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A recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, war-cries while conducting warm-ups during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 6.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! A recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, war-cries while conducting warm-ups during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 6. One of the purposes of MCMAP is to teach recruits how to defeat the enemy using hand-to-hand combat. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited form the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate May 4. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis.)
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A recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, war-cries while conducting warm-ups during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 6.
WEEKLY TOP SHOT! TOP SHOT WINNER! You voted and we listened, here is this week's winner! A recruit with Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, war-cries while conducting warm-ups during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 6. One of the purposes of MCMAP is to teach recruits how to defeat the enemy using hand-to-hand combat. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited form the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Mike Company is scheduled to graduate May 4. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis.)
The new Marines of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 28.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! The new Marines of Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 28. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Charlie Company will officially graduate from recruit training the next day. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis.
The new Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 21.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! The new Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 21. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Kilo Company will officially graduate from recruit training the next day. Photo by Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb 8.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb 8. Graduation takes place at the completion of a thirteen-week transformation including training in drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marine Corps customs and traditions. Annually more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez
Congratulations to the new Marines of Alpha Company for officially graduating from recruit training, Feb 1.
Congratulations to the new Marines of Alpha Company for officially graduating from recruit training, Feb 1. #USMC #MCRDSanDiego #Marines #Graduation Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis
Staff Sgt. Eduardo Rodriguez, drill instructor, with Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion, briefs the recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 23.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! Staff Sgt. Eduardo Rodriguez, drill instructor, with Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion, briefs the recruits of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 23. One of the purposes of learning MCMAP is to teach recruits basic offensive and defensive techniques. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Echo Company is scheduled to graduate April 12. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez
Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan 18
Marines with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, march as a company for the last time during their graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan 18. Graduation takes place at the completion of a thirteen-week transformation including training in drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marine Corps customs and traditions. Annually more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis.
A Marine with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, reunites with a loved one after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 11, 2019.
A Marine with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, reunites with a loved one after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 11, 2019. Graduation takes place at the completion of a thirteen-week transformation including training in drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marine Corps customs and traditions. Annually more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained aboard MCRD San Diego. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 7.
Recruits with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 7. Physical training is utilized to strengthen the body and develop a strong character embodying our core values through teamwork. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate March 1. Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez.
Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, receive a brief during a Marines Corps Martial Arts Program Session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 3.
You voted and we listened! Here is this week's Top Shot! WEEKLY TOP SHOT! Recruits with Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, receive a brief during a Marines Corps Martial Arts Program Session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 3. One of the purposes of learning MCMAP is to teach recruits basic offensive and defensive techniques. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Lima Company Is scheduled to graduate March 15. Photo by: Cpl. Christian M. Garcia
2018 Commanding General's Cup Award Ceremony
Brigadier Gen. Ryan P. Heritage, commanding general, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, presents a trophy to Marines, Sailors and civilians who participated in the Commanding General’s Cup aboard MCRD San Diego, January 3, 2019.
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WEEKLY TOP SHOTS Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, march during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 22. Drill instructors call a cadence to their platoon to keep the recruits in step with each other while marching. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 1. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlouis.
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Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, march during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 22. Drill instructors call a cadence to their platoon to keep the recruits in step with each other while marching. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 1.
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U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Ryan P. Heritage, commanding general, Western Recruiting Region and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, attends the 2018 WRR officer selection officers' conference at MCRD San Diego, Calif., Dec. 14 2018. Heritage thanked the OSOs for their work during 2018 that resulted in the most diverse group of officers accessed in a decade.
The new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec 13.
The new Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, reunite with their loved ones during Family Day at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec 13. After nearly thirteen weeks of training, the Marines of Echo Company will officially graduate from recruit training tomorrow. Photos by: Cpl. Brooke C. Woods
MCRD/WRR Leaders

  Brigadier General Ryan P. Heritage
  Commanding General,
  Western Recruiting Region
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  San Diego, CA
 
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  Sergeant Major Devon A. Lee
  Sergeant Major, 
  Western Recruiting Region
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  San Diego, CA
 
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