Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
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The Marines were selected to represent the Barracks as a part of the 2020 Parade Staff after several weeks of tirelessly drilling in Ceremonial Drill School and rigorous drill evaluations.
Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. 2020 Parade Staff
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. pose for a photo at the Barracks, Feb. 10, 2020. The Marines were selected to represent the Barracks as a part of the 2020 Parade Staff after several weeks of tirelessly drilling in Ceremonial Drill School and rigorous drill evaluations.
The Color Sergeant leads the official Color Guard Platoon at MBW at is responsible for training and preparing the Marines for future service in the operating forces.
38th and 39th Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps Relief and Appointment
The 38th Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Francis S. Frazier, right, prepares to pass on the National Ensign to the 39th Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Franklin D. Taft, left, during a relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2020. The Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps serves as the senior sergeant of the Corps, entrusted with carrying the National Ensign in ceremonies throughout the National Capital Region and across the nation. The Color Sergeant leads the official Color Guard Platoon at MBW at is responsible for training and preparing the Marines for future service in the operating forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
General Brooks, a Turlock, California native, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944. A career infantry officer, Brig. Gen. Brooks served in both Korea and Vietnam during his 30 years of selfless service. Brigadier Gen. Brooks passed away on Oct. 19, 2019 at the age of 97.
Barracks Marines Lay Brigadier General Donald H. Brooks to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery
Body Bearers with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington, stand at the position of attention during a full honors funeral for Brig. Gen. Donald H. Brooks at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 29, 2020. General Brooks, a Turlock, California native, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944. A career infantry officer, Brig. Gen. Brooks served in both Korea and Vietnam during his 30 years of selfless service. Brigadier Gen. Brooks passed away on Oct. 19, 2019 at the age of 97.
The three-week CDS course teaches Marines the fundamentals of ceremonial drill that is unique to the “Oldest Post of the Corps.”
Marines Critiqued During Ceremonial Drill School Evaluations
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington D.C. conduct drill during Ceremonial Drill School (CDS) evaluations at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2020. The three-week CDS course teaches Marines the fundamentals of ceremonial drill that is unique to the “Oldest Post of the Corps.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allen Sanders)
The Marines rehearse the sequence every week in preparation for upcoming funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.
Marines Practice Firing Party Sequence at Marine Barracks Washin
Marines with Alpha Company, Marine Barracks Washington, hone their precision drill during a firing party practice at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2020. The Marines rehearse the sequence every week in preparation for upcoming funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allen Sanders)
General Brooks, a Turlock, California native, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944. A career infantry officer, Brig. Gen. Brooks served in both Korea and Vietnam during his 30 years of selfless service. Brigadier Gen. Brooks passed away on Oct. 19, 2019 at the age of 97.
Barracks Marines Lay Brigadier General Donald H. Brooks to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery
Marines with “The President’s Own,” U.S. Marine Band, march in a funeral procession during a full honors funeral for Brig. Gen. Donald H. Brooks at Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 29, 2020. General Brooks, a Turlock, California native, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944. A career infantry officer, Brig. Gen. Brooks served in both Korea and Vietnam during his 30 years of selfless service. Brigadier Gen. Brooks passed away on Oct. 19, 2019 at the age of 97.
The Color Sergeant leads the official Color Guard Platoon at MBW at is responsible for training and preparing the Marines for future service in the operating forces.
38th and 39th Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps Relief and Appointment
The 39th Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Franklin D. Taft, carries the National Ensign during a relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2020. The Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps serves as the senior sergeant of the Corps, entrusted with carrying the National Ensign in ceremonies throughout the National Capital Region and across the nation. The Color Sergeant leads the official Color Guard Platoon at MBW at is responsible for training and preparing the Marines for future service in the operating forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
The Marines conducted multiple training evolutions to become familiar with various weapon systems as well as pushed themselves to their limits to prepare for future operating forces of the Marine Corps.
Marines with Bravo Company participate in a field exercise
Marines with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington D.C., conduct a live fire range during a field exercise at MCB Quantico, Quantico, Virginia, Nov. 20, 2019. The Marines conducted multiple training evolutions to become familiar with various weapon systems as well as pushed themselves to their limits to prepare for future operating forces of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allen Sanders)
The three-week CDS course teaches Marines the fundamentals of ceremonial drill that is unique to the “Oldest Post of the Corps.”
Marines Critiqued During Ceremonial Drill School Evaluations
Gunnery Sgt. Monica Preston, assistant drum major, “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, executes “pass in review” during Ceremonial Drill School (CDS) evaluations at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2020. The three-week CDS course teaches Marines the fundamentals of ceremonial drill that is unique to the “Oldest Post of the Corps.” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allen Sanders)
Unit Leaders

Col. Donald J. Tomich
Commanding Officer
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Lt. Col. Darrel L. Choat
Executive Officer
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Sgt. Maj. Adrian L. Tagliere
Sergeant Major
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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.

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