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Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music

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The Marine Detachment (MARDET) at the Naval School of Music in Virginia Beach, VA, is comprised of elite Marine Musicians selected from the 10 Marine Bands around the globe. These Marines are appraised and certified instructors who possess vast amounts of professional experience and knowledge in their specific area of subject matter expertise. The MARDET staff provides instruction on Instrumental

The Marine Detachment (MARDET) at the Naval School of Music in Virginia Beach, VA, is comprised of elite Marine Musicians selected from the 10 Marine Bands around the globe. These Marines are appraised and certified instructors who possess vast amounts of professional experience and knowledge in their specific area of subject matter expertise. The MARDET staff provides instruction on Instrumental

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On December 1st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented awards to Staff Sergeant Adam D...
02/04/2023

On December 1st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented awards to Staff Sergeant Adam Dippre and Sergeant Joseph Tutor.

SSgt Dippre was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance of his duties as a trombone instrumentalist with the Marine Corps Quantico Band where he performed in over 230 commitments for a combined audience of over two million and maintained 100% accountability of 53 Marines as platoon sergeant.

Sgt Tutor was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for serving as the assistant enlisted conductor and clarinet instrumentalist with the 3D Marine Aircraft Wing Band where he performed duties and responsibilities normally executed by a gunnery sergeant, including leading the unit in 50 military and civilian ceremonies and events reaching an audience of over 40,000 and conducting 10 challenging compositions in 4 high-visibility performances. Congratulations Marines!

On December 1st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted seven Marines to the rank of Lan...
02/03/2023

On December 1st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted seven Marines to the rank of Lance Corporal. Congratulations to Lance Corporals Dayan Feliciano Ocasio, Connor Goodman, Austin Kinney, Jake Maine, Martin Romero, Noah Stefaniak, Mario Trevino Jr. on their promotions! Semper Fidelis, Marines!

On January 10th, Master Sergeant Crowther was presented a certificate of recognition for selection as the Naval School o...
01/29/2023

On January 10th, Master Sergeant Crowther was presented a certificate of recognition for selection as the Naval School of Music Senior Enlisted Instructor of the Quarter (4th Quarter 2022) for her leadership, technical expertise, and personal contribution to mission accomplishment.

SSgt Geary was presented a letter of commendation for his selection as Center for Service Support Domain Mid-Grade Enlisted Military Instructor of the 4th Quarter FY 2022. As Advanced Academics Conducting Instructor he delivered 97 hours of instruction to 24 mid-level students, cross-certified as an Instrumental Division Trombone Instructor, and supervised 68 fitness evolutions for the Marine Detachment.

Sgt Young was presented the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance as Tuba Instructor, delivering 193 hours of instruction to 27 students, administering 55 instrumental assessments, and leading 60 fitness evolutions resulting in Sgt Young being named the Naval School of Music 2022 Junior Enlisted Instructor of the Year.

Additionally, Sgt Young was selected as the Naval School of Music Junior Enlisted Instructor of the Quarter (4th Quarter 2022 and 1st Quarter 2023).

Congratulations Marines!

On January 10th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek bid farewell to Master Sergeant Phagan who served as the Head of In...
01/21/2023

On January 10th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek bid farewell to Master Sergeant Phagan who served as the Head of Instrumental Division, Euphonium Instructor, Curriculum Developer, and Training Chief during his time on board. MSgt Phagan’s next duty assignment will be as the Band Master of the Parris Island Marine Band. Best of luck MSgt!

On January 9th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek bid farewell to Gunnery Sergeant LeAnn Splitter who served as the De...
01/16/2023

On January 9th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek bid farewell to Gunnery Sergeant LeAnn Splitter who served as the Detachment Gunnery Sergeant while on board. The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to GySgt Splitter for her meritorious service as the Detachment Gunnery Sergeant including responsibility of over 300 students, responsibility of all administrative functions for permanent personnel, and providing trumpet lessons to over 60 students. GySgt Splitter will remain at the Naval School of Music to attend the Intermediate Musicians Course. Congratulations GySgt!

