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MFR SEAL - FLAT - 2022
New Orleans, LA. 70114


Effective 22 September 2023, I have assumed all duties as the 39th Commandant of the Marine Corps. All effective orders and directives issued while serving as Acting Commandant, remain in effect. Semper Fidelis, Eric M. Smith, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David G. Bellon, commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces South, and Phyllis Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Endeavor Enterprises L.L.C. and Chairman of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation unveil a statue of Gen. John A. Lejeune during a ceremony at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Sept. 20, 2023. Phyllis Taylor and her...
The Marine Forces Reserve Concert band performs a community concert at the Tennessee State University Poag Auditorium, Sept. 11, 2023. The Marine Forces Reserve band performs an annual spring and fall tour to showcase their dedication to their craft. This year, their fall tour comprises Tennessee middle schools, high schools, and universities including TSU, Lee...
U.S. Marines with 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Forces Reserve, pose for a picture as part of Bright Star 23 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, Sept. 7, 2023. Bright Star 23 is a multilateral U.S. Central Command exercise held with the Arab Republic of Egypt across air, land, and sea domains that promotes and enhances regional...
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Cordell Vaske, a physical security specialist assigned to 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, demonstrates room clearing to members of the Egyptian Hostage Rescue Force during a field training exercise as part of Bright Star 23 at Mohamed Naguib Military Base, Egypt, Sept. 4, 2023. Bright Star 23 is a multilateral U.S. Central...
The Diversity AIMED (attract, identify, mentor, educate, develop) Officer Program, known as DAOP, strives to attract high-performing Marines from historically underrepresented populations and provide them with the opportunity to visualize and gain insight on the commissioning process in order to continue filling the officer corps with different life perspectives. A Marine...
The observance recognizing National Hispanic Heritage Month was established by Title 36, U.S. Code, Section 126 and Public Law 100-402. Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from 15 September - 15 October of each year. The observance is celebrated during this time frame due to many significant events for various Hispanic communities which fall within the observance period....
Reserve Marines: looking for six volunteers to take seven-month active-duty orders to support SAG-U in U.S. European Command. Click here to view requirements, more information, and application.
MARADMIN 192/23 authorizes the Extended Active Duty (EAD) Recruiter incentive for reserve Marines in the ranks Corporal through Gunnery Sergeant. Approvals are on a first come, first serve basis for all allocations.The EAD recruiting incentive is a $20,000 lump sum for a three-year obligation in the reserve component. At least 24 months of the 36 month obligation must...
This MARADMIN announces the AY 2024-25 Reserve Officer Professional Military Education (RPME) Board convening 18 September 2023 and solicits applications from those desiring attendance at Full-Length Schools (FLS) for Senior Level College (SLC), Intermediate Level College (ILC), or Career Level School (CLS), Staff Training Course (STC), Distance Education Program (DEP),...


Video by Cpl. Ryan Schmid
Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune statue unveiled at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans
Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES)
Sept. 22, 2023 | 0:49
A statue of Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune stands at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Sept. 20, 2023. This statue is one of many donated by the Taylors in gratitude and support for the U.S. military. Phyllis Taylor did not want Lt. Gen. John Lejeune hidden away and felt the Marine Corps Support Facility was the perfect home. Phyllis Taylor continues to support the Marine Corps by donations and contributions and was named the 76th Honorary Marine in 2013. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Ryan Schmid)

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