Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.


Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Barracks News
Alpha Company volunteers for crowd education

By Lance Cpl. Gunnar Andersen | April 21, 2015

With parade season drawing near, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.’s crowd educator program sparked MORE
Dedication to Duty

By Lance Cpl. Christian Varney | March 20, 2015

Stories of Marines wholly devoted to duty are not uncommon. All across the Marine Corps, every MORE
Brave Co. CMP shoot

By Capt. Ian Johnston | March 9, 2015

Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. kicked off calendar year 2015 with a company-sized MORE
Unit Leaders

Sgt. Maj. Joseph Gray
Sergeant Major

Lt. Col. Justin S. Dunne
Executive Officer

Col. Benjamin T. Watson
Commanding Officer

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.