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Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.
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8th and I
"The Oldest Post of the Corps"



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. Robert A. Sucher
Commanding Officer

 Colonel Robb Sucher was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in

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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. Jesse J. Dorsey
Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Dorsey enlisted in the Marine Corps out of California in 1998 and entered Recruit

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