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October 29, 2018

Brice R. Snyder, MSgt

Brice R. Snyder

My name is Master Sergeant Brice R. Snyder. I am, and have been proudly serving this Country as a U.S. Marine for the last 20 years. I have been inspired and driven by the U.S. Marine Corps and all that it stands for, since before I can remember. As a child I admired their reputation for tenacity, strength, and brother/sisterhood. My father, and his father before him, have proudly served our Country in various Military organizations, and I felt no better way to thank them, or show my respect and love for them, than to serve as well and carry on the legacy of defense to our Country. I chose the U.S. Marines because of the challenge associated with earning the title; Marine and the responsibility it carries, as well as their fierce reputation known throughout the world by friend and foe. Thus far, I have served as an Infantryman, Light Armored
Reconnaissance (LAR) Crewman,  LAR scout, Infantry Training Instructor, Recruiter, Recruiting Sub Station Commander, Recruiting Station Operations Chief, and Recruiting Station Assistant Recruiter Instructor. I have been stationed in Maryland, California, Maine, New Hampshire, and currently; New York.

I was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq with Echo Company, 3rd LAR Marines as a LAR Crewman and LAR Scout from January 2003 until November of 2003 and was involved in several major battles and campaigns during that time. I was awarded a certificate of commendation award and Combat Action Ribbon for my actions while serving in combat for that time. My unit was also awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for our participation and actions in campaigns during that time. Since my time as a recruiter began in May of 2007, I have been awarded several personal awards/medals to include a Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and several Certificates of Commendation.

Both Recruiting Stations I have work for have been recognized as the Top Recruiting Station in Eastern Recruiting Region (a big deal in the recruiting world). Every day as a U.S. Marine is a proud day for me. For me to identify one memorable moment would be difficult. I love my Country, its people, and the Marines I serve with. It is an amazing feeling to belong to an organization of motivated individuals that I get to call my brothers and sisters. I have had the opportunity to lead Marines, and seeing them awarded for their actions and efforts is the most rewarding part of my job. To know that I may have had a hand in their successes is why I continue to serve the Marine Corps and all Marines. It's simply what we do.

I have been a loyal customer of Fitness First USA since I discovered them in Portsmouth, New Hampshire around 2009, and believe I was one of the original "walk in Customers". Since then I have gotten to know the staff and visited with them over the years. I have also had the opportunity to partner with Fitness First USA for community events to include a memorial hero work out that was conducted in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in honor of Lance Corporal Gregory MacDonald who lost his life while serving with me in Iraq in April,
2003. Fitness First USA has continued to provide outstanding service and excellent products/prices to my family and my Marines. I was pleased to present Mike and the staff in New Hampshire with a plaque and letter of appreciation from the Marines of Recruiting Station Portsmouth for their continued support to us. (I believe Mike still has that plaque in his office). I look forward to continuing to partner with such an outstanding company, and thank you again for your continued support to our Armed Forces and the men and women that are sworn to protect our beloved Country.