Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
1801 Logo
8th and I
"Oldest Post of the Corps"
  • Captain Nathan D. Morris, assistant director, “The Commandant’s Own,” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, salutes the national ensign during the Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, July 30, 2021
  • Sergeant Maj. Adrian Tagliere, sergeant major, Marine Barracks Washington, issues commands during the Friday Evening Parade at MBW, July 30, 2021.
  • Marines with the parade staff march into position during the Non-Commissioned Officer Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., July 27, 2021.
  • Marines with Marine Barracks Washington stand at the position of attention during the Non-Commissioned Officer Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., July 27, 2021.
  • Lance Cpl. Rebecca Tongson, mascot handler, Marine Barracks Washington, walks down Center Walk with the official Marine Corps mascot, Lance Cpl. Chesty XV, during the Friday Evening Parade at MBW, July 23, 2021.
  • From left, Koji Tomita, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States, Lt. Gen. Mark R. Wise, Deputy Commander for Aviation, and Col. Teague A. Pastel, the commanding officer of Marine Barracks Washington, stand at the position of attention and render a salute during the Friday Evening Parade at MBW, July 23, 2021.

 

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.

 

 

Unit Leaders

Col. Teague A. Pastel
Commanding Officer

Colonel Pastel was commissioned on 24 May 1996 after graduating from the United States Naval

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Lt. Col. Paul W. Steketee
Executive Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Steketee graduated from The Citadel in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in

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Sgt. Maj. Adrian L. Tagliere
Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Tagliere is from Rome, New York.  He graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1992, and

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