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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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Hanover Area Young Marine featured in TIME Magazine’s ‘Top 100 Photos for 2017’
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
 
YM MgySgt Garett Brauning from Hanover Area Young Marines is featured in Time Magazine’s “Top 100 Photos for 2017
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Young Marines Participate in 76th Pearl Harbor Remembrance
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 
One hundred fifty youth members of the Young Marines traveled to Hawaii to participate in the Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance.
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Jeremy Jones Named Director of Operations for the Young Marines
Thursday, November 16, 2017
 
The Young Marines hired Jeremy Jones as its new director of operations. Jones is responsible for assisting Bill Davis and all deputy directors with implementation, review and monitoring key planning documents.
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Young Marines Awarded Jimmy Trimble Scholarships by the American Veterans Center
Monday, October 9, 2017
 
Young Marines SSgt LaFrance Daniels III and Young Marines GySgt Shamila Forbes were selected to receive Jimmy Trimble Scholarships from the American Veterans Center.
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Miami Valley Young Marines Wins Fulcrum Shield From Department of Defense for Anti-Drug Education
Thursday, September 14, 2017
 
The Department of Defense selected the Miami Valley Young Marines from Huber Heights, Ohio, as this year’s winner of the Fulcrum Shield. The award recognizes military-affiliated youth organizations around the world that have made intensive efforts at
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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.

For more information, visit the official website at: http://www.YoungMarines.com.

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