On January 3rd, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted four Marines to the rank of Lance...
01/11/2023

On January 3rd, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted four Marines to the rank of Lance Corporal. Congratulations are in order for Lance Corporal Zachary Haugland, Caden Merritt, Joseph Mobley, and William Pfaff. Semper Fidelis, Marines!

The Marine Detachment, Little Creek got to wish a Happy Birthday to Lance Corporal Kinney for the month of January. Happy Birthday Marine!

On January 3rd, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted Gunnery Sergeant Matthew Phagan t...
01/10/2023

On January 3rd, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted Gunnery Sergeant Matthew Phagan to the rank of Master Sergeant and presented him with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

MSgt Phagan received his award for meritorious service as the Head of Instrumental Division, Euphonium Instructor, Curriculum Developer, and Training Chief, supervising 13 instructors through 845 instrumental assessments and 1,800 hours of individual instruction of 189 students, revising NAVSOMINST 1300.1A, and revising the Audition Trainer Course.

Congratulations MSgt!

On 28 November, The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented Corporal Kira Marjanovic a certi...
12/02/2022

On 28 November, The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented Corporal Kira Marjanovic a certificate of commendation for her selection as the Honor Graduate of Corporal’s Course Class 2-22. Congratulations Cpl!

On 10 November, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek celebrated the 247th birthday of the Marine Corps! The celebration f...
11/26/2022

On 10 November, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek celebrated the 247th birthday of the Marine Corps! The celebration featured speeches from the Marine Detachment, Little Creek’s Commanding Officer - CWO4 Davis and our Guest of Honor - MGySgt (Ret.) Farquhar. The ceremony was conducted by MSgt Crowther as the narrator, GySgt Splitter as the Adjutant, staff from the Marine Detachment as the sword detail, current basic music students as the cake detail, and the U.S. Fleet Forces Band providing musical support.

Special thanks to our Guest of Honor- MGySgt (ret) Farquhar, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, and the organizers of the ball: GySgt Medina, GySgt Davenport, SSgt Kitzen-Abelson, and SSgt Bart. Happy Birthday Marines!

On November 1st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted two Marines to the ranks of Staf...
11/15/2022

On November 1st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted two Marines to the ranks of Staff Sergeant and one Marine to Corporal. Congratulations are in order for SSgt Matthew Kitzen-Abelson and Staff Sergeant Andrew Missler as they join the SNCO ranks. SSgt Kitzen-Abelson is a Trumpet Instructor and Assistant Force Fitness Instructor and SSgt Missler is a Basic Academics Instructor at the Naval School of Music. Cpl Marquise Brown, attending the basic course at the Naval School of Music, joins the esteemed ranks of Non-commissioned Officers as a Corporal of Marines. Semper Fidelis, Marines!

On October 31st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek awarded Master Sergeant Robert Marroquin,...
11/11/2022

On October 31st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek awarded Master Sergeant Robert Marroquin, Staff Sergeant William Fariss, and Sgt Matthew Kitzen-Abelson the Good Conduct Medal, 8th, 6th, and 2nd awards respectively.

Additionally, congratulations are in order for Sergeant Ivan Arden as he reenlisted in the United States Marine Corps! Sgt Arden serves as the saxophone instructor at the Naval School of Music. Semper Fi, Marines!

On October 28th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek bid farewell to Staff Sergeant Carlos Ortiz who served as Head of B...
11/09/2022

On October 28th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek bid farewell to Staff Sergeant Carlos Ortiz who served as Head of Basic Academics, Basic Academics Instructor, Improvisation Instructor, Communication Strategist Staff Noncommissioned Officer In Charge, Command Physical Training Representative, Mentor Program Coordinator, and Command Substance Abuse Control Officer during his three years on board.

The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to SSgt Ortiz for his meritorious service in his instructor capacities including the instruction of 308 entry level Marines, revision of the basic academic requirements accelerating training timeline for students, 140 hours of mentorship and coaching outside of classroom hours, and performing across France and Belgium for over 10,000 audience members.

