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U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, demonstrate exercises during log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Sept. 27, 2021
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Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, participate in a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Oct. 23, 2020. Graduation took place at the completion of the 13-week transformation including training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills and Marines Corps customs and traditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary T. Beatty)
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Pfc. Dreyson R. A. Owens with Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, observes a display during his visit to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Command Museum, Oct. 14, 2020. Marines visited the museum to learn about their history and traditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brooke C. Woods)
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, march during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 22.
Recruits with Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, march during a final drill evaluation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 22.
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.
Gunnery Sgt. Isaac C. Anderson, drill instructor, Receiving Company, Support Battalion, corrects a recruit during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 30. Anderson informed the recruit to respond properly by answering loudly every time a drill instructor gave him orders. Recruits are required to follow all instructions from drill instructors throughout recruit training. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Charlie Company is scheduled to graduate July 27.
Photos by: Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez
Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, swing across an obstacle during Confidence Course I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 30.
Recruits with Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, perform log drills at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 22. The recruits had to hold the log as a team for the entire session, which lasted for approximately an hour. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate March 16.
(Photo by: Lance Cpl. Alexander L. Gist)
Marines with a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor Course, Class 3-18, prepare to enter a confidence chamber at Marine Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 26. The event consisted of different obstacles and physical challenges which allowed the Marines to use their MCMAP techniques to complete them. At the end of the course the Marines earned a tab signifying the completion of the next level in the MCMAP curriculum. Drill instructors, who are trained MCMAP instructors, from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego supervised and taught the course.
 Photo by: Cpl. Erick J. ClarosVillalta
A recruit from Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, holds out his boots during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 9. This is part of an initial gear inspection recruits must go through to ensure they have all the required gear needed for recruit training. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Delta Company is scheduled to graduate June 1.
 (Photo by: Lance Cpl Christian M. Garcia)
The U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon, Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., perform during the Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, March 17. The ceremony was held to celebrate Marine Corps history using music, marching, and precision drill.
(Photo by: Lance Cpl. Christian M. Garcia)
Recruits with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, carry a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 2. Each exercise helped recruits develop cardiovascular endurance and prepare for future physical endeavors. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. India Company is scheduled to graduate May 25.
You voted and we listened! A recruit with Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, crawls during a combat conditioning exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 9.
A recruit of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, descends a rappel tower at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Feb. 2. One of the techniques learned was how to apply a “brake hand,” which is used to adjust the speed while descending the tower. The recruits were given gloves to protect their hands as well as to serve as an extra grip on the rope and a helmet and harness were worn for safety. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate March 16.

(Photo by: Lance Cpl. Christian M. Garcia)
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LtCol David Becker was born in Austin, TX and is a graduate of Indiana University.  Commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) program, he graduated The Basic School (TBS) in May 1994. Following graduation of his MOS school, he received orders to Communications Company, 1st Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, CA.
Recruits from India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, battle each other during Pugil Sticks I at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Aug. 2.
Educators with the Educator’s Workshop take part in a mock pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, July 11. The workshop is a program hosted by MCRD San Diego that gives educators an inside look at the process of recruit training and the different benefits the Marine Corps has to offer.
A senior drill instructor from Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, gives his expectations of the recruits during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, May 26. After spending the first week conducting in-processing, recruits marched to their new squad bay where their drill instructors introduced themselves, recited the Drill Instructor Creed and began carrying out the mission of transforming civilians into United States Marines. Annually, more than 17,000 males recruited from the Western Recruiting Region are trained at MCRD San Diego. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 18.