Mission: We Make Marines


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.


To be the nation’s premier recruiting organization and service level training installation, dedicated to recruiting the best young men and women possible, training and transforming them and making/sustaining Marines imbued with our core values and the ideal of selfless service to the nation. We will accomplish this while keeping in mind our duty to maximize efficiencies and preserve the integrity of the great legacy of Parris Island and the Marines of generations past.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island