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Recruits of Platoon 3070, Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, march during their initial drill evaluation July 15, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. Four drillmasters, experts on the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual, graded recruits on their discipline, bearing and attention to detail. Close-order drill instills discipline by teaching habits of precision and immediate response to orders. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 6, 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)

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Recruits of Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, marched through their initial drill evaluation July 15, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C., marking the end of their first phase of training.

Close-order drill helps transform recruits into Marines by developing teamwork and unit cohesion. Close-order drill also instills discipline by teaching habits of precision and immediate response to orders. Lima Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 6, 2013.


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Date Taken:07.18.2013

Date Posted:07.18.2013 09:31

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:MORRISTOWN, TN, US

Hometown:OCILLA, GA, US

Hometown:PRINCETON, TX, US

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