Richter, a 17-year-old Dixie Heights High School junior, earned the title of
2013-14 National Young Marine of the Year.
Last weekend, 400 Young Marine Adult volunteers gathered at the Young Marines Adult Leaders conference in Reno, NV.
YM/SgtMaj Richter will be
representing the Young Marines as ambassador and mentor for the program. She
will be traveling nationally and internationally, to meet with Young Marines in
various units in order to better herself as an advocate for them. She will also
work alongside the Marine Corps League and the Board of Directors to help
promote the Young Marines program.
Selection was based on their YM career, YM awards, academic
standing, achievements both in and out of YMs, a "What Being Young Marine of
the Year Would Mean to Me" essay and an Oral Board comprised of Division
Commanders, National Executive Director and the 2012-13 National Young Marine
of the Year. D
Richter is the first Young Marine from Kentucky to
earn the National Title.