PARRIS ISLAND, SC --
A native of Orlando, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 2056, Company F, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Aug. 16, 2019.
Pfc. Joshua Johnson earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 50 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.
“The best part of Marine Corps basic training was adding to my family. No matter what, I know that there are Marines and future Marines that will come to understand one another through a common pain that was shared,” said Johnson.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Johnson will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.