PARRIS ISLAND, SC --
A native of Moore, South Carolina, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as the company honor graduate of Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Aug. 23, 2019.
Pfc. Robert Herzberg earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 294 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 recruit training is having the opportunity to start over. Recruit training has helped me set clear, realistic goals, learned to respect different sorts of people, and the drive to accomplish everything I set my mind to,” said Herzberg.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Herzberg will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.