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Established in 1801, Marine Barracks Washington, is the "Oldest Post of the Corps" and has been the residence of every commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806. The selection of the site for the Barracks was a matter of personal interest to President Thomas Jefferson, who rode through Washington with Lt. Col. William Ward Burrows, the second commandant of the Marine Corps, in search of a suitable location. The site now occupied was approved due to its proximity to the Washington Navy Yard and because it was within easy marching distance of the Capitol.
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Cpl. Zachary Everett, noncommissioned officer in charge of maintaining the parade field at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., gets promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, June 3. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack

Rockwall native gets promoted to rank of corporal

3 Jun 2013 | Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack Marine Barracks

A native of Rockwall, Texas, was promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps June, 3.

Cpl. Zachary R. Everett, the parade grounds noncommissioned officer in charge of maintenance at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., enlisted in the Corps in January 2011, and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

The rank of corporal is the first NCO rank in the Corps, and is an important position of leadership. NCOs obtain their position of authority by promotion through the enlisted ranks.

“This promotion is very motivating and it has been a long time coming for me,” said Everett. “I feel like I earned it, and I credit it to my corporal who is also my mentor.”

Everett has been at the Barracks since August 2011.

“The Barracks is definitely a challenge but it is another necessary step in the cobblestones of life,” said Everett.

Everett plans on completing his first enlistment and moving on to a career in politics.

His awards include a National Defense Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Barracks Marines support ceremonial and security missions in the national capital region. Each year, the Marines support more than 30 parades and hundreds of ceremonies and functions to include funerals and sporting events across the country and globe while maintaining proficiency in their respective military occupations and meeting their annual Marine Corps training requirements.