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major, Recruiting Station Twin Cities

Sergeant Major David Sanchez was born on 26 August 1979 in Rosenberg, Texas and graduated from B.F.

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The mission of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Twin Cities 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.   

1 Federal Drive Suite G473,

Saint Paul, MN 55417

Executive Officer
Capt Evan Reineman

Operations Program Specialist
GySgt Patrick McNally

Recruiter Instructor
MGySgt Ryan Hunt

Assistant Recruiter Instructor

Administration Chief
SSgt Benjamin Roper

Administration Clerk
Sgt Serdjhy Leger

Logistics & Supply Chief
SSgt Christian Valdovinos

Logistics & Supply Clerk
SSgt Tanner Azeltine

Operations Clerk
Sgt Chontu Lee

Marketing & Communications
Sgt Isaac Munce

Officer Selection Station Twin Cities
Capt. Shane Dubord
2650 University Ave West, Suite 113
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114 
(651) 683-2081

Officer Selection Station Fargo
1st Lt. Conrad Littlefield
1142 17th Street North, Suite E
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
(701) 293-4020

10572 France Ave. So.
Bloomington, MN 55431
(952) 881- 6911 

606 Crossroads Campus Dr
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 682- 5711 

126317 Nicollet Ave. So.
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 894- 8760
Coon Rapids
3067 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 576- 9049 

2218 Mountain Shadow Dr.
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 727- 2159
Eau Claire
2106 Eastridge Center
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 832- 0505 

1102 43rd St Suite A
Fargo, ND 58103
(701) 277- 8403
1850 Adams St. Suite 500- 3
Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 387- 3094
1649 W. Co Rd B-2
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636- 1552 

Sioux Falls
5019 S Louise Ave Suite #D
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 361- 2584 

St Cloud
38 2nd Ave South
Waite Park, MN 56387
(320) 251- 3103

PCS Hutchinson
114 Main Street North
Hutchinson, MN 55350
PCS Inver Grove Heights
7751 Amana Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
PCS Lakeville
7622 160th Street West
Lakeville, MN 55044
PCS Maple Grove
13571 Grove Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55311
PCS Forest Lake
59 South Lake Street
Forest Lake, MN 55025
PCS Grand Rapids
2046 South Pokegame Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
PCS Rice Lake
2486 South Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868
PCS Rochester
3125 Wellner Drive NE
Rochester,MN 55906
PCS Bismarck
240 West Front Ave
Bismarck, ND 58504
PCS Detroit Lakes
113 Graystone Plaza
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
PCS Grand Forks
1020 South Washington Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
PCS Minot
2400 10th Street SW, Dakota Square Mall
Minot, ND 58701
PCS Owatonna
211 West Bridge Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
PCS Maplewood
3001 White Bear Ave North
Maplewood, MN 55109
PCS Woodbury
803 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
PCS Brainerd
15620 North Edgewood Drive
Baxter, MN 56401
PCS Alexandria
4911 Hwy 29 South
Alexandria, MN 56308
PCS Watertown
1022 14th Street SE
Watertown, SD 57201
Photo Information

Twins Damien (left) and Daniel (right) Ramirez pose for a photo following their graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego 8 June, 2018. Before answering the call to service, both brothers earned a living as Mixed Martial Arts fighters. Daniel’s strong inclination toward leadership, along with his superior fitness, rifle qualifications and test scores, earned him the title of Company Honor Graduate and a meritorious promotion to the rank of lance corporal.

Photo by Courtesy Asset

Local MMA fighters and twins graduate Marine Corps Recruit Training with honors

15 Jun 2018 | Sgt. Michelle Reif 9th Marine Corps District

Each Marine has a story.  Each Marine has a reason why they decided to leave home to join the nation’s most elite fighting force.  For some, the attraction is in the benefits, education and experience they earn.  For others, the draw is more about answering a call to service.  For the Ramirez twins, the call was strong enough to give up promising athletic careers to become Marines.

Twins Daniel and Damien Ramirez traded in a life of professional sports fighting for a life of professional military fighting.  Before leaving for recruit training, the local Shakopee men earned their living as Mixed Martial Arts fighters.  Despite their success, they felt they had an obligation that was yet unfulfilled.

“I believe every man should serve their country,” said Daniel.  “We wanted to pay our dues before we continued with the rest of our lives.”

Once the twins made the decision to join the military, they believed it was only natural to choose the Marine Corps.  Due to the competitive nature of the Corps, there was no doubt in their minds this branch was the right fit for them.  With the help of their recruiter, Sgt. Oumarou Abdoulaye, the twins shipped out to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego within three short months of making the commitment.

“I had no doubt in my mind that they would be successful,” said Abdoulaye.  “They were ready to be Marines from the get-go and I knew that one of them would end up as the honor graduate.”

His prediction turned out to be spot on.  Upon arrival to training, Daniel quickly stood out from his peers, and his drill instructors entrusted him with the leadership position of the guide.

Daniel’s strong inclination toward leadership, along with his superior fitness, rifle qualifications and test scores, earned him the title of Company Honor Graduate and a meritorious promotion to the rank of lance corporal.

“What set me apart from the rest of the guys was that I really cared about my platoon,” said Daniel.  “No matter how angry they made me or how slow they were moving, I still really cared about their wellbeing.  I knew what it took to get them to move fast and it set me apart as a leader.  And the fact that I wasn’t going to give up.”

Not only were the twins extremely competitive with their fellow recruits, they were competitive with each other.

“Even though I shot expert on the rifle range, it didn’t feel like expert because my brother shot better than me,” said Daniel.  

Despite their competitive spirit, each was grateful they had the other to get them through the tough times and challenges of recruit training. 

“It made it easier to get through knowing my brother was right there,” said Damien.  “He got me through the stressful times and kept my head up.”

Following ten days of leave, the brothers are scheduled to attend the School of Infantry West where they will train for their jobs as infantry Marines.  After completion of their four years of service, the twins plan to return to their former careers as MMA fighters.

“If we were MMA fighters for four years and got hurt, what could we say we did? Nothing,” said Daniel. “But now we can say we are Marines. So that’s our lives now.”

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