SSgt Ortiz will go on to be the Musical Technical Assistant for 6th district. Semper Fidelis, SSgt!

On October 5th , the Marine Detachment, Little Creek held a motivation run in honor of this month's graduates from the B...
11/03/2022

On October 5th , the Marine Detachment, Little Creek held a motivation run in honor of this month's graduates from the Basic Musician Course. Congratulations to Class 22080! Oorah, Marines!

On October 4th, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music promoted two Marines to the rank ...
10/31/2022

On October 4th, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music promoted two Marines to the rank of Lance Corporal. Congratulations to Lance Corporals Richard Denham and Aleksandar Schrock. Semper Fidelis, Marines!

The Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music also got to wish a Happy Birthday to Lance Corporals Grimsbo and Marino for the month of October. Happy Birthday Marines!

Please join the Marine Detachment, Little Creek in congratulating Corporal Kira Marjanovic on her graduation of Corporal...
10/16/2022

Please join the Marine Detachment, Little Creek in congratulating Corporal Kira Marjanovic on her graduation of Corporals Course as the Honor Graduate of class 2-22! Corporals Course provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to become successful small-unit leaders using realistic problem-based training. Outstanding job Cpl!

All Marines past and present, family, and friends of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek are invited to celebrate the 24...
10/06/2022

All Marines past and present, family, and friends of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek are invited to celebrate the 247th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps!

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On September 20th, The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented Staff Sergeant Andre Borders ...
09/28/2022

On September 20th, The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented Staff Sergeant Andre Borders the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance of his duties while serving as Chief Instructor, Marine Air Ground Task Force Planner School from 2019-2022. During his tour of duty, SSgt Borders trained over two-hundred 0511 Marine Air Ground Task Force Planning Specialists across fifteen basic and intermediate courses. With a 99% graduation rate, he directly influenced over 50% of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Planner field. Semper Fidelis SSgt!

The Marine Detachment, Little Creek also bid farewell to the instructors of the Marine Air Ground Task Force Planner School as they are relocating to Dam Neck Naval Base. Thank you for all of your hard work and great instruction! Semper Fidelis!

On August 31st, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek celebrated the retirement of Master Sergeant Aaron Davis!MSgt Davis ...
09/24/2022

On August 31st, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek celebrated the retirement of Master Sergeant Aaron Davis!

MSgt Davis enlisted in 1998, rising through the ranks he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class and Corporal. He graduated Ceremonial Drill School and served at Marine Barracks 8th & I as a Team Leader, Squad Leader, Weapons Custodian, and Platoon Guide. Sergeant Davis left active service in 2003. In 2004 Sergeant Davis enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard as a Unit Supply Specialist and was assigned to the 77th Combat Aviation Brigade. He also served in the operations center for civil military support during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita relief efforts from 2005 to 2006. In 2006, Sergeant Davis re-enlisted in the Marine Corps as a 0511 Marine Air Ground Task Force Planning Specialist. While a Sergeant and a Staff Sergeant, he deployed in support of operations and exercises in Europe, Africa and the Middle East throughout the years 2007-2012. He was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant in 2014 and reported to 1st Marine Logistic Group (MLG) at Camp Pendleton. While at 1st MLG, Gunnery Sergeant Davis volunteered to deploy to Qatar as the J5 Plans Senior Enlisted Advisor. He was promoted to Master Sergeant in 2020 and reported to Marine Detachment Little Creek, Marine Corps Intelligence Schools. He served as the Course Manager for the MAGTF Planner Basic and Intermediate Courses.

Master Sergeant Davis is married to Davie L. Davis and has four daughters, Kylee, Gracie, Olivia, Gabriella and one granddaughter, Josie. Congratulations MSgt! Semper Fidelis!

On September 8th, Staff Sergeant John Geary was presented his Master Training Specialist (MTS) Certification at the Nava...
09/22/2022

On September 8th, Staff Sergeant John Geary was presented his Master Training Specialist (MTS) Certification at the Naval School of Music. The MTS Program is a voluntary program for Naval Education Training Command Instructors, designed to develop and qualify those individuals who possess advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enhance the delivery of quality education and training in the Navy and Marine Corps. Semper Fidelis SSgt!

