Young Marine Staff Sergeant Tyrique Emori Green was officially retired from the Young Marines of the Marine Corps League after serving from Sept. 22, 2012, until May 10, 2019
The retirement ceremony was held at the Navy/Marine Corps Reserve Center in Greenville with Green’s Upstate unit, family and friends, under the command of Sgt. Maj. James Roberts Jr. (USMC Ret.)
Green was a member of Division 3, 1st Georgia Regiment, 2nd Battalion Georgia, Upstate Young Marines in Greenville, which required a five-hour round-trip commute at least twice per month for drills, not including participation in special events such as fundraisers, parades and special veterans support events. Through the years, the program has provided unique experiences for Green, such as the woods of Randleman, North Carolina, for Junior Leadership School; Parris Island for training; and Smyrna, Tennessee for Senior Leadership School. Green served as a platoon sergeant, where he and two other senior Young Marines instructed boot camp for YM recruits.
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Green has received 25 ribbons and awards such as Academic Achievement, Unit Commendation, Good Conduct, Community Leadership, Fire Prevention & Life Safety, Marksmanship, Map & Compass, Unit of the Year and was nominated by his unit commander for Young Marine of the Year. He has received six military coins from active service members for his character and dedication to the YM program. Green is now eligible for immediate promotion to the rank of private first class should he enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Outside of the YMs, Green completed Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College’s Project Lead the Way, participated in four years of the University of South Carolina’s PMECS camp, attended the U.S. Naval Academy’s STEM camp, attended Clemson University’s Camp Voyager and played football for Edisto High School.
With 21 college credits, Green’s current plans are to attend OCtech and transfer to USC in January 2020 as a first-semester sophomore and participate in the Gamebook Battalion NROTC to make progress toward being a commissioned officer upon graduation.