MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. --
Pfc. Clarke earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 83 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 parts of recruit training were the mental and physical challenges presented each day,” said Clarke.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Clarke will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.