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    Marines Announce Partnership with the 2014 100 Black Men National Convention



    Story by Lance Cpl. Jessica Quezada 

    Marine Corps Recruiting Command           

    QUANTICO, Va. - The Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) is pleased to announce its participation at the 100 Black Men National Convention in Hollywood, Fla., June 12-15, 2014.

    The overall theme of this year’s conference is “Education in an Era of Change: Ensuring Excellence for African American Youth.”

    The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. was established in 1986 and focuses on creating educational opportunities, promoting economic empowerment, addressing health disparities and developing positive mentoring relationships within the African American community. Members of the organization stand as remarkable examples to youth who aspire to excel as multifaceted leaders.

    The Marine Corps participation will provide 100 Black Men members with an opportunity to learn about multiple career opportunities that can propel prospects forward in education, leadership and goal achievement throughout their lifetime.

    “They’ll learn the importance of mentorship and leadership that will enable them to be successful. The ability to interface with America’s youth, future leaders of America and possibly future leaders of the Marine Corps. Both the 100 Black Men and the Marine Corps have similar missions; preparing youth for success, much like the Marine Corps. We make Marines, we fight and win our nations battles, and we return productive citizens to society,” said Col. Robert C. Clements, Head, Promotions Branch, Headquarters Marine Corps.

    Throughout the week, Marines will be integrated into several 100 Black Men events. They will speak thoroughly with members at insightful panel discussions and award two students who have exhibited Marine Corps leadership traits throughout the conference with Excellence in Leadership Awards.

    For more information about the Marine Corps participation with 100 Black Men, please contact MCRC Public Affairs at, and visit



    Date Taken: 06.09.2014
    Date Posted: 06.09.2014 15:06
    Story ID: 132575
    Location: QUANTICO, VA, US 

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