Leaders

LEADERS

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

Brig. Gen. Julie L. Nethercot

Brigadier General Nethercot joined Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region after serving as the Director of the Commander’s Action Group for NORAD and USNORTHCOM. She was commissioned in May of 1993 following her graduation from Midland University with a Bachelor of...

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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. Jesse M. Becker

SERGEANT MAJOR JESSE M. BECKER, USMC Sergeant Major Becker enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina in July 1999.  Upon graduation from Marine Combat Training, he continued with training at Helicopter Marine Training Squadron 303 in Camp...

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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. Robert M. Groceman

Lt. Col. Groceman, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve and graduated from MCRD San Diego in August 1999.  After completing Officer Candidates School, then-2ndLt Groceman graduated from Truman State University in 2002, earning degrees in Physics and Mathematics.  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. Michael R. Sandstrom

Lieutenant Colonel Sandstrom enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1994 and was commissioned via the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program in 2002. A native of Pueblo, CO, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in both History and Mass Communications from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Science...

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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 Alfaro assumed his current post as the Sergeant Major of Support Battalion on April 27, 2021.  A native of Fullerton, CA, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego in October 1995.  Upon completion of recruit training and...

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Commanding Officer, Weapons and Field Training Battalion

Col. Frank L. McClintick

Col McClintick is a native of Humptulips, Washington and enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves on 10 October 1991 and commissioned a second lieutenant on 22 December 1995. Colonel McClintick has held positions of command from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel that include Platoon Commander, 1st...

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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

Col. Ricardo T. Player

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Sergeant Major, Headquarters & Service Battalion

Sgt. Maj. Julio Gonzalez

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