On September 7th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek held a motivation run in honor of this month's graduates from the ...
09/19/2022

On September 7th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek held a motivation run in honor of this month's graduates from the Basic Musician Course. Congratulations to Class 22070! Oorah, Marines!

The USAF Heritage of America Band along with the Marine Detachment, Navy School of Music, US Army Training & Doctrine Co...
09/16/2022

The USAF Heritage of America Band along with the Marine Detachment, Navy School of Music, US Army Training & Doctrine Command Band, United States Navy Fleet Forces Band and the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums will be presenting a FREE concert in celebration of Constitution Day this Saturday at the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Williamsburg, VA at 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Please join us for a concert line up that ranges from Elton John to Broadway, a Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drums presentation, and patriotic music that celebrates the Constitution of the United States of America.

Marines and Sailors from the Naval School of Music have been rehearsing this week in preparation for the concert and enjoyed the collaboration with vocalists, voice actors, and fellow members of the U.S. Armed Forces!

On 1 September, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted nine Marines to the ranks of Corp...
09/11/2022

On 1 September, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted nine Marines to the ranks of Corporal, Lance Corporal, and Private First Class. Cpl Gavin McLaughlin, who serves as a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Planner Instructor, joins the esteemed ranks of Non-commissioned Officers as a Corporal of Marines. Congratulations are also in order for Lance Corporals Sunny Lee, Matthew Bond, Andrew Classen, Trevor Halley, Anthony Russo, and Aidan Seals and Privates First Class Dantekhali Session and Jesus Valdez. Semper Fidelis, Marines!

The Marine Detachment, Little Creek also got to wish a Happy Birthday to Lance Corporals Richman and Tran for the month of September. Happy Birthday Marines!

On 31 August, the Naval School of Music celebrated the retirement of Gunnery Sergeant Jerry Williams! Throughout his 22-...
09/09/2022

On 31 August, the Naval School of Music celebrated the retirement of Gunnery Sergeant Jerry Williams! Throughout his 22-year career in the Marine Corps he served in a variety of billets including acting Drum Major, acting Enlisted Conductor, and acting Small Ensemble Leader and performed as a trumpet instrumentalist in Marine Band San Diego, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, and the MARFORPAC Band. He was selected as an Enlisted Conductor in 2014, leading hundreds of commitments domestically and abroad with the MARFORPAC Band. He then served as the 4th Marine Corps District Musician Technical Assistant screening over 1,000 applicants leading to 67 musicians enlisting in the Marine Corps Music Program. His final tour of duty was at the Naval School of Music where he served as Conducting and Drum Major Instructor for the advanced academics division. Congratulations to GySgt Williams and his wife Margaret, and two daughters Alina and Aurora, on a successful career in the Marine Corps!

GySgt Williams and his family will be staying in the Virginia Beach area where he will be studying music at Old Dominion University.

On August 12th, the Naval School of Music hosted a picnic lunch for the staff, students, and families. There were games,...
08/30/2022

On August 12th, the Naval School of Music hosted a picnic lunch for the staff, students, and families. There were games, music, and great food! Keep up the great work you all do!

On August 15th, The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek awarded Staff Sergeant John Geary the Good...
08/27/2022

On August 15th, The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek awarded Staff Sergeant John Geary the Good Conduct Medal, 4th award. Semper Fidelis SSgt!

On August 12th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek bid farewell to Sergeant Shawn Foster who served as an administrativ...
08/26/2022

On August 12th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek bid farewell to Sergeant Shawn Foster who served as an administrative clerk while on board the Naval School of Music. The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented him with a Certificate of Commendation, a Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), and a going away plaque. Sgt Foster provided administrative support for over 320 Marines and prepared permanent change of station orders for 180 entry level Marine graduates. We wish Sgt Foster and his family the best of luck with their future endeavors. Semper Fidelis Sgt!

