MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. --
A native of Port St. Lucie, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 3066, Company L, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Sept. 13, 2019.
Pfc. Roel R. Malcolm earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 88 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.
“I liked how drill made the platoon seem as one. As the Senior Drill Instructor would say “One Heartbeat, One Blood, One Brotherhood” everything moving in unison with precision,” said Malcolm.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Malcolm will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.