BELTON, SOUTH CAROLINA NATIVE GRADUATES MARINE RECRUIT TRAINING WITH HONORS
By Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay
| 6th Marine Corps District | September 20, 2019
Recruiting Substation Anderson Honor Graduate
Private First Class Jonathan A. Clarke completed Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1074, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2019. Clarke was recruited by Sgt. Nicholas Maniche from Recruiting Substation Anderson. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay)
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.