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Photo Gallery: Marine recruits one day closer to graduation on Parris Island

Staff Sgt. Michael Zacniewski II, a drill instructor for Platoon 3009, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, orders recruits to show they have bags containing their personal identification and other important items Dec. 10, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. All gear must be accounted for at the end of each day, from the recruits' rifles to their canteens. Zacniewski, 32, is from Philadelphia. India Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 14, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)



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This work, Photo Gallery: Marine recruits one day closer to graduation on Parris Island [Image 4 of 8], by Cpl Caitlin Brink, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.10.2013

Date Posted:12.19.2013 16:38

Photo ID:1141576

VIRIN:131210-M-FS592-2040

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:4.71 MB

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:PHILADELPHIA, PA, US

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  • Staff Sgt. Michael Zacniewski II currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Zacniewski joined the Marine Corps in July 2004 and became a drill instructor in December 2012. “I became a drill instructor because I wanted to give back to the Marine Corps,” said Zacniewski, a 32-year-old Philadelphia native. “The best part is seeing your newly minted Marine walk across the parade deck and thank you for everything you’ve done for them.” About 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
  • Sgt. Jonathan Brooks, a receiving drill instructor, gives new recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, some of the first orders they received after arriving July 29, 2013, for training on Parris Island, S.C. Brooks, 27, from Scottsbluff, Neb., is one of a handful of drill instructors responsible for preparing new recruits for training. India Company is scheduled to graduate Oct. 25, 2013. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
  • Sgt. Terry Hall, a drill instructor for Platoon 3010, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, corrects his recruits' fighting stance during martial arts training Dec. 10, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors such as Hall, 26, from Palm Beach, Fla., instill discipline in recruits early in training. India Company is scheduled to graduate Feb. 14, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)
  • Sgt. Stephan Bacchus, a drill instructor for Platoon 3044, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, orders his recruits to respond loudly and confidently March 25, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Bacchus, 23, from East Stroudsburg, Pa., is one of a handful of drill instructors responsible for instilling discipline in his recruits. India Company is scheduled to graduate June 13, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

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