PARRIS ISLAND, SC --
MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Sulphur, Louisiana, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 2012, Company H, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Feb. 8, 2019.
Pfc. Patrick J. Mouton earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 63 other recruits during a series of training events designed to test recruits’ basic Marine Corps skills.
These training events covered customs and courtesies, drill and ceremonies, marksmanship, physical fitness, military history, and a variety of other subjects.
“My favorite part of recruit training is being challenged mentally and physically every day,” said Mouton, a graduate of Sulphur High School.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Mouton will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.