Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Recruit Raul Hernandez, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, displays his bearing as Sgt. Andrew T Deaveiro, drill instructor questions him during the Series Commander’s Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 3. As training progresses and recruits endure more of the events that help them build confidence, they will continue to become more proficient at handling stressful situations and understand how an official inspection is run. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 4.
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Recruit Raul Hernandez, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, displays his bearing as Sgt. Andrew T Deaveiro, drill instructor questions him during the Series Commander’s Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 3. As training progresses and recruits endure more of the events that help them build confidence, they will continue to become more proficient at handling stressful situations and understand how an official inspection is run. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 4.
Private First Class Leo C. Menge, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, performs a one handed push up during a physical fitness session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 3. Following recruit training, Menge will move on to the School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he will go through Marine Combat Training. Upon completion of MCT, he will pursue his military occupational specialty in military police. He plans on trying out for the USMC MMA Fight Team and competing with them as long as he can. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 7.
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Private First Class Leo C. Menge, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, performs a one handed push up during a physical fitness session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 3. Following recruit training, Menge will move on to the School of Infantry in Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he will go through Marine Combat Training. Upon completion of MCT, he will pursue his military occupational specialty in military police. He plans on trying out for the USMC MMA Fight Team and competing with them as long as he can. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 7.
Recruit Bryson Hatch, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, begins the manuever under fire course during the Initial Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15. The maneuver under fire is the last event of the CFT, and course covers 75 yards, requiring recruits to perform exercises such as sprints, ammunition can carries, fireman’s carry and throwing a simulated grenade at a marked target. Recruits were timed as they ran through the course and needed to finish it in less than 2 minutes and 14 seconds to receive 100 points. Hatch is a native of Burlington, Kan., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Kansas City. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 18.
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Recruit Bryson Hatch, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, begins the manuever under fire course during the Initial Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15. The maneuver under fire is the last event of the CFT, and course covers 75 yards, requiring recruits to perform exercises such as sprints, ammunition can carries, fireman’s carry and throwing a simulated grenade at a marked target. Recruits were timed as they ran through the course and needed to finish it in less than 2 minutes and 14 seconds to receive 100 points. Hatch is a native of Burlington, Kan., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Kansas City. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 18.
Recruit Aaron W. Phillips, Platoon 3209, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stands at parade rest outside of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Theatre at MCRD San Diego, July 27. Phillips is Hemet, Calif., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Los Angeles. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. India Company graduated July 31.
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Recruit Aaron W. Phillips, Platoon 3209, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stands at parade rest outside of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Theatre at MCRD San Diego, July 27. Phillips is Hemet, Calif., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Los Angeles. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. India Company graduated July 31.
Private Akeem A. White, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, cleans his weapon prior to the Battalion Commander’s Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 20. Following recruit training, White will move on to the School of Infantry Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he will pursue his career as an infantryman. He plans on finishing his degree and making a career in of the Marine Corps.  White is a native of Victorville, Calif., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Diego. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate July 24.
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Private Akeem A. White, Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, cleans his weapon prior to the Battalion Commander’s Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 20. Following recruit training, White will move on to the School of Infantry Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he will pursue his career as an infantryman. He plans on finishing his degree and making a career in of the Marine Corps. White is a native of Victorville, Calif., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Diego. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate July 24.
A drill instructor from Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, points out a stray string to a recruit during the Series Commander Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 3. Prior to the inspection, recruits had a chance to fix their uniforms, review their knowledge and clean their weapons in preparation. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 4.
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A drill instructor from Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, points out a stray string to a recruit during the Series Commander Inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 3. Prior to the inspection, recruits had a chance to fix their uniforms, review their knowledge and clean their weapons in preparation. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 4.
Staff Sgt. Brandon J. Curry, Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor, Support Battalion, uses a recruit to give a visual demonstration of correct hand placement when striking during a MCMAP class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15. Recruits receive multiple MCMAP classes throughout recruit training and are given a MCMAP test on training day 50 to verify their knowledge of MCMAP fundamentals.
MCMAP foundation starts early in recruit training
Staff Sgt. Brandon J. Curry, Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor, Support Battalion, uses a recruit to give a visual demonstration of correct hand placement when striking during a MCMAP class at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15. Recruits receive multiple MCMAP classes throughout recruit training and are given a MCMAP test on training day 50 to verify their knowledge of MCMAP fundamentals.
Recruit Jason T. Johnson (left) and Recruit David E. Rogers, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, exchange punches during a body sparring exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, June 2. Rogers is Humboldt County, Calif., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco.  Johnson is a Nacogdoches, Texas, native, and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Houston. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company F is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 12.
Body sparring brings fight out of recruits
Recruit Jason T. Johnson (left) and Recruit David E. Rogers, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, exchange punches during a body sparring exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, June 2. Rogers is Humboldt County, Calif., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station San Francisco. Johnson is a Nacogdoches, Texas, native, and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Houston. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company F is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on June 12.
Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, begin their 880-meter run portion of the Initial Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15. The first event of the CFT was the movement to contact and required recruits to run 880-meter while being timed. Wearing combat boots makes the sprint around the track difficult for some recruits. The purpose of the run is to simulate moving quickly through a combat situation. In order to gain 100 points on this event, recruits must complete the run in less than 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 18.
CFT
Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, begin their 880-meter run portion of the Initial Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15. The first event of the CFT was the movement to contact and required recruits to run 880-meter while being timed. Wearing combat boots makes the sprint around the track difficult for some recruits. The purpose of the run is to simulate moving quickly through a combat situation. In order to gain 100 points on this event, recruits must complete the run in less than 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 18.
Recruit Simon C. Bell, Platoon 1031, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, takes the lead in a Crucible exercise designed to promote teamwork at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 1. Bell is a Houston, native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Houston. Today, all male recruits from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate July 10.
Recruit plans to pass on knowledge learned in losing more than 100 pounds
Recruit Simon C. Bell, Platoon 1031, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, takes the lead in a Crucible exercise designed to promote teamwork at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, July 1. Bell is a Houston, native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Houston. Today, all male recruits from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate July 10.
Recruit Ian A. May, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, pushes through adversity to lift the ammunition can as many times as he can during the Initial Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15. Ammunition can lifts were the second portion of the CFT, and each can weighs 30 pounds. Each recruit performed as many presses as he could in two minutes, attempting to reach 91 repetitions to achieve a perfect score of 100. May is a native of Noblesville, Ind., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Indianapolis. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 18.
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Recruit Ian A. May, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, pushes through adversity to lift the ammunition can as many times as he can during the Initial Combat Fitness Test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 15. Ammunition can lifts were the second portion of the CFT, and each can weighs 30 pounds. Each recruit performed as many presses as he could in two minutes, attempting to reach 91 repetitions to achieve a perfect score of 100. May is a native of Noblesville, Ind., and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Indianapolis. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 18.
Commanding General
Brigadier General James W. Bierman, Jr.
Commanding General,
Western Recruiting Region
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA

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   Sergeant Major James K. Porterfield
Sergeant Major, 
Western Recruiting Region
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA

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