Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

 

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

8th & I

"Oldest Post of the Corps"
Lawrence is the first female officer within the ranks of the Drum and Bugle Corps. Lieutenant Gen. Eric Smith, the commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development was the hosting official and Mrs. Holly Carter Vega, the 2019 Armed Services Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, was our guest of honor.
Marines march in Friday Evening Parade
Warrant Officer Courtney Lawrence, operations officer and assistant director, “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, performs during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 23, 2019. Lawrence is the first female officer within the ranks of the Drum and Bugle Corps. Lieutenant Gen. Eric Smith, the commanding general, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, and the Deputy Commandant for Combat Development was the hosting official and Mrs. Holly Carter Vega, the 2019 Armed Services Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, was our guest of honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Allen Sanders)
Marines with the noncommissioned officer parade marching staff, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., march across Center Walk during the Noncommissioned Officer Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 2019. The hosting official for the evening was Lt. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, director of Marine Corps Staff and the Under Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Mr. Thomas B. Modly, was the guest of honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Noncommissioned Officers March in Friday Evening Parade
Noncommissioned officers with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., fulfill the role of platoon commanders during the Noncommissioned Officer Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 2019. The hosting official for the evening was Lt. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, director of Marine Corps Staff and the Under Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Mr. Thomas B. Modly, was the guest of honor. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Beckwith commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1957 and served several combat tours in Vietnam as a combat aviator. Beckwith retired from the Marine Corps in 1991 after 34 years of service and passed away on Feb. 19, 2019.
Marines escort the casket of Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Beckwith
Body Bearers with Bravo Company, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., stand at the position of attention behind the Caisson during a full honors funeral for Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Beckwith at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 7, 2019. Beckwith commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1957 and served several combat tours in Vietnam as a combat aviator. Beckwith retired from the Marine Corps in 1991 after 34 years of service and passed away on Feb. 19, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc Allen Sanders)
The Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger was the hosting official and the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, was the guest of honor for the evening.
Marine Barracks Washington D.C. Friday Evening Parade 08.02.2019
Marines with the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon execute their “rifle inspection” sequence during a Friday Evening Parade at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., August 2, 2019. The Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger was the hosting official and the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, was the guest of honor for the evening. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Wiegand, an Ambler, Pennsylvania native, commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2008 and served 11 faithful years as a pilot and flight instructor. Wiegand passed away on March 30, 2019 during a night training accident
Barracks Marines Escort the Casket of Maj. Matthew M. Wiegand
Marines with Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., march in formation during a full honors funeral for Maj. Matthew M. Wiegand at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 15, 2019. Wiegand, an Ambler, Pennsylvania native, commissioned as a second lieutenant in 2008 and served 11 faithful years as a pilot and flight instructor. Wiegand passed away on March 30, 2019 during a night training accident. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert Knapp/Released)
Welcome Aboard Information

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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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Parade Site Update

Ladies & Gentlemen,

The parade reservation website is active and open for submissions. Please allow one week after submissions for a confirmation email to be sent to the address provided. 

We look forward to hosting you and your families this 2019 parade season!

 

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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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