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Kennewick, Wash., native a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Staff Sgt. Lindsey Gonzalez currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Gonzalez joined the Marine Corps in July 1999 and became a drill instructor in December 2012. Gonzalez is a native of Kennewick. Wash. 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 for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)

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.

Staff Sgt. Lindsey Gonzalez currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Gonzalez joined the Marine Corps in July 1999 and became a drill instructor in December 2012. Gonzalez is a native of Kennewick. Wash. 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 for females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink)


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Date Taken:07.18.2013

Date Posted:07.18.2013 09:44

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:KENNEWICK, WA, US

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