Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, left, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, center, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, right, walk down center walk during a parade for Canley at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Oct. 19, 2017.
Marine Barracks Washington hosts Sgt. Maj. Canley for MOH Parade
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, left, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, center, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, right, walk down center walk during a parade for Canley at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Oct. 19, 2017. It is tradition for the Barracks to host a parade for Marines who are awarded the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, salutes retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, during a parade for Canley at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Oct. 19, 2017.
Marine Barracks Washington hosts Sgt. Maj. Canley for MOH Parade
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, salutes retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, during a parade for Canley at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Oct. 19, 2017. It is tradition for the Barracks to host a parade for Marines who are awarded the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, renders a salute during a parade for Canley at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Oct. 19, 2017.
Marine Barracks Washington hosts Sgt. Maj. Canley for MOH Parade
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, renders a salute during a parade for Canley at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Oct. 19, 2017. It is tradition for the Barracks to host a parade for Marines who are awarded the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Marines with the Marine Barracks Washington D.C. parade marching staff execute “eyes right” during a parade for retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient at the Barracks, Oct. 19, 2017.
Marine Barracks Washington hosts Sgt. Maj. Canley for MOH Parade
Marines with the Marine Barracks Washington D.C. parade marching staff execute “eyes right” during a parade for retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient at the Barracks, Oct. 19, 2017. It is tradition for the Barracks to host a parade for Marines who are awarded the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, stands at the position of attention during a parade for Canley at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Oct. 19, 2017.
Marine Barracks Washington hosts Sgt. Maj. Canley for MOH Parade
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley, the 298th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, stands at the position of attention during a parade for Canley at Marine Barracks Washington D.C., Oct. 19, 2017. It is tradition for the Barracks to host a parade for Marines who are awarded the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest and most prestigious personal military decoration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Damon Mclean/Released)
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Sgt. Maj. Matthew Hackett
Sergeant Major
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Lt. Col. Scott Clippinger
Executive Officer
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Col. Donald J. Tomich
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.