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Parris Island, South Carolina
Parris Island welcomes newest Marines of Charlie, Papa Companies

January 19, 2018


Today's graduation ceremony was a landmark for the 463 new Marines of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, and the 105 new Marines of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion.


Among the new Marines are these distinguished graduates:

·         Pfc. Tyler Sartain – Jackson County, Ga. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 1000

·         Pfc. Brian Rivera – Belleville, N.J. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 1001

·         Pfc. J’Vante James – Depew, N.Y. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 1002

·         Pfc. Daniel Reda – Sparkhill, N.Y.– Honor Graduate, Platoon 1004

·         Pfc. Nathan Lewis – Cochranville, Pa. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 1005

·         Pfc. Wesley Gayle – Gettysburg, Pa. – Honor Graduate, Platoon 1006

·         Pfc. Amy Nunes – Midlothian, Va. – Honor Graduate, High CFT/PFT, High Shooter, Platoon 4002

·         Pfc. June Isomura – Kahului, Hawaii – Honor Graduate, Platoon 4003

·         Pfc. Jesse Beam – Alexis, N.C. – High Shooter, Platoon 1000

·         Pfc. Kimberly Thap – Stockton, Calif. – High Shooter, Platoon 4003

·         Pfc. Robert Carr – Williamsport, Md. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 1005

·         Pvt. Adilah Trimble – Inglewood, Calif. – High PFT/CFT, Platoon 4003


Each new Marine persevered through 70 training days while passing each of the seven graduation requirements.


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 12 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.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island