Marine Corps Recruit Depot

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Eastern Recruiting Region

Parris Island, South Carolina
New Marines run under the iconic “We Make Marines” sign during a traditional motivational run through the streets of Parris Island, S.C.
Motivation Run
New Marines run under the iconic “We Make Marines” sign during a traditional motivational run through the streets of Parris Island, S.C.
Staff Sgt. Roger L. Petersen
Marine Corps Drill Instructor - the epitome of professionalism
Staff Sgt. Roger L. Petersen joined the Marine Corps in June 2001 and became a drill instructor in June 2014. “I became a drill instructor because I wanted to give back to the Marine Corps,” said Petersen, a 32-year-old native of Wichita Falls, Texas. “I have been in for 14 years, and being a drill instructor was one of the only things I haven’t done yet.”
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Marine recruits learn basic combat skills on Parris Island
Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Maurice S. Jones
There will be intensity
We live by our corps values - Honor, Courage, Commitment
We live by our corps values - Honor, Courage, Commitment
Marine recruits arrive at Parris Island
Marine recruits arrive at Parris Island
Marine recruits learn basic combat skills on Parris Island
Marine recruits learn basic combat skills on Parris Island
Parris Island recruits meet Marine Corps drill instructors
Parris Island recruits meet Marine Corps drill instructors
Never give up!
Never give up!
Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Ceremony
Recruits are expected to move with speed and intensity!
Intensity
Recruits are expected to move with speed and intensity!
Field meet on Parris Island
Field meet on Parris Island
New recruits prepare to step through the silver doors of the receiving building, an action which symbolizes the transition from civilians to recruits and the beginning of their transformation into United States Marines.
Through these doors ...
New recruits prepare to step through the silver doors of the receiving building, an action which symbolizes the transition from civilians to recruits and the beginning of their transformation into United States Marines.
Drill instructors use incentive training to instill discipline and motivation in recruits. Incentive training consists of physical exercises administered in a controlled and deliberate manner and is used to correct minor disciplinary infractions. The length of an incentive training session is based upon how far along recruits are in training.
Incentive training
Drill instructors use incentive training to instill discipline and motivation in recruits. Incentive training consists of physical exercises administered in a controlled and deliberate manner and is used to correct minor disciplinary infractions. The length of an incentive training session is based upon how far along recruits are in training.
One more for the Corps
One more for the Corps
Obstacle course
Obstacle course
Marine recruits graded on drill performance on Parris Island
Marine recruits graded on drill performance on Parris Island
Marine recruits increase endurance during martial arts course on Parris Island
Marine recruits increase endurance during martial arts course on Parris Island
Marine recruits spar with pugil sticks for bayonet training on Parris Island
Marine recruits spar with pugil sticks for bayonet training on Parris Island
Recruits learn the fundamentals of marksmanship as well as basic combat shooting skills.
Rounds down range
Recruits learn the fundamentals of marksmanship as well as basic combat shooting skills.
Unit Leaders

Brig. Gen. Austin E. Renforth
Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region
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Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness
Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region
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Mission

We make Marines by recruiting quality young men and women and transforming them through the foundations of rigorous basic training, our shared legacy, and a commitment to our core values, preparing them to win our nation’s battles in service to the country.


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