Recruit Training Regiment
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Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, S.C.


Left, Right, Left!

U.S. Marines with Drill Instructor School, Recruit Training Regiment, conduct and are graded on close order drill aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot...


Sound Liberty Call!

Recruit Training Regiment Color Guard takes part in the Family Day Ceremony on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., July 27, 2023. The...


Making a Drill Instructor

Parris Island's newest drill instructors graduate with class 1-22, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Dec....


Welcome to the Depot

The new recruits arrive on a bus to begin the receiving process aboard Parris Island, S.C. The receiving process includes the recruit’s phone call...

Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 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 50 percent of all Marines in the Marine Corps. Recruit Training Regiment is the parent command for the personnel who accomplish the depot’s mission of "Making Marines."

The regiment is comprised of 1st Recruit Training Battalion, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Support Battalion, and Drill Instructor School.

The battalions and their respective companies are critical to depot operations and recruit training.


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Substance Abuse Counseling

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Equal Opportunity Representative POC:

1st Lt Barrett W. Sogard


Sexual Assault Prevention & Response

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Recruit Training Regiment Leaders

Recruit Training Regiment

Commanding Officer

Col Christopher B. McArthur is currently assigned as as the Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Regiment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. ...

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Recruit Training Regiment

Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major David Watts serves as the Sergeant Major for Recruit Training Regiment, Parris Island, South Carolina....

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Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island