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"

May 26, 2017

The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon executes precision rifle drill movements during a Battle Color Detachment Ceremony as a part of the 2017 United States Naval Academy Commissioning Week, Annapolis, Md., May 22, 2017. The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment performed for hundreds of guests attending this year’s Commissioning Week events in which honor the First Class midshipmen upon their completion of their four years at the Academy. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Knapp/Released)

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