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Marshall Adame for Congress
MCRA member Marshall Adame is running for Congress in the NC-03 congressional district. Marshall is a retired U.S. Marine, Vietnam Veteran, former U.S. Department of State diplomatic Official in Iraq and later a member of the U.S. Congressional Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq. He is also formally the Contracted Program Manager for the U.S. Army CECOM RESET Program. Marshall is recently returned from seventeen months in Saudi Arabia where he was the Senior Program Investigator and Project Manager for a significant U.S. Government FMS Aviation Program in the Middle East.
As a member of the United States Congressional Commission on Wartime Contracting, Iraq/Afghanistan (CWC), Marshall represented the CWC in Iraq where he lead the Commission Team there in the Contract Investigations, liaison with the US Ambassador and with the Commander of US Forces in Iraq (USFI). His total combined civilian service in Iraq exceeded four years.
After returning from Iraq in 2006, Marshall became the contracted Program Manager for the U.S. Army CECOM RESET Program in CONUS and Middle East until joining the United States Congressional CWC in 2010.
Marshall and his wife Becky Adame, reside in Jacksonville, North Carolina. They have four children, Paul, Veronica, William, and Benjamin, and fourteen grandchildren.
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BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITION AVAILABLE
The Association has one Board of Directors position currently available. This is a two year term. If you are interested in applying, send a letter of intent and a resume to Ken Hopper at USMCRA1926@GMAIL.COM. Now is your opportunity to serve the membership and the Marine Corps Reserve.
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.
J. W. Stone is an exceptional author with 30 years of military service. He was with the Marines in Iraq during the Battle of Fallujah and developed a unique perspective on modern warfare. His writing brims with action, real characters, and a deep understanding of courage and commitment, both from the perspective of the grunts on the ground and the highest ranking officers.
Having been there for the first two years of OIF, reading the book - brought back the sounds, smells, the sleepless nights...could not put it down....if you deployed to Iraq this will bring back memories of dedication, service & sacrifice.....Ken Hopper, National President MCRA
Awesome Book - Cover to Cover!
His novel takes place during the Second Battle of Falujah. As a retired Marine who spent time in Iraq, I was amazed at the author's impeccable attention to detail and historical accuracy. Everything in this book is realistic. The story is intriguing and the plot twists believable. If you don't usually read military fiction, you will nevertheless enjoy this book. If you are a military fiction reader, this is one of the best. I spent 28 years in the Corps and this is the real thing -Conrad F. Mallek