On August 8th, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented the Military Outstanding Voluntee...
08/20/2022

On August 8th, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal to GySgt Matthew Phagan. GySgt Phagan devoted his time to the Virginia Beach community through coaching Upward Soccer, the NAS Oceana Youth Basketball Team, and the Camp Lejeune Football Team, as well as providing assistance to local churches and bands. Congratulations GySgt!

On August 8th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek celebrated the promotion of Private First Class Ava Perry to the rank...
08/18/2022

On August 8th, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek celebrated the promotion of Private First Class Ava Perry to the rank of Lance Corporal! Semper Fi LCpl!

Last week, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted seven Marines to the rank of Lance Cor...
08/08/2022

Last week, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted seven Marines to the rank of Lance Corporal. Congratulations to Lance Corporals Ying D**g, Madison Grimsbo, Brandon Jackson, Robert Kiffs, Matthew Lutz, Aden Taylor-Hardin, and Jordan Tollman. Semper Fidelis, Marines!

The Marine Detachment, Little Creek also go to wish a happy birthday to Lance Corporal Peel and Privates First Class Padua and Kalenak. Happy Birthday Marines!

On the week of 11 July, Staff Sergeant John Geary and Sergeant Matthew Kitzen-Abelson graduated the High Intensity Tacti...
07/30/2022

On the week of 11 July, Staff Sergeant John Geary and Sergeant Matthew Kitzen-Abelson graduated the High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Course held on Camp Elmore. Over the one week course, they were trained to instruct Marines on comprehensive strength and conditioning with an emphasis on building strength and power, optimizing mobility and stability, and increasing speed and endurance. Congratulations Marines!

On 20 July, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek held a motivation run in honor of this month's graduates from the Basic ...
07/27/2022

On 20 July, the Marine Detachment, Little Creek held a motivation run in honor of this month's graduates from the Basic Musician Course. Congratulations to Class 22050! Oorah, Marines!

Marine Corps retired CWO4 Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, the last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient, passe...
07/25/2022

Marine Corps retired CWO4 Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams, the last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient, passed away on June 29, 2022.

Born on October 2, 1923, in Quiet Dell, WV, Hershel enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve May 26, 1943, and advanced to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 before his retirement in 1969 after 17 years of service. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on Iwo Jima during WWII.

His Medal of Honor citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Demolition Sergeant serving with the First Battalion, Twenty-First Marines, Third Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Island, 23 February 1945. Quick to volunteer his services when our tanks were maneuvering vainly to open a lane for the infantry through the network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines and black, volcanic sands, Corporal Williams daringly went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machine-gun fire from the unyielding positions. Covered only by four riflemen, he fought desperately for four hours under terrific enemy small-arms fire and repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flame throwers, struggling back, frequently to the rear of hostile emplacements, to wipe out one position after another. On one occasion he daringly mounted a pillbox to insert the nozzle of his flame thrower through the air vent, kill the occupants and silence the gun; on another he grimly charged enemy riflemen who attempted to stop him with bayonets and destroyed them with a burst of flame from his weapon. His unyielding determination and extraordinary heroism in the face of ruthless enemy resistance were directly instrumental in neutralizing one of the most fanatically defended Japanese strong points encountered by his regiment and aided in enabling his company to reach its' [sic] objective. Corporal Williams' aggressive fighting spirit and valiant devotion to duty throughout this fiercely contested action sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Gunnery Sergeant LeAnn Splitter rendered honors at the memorial service on 15 July, paying a final tribute to an American hero.

On July 1st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted nine Marines to the rank of Lance Co...
07/09/2022

On July 1st, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek promoted nine Marines to the rank of Lance Corporal and one Marine to the rank of Private First Class. Congratulations are in order for Lance Corporals Andrew Hames, Julia Hamon, Morgan Lavis, Elizabeth Marino, Jason Peel, Sonia Richman, Lucas Schurman, Benjamin Steinquest, and Vietvictor Tran and Private First Class Jacob Dorsey. Semper Fidelis, Marines!

