PARRIS ISLAND, SC --
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1032, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, April 26, 2019.
Pfc. Dominic J. Montalto earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 39 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 Basic Warrior Training, and all the survival skills that will help me throughout my future in the Marine Corps,” said Montalto.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Montalto will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.