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United States Marine Forces Reserve recognizes CNMC employee for centennial contributions

(From left) Scott Edwards, Cori Parker, Lt. Gen Rex McMillian and Michael Falgout meet prior to a kickoff ceremony in honor of the U.S. Marine Forces Reserve’s centennial anniversary. McMillian, commander of the Marine Forces Reserve, gave special recognition to Falgout, a Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting employee, for his role in supporting the yearlong, national anniversary campaign. Parker, also a CNMC employee, is the project manager for the Centennial campaign.​

By Cori Parker
Centennial Project Manager
Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting

During a kickoff celebration of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Centennial, General Rex McMillian, Commander Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, took a few moments to recognize one of our own, Michael Falgout, a Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting employee. 

Falgout, also a Marine Corps Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 3, has been a part of the CNMC team since 2013. He supports the Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters Office in New Orleans. As part of that work, Falgout provides data management support to CNMC colleague Cori Parker, the Centennial campaign project manager.  

Before the evening’s festivities, McMillian acknowledged Falgout for his support and contributions in more than 100 events in support of the 100-year anniversary.  The high-profile, yearlong campaign features multiple events across the country and required the development of branding and logos, graphics, videos, posters and a multitude of other supporting products, including a 34-foot exhibit at the Pentagon.

The roots of the U.S. Marine Forces Reserve date back to Aug. 29, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Naval Appropriations Act of 1916 establishing the Marine Corps Reserve.  Today, reserve marines comprise a critical component of the Marine Corps Total Force.

To commemorate their Centennial, they kicked off a yearlong campaign in New Orleans, Louisiana, which included a multimedia concert at Delgado Community College and a formal ceremony at the National World War II Museum. The ceremony included presentations by Gen. Glenn M. Walters, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Lt. Gen. Rex McMillian, Commander, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North, and featured the unveiling of a commissioned oil painting by Kris Battles, the last combat artist in the Marine Corps. The painting depicts marines passing the flag from World War I marines to present-day marines and will be featured in the atrium of the Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters.

As a company, Cherokee Nation Businesses is proud to have provided strategic assistance and support to the Marine Forces Reserve since 2013. 

We provide support to the Marine Forces Reserve in multiple areas, including facilities, logistics management, information and personnel security, mission assurance including antiterrorism and force protection, as well as public affairs and legal. Facility support includes construction project management, contract oversight and addressing work requests for 160 Marine Forces Reserve facilities around the country.  Subject matter experts support other program areas through field inspections and by providing advisory, assistance and consultation services.  

More importantly, we are very proud of our employees, such as Chief Warrant Officer 3 Falgout, who works hard to help us blend our heritage of ingenuity with modern business experience to solve complex challenges and serve clients nationwide while also serving their country in the armed forces. 

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting, formed in 2015, provides technical support services and project support personnel to its defense and civilian agency partners. The company provides a tailored management approach for complex government programs and disciplines, including information technology, science, engineering, construction, research and development, facilities management, program management, and mission support.

CNMC is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies. ​