News Icon

News: Tacoma, Wash., native a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island

Story by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn HillSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

Tacoma, Wash., native a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island Cpl. MaryAnn Hill

Sgt. Mario Powers currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Powers joined the Marine Corps in August 2006 and became a drill instructor in December 2012. Powers is a native of Tacoma, Wash. "I became a drill instructor because I wanted to produce new Marines and continue the legacy. One day, they will be replacing me," said Powers. is Island annually into basic United States Marin

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines.

This handful of dedicated DIs is entrusted with sustaining a more than 237-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors.


Connected Media
ImagesTacoma, Wash., native...
Sgt. Mario Powers currently serves as a Marine Corps...


Web Views
115
Downloads
0

Podcast Hits
0



Public Domain Mark
This work, Tacoma, Wash., native a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island, by Cpl MaryAnn Hill, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.09.2013

Date Posted:07.09.2013 09:40

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:TACOMA, WA, US

Options

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

SELECT A HOLIDAY:

VIDEO ON DEMAND

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr