MCRD Parris Island

 

MCRD Parris Island

Eastern Recruiting Region

"We Make Marines"
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A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, negotiate obstacles at the Confidence Course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Sept. 17, 2019. The Confidence Course is composed of various obstacles that both physically and mentally challenge recruits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, negotiate obstacles at the Confidence Course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Sept. 17, 2019. The Confidence Course is composed of various obstacles that both physically and mentally challenge recruits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, negotiate obstacles at the Confidence Course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Sept. 17, 2019. The Confidence Course is composed of various obstacles that both physically and mentally challenge recruits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, negotiate obstacles at the Confidence Course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Sept. 17, 2019. The Confidence Course is composed of various obstacles that both physically and mentally challenge recruits. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
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A recruit with Fox Company participates in the Crucible on Parris Island, S.C. August 1, 2019. The Crucible is the culminating event that test recruits mentally and physically, it is the final step before becoming a U.S. Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Fletcher)
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, engage pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., July 31, 2019. Body sparring and pugil sticks help recruits apply the fundamentals of Marine Corps martial arts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island July 29, 2019. They held a Town Hall meeting aboard the depot to address the current state of the Marine Corps and discussed their future vision and expectations for Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough)
A recruit with Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, completes numerous challenges during the Obstacle Course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., July 26, 2019. This event is comprised of various obstacles and is designed to instill confidence in recruits by overcoming physical challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
Marksmanship Instructor Sgt. Cedricxavier Hart helps a recruit with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, sight in to his Rifle Combat Optic during grass week on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. July 25, 2019. Grass week teaches recruits shooting positions and weapon safety rules for tables 1 and 2. Hart is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isabella Ortega)
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, practice the fundamentals of body sparring on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., July 25, 2019. Body sparring is an exercise that exemplifies the fundamentals of Marine Corps Martial Arts and forces recruits to overcome physical and mental fatigue. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
Staff Sgt. Jake Bohan, a drill instructor with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion motivates recruits as they make their way through the Day Movement Course July 19, 2019 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The Day Movement course tests recruits ability to maneuver as a fireteam under simulated combat conditions.
Senior Drill Instructor Staff Sgt. Keon Pondexter, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, commands his recruits on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. July 19, 2019. The formation Pondexter is putting the recruits in is how they will line up every time he has a mentoring session with them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Michelle Brudnicki)
The new recruits make a scripted phone call home to inform their next of kin that they have arrived safely at Parris Island, S.C. The receiving process includes the recruit’s phone call home, gear issue, and haircuts. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Christopher McMurry, Lance Cpl. Ryan Hageali, and Pfc. Michelle Brudnicki)
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, pre-qualify for the rifle range on Parris Island, S.C., June 26, 2019. For one week, recruits learn and practice the fundamentals of marksmanship before moving on to shooting live ammunition during range week. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher McMurry)
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, arrive at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2019. Receiving Drill Instructors spend the first week of recruit training with the recruits preparing them to for the weeks to follow. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel C. Fletcher)
A drill instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducts chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) defense training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., June 24, 2019. Training for CBRN defense is an event that recruits must complete in order to become United States Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan Hageali/Released)
Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, engage pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 21, 2019. Body sparring and pugil sticks help recruits apply the fundamentals of Marine Corps martial arts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher McMurry)
Recruits with Alpha Company participate in the Crucible on Parris Island, S.C. June 14, 2019. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)
Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, complete the land navigation course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, June 11. Land navigation is part of Basic Warrior Training and is designed to teach recruits how to use a compass and map for navigation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough)
A recruit with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, practices rappelling on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 10, 2019. Recruits rappel from the 47-foot-tall tower wearing a safety harness, helmet and gloves to gain confidence and overcome any fear of heights. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Michelle Brudnicki/Released)
Recruits with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, engage pugil sticks at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., May 31, 2019. Body sparring and pugil sticks help recruits apply the fundamentals of Marine Corps martial arts. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Andrew Neumann)
Recruits with Bravo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, complete numerous challenges during the Obstacle Course on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, May 30, 2019. This event is comprised of various obstacles and is designed to help recruits build confidence by overcoming physical challenges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
A U.S. Marine Corps Recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, performs combat casualty care on the final practical application aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., May 28, 2019. Within the course of recruit training, recruits learn how to conduct combat casualty care, troop formations, casualty carries, as well as hand and arm signals. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Neumann/Released)
