Unit Staff


Roger M. Rodman
Unit Commander

I enlisted in the Navy the day Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was sent to Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL. Attended Hospital Corps School there as well and I was issued order to field Med School at Camp Lejeune, N.C. From there was transferred to FMFPAC. Once I arrived in Okinawa I was assigned to 1/9 at Camp I Hansen to shape up the Corpsmen and get them ready for combat. Following six weeks, we were sent to Viet Nam, Khe Sahn via Con Tien. Upon completion of that tour, we were sent back to Okinawa. Made E-6 or HM-1. After two years I earn an associate degree from Tyler Jr. College in Tyler, TX. Accepted to Texas Tech University and moved to Lubbock, TX. To complete my education. I worked as a Medical Technologist and Paramedic all during that time I re enlisted in the Naval Reserve. 

Received duty with 4th Trucks, U.S.M.C.R. at Lubbock. Bachelor’s Degree completed in Physiological Psychology from Texas Tech University in 1980. During that time President Reagan began his six hundred ship Navy and I was sent to Newport, R.I. for Navy OCS. Earn my commission as an Ensign, I was sent to Coronado, CA for SWO school. From there to the USS Leahy (CG-16) for duty. I was assigned to M div as division officer, made two WESTPAC cruises and then assigned to ASW division as the Asst. WEPS Officer/ASW Officer. The schools I attended were: Boiler/Feed Water, NUWEPS< ASW, CRUDESGRU OPS schools. I was instrumental in the Leahy winning the combat E, Operation Readiness and Engineering readiness awards with no less than outstanding grand, there winning the CRUDESGRU award for excellence. After two years, I was transferred to the USS Constellation (CV-64) whre I was assigned to OI div over 96 men, then after completion of another WESTPAC cruise, I attended Combat Direction School, Leadership school and was promoted to LT. I was chosen over 4 Lieutenants and two LCDRs to be Asst. Operations Officer. 

I was chosen, due to my strong leadership abilities and record of passing 6 major inspections and operational readiness exercises, with no less than the grade of Outstanding. My new duties included the leadership o 5 divisions and 398 officers’ and men. We won the AIRPAC award for excellence, the combat E twice and President Reagan pronouncing the USS Constellation “America’s Flagship” all attributable to my work at Asst. Ops officer and the hard of every officer and enlisted man under my command. I was nominated for Navy Achievement Medal. During this I was responsible for the leadership of each division assigned as well as the welfare and advancement of each enlisted man. Underway, Inport OOD. Weapons Officer, ASW officer, Engineer Officer, CDC officer. My fitness reports always reflected that I was number one or two of my peers. Categories included Leadership, Military Bearing, Seamanship and overall knowledge of Operations. I owe so many, for teaching, leadership and grooming me to be the leader and combat officer I am today. Currently still in the medical field as Medical Technologist.


Mr. Ray Stephenson

Unit XO

 US Army Veteran


Carrie Rodman
Unit Adjutant

1st TX Regimental Adjutant/Paymaster


Experience/Work History

Office Manager 

Public Relations/ Adjutant/Paymaster Pecan Valley Regional Young Marines, Cross Roads Unit and Pecan Valley Marine Corps League

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN -Regimental Encampment MO, Navaho Code Talker Day AMO, Whitt Moreland JLS MO                                                    

Advertising Manager/ Editor Newspaper, Magazine journalist, Esprit Magazine contributor, Web design and Database                                                                     


Associates of arts in general studies 

EMT-Intermediate and Criminal Justice

CPR-First Aid Training                                                                  

Personal Awards 

Outstanding Student Award for Criminal JusticeWho’s Who Among College Students

Cambridge Who's Who Among Executive and Proffessional Women 2006

Outstanding Business Woman Award 2007

Received Amercanism Award for Public Relations and Historian Projects MCL 2009

Currently Seriving on Howard County and Big Spring's Zoning and Adjustments Board 2014

Registered Adult Volunteer of the Year 2016

Unit of the Year 2016-2017 4th BN


MISSION The mission of the Young Marines is to positively impact America's future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls that nurtures and develops its members into responsible citizens who enjoy and promote a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. MOTTO Strengthening the lives of America's youth
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