MEET OUR STAFF


Young Marines units are community-based programs lead by dedicated adult volunteers.  Many of these volunteers are former, retired, active duty, or reserve Marines who believe passionately that the values they learned as Marines had a positive affect on them.  It is through these caring adults that Young Marines learn the inner values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.  Adult volunteers are individually screened by the National Headquarters based on background information and recommendations provided with each person's registration.


UC John Fabiano USMC (Veteran) - (401) 699-8459


Unit Commander (UC) - 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 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. 


Executive Officer - Wayne Hamilton - (401) 719-6386


Executive Officer (XO) - The Executive Officer 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.  In the Unit Commander’s absence, the XO assumes the duties of the Unit Commander.


Unit Adjutant - Myles Messier


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


(FSA) Lt. Michel Santana USN (Veteran)


Female Staff Advisor


(STO) PFC Kevin Melvin USMC - (401) 489-1662


Senior Training Officer (STO)


(TO) Brandon Bradley


Training Officer (TO) - The Training Officer 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. 


Unit Paymaster Wayne Hamilton

Paymaster (PM) - The paymaster 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. 


Unit Awards Officer  Myles Messier


Awards Officer - The awards officer is responsible to the Unit Commander for all matters pertaining to the awards of the unit.  The awards officer is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Unit Commander.  The candidate must be a registered adult before the appointment. 


Ernie Quarry USMC (Veteran)

PFC Liam Donahue USMC


Responsibilities - Support Staff are registered adults who are not serving as elected or unit staff members.  They support the Unit Commander and unit staff in carrying out their duties.  At the request of the Unit Commander, they may provide supplemental support to the unit or, from time-to-time, be appointed to serve in special staff positions by the Unit Commander where they serve at the pleasure of the Unit Commander. 

"STRENGTHENING THE LIVES OF AMERICA'S YOUTH"

Rhode Island Young Marines
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