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6th Marine Corps District

Marine Corps Recruiting Command

MCRD Parris Island, S.C.
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U.S. Marines with 6th Marine Corps District pose for a group photo after the promotion ceremony of LCpl. Devon Hinterlong at the 6MCD Headquarters aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Nov. 01, 2019. Hinterlong serves as an administrative specialist. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Col. William C. Gray, the 6th Marine Corps District commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. William Banks III, 6MCD sergeant major, present an award to Gunnery Sgt. Tony J. Hernandez and family during a Trunk-or-Treat competition at 6MCD, MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina, Oct. 28, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jorge A. Rosales)
Alberto G. Velazquez, a recruit with Platoon 3074, Company M, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, sights in with the M16A4 Service Rifle during the crucible aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Sept. 26, 2019. Velazquez, a native of Lake Worth, Florida, has endured 11 weeks of Marine Corps recruit training preparing for the crucible. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Sergeant Fay D. Stafford, a prior-service recruiter with Prior-Service Recruiting Substation Charlotte, recieves a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal as part of the 6th Marine Corps Distrct Offensive at the 6MCD Headquarters aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Sept. 23, 2019. All prior-service recruiters that went above and beyond their mission were awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal by the 6th District Commanding Officer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A native of Saluda, South Carolina, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as the company honor graduate of Company L, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Sept. 13, 2019.

Pfc. James F. Therrell earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 521 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’ve enjoyed the moments when the platoon has the opportunity to sit down and have core value discussions with our Senior Drill Instructor,” said Therrell.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Therrell will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Matthew R. Phagan, a Music Technical Assistant with 6th Marine Corps District, recites the oath of enlistment during his reenlistment ceremony at the 6th Marine Corps District Headquarters aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on August 29, 2019. Phagan is a native of Daleville, Alabama. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Marines with 6th Marine Corps District pose for a photo after placing 2nd in the Semper-Fit Summer Challenge aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina on Aug 29, 2019. The Semper-Fit Summer Challenge consists of mutiple events for units to participate in to recieve money towards their Marine Corps Birthday Ball. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Private First Class Christian J. Bustillo completed Marine Corps recruit training as platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1066, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, August 30, 2019. Bustillo was recruited by Staff Sergeant Andrew Pateras from Recruiting Substation West Palm Beach. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
Private First Class Mark T. MarquezBurke completed Marine Corps recruit training as platoon honor graduate of Platoon 1069, Company C, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, August 30, 2019. MarquezBurke was recruited by Staff Sergeant Joaquin Crisostomo from Recruiting Substation Albany. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jack A. E. Rigsby)
A native of Moore, South Carolina, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as the company honor graduate of Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Aug. 23, 2019.

Pfc. Robert Herzberg earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 294 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 is having the opportunity to start over. Recruit training has helped me set clear, realistic goals, learned to respect different sorts of people, and the drive to accomplish everything I set my mind to,” said Herzberg.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Herzberg will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.
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A native of Plaquemine, Louisiana, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 3058, Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Aug. 23, 2019.
Pfc. Skyler Dozier earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 50 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 creating a bond with the other recruits and forming friendships,” said Dozier.
After enjoying the 10 days of leave allotted to graduates of recruit training, Dozier will continue to build foundational Marine Corps skills at the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina.
A native of Titusville, Florida, graduated from Marine Corps recruit training as a platoon honor graduate of Platoon 3056, Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, Aug. 23, 2019.
Pfc. Daion ColemanPetite earned this distinction over 13 weeks of training by outperforming 49 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 about recruit training was bettering myself physically and the bond that you build with people from all over the world,” said ColemanPetite.
Amanda Sanders, a teacher with Winding Springs Elementary, graduated Marine Corps Officer Candidate School Aug. 10, 2019 and commissioned as a second lieutenant the same day. Sanders, a Charlotte, North Carolina native, plans on serving in the Marine Corps Reserves so she may continue teaching and server her country.
Amanda Sanders, a teacher with Winding Springs Elementary, graduated Marine Corps Officer Candidate School Aug. 10, 2019 and commissioned as a second lieutenant the same day. Sanders, a Charlotte, North Carolina native, plans on serving in the Marine Corps Reserves so she may continue teaching and server her country.