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Glenda McCool, mother of U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Sean G. McCool, Platoon 2044, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, kisses her son after he is dismissed by his senior drill instructor following graduation June 9, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. McCool, 19, from Sharpsburg, Ga., the seventh Marine in his family, earned the distinction of being his platoon’s honor graduate. Today, approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 12 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for approximately 49 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob) - Glenda McCool, mother of U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Sean G. McCool, Platoon 2044, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, kisses her son after he is dismissed by his senior drill instructor following graduation June 9, 2017, on Parris Island, S.C. McCool, 19, from Sharpsburg, Ga., the seventh Marine in his family, earned the distinction of being his platoon’s honor graduate. Today, approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 12 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for approximately 49 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

Gracyn Lasueur (left) poses for a photo with GySgt. Matthew Hoyle, the station commander for Recruiting Substation Dothan, Alabama, after being presented with the Semper Fidelis All-American award at Northview High School, May 18, 2017. LaSueur was one of 100 students who will attend the Battles Won Academy this summer in Washington D.C., where she will be given the opportunity to network with and hear from an elite circle of leaders from all walks of life, who like her, have fought and won their own battles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Krista James/Released) - Gracyn Lasueur (left) poses for a photo with GySgt. Matthew Hoyle, the station commander for Recruiting Substation Dothan, Alabama, after being presented with the Semper Fidelis All-American award at Northview High School, May 18, 2017. LaSueur was one of 100 students who will attend the Battles Won Academy this summer in Washington D.C., where she will be given the opportunity to network with and hear from an elite circle of leaders from all walks of life, who like her, have fought and won their own battles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Krista James/Released)

U.S. Marine Sgt. Sean Silverman presents Haden Blair an invitation to attend the 2017 Battles Won Academy at McMinn Central High School, Englewood, Tennessee, on May 19, 2017. The Battles Won Academy taps into the irreducible essence of the Marine Corps, which is the fighting spirit of the Marine. The essence of the Marines individually and collectively is the willingness to engage and the determination to defeat an opposing force – whether personal or on behalf of our nation and its communities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mandaline Hatch) - U.S. Marine Sgt. Sean Silverman presents Haden Blair an invitation to attend the 2017 Battles Won Academy at McMinn Central High School, Englewood, Tennessee, on May 19, 2017. The Battles Won Academy taps into the irreducible essence of the Marine Corps, which is the fighting spirit of the Marine. The essence of the Marines individually and collectively is the willingness to engage and the determination to defeat an opposing force – whether personal or on behalf of our nation and its communities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mandaline Hatch)

U.S. Marine Sgt. Roderick Evans presents Natasha Kusibab an invitation to attend the 2017 Battles Won Academy at Brentwood High School, Brentwood, Tennessee, on May 9, 2017. The Battles Won Academy will bring together 96 of the country’s top student-leaders July 13-17 in Washington D.C. The program provides Marines with several opportunities to purposefully engage the student leaders and share leadership lessons that will enhance their future success. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mandaline Hatch) - U.S. Marine Sgt. Roderick Evans presents Natasha Kusibab an invitation to attend the 2017 Battles Won Academy at Brentwood High School, Brentwood, Tennessee, on May 9, 2017. The Battles Won Academy will bring together 96 of the country’s top student-leaders July 13-17 in Washington D.C. The program provides Marines with several opportunities to purposefully engage the student leaders and share leadership lessons that will enhance their future success. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mandaline Hatch)

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