The position of Commandant is one of responsibility and accountability. The Commandant is tasked with being the Chairman of the Board of Trustees as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the detachment as a corporation. In addition to management skills, a Commandant must employ leadership skills to influence and motivate both the staff and the membership to execute the missions and plans of the detachment. Each Marine who has served as Commandant understands the weight of the position and they have our gratitude for having stepped up to serve as needed.
2013 to present - JIM YAKUBSIN
Marine Yakubsin is a retired Master Sergeant and also a retired Deputy Sheriff. In 1997 he initiated the action to form Gator Detachment 990 which was chartered in February 1998. Under his leadership, the detachment has migrated from Gainesville to Alachua, maintaining membership from both cities.
His focus on growth and community outreach has increased the tempo of the detachment.
PAST COMMANDANTS, GATOR 990