Images: Photo Gallery: From Day One, Marine Corps’ core values emphasized to Parris Island recruits
Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink
Capt. Matt Zajac, commander of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, speaks to his recruits about the Marine Corps’ core values June 3, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Zajac, 28, from Chicago, stressed the important role honor, courage and commitment play in the transformation of a recruit into a Marine. If recruits cannot prove they are imbued with these values, they will not earn the title Marine. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 22, 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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