Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.
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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"The Oldest Post of the Corps"
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Lance Cpl. Jesse Thorton Jr. Morris, Ill. Job Title: Team Leader, #1 Double Fortner joined the Marine Corps to serve his country, to challenge himself and become a better person. What he enjoys most is being able to travel, representing the Marine Corps, and being a part of the brotherhood. (Official Marine Corps graphic by Cpl. Chi Nguyen/Released)

Photo by Cpl. Chi Nguyen

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