Tens of thousands of youth have passed through the ranks of the Young Marines since its inception in 1959. The Young Marines Alumni Association seeks to reconnect all former Young Marines back to the national youth organization by providing a platform for them to engage with other alumni and inspire future generations of Young Marines.
We are excited about this historic launch of the Young Marines Alumni Association. As a registered member, you'll get exclusive access to a member's only area, as well as information on upcoming initiatives and programs as they are instituted. For now, we hope you will join us by registering to continue your own Young Marine legacy and supporting the Michael B. Kessler Scholarship Fund.
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The mission of the Young Marines Alumni Association is to be a vital partner in the success of the Young Marines! Through meaningful engagement and the support of lifelong connections, the Young Marines Alumni Association aims to strengthen all Young Marines - past, present, and future.
Fostering alumni relations and mentoring Young Marines.
Providing opportunities for both alumni and Young Marines.
Inspiring Young Marines and its alumni through shared experiences.
Executive Director and
Jason Asbill was a Young Marine from 1995-2004 with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office unit in New Orleans, where he achieved the rank of YM/Sergeant Major and was selected as the 2003-2004 National Young Marine of the Year. Jason went on to serve as a Registered Adult in Louisiana and Arkansas. Jason also served as an intern for the Young Marines in the summer of 2005. Since retirement from the Young Marines, Jason has earned a Master’s in Public Administration and Doctor of Jurisprudence. Jason opened his own law firm and is a practicing attorney, certified family mediator and notary in the New Orleans area where he lives with his wife, the former Tiffani Mayville, and son Cooper, age 4. Jason’s vision for the Young Marines Alumni Association is to make a positive, lasting impact on Young Marines in order for the organization to capitalize on their development in the future.
Vice-Chair, Advisory Council
Arianna Shroyer was a Young Marine from 2002-2007 with the Young Marines of Southern Oregon, where she achieved the rank of YM Sergeant Major. Arianna has served both as a National Headquarters intern and Registered Adult staff. Since retiring out of the Young Marines she has earned a Masters of International Relations as a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, and a Masters of Business Administration from Oregon State University. She now works in Lean Performance Supply Chain Management
Kimberly was a Young Marine with the Delaware County Young Marines in Pennsylvania from 1996-2003. She attained the rank of Young Marine Sergeant Major and was a Jimmy Trimble Scholarship recipient. Kimberly graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelors in Elementary Education in Multi-Cultural Settings, pursued a Master's of Education with a focus in Special Education for K-12, and holds a middle years science certification for grades 7-9. She has been teaching in Philadelphia for 8 years. While teaching middle school, Kimberly is also the lead of the science department, school based teacher leader for grades 5-8, an active member of the school’s leadership team, created the school wide positive behavior implementation system, designed and implemented school bullying program and coordinated the school safety and garden program. She is affiliated with the National Science Teachers Association, National Center for Research and Design in Cognition and Science Instruction, and The Franklin Institute’s Core Curriculum Program and Professional Developments. Kimberly is currently teaching 7-8th grade science at S.Weir Mitchell Elementary in Southwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Brittany Schmidt was a Young Marine from 1998-2008 with the South East Wisconsin Young Marines. During her tenure as a Young Marine, Brittany was the National Young Marine of the Year 2007-2008, attained the rank of Young Marine Sergeant Major, and is a DOM recipient.
Casey Scott was a Young Marine from 2002-2012, and served as the National Young Marine of the Year in 2011-2012. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science with a focus in National Security at Virginia Tech. He is a member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and Army ROTC, and will be commissioning in the United States Army in the Spring of 2016. He is an Eagle Scout, Quantico Young Marines Adult Leader, member of the National Honor Society and member of the Order of DeMolay. He works collaboratively with and in support of youth organization’s alumni chapters, encouraging engagement of alumni with fellow members. His vast experience in the Young Marines and other youth organizations allow him to give insight from different perspectives.
Advisory Council Secretary
McCall Behringer was a Young Marine from 2005-2013 and served as the National Young Marine of the Year in 2012-2013. Her highest achievements include receiving the Distinguished Order of Merit, the Distinguished Service Ribbon, and the rank of YM Sergeant Major. Currently, She is working towards her Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Multiplatform Journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Advisory Council Treasurer
Walter Oliff was as a Young Marine from 2004-2012 with the Quantico Young Marines (2004-2006), and the Orlando Devil Dogs Young Marines (2006-2012), where he achieved the rank of YM/Master Gunnery Sergeant, and was selected as the 2012 Director’s Choice. Walter is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a focus in Investments from the University of Central Florida. Walter is a Registered Adult with the Orlando Devil Dogs Young Marines, a UCF Interfraternity Council Ambassador, member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society and a proud brother of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. Walter’s vision for the Young Marines Alumni Association is to not only support the mission of the Young Marines, but to continue the personal and professional development of its Alumni Members.
Edgar Huff was a Young Marine from 1998-2005 with the Camp Johnson Young Marines in North Carolina, where he achieved the rank of YM Sergeant Major and was selected as the 2004-2005 National Young Marine of the Year. Edgar was also the first recipient of the Distinguished Order of Merit, the highest award bestowed upon a Young Marine. Edgar went on to serve as a Registered Adult in North Carolina. Edgar also served as an intern for the Young Marines and has staffed the National Leadership Academy and other SPACES events since 2006. Since being honorably discharged from the Young Marines, Edgar has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Shaw University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from North Carolina State University. Edgar lives in Raleigh, NC with wife Tiara and daughters Aubrie and Ansley. Edgar is currently a high school social studies teacher for the Wake County Public School System in Cary, NC at Panther Creek High School.
In honor of his support and dedication to the Young Marines national youth organization, the Young Marines Alumni Association takes great pleasure in announcing the Michael B. Kessler SPACES Scholarship Fund. For 16 years, Mr. Kessler poured his heart and soul into the Young Marines organization. One of many accomplishments is the creation of the Summer Programs, Adventures, Challenges, Encampments and Schools. This fund exists to allow Young Marines the opportunity to experience Mr. Kessler’s vision of SPACES and encourage youth to live a healthy
drug-free lifestyle. Donate today!
2011 - The idea was born from the Young Marines Symposium.
2013 - Announced Edgar Huff as the National Executive Director.
2013 - Advisory Council established.
2014 - The Young Marines Alumni Association received it’s charter
as a subsidiary of the Young Marines.
2015 - Announced the Michael B. Kessler SPACES Scholarship