Our recruit training runs 13 weeks, or 13 drill nights, long. During this training, recruits will receive instruction in physical training, close order drill, uniforms, field skills, drug resistance training, leadership, citizenship, and more. After recruit training, fully trained recruits will participate in a graduation ceremony welcoming them into the unit.
PHASE 1 - DISCIPLINE
Weeks 1-4, recruits are introduced to a life of structure, engrossed in Young Marine culture, and steered away from the concept of “I” so they can begin building a TEAM. This is done through physical training (PT), close order drill (COD), and classroom instruction that will continue throughout the entire experience.
PHASE 2 - TEAMWORK
During weeks 5-8, we build on the information learned in the prior weeks. More is expected and each recruit begins to understand that to succeed they have to start putting the team before themselves. You’ll start to see the TEAM concept emphasized more than ever and their confidence in themselves start to really show.
PHASE 3 - LEADERSHIP
In the final phase of weeks 9-13, recruits hone in on their skills, confidence skyrockets, and the leader inside starts to emerge. The team is getting strong and they should be relying on each other. This is where each recruit's strengths will shine, weaknesses are faced with courage, and parents see the difference between what once was and what now is. During the last week of training, recruits will participate in a recruit encampment before graduation.
This is an overnight trip where recruits will face physical and mental challenges both as individuals and as a team.