PARRIS ISLAND, SC --
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1053, Company A, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, June 28, 2019.
Pfc. Matthew H. Anderson earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 52 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 was finding discipline and purpose within the Marine Corps,” said Anderson.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Thomas will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.