It is an honor to introduce the newest members of the Board of Directors for the Marine Corps Reserve Association.
Anytime one gets to speak with a group of Marines, it is a good day! The MCRA had a great day on 28 June, when MCRA Board Members SgtMaj Joe Staudt, Sgt Dan Connally and Deputy Director Tom Green, had the honor of speaking at the Reserve Sergeant’s, Career and Advanced Courses, about the benefits of joining their professional Association.
(L-R) Sgt Dan Connally, GySgt Timothy Wenrich, SSgt Brian Nelson, Sgt Michael Mroz, SgtMaj Joe Staut
Shortly thereafter, everyone was in attendance for the graduation ceremony during which time the honor graduate from each class was presented with the Sergeant Major Allan Kellogg Award in the form of a sword. Although MCRA has been presenting swords for three years, this is the first year with an official name attached to it, thanks to Medal of Honor Recipient SgtMaj Allan Kellogg’s willingness to have it named in his honor.
In addition to the swords being presented, the Gung-Ho recipient in each class was presented with a K-Bar.
Sgt Dan Connally, Sgt Benjamin Bosse, GySgt Brian Keith, SSgt David Ayalagonzalez, SgtMaj Joe Staudt
The guest speaker was the Sergeant Major of HQMC Reserve Affairs, Sergeant Major George Muskievicz, who did an outstanding job and spent time with after the ceremony and always we thank the Academy Staff, especially SgtMaj Cherry and MSgt Allen, for their gracious support
The MCRA has long recognized the importance of continuing PME, if it were not for the MCRA, these outstanding Reserves would not receive these awards.