Unit Staff

Dean Golden 

Unit Commander (UC) 

Dean Golden is a USMC Warrant Officer and was a Registered Adult in 2009-2010 before being stationed in Germany.  Upon return to the states, his family re-joined OCYM and Mr. Golden has been a Registered Adult again since 2016.

The Unit Commander is responsible for everything the unit does or fails to do. The Unit Commander is elected by the registered adults within the unit every two years. Upon assuming command, the Unit Commander shall abide by the By-laws and shall follow and enforce all rules and regulations governing the program from higher headquarters. The candidate must be a registered adult and a former or retired Marine with an honorable discharge or an active or reserve Marine in good standing.

The Unit Commander shall perform the necessary duties that provide positive leadership and prudent management of the unit. The Unit Commander shall plan, organize, administer, and support the unit to meet the mission, purpose and objectives of the Young Marine Program.

 

Steven Andrusko

Unit Executive Officer (XO) 

 

Training Officer (TO) 

Steve Andrusko has been a volunteer since 2015.

The Executive Officer (XO) is second-in-command and assists the Unit Commander in the performance of their duties. The XO is responsible for coordinating the activities of the appointed staff. The candidate must be a registered adult and is elected by registered adults in the Unit. In the Unit Commander's absence, the XO assumes the duties of the Unit Commander. 

 

The Training Officer (TO) is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the planning, coordination, and execution of all matters pertaining to training in the Young Marine unit. The training officer will ensure that a copy of the Training Officers Manual (TOM) and Awards Manual are available at all meetings and encampments, this can be in electronic or printed form. The training officer will also ensure that the official unit copy of the TOM and the Awards Manual is updated on a regular basis and will keep the Unit Commander, executive officer, and unit staff advised of any and all changes to the TOM and Awards Manual. The Training Officer and the Drill Instructor coordinate training agendas and schedules to accomplish Boot Camp requirements and additional training. The Training Officer is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Unit Commander. The candidate must be a registered adult before the appointment.

Leisa Minner

Adjutant

Quartermaster 

Female Staff Advisor 

Interim Paymaster 

Leisa Minner has been a volunteer since 2010.

The Adjutant (ADJ) is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the administration of the unit. The Adjutant is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Unit Commander. The candidate must be a registered adult before the appointment.

The Quartermaster (QM) is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the accounting of equipment and supplies of the Unit. The QM is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Unit Commander. The candidate must be a registered adult before the appointment. The duties of the Quartermaster include control of inventory and accounting for all supplies and equipment belonging to the Unit. The Quartermaster works with the Adjutant to ensure administrative controls are in plcae for the storage, maintenance, distribution, and disposal of the Unit's general supply items. 

The Female Staff Advisor (FSA) is required on any unit staff when the unit has female young marine members. This may be combined with another position held by a female registered adult. The female staff advisor is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the interests and unique needs and requirements of female Young Marines. The Female Staff Advisor is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Unit Commander. The candidate must be a registered adult before the appointment.

 

Paymaster 

The Paymaster (PM) is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the finances of the unit. The PM is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Unit Commander. The candidate must be a registered adult before the appointment and not related to the Unit Commander or any other individual that has signatory capability on Unit financial or monetary accounts.

 

Annamaria Gatlin Keller

Information/Recruiting Officer

Parent Support Liason 

 Anna Gatlin has been a volunteer since 2015.

The Information-Recruiting Officer (IRO) is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the planning, coordination, and execution of all matters pertaining to public information and recruiting in the Young Marine unit. The Information-Recruiting Officer will keep the Unit Commander, Executive Officer, and Unit staff advised of public information and recruiting activities. The Information-Recruiting Officer is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Unit Commander. The candidate must be a registered adult before the appointment.

The Parent Support Liaison (PSL) is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the planning, coordination, and execution of providing liaison activities with parents of youth in the Young Marine Unit. A Parent Support Group may be utilized for fundraising and event support however, they must not be in a position where there is unsupervised interaction with Young Marines. Supervision must be provided by a registered adult member. The Parent Support Liaison will keep the Unit Commander, Executive Officer, and Unit staff advised of parent support liaison activities.

 

Katie Golden

Fundraising Officer

Katie Golden has been a Registered Adult since 2017.

The Fundraising Officer is the point of contact and lead for fundraising drives and fundraising projects. The Fundraising Officer is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the interests and unique needs and requirements of such events. The Fundraising Officer is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Unit Commander and must be a registered adult before the appointment.

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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