A local mother and her child put a single rose on the grave of a service member during the City of Beaufort’s Annual Memorial Day Parade and remembrance ceremony May 27, 2019 at Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, S.C. The Tri-Command and local community held the parade to remember and honor the men and women who have served and died in the service of the nation in the U.S. Armed Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher McMurry)
Rct. Joshua Ebbe, from Utica, N.Y., a new recruit with Fox Company, Second Recruit Training Battalion, receives his first haircut during receiving at Parris Island, S.C., on May 20th, 2019. During their first night on the island, recruits are issued gear and uniforms and process in their medical and dental records before being assigned to temporary drill instructors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel O'Sullivan)
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Batallion, practice various hand-and-arm signals on a simulated patrol during Basic Warrior Training at Paige Field on Parris Island, S.C., May 15, 2019. BWT is a week-long training event that teaches recruits the basics of combat survival and advanced rifle manuevers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel O'Sullivan)
Sgt. Jordan Doxtader, a student at Drill Instructor School, practices squad bay procedures on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., May 7, 2019. Drill Instructor School is a 12 week long training course that focuses on leadership traits and principals. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Walters)
Sgt. Stephen J. Van Hout, a Quality Assurance Evaluator with the Parris Island Mess Halls aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, South Carolina, presents a prepared meal for a panel of judges at Mess Hall 280 on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., May 2, 2019. The food was prepared during a “Chef of the Quarter” event that includes mess halls from MCAS Beaufort and Parris Island competing against one another for the top spot. Parris Island Mess Hall placed first and won the People’s Choice award. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Neumann)
Drill Instructors with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion demonstrate an obstacle for recruits during the Confidence Course at Leatherneck Square on Parris Island S.C., April 23, 2019. The course is comprised of 15 obstacles designed to help recruits build confidence by overcoming physical and mental challenges. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for approximately 49 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isabella Ortega/Released)
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conduct a 5K Hike on Apr 20, 2019 on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. The recruits will conduct five hikes of increasing difficulty before culminating in a 15K hike during the Crucible. Today approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 12 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel O'Sullivan/Released)
Members of the Montford Point Marine Association get together following the graduation of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at the Peatross Parade Deck on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Mar. 29, 2019. The first African Americans Marines were trained at Camp Montford Point in Jacksonville, N.C., from 1942-1949. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Shane Manson)
Marines with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, March 29. India Company is the first combined company of male and female recruits to graduate from recruit training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Vivien Alstad/Released)
Recruit Dillon Knighton, with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, poses for a photo after completing a Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina March 20, 2019. Knighton is a native of Columbus, North Carolina.
Recruit Joseph Dickman with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, engages in body sparring and pugil sticks during the crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Mar. 15, 2019. Body sparring and pugil sticks help recruits apply the fundamentals of Marine Corps martial arts. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Shane T. Manson)
Drill instructors with Kilo Company set the tone for their new recruits during forming day one at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Jan. 26, 2019. Kilo Company will spend forming day learning the rules and regulations of recruit training, regarding everything from how to act in the squad bay to how to speak to drill instructors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)
Recruits with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, complete obstacles during the Crucible at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Feb, 21. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough/Released)
Recruits with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, complete the obstacle course during the Crucible on Parris Island, S.C., Feb. 21, 2019. The obstacle course challenges recruits to work together as a team and overcome obstacles. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)
New recruits with Lima Company, Third Recruit Training Battalion, receive their first haircuts during receiving Feb. 20, 2019 on Parris Island, S.C. A small step in the transformation of becoming United States Marines, weekly haircuts are meant to strip recruits of their individuality and for hygienic purposes. During their first night on the island, recruits are issued gear and uniforms, receive haircuts, and process in their medical and dental records. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, complete swim qualification training at the pool aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island , S.C., Feb 5. The swim qualificiation is a graduation requirement for recruit training and can be an annual training requirement for Marines. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough/Released)
Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, rappel down the rappel tower aboard Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, Feb. 4. The rappel tower is a training event designed to instill confidence within recruits and introduce them to environments they may encounter while serving in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl.Yamil Casarreal)
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, complete the day movement course during the unit's basic warrior training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Feb. 1. (Official Marine Corps photo by Warrant Officer Bobby J. Yarbrough/Released)
Pfc. Elizabeth Reetz, the honor graduate of platoon 4001, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, gave us some insight on what it means to be the platoon guide and why she wanted to lead from the front. “When a recruit is appointed as the guide, that recruit is in charge of helping the other recruits and assisting the drill instructors by carrying out their instructions. Having this leadership position helps balance everything out and keep good order and discipline within the platoon even when the drill instructors are not around.” “I remember how my rack mate used to motivate me and lift up my spirit when I was feeling down. I wanted to act like her and make other recruits feel the same way she made me feel. Throughout recruit training, I always thought to myself, ‘No matter how down I am feeling, someone else is feeling worse. I need to push myself to always be the one that is positive and pushing others to be their best.’”
