Major Ron Tootle
Senior Marine Instructor
Leadership Education
(770) 806-3897
Web Site: Major Tootle’s Class

  • Major Ron Tootle is the Senior Marine Instructor for the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Parkview High School.  The Marine Corps JROTC program plays an important role in the success of America’s children and communities. Since its inception, the JROTC program has been viewed as a strong program that provides youth with much-needed skills in citizenship and leadership. The effects of a Marine Corps JROTC unit extend far beyond the classroom and into the community in developing character, leadership, and civic responsibility. The program makes a difference by keeping kids in school, providing an environment conducive to their personal development and growth, and helping them become productive members of the community.
  • Major Tootle retired from active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps after serving for more than 20 years. He joined the USMC in 1988 following graduation from South Gwinnett High School and two years at The Ohio State University.  Major Tootle graduated Recruit Training at Parris Island, SC as the Platoon Honor Man and meritorious promotion to Lance Corporal. He was assigned in the administration field.
  • After completion of the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia in 1994, then 2ndLt Tootle was assigned as an Adjutant and reported to MCRD Parris Island for duty. During his tour, he was the Adjutant for Weapons & Field Training Battalion and the Depot as well as the OIC of the Depot Rifle and Pistol Team.
  • Major Tootle’s other billets included the Recorder for the Commandant’s Awards Board at HQMC; Adjutant, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) in Iraq in 2003 and Deputy G-1/Adjutant, Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in Fallujah, Iraq in 2005. Major Tootle’s final assignment was as the Staff Secretary at Training Command in Quantico, Virginia.
  • In addition to his extensive military operational experience, he has particular expertise in military training and education having served as the OIC for four different Shooting Teams, garnering Marine Corps points in both Rifle and Pistol as well as team competition. He was the principal architect for the Marine Corps first internet based Awards Processing System introduced Corps Wide in 1999.
  • Upon his retirement from the Marine Corps in 2008, Major Tootle worked as a Police Officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department for 18 months prior to his current position at Parkview.
  • Besides a BS in Operations Management from Miami University, Major Tootle has a MA in Human Resources Development from Webster University and is a graduate of the USMC Amphibious Warfare School.
  • Major Tootle is married to the former Tina Renee Haldeman and they have two sons, Corigan and Cameron.

Gunnery Sergeant David H. Erwin
Marine Instructor
Leadership Education
(770) 806-3897

  • August 2007 reported for duty as Marine Instructor at Parkview High School
  • Gunnery Sergeant Erwin has in the past five years spent time working for Kubota Tractors and a private industrial contractor.
  • April 2002 Reported to the Fleet Marine Reserve Force for retirement
  • March 1998 Reported to Naval Aviation School Command, Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) for duty as a Drill Instructor and NCOIC
  • March 1996 Reported to Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, MCAGCC 29 Palms CA for duty as NCOIC of SE and Expeditionary Airfield
  • March 1994 Reported to Naval Aviation School Command, Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) for duty as a Drill Instructor
  • August 1991 Reported to Station Operation, and Maintance Squadron, MCAS Yuma AZ for duty as NCOIC of SE department
  • May 1989 Reported to H company 2nd Battalion, Parris Island SC for duty as a Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor
  • July 1986 Reported to MAG 14, MCAS Cherry Point NC for duty as a SE mechanic and work center supervisor
  • July 1985 Reported to MAG 12, MCAS Iwakuni Japan for duty as a SE mechanic
  • January 1984 Returned to MAG 31
  • July 1983 Deployed to MAG 15, MCAS Iwakuni Japan for duty as a SE mechanic with deployments to Yechon Korea
  • November 1982 Reported to MAG 31, MCAS Beaufort SC for duty as a support equipment mechanic
  • June 1982 Reported to NAS Millington TN for MOS training as a Support Equipment Technician (SE)
  • March 1982 Reported to 2nd Battalion Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD Parris Island