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Clifton, N.J., native a Marine Corps drill instructor on Parris Island Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Sgt. Juan Canete currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Canete joined the Marine Corps in September 2005 and became a drill instructor in March 2013. “The more we train [recruits], the better the Marine Corps is going to be,” said Canete. Canete is a native of Clifton, N.J. 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 Lance 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.

Sgt. Juan Canete currently serves as a Marine Corps drill instructor with India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. Canete joined the Marine Corps in September 2005 and became a drill instructor in March 2013.

“The more we train [recruits], the better the Marine Corps is going to be,” said Canete. Canete is a native of Clifton, N.J.


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Date Taken:07.22.2013

Date Posted:07.22.2013 15:50

Location:PARRIS ISLAND, SC, USGlobe

Hometown:CLIFTON, NJ, US

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