Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Capt. Tyler Lewis, S-3, Headquarters and Service Company, practices for the 2016 parade staff tryouts, Feb. 8, 2016. Lewis will be competing against other company-grade officers for the adjutant marching position. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Staff Tryouts - Practice
Capt. Tyler Lewis, S-3, Headquarters and Service Company, practices for the 2016 parade staff tryouts, Feb. 8, 2016. Lewis will be competing against other company-grade officers for the adjutant marching position. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Maj. Gen. Michael Regner, staff director of Headquarters Marine Corps, shakes hands with Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, during his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Feb. 1, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Retirement Ceremony Honoring Maj. Gen. Michael Regner
Maj. Gen. Michael Regner, staff director of Headquarters Marine Corps, shakes hands with Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, during his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Feb. 1, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., present arms during the funeral for a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., present arms during the funeral for a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Maj. Paul Steketee, adjutant, Headquarters and Service Company, draws sword during the 2016 parade staff tryouts at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2016. The evaluation selects the most qualified Marines of “the Oldest Post of the Corps” for this year’s upcoming parade season as well as assignments for ceremonies and other related events. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Parade Staff Tryouts 2016
Maj. Paul Steketee, adjutant, Headquarters and Service Company, draws sword during the 2016 parade staff tryouts at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2016. The evaluation selects the most qualified Marines of “the Oldest Post of the Corps” for this year’s upcoming parade season as well as assignments for ceremonies and other related events. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Gunnery Sgt. Kowayne Pressley, radio chief, Headquarters and Service Company, returns sword during the 2016 parade staff tryouts at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2016. The evaluation selects the most qualified Marines of “the Oldest Post of the Corps” for this year’s upcoming parade season as well as assignments for ceremonies and other related events. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Parade Staff Tryouts 2016
Gunnery Sgt. Kowayne Pressley, radio chief, Headquarters and Service Company, returns sword during the 2016 parade staff tryouts at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2016. The evaluation selects the most qualified Marines of “the Oldest Post of the Corps” for this year’s upcoming parade season as well as assignments for ceremonies and other related events. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., stand at ceremonial at ease during a funeral for a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., stand at ceremonial at ease during a funeral for a Vietnam War and Marine Corps veteran at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Lance Cpl. Christopher W. Weddington, assistant drill master trains students at the Silent Drill School on Joint Base Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2016. Each year from November to March the Silent Drill Platoon conducts Silent Drill School to hand-select new Marines for the upcoming parade season.  The selection process is conducted by Marines from previous years to identify Marines who will represent, on the parade deck, the professionalism associated with the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
Training The Next Up-and-Coming
Lance Cpl. Christopher W. Weddington, assistant drill master trains students at the Silent Drill School on Joint Base Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2016. Each year from November to March the Silent Drill Platoon conducts Silent Drill School to hand-select new Marines for the upcoming parade season. The selection process is conducted by Marines from previous years to identify Marines who will represent, on the parade deck, the professionalism associated with the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)
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Barracks News
Training the Next Up-and-Coming

By | February 5, 2016

 Established in 1948, the Silent Drill Platoon is one of theMarine Corps’ most iconic organizations. MORE
Protocol: Coordinators of the Barracks

By Cpl. Chi Nguyen | January 19, 2016

Tucked away at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. lies the protocoloffice; responsible for tasks that MORE
Behind the Scenes

By Cpl. Skye Davis | December 16, 2015

One of the more iconic units at the Barracks is the UnitedStates Marine Band. Although they are MORE
Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Joseph Gray
Sergeant Major
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Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer
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Col. Benjamin T. Watson
Commanding Officer
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Mission
Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., also known as "8th & I," is the oldest active post in the Marine Corps. It was founded by President Thomas Jefferson and Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps, in 1801.



Located on the corners of 8th & I Streets in southeast Washington, D.C., the Barracks supports both ceremonial and security missions in the nation's capital.



The Barracks is home to many nationally recognized units, including the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Marine Band, the official Marine Corps Color Guard, and the Marine Corps Body Bearers. It is also the site of the Home of the Commandants, which, along with the Barracks, is a registered national historic landmark.