Program of initial training for USMC recruits
Recruits learn marksmanship fundamentals and must qualify with the M16 rifle to graduate
United States Marine Corps Recruit Training (commonly known as "boot camp") is a 13-week program, including in & out-processing, of recruit training that each recruit must successfully complete in order to serve in the United States Marine Corps.
Most enlisted individuals entering the Marine Corps, regardless of eventual active or reserve duty status, will undergo recruit training at one of the two Marine Corps Recruit Depots (MCRD): Parris Island, South Carolina or San Diego, California. Male recruits from the 8th, 9th and 12th recruiting districts (areas west of the Mississippi River except Louisiana and including parts of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan) are sent to MCRD San Diego. All recruits from the 1st, 4th and 6th recruiting districts and, until 2021, all female recruits were sent to Parris Island. Those desiring to become officers attend training at Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.
The only Marine Corps recruits not required to undergo training are those selected for the United States Marine Band. Upon passing an audition and satisfying security and physical fitness requirements, they are granted the rank of Staff Sergeant and assigned exclusively to the band for a four-year enlistment.
United States Marine Corps Recruit Training (commonly known as "boot camp") is a 13-week program, including in & out-processing, of recruit training that...
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MCRD Parris Island is used for
United States Marine Corps Recruit Training of enlisted United States Marines. Recruits living east of the Mississippi...
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Marine Corps Recruit Depot (commonly referred to as MCRD) San Diego is a United States Marine Corps military installation in San Diego, California. It...
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United States Marine Corps Recruit Training or Officer Candidates School. With the founding of the Corps in 1775, the first recruiting drive was...
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training for enlisted United States Marines after recruit training. Since the initial training pipeline is divided between coasts, Marines from areas...
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This is a list of current
United States Marine Corps battalions, sorted by the mission they perform. The ground combat element (GCE) consists of those...
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United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is the maritime land force service branch of the United States Armed...
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officer is the Commandant of the
Marine Corps, responsible for organizing, recruiting, training, and equipping the Marine Corps so that it is ready for operation...
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Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP, /ˈmɪkmæp/) is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand...
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United States Marine Corps since 1918, and women continue to serve in the Corps today. As of 2020, women make up 8.9% of total active duty Marines. The...
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United States Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) is a component command of the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) that comprises...
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Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES or MFR), also known as the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) and the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, is...
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Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) is the primary training command of the United States Marine Corps. There are two major commands...
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Marine technical adviser said that he had joined the Corps after seeing What Price Glory?. United States Marine Corps Recruit Training was also...
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United States Marine Corps Recruit Depots are located at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, and Marine Corps Recruit Depot...
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flag of the
United States Marine Corps (also known as the standard or battle color) is the flag used to represent the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as its...
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Marine Corps Security Force Regiment Marine Raider Regiment Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD Parris Island, SC Recruit Training Regiment, MCRD...
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United States Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) is the recruit training program of the United States Army, for service in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve...
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United States Marine Corps is widely varied but unique amongst the branches of the United States Armed Forces. Because members of the United States Marine...
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United States Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is a system of categorizing career fields. All enlisted and officer Marines are assigned...
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The commandant of the
Marine Corps (CMC) is normally the highest-ranking officer in the United States Marine Corps and is a member of the Joint Chiefs...
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United States Marine Corps, such as Private France Silva who during the Boxer Rebellion became the first Marine of the thirteen Marines of Latin...
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Recruit Training Battalion is a training battalion in the United States Marine Corps at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The battalion...
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Marine Corps Security Force Regiment is a dedicated security and anti-terrorism unit of the United States Marine Corps. It provides security forces...
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United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a desegregated force, made up of troops of all races working and fighting alongside each other. In 1776 and 1777...
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Marine Recruit Training Regiment San Diego (MCRDSD), based at San Diego, California, is a training regiment of the United States Marine Corps. It...
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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps and is one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the United...
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installations used by the
United States Marine Corps, organized by type and state. Most US states do not have active Marine Corps bases; however, many do...
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