Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Sergeant Stephen M. Powers, drill instructor, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, corrects a recruit for not following directions during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 24. From this point forward, drill instructors will be with their recruits every day until graduation day and are responsible for transforming them from civilian to Marine. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 16.
Co. C - Pick Up
Sergeant Stephen M. Powers, drill instructor, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, corrects a recruit for not following directions during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 24. From this point forward, drill instructors will be with their recruits every day until graduation day and are responsible for transforming them from civilian to Marine. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 16.
Recruits from India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, compete against each other during Pugil Sticks III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 21. The match was won when a recruit delivered multiple body strikes or a single blow to the head. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. India Company is scheduled to graduate July 15.
Co. I - Pugil Sticks III
Recruits from India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, compete against each other during Pugil Sticks III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 21. The match was won when a recruit delivered multiple body strikes or a single blow to the head. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. India Company is scheduled to graduate July 15.
Recruits from India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct straight thrusts during a modified bayonet assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 21. Recruits were taught different moves during Marine Corps Martial Arts Program classes, learning offensive and defensive techniques used in combat. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. India Company is scheduled to graduate July 15.
Co. I - Modified Bayonet Assault Course
Recruits from India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, conduct straight thrusts during a modified bayonet assault course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 21. Recruits were taught different moves during Marine Corps Martial Arts Program classes, learning offensive and defensive techniques used in combat. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. India Company is scheduled to graduate July 15.
Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, march across the parade deck during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 17. Following graduation, Marines are given 10 days of leave before taking the next step in training at the School of Infantry at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego.
Co. B - Graduation
Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, march across the parade deck during a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 17. Following graduation, Marines are given 10 days of leave before taking the next step in training at the School of Infantry at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego.
A Marine from Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, hugs his loved ones after being released for liberty at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 16. This is the first time they have seen their Marines since they arrived at the depot 13 weeks ago. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Co. B - Liberty Call
A Marine from Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, hugs his loved ones after being released for liberty at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 16. This is the first time they have seen their Marines since they arrived at the depot 13 weeks ago. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Recruits from Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, navigate through an obstacle during Obstacle Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 13. Recruits must use their strength to navigate over and under the logs while trying to maintain a low profile. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 19.
Co. A - Confidence Course I
Recruits from Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, navigate through an obstacle during Obstacle Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 13. Recruits must use their strength to navigate over and under the logs while trying to maintain a low profile. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 19.
A drill instructor of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, quizzes a recruit on his knowledge during a series commander inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 6. Drill instructors test recruits to see how much knowledge they’ve retained thus far in recruit training. This is the second of four inspections recruits experience during recruit training. Annually, more than 17,000 makes recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate July 8.
Co. E - Series Commander Inspection
A drill instructor of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, quizzes a recruit on his knowledge during a series commander inspection at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 6. Drill instructors test recruits to see how much knowledge they’ve retained thus far in recruit training. This is the second of four inspections recruits experience during recruit training. Annually, more than 17,000 makes recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate July 8.
Approximately 550 Marines have the massive responsibility to shape more than 17,000 recruits who come to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego annually into basically trained United States Marines. Drill instructors are entrusted with sustaining a more than 240-year legacy of transforming recruits into the next generation of Marines. Get to know one of the Corps’ finest.

“I joined the Marine Corps because I felt like it was my calling. All of the Fallujah incidents were going on at that time and I felt like joining was something I needed to do,” said Torres. “I decided to become a drill instructor because the Corps gave me everything, so this is my way of giving back. I also wanted the chance to train and make Marines.”
Staff Sgt. Abelardo Torres - DI Spotlight
Approximately 550 Marines have the massive responsibility to shape more than 17,000 recruits who come to Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego annually into basically trained United States Marines. Drill instructors are entrusted with sustaining a more than 240-year legacy of transforming recruits into the next generation of Marines. Get to know one of the Corps’ finest. “I joined the Marine Corps because I felt like it was my calling. All of the Fallujah incidents were going on at that time and I felt like joining was something I needed to do,” said Torres. “I decided to become a drill instructor because the Corps gave me everything, so this is my way of giving back. I also wanted the chance to train and make Marines.”
Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, run in formation during their motivation run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 2. The run signifies the last training event on the training schedule. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Fox Company is scheduled to graduate June 3.
Co. F - Motivation Run
Marines of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, run in formation during their motivation run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, June 2. The run signifies the last training event on the training schedule. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Fox Company is scheduled to graduate June 3.
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, compete against each other during Pugil Sticks III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 24. The match was won when a recruit delivered a blow to the head or multiple body strikes to their opponent. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Bravo Company recruits battle each other for the third time
Recruits with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, compete against each other during Pugil Sticks III at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 24. The match was won when a recruit delivered a blow to the head or multiple body strikes to their opponent. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Recruits from Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, provide cover for each other during the Bayonet Assault Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 24. Before allowing a team member to advance to the next obstacle, a recruit had to provide cover simulating what it would be like watching another Marine’s back while moving in combat. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Co. B - Bayonet Assault Course
Recruits from Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, provide cover for each other during the Bayonet Assault Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 24. Before allowing a team member to advance to the next obstacle, a recruit had to provide cover simulating what it would be like watching another Marine’s back while moving in combat. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Bravo Company is scheduled to graduate June 17.
Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Cardona, chief drill instructor, Receiving Company, Support Battalion, welcomes new recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, to the depot during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 23. Once the recruits step off the bus, they immediately begin the transformation from civilian to Marine. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 19.
Co. A - Receiving
Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Cardona, chief drill instructor, Receiving Company, Support Battalion, welcomes new recruits of Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, to the depot during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 23. Once the recruits step off the bus, they immediately begin the transformation from civilian to Marine. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 19.
Commanding General
Brigadier General William M. Jurney
Commanding General,
Western Recruiting Region
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA

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Sergeant Major Alex M. Dobson
Sergeant Major, 
Western Recruiting Region
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA

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