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Private First Class Christopher L. Oliver Jr. completed Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1077, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2019. Oliver was recruited by SSgt. Roosevelt Glenn from Recruiting Substation Ponte Vedra. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay)

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PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA NATIVE GRADUATES MARINE RECRUIT TRAINING WITH HONORS

20 Sep 2019 | Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay 6th Marine Corps District

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Ponte Vedra, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1077, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.

Pfc. Oliver earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 82 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.

Being able to notice how much you can push past your limits and improve,” said Oliver.

After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Oliver will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.


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