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Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region

Brig. Gen. Walker M. Field

Brigadier General Walker M. Field enlisted in the Marine Corps in May of 1991 and served as an active duty artilleryman with 10th Marine Regiment before being commissioned through the Enlisted Commissioning Program in December 1993.As a company grade officer, his operational assignments were as a...

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Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region

Sgt. Maj. Edwin A. Mota

Sergeant Major Mota assumed his current post as the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Eastern Recruiting Region Sergeant Major on Sept 17, 2021.He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. in June of 1995.Throughout his career, Sergeant Major Mota has been assigned...

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Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Regiment

Col. Bradley W. Ward

Colonel Bradley W. Ward currently serves as the Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Regiment.  He has performed in this capacity since July 2021.Col Ward enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1988. As an NCO and SNCO, Col Ward's assignments included Camp Fuji, Japan, 3rd Marine Division; NAS...

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Sergeant Major, Recruit Training Regiment

Sgt. Maj. Fabian Casillas

Sergeant Major Fabian Casillas reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego on October 7, 1992. He graduated on December 31, 1992. Upon graduation from MCT, he reported to MCSSS, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for instruction in Basic Motor Transport Maintenance. Upon successful completion, he...

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Commanding Officer, 1st Recruit Training Battalion

Lt. Col. Michael C. Rock

Lieutenant Colonel Rock was born in Milwaukee, WI.  He attended Officer Candidate School in 2000 and The Basic School in 2001.  Upon graduation from The Basic School he received the MOS of 0602 Communications Officer and attended Communications and Information Systems Officer Course.  After...

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Sergeant Major, 1st Recruit Training Battalion

Sgt. Maj. Kenneth S. Williamson

Sergeant Major Kenneth S. Williamson was born on 3 December 1981 in Logansport, Indiana. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 17 April 2005. He attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. After graduating, he attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Pendleton,...

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Commanding Officer, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion

Lt. Col. Christopher J. Kearney

Lieutenant Colonel Kearney currently serves as the Second Recruit Training Battalion Commander since 22 February, 2022. He was commissioned in September of 2005 following his graduation from Juniata College with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Information Technology. From 2007- 2008 he...

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Sergeant Major, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion

Sgt. Maj. Wesley C. Carter

Sergeant Major Wesley C. Carter currently serves as the Second Recruit Training Battalion Sergeant Major.  Has performed in this capacity since 30 April 2021.   Sergeant Major Carter graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1999.  On 23 July 2001 he reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris...

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Commanding Officer, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion

Lt. Col. Gregg Curly

Gregg Curley contracted for the PLC-Law program in the summer of 2005. After completing his 1L year at Roger Williams School of Law in RI, he attended Officer Candidates Class (OCC) and was commissioned on 12 August 2006. 2ndLt Curley transitioned to the IRR for his 2L year. In the summer of 2007...

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Sergeant Major, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion

Sgt. Maj. Michael Brown

Sergeant Major Mike Brown was born 30 May 1980, in Jacksonville, Florida (Duval County).  His Marine Corps career began on 27 September 1999 where he attended Recrui Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC.  During that time, Private Brown was meritoriously promoted to Private...

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Commanding Officer, 4th Recruit Training Battalion

Lt. Col. Aixa R. Dones

 Lieutenant Colonel Aixa R. Dones enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1994, and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. After graduation in August of 1994, Private First Class Dones attended Cryptologic Technician Operator Course, Corey Station, Pensacola, Florida. Lance...

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Sergeant Major, 4th Recruit Training Battalion

Sgt. Maj. Sigrid Rivera

Sigrid Aixa Rivera enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2000. In October 2000, she reported to Marine Combat Training, Camp Geiger, North Carolina where upon graduation she was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Private First Class.  She then attended her Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) schools...

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Commanding Officer, Support Battalion

Lt. Col. Shawn A. Rickrode

Lieutenant Colonel Shawn A. Rickrode was born in Wheeling, WV and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1991.  He served with the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company in Norfolk, VA, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines; and the II Marine Expeditionary Force Special Operations Training Group and...

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Sergeant Major, Support Battalion

Sgt. Maj. Bryan M. Alfaro

Sergeant Major Bryan M. Alfaro was born in Fullerton, California. He reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD),San Diego on October 30, 1995. Upon completion of recruit training and Marine Combat Training, Private First ClassAlfaro reported to Military Police School, Ft. McClellan, AL where he...

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Commanding Officer, Weapons and Field Training Battalion

Col. Michael F. Arnone

Colonel Arnone graduated from Frostburg State University Maryland and was commissioned in 1997. Upon completing the Infantry Officer’s Course, he was assigned to 2d Battalion, 3d Marines in Kaneohe Bay, HI. While there he served as a Rifle Platoon, Weapons Platoon, and Combined Anti-Armor Platoon...

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Sergeant Major, Weapons and Field Training Battalion

Sgt. Maj. Rafael Iturrino

Sergeant Major Iturrino enlisted in the Marine Corps on 9 December 1997.  He reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina for recruit training on 21 January 1998. Sergeant Major Iturrino was promoted Private First Class Meritorious.After graduating recruit training, he was...

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Commanding Officer, Headquarters & Service Battalion

Lt. Col. Nathan P. Bastar

LtCol Nathan Bastar was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. In high school he played football, wrestled, and played rugby. ...

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Sergeant Major, Headquarters & Service Battalion

Sgt. Maj. John R. Preston

From Easley, South Carolina, SgtMaj Preston enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of School of Infantry, and the Basic Security Guard School, PFC Preston reported to the newly formed 2d Fleet...

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