"Helping Marines Find Their Path"

For GySgt Brian Grado, there’s no experience more invigorating than when a Marine raises their hand and reenlists in the Marine Corps.

For GySgt Brian Grado, there’s no experience more invigorating than when a Marine raises their hand and reenlists in the Marine Corps.

Grado says he wholeheartedly enjoys his job as a PSR SNOIC, a Prior Service Recruiting Staff Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge in San Antonio.

“I love helping Marines and getting their careers back on track,” Grado said. “It’s about helping Marines find their path and what they want to do.”

Grado was recognized for his passion and hard work when he was named the top PSR SNOIC in the country during an award ceremony Jan. 29 at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Marine Corps Association sponsored the awards, the ceremony, and the single long stemmed roses given to each spouse.

“It’s a really humbling experience to see my hard work paid off,” Grado said. “It really means a lot.”

The SNCOIC of the Year award recipient was GySgt Douglas McGlothlin and the runner-up was GySgt Sabastain Luna Jr. The PSR SNOIC of the Year award recipient was GySgt Brian Grado and the runner-up was GySgt Randy Erpelding.

“I’ll always remember it because it’s about my Marines and their hard work and everyday I remember that it was because of them,” Grado said. “They set me up for success.”


Leatherneck editor Col Walt Ford, USMC (Ret) with award recipients and runners up.


LtGen Milstead pins awards.


LtGen Milstead addresses the audience.


At left, SNCOIC of the Year award recipient GySgt Douglas McGlothlin stands with his wife and at right PSR SNOIC of the Year award recipient was GySgt Brian Grado stand with his wife Dianna Grado.