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MCRD Parris Island Photo Gallery
Recruits with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion spar with each other during Crucible boxing bouts on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Oct. 8, 2020. The Crucible is the final test of physical and mental endurance recruits will face before earning the title United States Marine, and is a culmination of all of the skills learned throughout recruit training.



(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)
Recruits of Special Training Company, Support Battalion, do crunches during a physical training session July 10, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Some recruits are removed from normal training due to medical or physical conditions that prevent them from safely progressing through recruit training. While assigned to the company, recruits rehabilitate in order to return to training where they left off. 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 50 percent of males and 100 percent of for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Lance Cpl. David Bessey)
Gunnery Sgt. Nathaniel Baker with Weapons and Field Training Battalion was awarded the Gunnery Sgt. Carlos N. Hathcock II award on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Sept. 30, 2020. Baker was awarded for his performance while serving as the Hue City Range Officer-in-Charge in 2019.
Staff Sgt. Eric. Minton, a Marine Corps Instructor Water Survival, instructs the recruits on one of the swim qualification events at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Dec. 17, 2019. During the swim qualification course the recruits are required to complete a series of basic water survival techniques to continue on with training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel C. Fletcher)
Recruit Processing Company - responsible for entry-level processing all recruits once they arrive on Parris Island as well as those recruits recommended for separation prior to completing training.
Bio Photo of SgtMaj Bryan M. Alfaro
BIO of SgtMaj Schlaud
Recruit Austin Ferrell with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion fires his M16A4 Service Rifle during the Table One course of fire on Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island S.C. July 30, 2020. Farrell broke the depot record for Table One rifle qualification score with a total score of 248 out of 250. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shane Manson)
The 19th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black poses for a photo with the Instructors at the Drill Instructor School at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, South Carolina, July 22, 2020. During the visit Sgt. Maj. Black toured the training facilities to observe changes made to keep recruits and Drill Instructors safe during COVID-19 restrictions. The changes include the use of face masks when less than six feet apart, and smaller platoon sizes in addition to the 14 days of restriction of movement before new recruits start training. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Ross)
A drill instructor with Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, prepares to initiate "Lights" - the start of her platoon's morning routine - on Parris Island, S.C. July 7, 2020.
Recruits with Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, navigate an obstacle during the confidence course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 22, 2020. The Confidence Course is composed of various obstacles that both physically and mentally challenge recruits.
Master Sgt. Justin Gregory stands with his recruiter Master Gunnery Sgt. Dinky Byers and senior drill instructor Master Gunnery Sgt. Doug Mrusek after Gregory’s promotion on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island S.C. July 1, 2020.
Recruit Raquel Rivera with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, gives directions during the land navigation course aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C, June 14, 2020. Land navigation is part of Basic Warrior Training and is designed to teach recruits how to use a compass and map for navigation.
Marine instructors with Drill Instructor School aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island instruct and mentor Drill Instructor School candidates during close order drill practice on Parris Island, S.C. April 17, 2019. Close order drill is one foundation of discipline and esprit de corps in the United States Marine Corps. Additionally, it is one of the oldest methods for developing confidence and troop leading abilities in a Marine Corps unit's subordinate leaders.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)
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)
Marine instructors with Drill Instructor School aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island instruct and mentor Drill Instructor School candidates during close order drill practice on Parris Island, S.C. April 17, 2019. Close order drill is one foundation of discipline and esprit de corps in the United States Marine Corps. Additionally, it is one of the oldest methods for developing confidence and troop leading abilities in a Marine Corps unit's subordinate leaders.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley)
Lt. Gen. Michael A. Rocco, Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, visits Drill Instructor School on Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, on April 11, 2019. Rocco visited Parris Island to meet with Marines and senior leadership to discuss the overall conditions of the island and future of recruit training.
Mission: The mission of Drill Instructor School is to further develop the leadership, command presence, instructional ability, knowledge, and physical condition of the selected noncommissioned officers, staff noncommissioned officers and officers to successfully perform the duties of a drill instructor or series commander.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Finance Office reviews payments processing of master pay accounts, and the fiscal accounting supporting the transactions. Finance technicians also adjudicate, review, and oversee payment of vouchers of reimbursement for official travel.
The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Supply Section provides logistical and administrative support to personnel assigned to the depot in the most proficient and professional manner. This support includes, but is not limited to: procurement of consumables, property accountability, equipment acceptance, delivery, disposal, and or redistribution.