21 March 2014

Marine in recruiting ad hopes to inspire disadvantaged youths | RallyPoint.com

Marine in recruiting ad hopes to inspire disadvantaged youths

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By Gina Harkins
Staff writer
Copyright Marine Corps Times

A mustang captain is the new face of the Marine Corps’ “Fighting with a Purpose” recruiting campaign...

Capt. Micah Hudson, who serves as a legislative analyst in Programs and Resources with Headquarters Marine Corps, is featured in a new video on the service’s recruiting website.

Hudson received his commission in 2007, after making the switch to officer from his last enlisted rank of gunnery sergeant. He was selected by Marine Corps Recruiting Command officials as someone who is aligned with the campaign, said Lance Cpl. Jessica Quezada, a spokeswoman for the command.

Hudson said he hopes the video will reach some of the more disadvantaged minority communities so the youth will find leaders in the Corps who come from similar backgrounds.

“If they can see me out there as an example of the Marine Corps being a viable option instead of something they just discount out of hand without even exploring it, that would be a victory,” Hudson said.

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