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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Forging leaders

By Cpl. Dan Hosack | July 25, 2014

For more than two centuries, the Corps has produced countless leaders who have excelled both in and out of the military. That legacy continues today with thousands of young men and women within its ranks rising up to become leaders.    Cpl. Andre Brown is one of those people the Corps is shaping into a mentor and leader.    Growing up, Brown, a MORE
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Patterns of excellence

By Cpl. Larry Babilya | April 02, 2014

Staff Sgt. Sean Yates is a firm believer in standing out amongst his peers and being known for going above and beyond. Doing so has paid off.  Yates, a 27-year-old Puyallup, Wash., native and a former member of the Color Guard section, was meritoriously promoted to his current rank April 2, after spending just 8 months as a sergeant.  “It’s well MORE
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Marine Barracks Washington polishes skills on Tour

By Cpl. Dan Hosack | March 28, 2014

As parade season nears, an urgent feeling sweeps over Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.  Every summer, the “Oldest Post of the Corps” showcases Marine Corps excellence through drill and music throughout the National Capitol Region with its Friday Evening and Tuesday Sunset Parades.  With all of the companies stationed at the Barracks preparing to MORE
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Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness
Sergeant Major
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Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer
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Col. Benjamin 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 third 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.