MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC --
A native of Milledgeville, Georgia, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 3024, Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, April 19, 2019.
Pfc. John D. Efird earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 36 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 pushed passed my limits to prove to myself that I can be a Marine,” said Efird.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Efird will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.