The Marine Detachment, Little Creek also got to wish a Happy Birthday to Privates First Class Baker, Huerta, and Kiffs. Happy Birthday Marines!

On 27 June, The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek awarded Staff Sergeant Carlos Ortiz IV and Cor...
07/05/2022

On 27 June, The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek awarded Staff Sergeant Carlos Ortiz IV and Corporal Kira Marjanovic the Good Conduct Medal, 3rd award and 1st award respectively. Semper Fidelis Marines!

On June 24, Staff Sergeants Carlos Ortiz IV and Aaron Carpenter graduated from the Audition Trainer Course at the Naval ...
07/01/2022

On June 24, Staff Sergeants Carlos Ortiz IV and Aaron Carpenter graduated from the Audition Trainer Course at the Naval School of Music. This course familiarizes participants with the proper adjudication of field level auditions in the Marine Corps Music Program. Congratulations on completing the course Marines!

On 14 June, the Marines and Sailors of the Naval School of Music bid farewell to Sergeant Spencer Day, who served as sax...
06/22/2022

On 14 June, the Marines and Sailors of the Naval School of Music bid farewell to Sergeant Spencer Day, who served as saxophone instrumental instructor, rehearsal division instructor, and martial arts instructor during his three years on board.

The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Little Creek presented the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to Sgt Day for superior performance of his duties as an instructor including 550 hours of individual and group lessons for 120 entry and advanced level Navy and Marine students, 75 hours of developing course curriculum, 350 hours of performing in a variety of ensembles, and advancing the belts of 8 Marines in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.

Sgt Day will be moving to Tennessee where he will teach saxophone lessons and perform with groups in the area. His energy and passion for the continual development of all of the students at the Naval School of Music will be sorely missed. Best of luck to you and your family Sgt and Semper Fidelis!

On 20 May, The Marine Detachment, Little Creek hosted the 2022 MARDET Little Creek JEPES Field Meet! This field meet is ...
06/16/2022

On 20 May, The Marine Detachment, Little Creek hosted the 2022 MARDET Little Creek JEPES Field Meet!

This field meet is a competitive sporting event modeled after the four pillars of the Junior Enlisted Performance Evaluation System (JEPES): Warfighting, Physical Toughness, Mental Agility, and Command Input. The Marines participated in events related to each of the four pillars including: pugil stick bouts, plankers away (planks), dizzy izzy (a high intensity relay race modeled after our combat fitness test), tug of war, close order drill, and trivia. Students also had the opportunity to win prizes through a raffle and the winning team received trophies! All teams exhibited great teamwork and motivation resulting in team “Musical Planners” earning 1st place overall. Keep up the great work and Oorah, Marines!

On 21 May, 16 Marines from the Marine Detachment, Little Creek visited Marine Veteran Larry Garzieri to celebrate his 10...
06/14/2022

On 21 May, 16 Marines from the Marine Detachment, Little Creek visited Marine Veteran Larry Garzieri to celebrate his 100th birthday!

Larry Garzieri was born in Bari, Italy on 19 May 1922 and immigrated with his family to the United States in 1929, settling in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Garzieri enlisted in the Marine Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor at the age of 18. He joined the 4th Marine Division, attended Recruit Training in Camp Lejeune, and was subsequently stationed in Hawaii where he served from 1941-1945.

He served on the front lines in the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. He landed on Tinian with his division on 24 July 1944, which was defended by more than 9000 Japanese troops. He fought in the battle, which lasted nine days, and was wounded by shrapnel during the battle. Despite his wounds, he carried a wounded Marine to the medics. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his injuries.

The 16 Marines who visited Mr. Garzieri were excited to interact with a hero that contributed to the legacy of warfighting that they strive to emulate in the present day.

Happy Birthday and Semper Fidelis Sir!

