Community Impact Commercial
First Lieutenant Drexel King
Captain Monica Meese
Marines are deeply committed to bettering their local communities. Their active involvement often inspires and guides the people who know them best—their families, friends and neighbors.
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Committed to Giving Back
"I'm proud of my son for staying focused and becoming a good example for the community."
The King Family
"The Marine Corps is always providing us with opportunities to build new relationships and friendships."
Captain Ryan Schramel
Setting the Bar
The Warren Family
"I brought my twins in and they were really impressed with everything she's accomplished and that she was so eager to help everybody out."
Captain Tyler Spring
Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow
Marines introduced local at-risk students to decision making and leadership skills during the Marine Week Cleveland Leadership Academy conference. The weeklong leadership academy included field trips, lectures and a visit by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, who encouraged the students to have a vision of what they want to do in life.
"We're looking for leaders, those individuals who will make the right decisions when no one is watching."
—Gen James F. Amos, CMC
Rebuilding Communities Everywhere
Acknowledging cultural differences, special female engagement teams (FET) were deployed to Helmand Province in Afghanistan to build relationships with the women in the community. While there, the Marines were able to further peacekeeping efforts and provide the groundwork for building critical schools and clinics.
Commitment to Being Quality Citizens
Marines are committed to being leaders in their communities and the world while in the Corps and thereafter. After leaving the Corps, Jake Wood worked with William McNulty, another former Marine, to found Team Rubicon—a unique disaster response organization that unites skilled veterans with medical professionals to respond to emergency crisis situations around the globe.