Young Marines names ‘Division Young Marines of the Year’
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The Young Marines has named six winners of one of its most prestigious awards - the “Division Young Marine of the Year.” The winners will vie for the title of “National Young Marine of the Year” at the Adult Leaders Conference in May.
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Young Marines in Hawaii for Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Young Marines participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and led the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Hawaii.
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Young Marines raises money to ‘Strengthen the Lives of America’s Youth’ at annual golf tournament
Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Young Marines raised $45,000 at its annual golf tournament held September 24, at the Medal of Honor Golf Course at Marine Corps Base Quantico.
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Two Young Marines Awarded Jimmy Trimble Scholarships
Monday, October 1, 2018
Young Marines SgtMaj Tyson Henry, of East Valley Young Marines, and Young Marines MGySgt William J. Daniels, Quartz Hill Young Marines were selected to receive Jimmy Trimble Scholarships from the American Veterans Center.
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Young Marines Honor Navajo Code Talkers
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
More than 100 Young Marines from across the country traveled to Window Rock, Arizona, for the annual National Navajo Code Talkers Day on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The event recognizes the Navajo men who joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I
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YM SgtMaj Lauren Loria named ‘National Young Marine of the Year’
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The Young Marines announced the 2018 - 2019 National Young Marine of the Year – YM SgtMaj Lauren Loria. She is a member of the Col. Wesley Fox Young Marines in Sterling, Virginia.
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Young Marines National Foundation announces National Security Leadership Award
Monday, May 28, 2018
The Young Marines National Foundation presented the inaugural National Security Leadership Award on behalf of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) to Colette S. Prosser of the Richland County Young Marines in Mansfield, Ohio.
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Young Marines Name 'National Adult Volunteer of the Year' - Colette Prosser
Friday, May 25, 2018
The Young Marines named Colette S. Prosser of Mansfield, Ohio, the “National Adult Volunteer of the Year”. Prosser volunteered an astounding 2,538 hours during the past fiscal year.
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Upstate Young Marines of Greenville, South Carolina, is the 2018 National Unit of the Year
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Young Marines announced the “2018 National Unit of the Year” – Upstate Young Marines of Greenville, South Carolina. Upstate Young Marines has 58 active Young Marines and 18 adult volunteers.
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The DEA presents Enrique ‘Kiki’ Camarena awards to six units of the Young Marines
Monday, May 21, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Young Marines announced the Young Marines unit winners of the Enrique "Kiki" Camarena Award. The award honors six units for drug demand reduction efforts through community education and peer-to-peer role mo
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Wilson Lee Named New Deputy Director of Young Marines
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Wilson Lee, Division 6 Commander of the Young Marines, has been hired as the Deputy Director – East / Chief of Staff.
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Young Marines mourns the passing of R. Lee Ermey, celebrity spokesperson
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Young Marines mourns the passing of R. Lee Ermey, 74. Ermey was the celebrity spokesperson for the Young Marines, lending his name and his strong support to the youth program.
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Ten Young Marines traveled to Iwo Jima for the annual ‘Reunion of Honor’
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Ten youth members of the Young Marines escorted WWII veterans to Guam and Iwo Jima for the annual “Reunion of Honor” trip.
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Young Marines names ‘Division Young Marines of the Year’
Friday, February 2, 2018
The Young Marines has named six winners of one of its most prestigious awards - the “Division Young Marine of the Year. Each honoree is awarded a cash scholarship and will travel throughout the division to other units to lead, motivate, and serve as
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Fourteen-Year-Old Hero And Young Marine Honored By The San Diego City Council
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
City of San Diego declares “Sophia M. Righthouse Day” to honor heroic Young Marines member YM MSgt. Righthouse from Miramar Young Marines.
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Sheryl Murray Named to the Board of Directors of the Young Marines
Monday, May 22, 2017

Sheryl MurrayThe members of the board of directors of the Young Marines, a national youth organization, welcome a new board member - Sheryl Murray, who brings executive level leadership and management experience gained during her more than 40 years of service to Corps and country.

"Sheryl brings proven leadership and an understanding of the importance of youth programs," said William L. Smith, chair of the board of directors of the Young Marines. "Already very familiar with the mission of the Young Marines, Sheryl is a welcomed addition to the board."

Colonel Murray (ret) was appointed as a member of the Department of the Navy's Senior Executive Service in 2007 and assigned as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (M&RA), HQ Marine Corps. In this assignment, she assisted the deputy commandant in the operation and management of the entire M&RA Department.

She served as the Acting Deputy Commandant from September, 2014, until May, 2015. She was recognized in 2014 as a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award. In addition, she was awarded the Secretary of the Navy’s Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2016.

"I am delighted to be asked to serve as a member of the Young Marines Board of Directors," Murray said. "Over the years I have witnessed the value of the Young Marines program and its positive impact on the youth who take up the challenge. I look forward to being part of this great organization."

Commissioned in 1973, Murray's career included manpower and personnel assignments throughout the Corps in both command and staff positions.

Her staff assignments included Head, Promotion Branch at HQMC; Readiness Officer/Inspector/Assistant Chief of Staff, G-7, Marine Forces Pacific; Deputy Director, Division of Public Affairs, HQMC; and as the Joint Staff's Chief, Personnel Services Division, and then as the Vice Director, J1; and Deputy Director, Reserve Affairs HQMC.

Murray's command tours include Series Commander, Woman Recruit Training Command, Parris Island and as the Commanding Officer of the Education Center Company, Quantico, the 4th Recruit Training Battalion, and the Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Forces Pacific.

Throughout her military career, she often served as a military representative to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service. She served (as an additional duty) from 2001 to 2003 as the U.S. Delegate to the Women in NATO Committee.

Murray is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She majored in Political Science at Huron College, Huron, South Dakota, and holds a master of science degree in Business Administration and Management from Boston University.

Her personal military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit fourth award, the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Murray and her husband reside in Stafford, Virginia.

About the Young Marines

The Young Marines is a national non-profit 501c(3) youth education and service program for boys and girls, age eight through the completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral and physical development of its members. The program focuses on teaching the values of leadership, teamwork and self-discipline, so its members can live and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the Young Marines' humble beginnings in 1959 with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to 275 units with 9,200 youth and 2,760 adult volunteers in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Okinawa with affiliates in other countries.

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