MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC --
A native of Brandon, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as the company honor graduate of Platoon 3030, Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, April 19, 2019.
Pfc. Juan D. Betances earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 215 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 the survival skills and tactics that I learned during Basic Warrior Training,” said Betances.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Betances will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina