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Emily Pettaway, the dean of academics for St. Louis Catholic High School of Lake Charles, Louisiana, takes a video of Kayla Jackson, an Algebra I teacher at Ponchatoula High School of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, firing an M16A4 service rifle during an Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 12, 2022. - Emily Pettaway, the dean of academics for St. Louis Catholic High School of Lake Charles, Louisiana, takes a video of Kayla Jackson, an Algebra I teacher at Ponchatoula High School of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, firing an M16A4 service rifle during an Educators Workshop aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., January 12, 2022. Marine Corps Recruiting Command provides educators workshops as an opportunity for teachers, principals, counselors, coaches and media to experience the basic training process first-hand. The workshops are one of many ways for the attendees to learn about the multitude of opportunities the Marine Corps can provide to young men and women within their communities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Danielle Prentice)

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. - 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)

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Belton, South Carolina, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1074, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.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. - 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)

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Miami, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1073, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.Pfc. Juan Torazoinfante 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.“The best part of recruit training was the rifle range and Basic Warrior Training,” said Torazoinfante.After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Torazoinfante will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. - Private First Class Juan Toranzoinfante completed Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1073, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Sept. 20, 2019. Toranzoinfante was recruited by SSgt. Jonathan Paz from Recruiting Substation South Dade. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay)

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Hampton, Georgia, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1072, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.Pfc. Devon J. Thorpe earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 81 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.“My favorite part of recruit training is the tactical training that was taught,” said Thorpe.After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Thorpe will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. - Private First Class Devon J. Thorpe completed Marine Corps recruit training as platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1072, Company D, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, September 20, 2019. Thorpe was recruited by Sergeant Lynette M. Maldonado from Recruiting Substation Jonesboro. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin Ramsay)

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – A native of Spring Hill, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training here as company honor graduate of Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, September 20, 2019.Pfc. Jenna Barbee earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 96 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.“My favorite part of recruit training is everyone giving their very best at all times,” said Barbee.After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Barbee will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina. - Private First Class Jenna L. Barbee completed Marine Corps recruit training as company honor graduate of Company O, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, September 20, 2019. Barbee was recruited by Staff Sergeant Jose M. Escribano from Recruiting Substation Port Richey. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin Ramsay)

A native of Port St. Luci, 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. - Private First Class Roel R. Malcolm completed Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 3066, Company L, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Sept. 13, 2019. Malcolm was recruited by SSgt. Christopher Johnson from Recruiting Substation Margate. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay)

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