United States Marine Corps

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Benefits of MCJROTC Participation

"The effects of the Marine Corps JROTC program reach far beyond the classroom and into the community in developing character, leadership, and civic responsibility in tens of thousands of America's kids. Marine Corps JROTC at its essence is a character education program. The program keeps kids in school, helps them find their way during the turbulent teenage years, and assists them in becoming productive members of their community. Our program produces young men and women who are ready to accept the responsibilities as well as the privileges of citizenship. We are rightfully proud of our contribution to America's future and thankful for the dedicated instructors, staff, school administrators, and communities whose hard work and commitment make the program's success possible."​


Guiding Wisdom


Introducing Assistant Military Instructor,

Master Sergeant Jerice M. Leeks.

Jerice Leeks was born in Frederick, Maryland on May 20, 1980.  He graduated from Frederick High School in 1998 and enlisted into the United States Marine Corps on January 27, 2000.  He attended boot camp at Parris Island, SC, and Military Combat Training at Camp Geiger. After completion he was sent to Camp Johnson, NC and earned his military occupation specialty 0431 Logistics/Embarkation Specialist.

He was assigned to duty to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 266 and served as Embarkation Specialist and eventually became the Embarkation Chief.  He deployed with HMM-266 in April 2001 to support operations in the Mediterranean Sea.  He also deployed with HMM-266 to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  While in Kandahar he achieved the rank of Sergeant.  In February 2005 he was given orders to Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 as the Logistics NCOIC.  In October 2006 he was given orders to Education Command to support the School of MAGTF Logistics as the Tactical Logistics Education Division Chief.  In January 2008 he was selected for Staff Sergeant and ordered to report to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines where he served as the Logistics Chief.  He deployed with them in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom providing logistics support for the Battalion throughout the Al Qaim province.  In February 2010 he received orders and reported to the Deputy Commandant of Installations and Logistics in Arlington, VA as the 04XX Assistant Occupational Field Sponsor.  During his tenure he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant achieved the MOS specialty 0491 Logistics/Mobility Chief and once again in July 2012 was given orders to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 to serve as the Logistics Chief and Squadron Gunnery Sergeant.  In July 2015 he received orders to I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group to serve as the Logistics Chief.  During his tour in October 2016 he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and the additional billet of 0477 Expeditionary Logistics Instructor.  In May 2018 he received orders to be the Operations Chief for Combat Logistics Battalion 8.  He officially retired from active duty on May 31, 2020.



Jerice Leeks’ military awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal x2, Certificate of Commendation x2, Letter of Appreciation x5.


Jerice Leeks’ military education includes the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Sergeants Course), Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Career Course), Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Advanced Course), Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course,  Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education II, Airlift Planning, Defense Packaging of Hazardous Materials for Transportation, Maritime Prepositioning Force Staff Planning, Joint Maritime Prepositioning Fundamentals Staff Planning, Tactical Logistics Operations and Intermediate MAGTF Logistics Operations.


Jerice Leeks is married to the former Kristen Thompson and they have two children, their son Jerice Leeks II (17) and their daughter Kylie Leeks (14).

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