MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. --
PARRIS ISLAND, SC -- A native of Gainseville, Texas, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 3048, Company I, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, July 19, 2019.
Pfc. Justin Sparks earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 49 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 thing about recruit training was watching the transformation of the platoon and becoming a Marine,” said Sparks.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Sparks will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.