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Yesterday, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music promoted four Marines to the rank of Lance Corporal. Congratulations to Lance Corporals Alejandro Rivera, Michael Fabian, Ethan Montgomery, and Payton Lantrip. Semper Fidelis, Marines!
On 14 December, the Marines and Sailors of the Naval School of Music bid farewell to Staff Sergeant Joshua Wagner who served as the French Horn Instructor, Single Marine Program Representative, Hampton Roads Council Recorder, Su***de Prevention Program Officer, Command Physical Training Representative, and Unit Training Manager while on board. His exceptional contribution to the school and its students led to his selection as the Junior Instructor of the Year for the Naval School of Music and Center for Service Support in 2020. His outstanding efforts have impacted the next generation of musicians in the Navy and Marine Corps. SSgt Wagner will be attending the Unit Leader Course in January here at the Naval School of Music. Semper Fidelis, SSgt!
On Wednesday, the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music held a motivation run in honor of this month's graduates from the Basic Musician Course. Congratulations to Class 21090! Oorah, Marines
10 November, the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music celebrated the Marine Corp's 246th birthday with a cake cutting ceremony!

The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music commemorated the event with a speech to the students and Staff Sergeant Fariss proclaimed General Lejeune's message.

Happy Birthday Marines!
Today, the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music celebrated Sergeant Wagner’s promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant! SSgt Wagner is serving as a French Horn Instructor at the Naval School of Music. Congratulations SSgt!
Last Tuesday, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music awarded Gunnery Sergeant Eduardo Espinosa, Gunnery Sergeant Nathan Davenport, and Staff Sergeant Jessica Larsen the Good Conduct Medal, 5th, 4th, and 3rd award respectively. Semper Fidelis Marines!

The Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music also got to wish a happy birthday to Lance Corporals Kristopher Darragh and Desean Porchea and Privates Demetrus Glover and Fiona Holland for the month of November. Happy Birthday Marines!
Tuesday, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music promoted Sergeants Tiffany Woda and Adam Chandler to the rank of Staff Sergeant! SSgt Woda is currently attending the Unit Leader Course and SSgt Chandler is serving as a basic academics instructor at the Naval School of Music. Congratulations Marines!
On October 19th, the Marines and Sailors of the Naval School of Music bid farewell to Staff Sergeant Sean Salazar, who served as the head of basic academics, basic academics instructor, advanced course conducting instructor, rehearsal division instructor, instrumental instructor, force fitness instructor, and martial arts instructor during his three years on board.

The Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to SSgt Salazar for his meritorious service including instruction of 194 entry and advanced level Sailors and Marines, modernizing the detachment’s physical training plans, and leading martial arts training.

SSgt Salazar’s next duty assignment will be to serve as a Musical Technical Assistant in 8th district. Best of luck, SSgt!
On October 19th, The Commanding Officer of the Naval School of Music presented awards to Staff Sergeant Salazar, Staff Sergeant Frigiola, and Sergeant Day along with Instructor Certification Certificates to Sergeant McManaway and Sergeant Young.

SSgt Salazar was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance of his duties while serving as a basic academics instructor, leading his branch in the transition to virtual curriculum delivery for 74 Navy and Marine Corps students. SSgt Frigiola was presented a Certificate of Recognition for his selection as the Mid-Grade Enlisted Instructor of the Quarter for 4th quarter. Sergeant Day was presented a Certificate of Recognition for his selection as the Junior Enlisted Instructor of the Quarter for 4th quarter.

Sgt McManaway and Sgt Young were presented their Instructor Certification Certificates for teaching percussion and tuba respectively.

Well done, and congratulations Marines!
Last Wednesday, the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music held a motivation run in honor of this month's graduates from the Basic Musician Course. Congratulations to Class 21080! Oorah, Marines!
Please join the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music in congratulating Staff Sergeant Sean Salazar on his recent reenlistment in the United States Marine Corps! SSgt Salazar serves as an advanced academic instructor, force fitness instructor, and martial arts instructor. Semper Fi, SSgt!
On Tuesday, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment, Naval School of Music had the pleasure of promoting Cpl Foster to the rank of sergeant. Sgt Foster works as an administrative clerk for the Marine Detachment. Congratulations are in order for Sgt Foster and his family! Oorah, sergeant!
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