Brig. Gen. William H. Swan tours the recruit receiving building at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, Jan. 3, 2019. Swan toured the base before acting as the Parade Reviewing Official for the graduation of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion.
Drill instructors are meritoriously promoted at the All-Weather Training Facility on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. January 2, 2019. The drill instructors were meritoriously promoted to the next rank by Brig. Gen. James F. Glynn, commanding general, and Depot Sergeant Major, Sgt. Maj. William C. Carter. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shane T. Manson)
Seaman Joseph Frepan, a hospitalman assigned to Parris Island starts his day at midnight, hours before any recruits wake up, to prepare medical supplies for the next company’s Crucible. The training doesn’t start until he arrives on site. As one of many U.S. Navy Corpsmen assigned to Parris Island, Frepan’s top priority is the recruits’ physical and mental welfare “Most people don’t understand the amount of time that it takes for us to be fully prepared for [the crucible] The most rewarding part about being a Corpsman is when you get to help someone. Even though a lot of the time you aren’t recognized for it, it’s still helping people who need it, and it’s worth all the effort.”
Sgt. Lane Fontaine, an instructor with Field Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, demonstrates how to properly rappel down a wall to recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion Dec. 26, 2018, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Rappel tower instructors like Fontaine, 23, from Carthage, N.Y., are responsible for demonstrations as well as sending the recruits down the rappel tower. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carlin Warren)
A recruit with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, fires his M16-A4 service rifle on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C, Dec. 26, 2018. Qualifying with the M16-A4 service rifle teaches recruits to understand the weapon system in order to keep with the concept "Every Marine a Rifleman." (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shane T. Manson/Released)
Capt. Ziaire O'Brien, left, and 1st Lt. Luke Johnson started out as classmates at high school in Beaufort, South Carolina. Their relationship has forged into a brotherhood in the Marine Corps and has returned them to the place they grew up. (Photo courtesy of Capt. Ziaire O'Brien)
Members of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island shooting team pose for a photo on the newly-renovated Inchon Rifle Range on Parris Island, S.C. Dec. 18, 2018. After more than two years of renovation and reconstruction, the 50 lane firing range was rebuilt to include new impact and side safety berms, newly paved firing lines, roads, storm water collection and management systems, and irrigation systems. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley/Released)
Recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, put a recruit through a tire during the Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Oct. 18, 2018. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Neumann)
Recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, examine and plot points on their maps during the land navigation course at Elliot’s Beach on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., Oct. 04, 2018. The Land Navigation Course teaches recruits how to properly navigate unfamiliar terrain. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Vivien Alstad)
Recruits with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, eat a "Meal-Ready-To-Eat" during the Crucible on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Sept. 27, 2018. The Crucible is a 54-hour culminating event that requires recruits to work as a team and overcome challenges in order to earn the title United States Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Shane T. Manson)
Recruit Ethan Gemzik with Platoon 3080, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion conducts a “fireman carry” during the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Endurance Course Sep. 08, 2018, on Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C.
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, prepare and practice for their initial drill evaluation on Peatross Parade Deck Sept. 14, 2018 on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C.
U.S. Marine Corps recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, snap in during grass week on Parris Island, S.C. Sept. 12, 2018. The purpose of grass week is to teach recruits shooting positions and weapon safety rules for Tables 1 and 2.
Recruits with Alpha Company practice swim qualification aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Sept. 12, 2018.
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A U.S. Marine Corps primary marksmanship coach, with Marksmanship Training Company, Weapons and Field Training Battalion, supervises a recruit during Table 1 at Chosin range on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., Sept. 5, 2018. Marine recruits spend a week learning the fundamentals of marksmanship and apply it the following week in Table 1.
Rct. James McMullin, with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, takes a break between pull-ups during a fast-paced circuit course Aug. 30, 2018, on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Dynamic courses such as these help prepare recruits for the high standards of the Marine Corps. Recruits endure numerous physical training sessions during their journey to become United States Marines. McMullin, a native of Philadelphia, Penn., is scheduled to graduate with Echo Company Nov. 16, 2018.
Rct. Davis Peters, with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, has his Service Alpha uniform tailored at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Aug. 29, 2018. Recruits receive a standard clothing issue during recruit training.
A drill instructor with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, motivates recruits during a 5K Hike Aug. 25, 2018 on Parris Island, S.C. The recruits, who are in their second week of recruit training, will conduct five hikes of increasing difficulty before the culminating 15K hike after the Crucible.
Rct. Ethan Gemzik, a native of Perkasie, Pa., performs a hip stretch after running for physical training Aug. 15, 2018, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits must stretch after physical training in order to avoid any injuries.
Members of Pvt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club welcome Marines from Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion to their table for refreshments Aug. 2, 2018. The club provides refreshments and friendly faces to Marines without family or friends on Family Day.
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Gunnery Sgt. Justin Cate, drill instructor with Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, talks about the hardships of drill instructor duty and how his family helps him overcome them. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Cpl. Yamil Casarreal)
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Unit Leaders

Brig. Gen. James F. Glynn
Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region
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Sgt. Maj. William C. Carter
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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