Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Architectural Engineering Technology Master of Business Administration
Maj. William Bolden
The MCJROTC Program
The purpose of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) program is to instill a value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.
The Mission of the MCJROTC Program is to:
- Develop informed and responsible citizens.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Strengthen character.
- Promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security.
- Help form habits of self-discipline.
- Develop respect for, and an understanding of, the need for constituted authority in a democratic society.
The Marine Corps JROTC Leadership Education program places a great deal of emphasis on the development of self-discipline, leadership, honor, integrity, and community service. As a cadet gains experience and knowledge, they are given more active hands-on leadership responsibilities within the MCJROTC program. In addition, cadets are acquainted with basic military skills, customs, traditions, and Marine Corps history.
Cadets are involved in serval activities within JROTC:
- Color Guard
- Community Service
- JROTC Leadership and Academic Team
- Drill Team
- Marksmanship Team
- Raider Team
You can find out more by visiting our website at https://sites.google.com/lee.k12.al.us/sshsmcjrotc/programs.
To know more about me here is my Bio.
Maj William K. Boden, United States Marine Corps, is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves after high school in August 1980, serving four years as a helicopter mechanic and reaching the rank of Corporal. While serving in the Reserves he attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where he majored in Architectural Engineering Technology and minored in Computer Science.
After graduating college, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1985 and after attending The Basic School (TBS) and Ground Supply Officer Course, he reported to Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing in January 1987 as the Group’s Ground Supply Officer.
In June 1989, 1stLt Bolden was deployed to Okinawa Japan where he served in a dual role as the Regimental Supply Officer and the Assistant Logistics Officer for 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division.
In July 1990, 1stLt Bolden reported to Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany GA, and was promoted to the rank of Captain the following month. While stationed there he served in three billets, as the Supply Analyst for the Marine Corps’ SASSY PC System, the Officer-in-Charge of a Special Project, and as the Headquarter Battalion Logistics Officer.
In June 1993, Captain Bolden reported to II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) at Camp Lejeune, NC where he was assigned as the Supply Officer for Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Surveillance Reconnaissance Intelligent Group (SRIG), where he supported not just 2nd SRIG but the Headquarters of both II MEF and Marine Forces Atlantic.
In June 1996, Captain Bolden was assigned as the Marine Officer Instructor for Florida A&M University NROTC Unit which incorporated Florida A&M University, Florida State University, and Tallahassee Community College. He was promoted to the rank of Major in September 1996.
In July 1999, Major Bolden returned to Okinawa Japan on an accompanied tour with his family where he was assigned the Assistant Officer-in-Charge for the Field Supply Maintenance Analysis Office (FSMAO) WestPac. In July 2002, Major Bolden’s tour on Okinawa was extended to help stabilize the logistical links between the Marine Corps Operating forces in the Western Pacific and Headquarters Marine Corps during the modernization of Marine Corps’ Logistics.
In 2004, Maj Bolden earned a Master of Business Administration degree with dual concentrations in Leadership and Logistics from Touro International University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
In December 2005, Major Bolden retired from the Marine Corps after 25 years of service and assumed the new role of Senior Marine Instructor for the Marine Corps Junior Officer Course (MCJROTC) Program.
Personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal w/gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Cold War Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, six Over Seas Deployment Ribbons, and the National Defense Medal w/gold star.