Recruit Training Regiment

Our mission is to  Provide Reception, processing, and recruit training for enlisted personnel following initial entry into the Marine Corps. Provide training for Drill Instructors and officers entrusted with recruit training responsibilities.

  Colonel Joseph W. Jones
  Commanding Officer,
  Recruit Training Regiment
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  San Diego, CA
CO's Bio

  Sergeant Major Paul F. Agan
  Sergeant Major,
  Recruit Training Regiment
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  San Diego, CA
  Sgt Maj's Bio






Each Company (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta) holds events that Drill Instructor families are encouraged to attend. Here is a brief description of what you can expect. We hope to see you there!

Seasoned 1st Battalion Drill Instructor spouses have provided some experience and advice for incoming families. Be sure to read this over to help prepare yourself for what to expect as a Drill Instructor's family while on the drill field.

If you're moving to the San Diego area and are interested in military housing, please visit the Lincoln Military Housing web site at

The  Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Marine Corps Recruit Depot webpage has information on the School Liaison Program, Exceptional Family Member Program, classes through Marine Corps Family Team Building, counseling services, employment opportunity and assistance, events on MCRD and more! Visit the site at to learn more and see all that is available to you.



Video by Cpl. Shekinah Lowe
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego  
The transition from civilian to recruit begins on the yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, and it takes 13 weeks to transform a recruit into a United States Marine. This is the first step of the recruit process, and thousands enlist every year to have the chance to earn the title and become one of the few and proud.

The Crucible begins on T-55 Tuesday through T-56 Wednesday.

Click HERE to download the Matrix.