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Photo Gallery: Discipline essential for Parris Island recruits to become Marines

Photos by Cpl Caitlin Brink
Date Taken:01.14.2014 | Date Posted:01.24.2014 18:18

Recruits of Platoon 3021, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion receive close-order that teaches discipline by instilling habits of precision and immediate response to orders, multiple times a day enabling a unit to move from one place to another in a standard, orderly manner and creates a sense of unit cohesion. Intensive training is to instill discipline and motivation.
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.

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