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Cpl. Daniel Jacobs, left, stands at attention in front of Lt. Col. Harry Thomas Jr., as his promotion warrant is read in the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 hangar, June 2. Jacobs was meritoriously promoted to corporal, assuming the responsibilities of a noncommissioned officer earlier than anticipated. Jacobs is an ordnance technician with VMFA-312, Marine Aircraft Group 31. Thomas is the commanding officer of the squadron.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha K. Torres

VMFA-312’s Meritorious Marine

12 Jun 2015 | Lance Cpl. Samantha K Torres Marine Aircraft Group 31


"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."- Abraham Lincoln.

Cpl. Daniel Jacobs, an Ordnance Technician with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, stood in front of his squadron and read the Noncommissioned Officer’s creed, showing his command he was committed to the roles and responsibilities of a Corporal of Marines.

"It was hard work to get on this board," said Jacobs. "I recently won Marine of the quarter for the squadron, and I believe all my hard work outside of my job really paid off, and the promotion shows it."

Jacobs joined the Marine Corps to be part of the close knit brother and sisterhood.

"I love being a Marine," said Jacobs," but I love being an Ordnance Marine."

Jacobs will be deploying to the Western-Pacific as a newly promoted Corporal in July, where he can continue to build his leadership skills.