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.