II Marine Expeditionary Force

 

II Marine Expeditionary Force

Train. Fight. Win.

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

 

Motivator of the Week
Sgt Stormy Mendez, a graphics chief with Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, poses for a photo at Camp Lejeune, N.C. "My main goal is to train my Marines to be more versatile," says Mendez, the Garland, Texas, native. "It's not about me anymore, I have to make sure my Marines are taken care of and learning constantly." Nominated for significant contributions to operational readiness and productivity while serving as the repro/graphics chief, Mendez's leadership abilities and MOS proficiency have made her a leader that her subordinates want to emulate. Her motivation is a driving force within her section. (Courtesy photo)
Sgt Justin Heard, an aviation ordnance technician with Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, poses for a photo at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N. C. "Leadership is a two-way street, you have to know your subordinates and know your superiors," says Heard, a Houston, Texas, native. Heard was nominated by his chain of command for his ability to accomplish any tasks regardless of the scope. Heard was also the Marine Aircraft Group noncommissioned officer of the quarter for the 3rd quarter and VMAT-203's "Hawk of the Week" for ordnance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cody T. Rowe)
Cpl. Edwin Carcamo, an embarkation non-commissioned officer with II Marine Support Battalion, II MEF Information Group, poses for a personality portrait as the unit's Motivator of the Week at Camp Lejeune, N.C. "Keep your head up," said Carcamo, the Culmore, Va., native. According to his leadership, Carcamo has an infectious leadership ability, enthusiastic approach to mission accomplishment, quick decision making skills, and never misses an opportunity to mentor Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Stephen Campbell)
Sgt Jurmond Cattenhead, a warehouse clerk with 2nd Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group poses for a photo aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. "To any Marine out there, or anybody out there (in) the military, don't think that you are in a bubble where you can't go out and have opportunities like this," says Cattenhead, a Jackson, Miss., native. "The Marine Corps offers you many things to do, you just have to work hard and believe in who you are as a Marine." Cattenhead was a key player in ensuring that Team USA took home a Silver Medal at the Military World Games in China this past October. With the All-Marine Basketball team, he competed in the Armed Forces Championship, averaging 13 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in 7 games. Additionally, he earned Most Valuable Player at the 24th Annual Capital Classic. Cattenhead constantly seeks to inspire other service members and educate civilians about the military experience, while constantly embodying the warrior mindset.. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Jenkins)