Dana Lippincott 

Unit Commander


Dana has been involved with the East Valley Young Marines since September of 2012.  He has served in a variety of positions (Training Officer, XO, and Quartermaster) and was elected as the Unit Commander in February 2016. He also serves as the Patriot Battalion Commander.


 Frank (Gunny) Alger JR 

Executive Officer


 Frank (Gunny) Alger is a retired Gunnery Sergeant of over 20 years active duty in the U. S. Marine Corps. He goes by Gunny to avoid confusion as his father Frank Alger Sr. who lives in the area and is also a Marine.

Gunny Retired from active duty in July of 2001, moved to Mesa, AZ in 2002 and in June 2005 started the East Valley Young Marines with his father and Jerry Walker. Gunny is an ordained minister and has served as the East Valley Young Marines Unit Commander from 2005-2016.  He also currently serves as the Grand Canyon Regimental Commander (since 2009) and served as the Partiot Battalion Commander from 2006-2009. 

Crystalyn Schenkenberg

Adjutant & Paymaster

Crystalyn has been with Unit since June 2014 and has spent all of her RA time as the Unit’s Paymaster. She has over 15 years of experience in the accounting field that makes her well suited for the position.  She is currently serving as the Patriot Battalion Paymaster and the Grand Canyon Regimental Adjutant and Paymaster.

Dawn Henry

Public Relations


 Tracy Carracao

Parent Liason


Michelle Riazzi

Support Staff


June   Halliwill

DDR Officer 


Nathan Halliwill

Support Staff



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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