The Journey Begins

Recruit Training: Where Marines Are Made

If you're on this bus, you're eligible. Proving you're capable begins the moment you step off. Becoming a Marine is not a process one simply undergoes—but endures over 12 weeks of Marine Corps Recruit Training.

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The Journey Begins

Our Purpose

A commitment upheld with conviction

We Make Marines. We win our nation's battles. We develop quality citizens. And we continue to stand strong as America's expeditionary force in readiness.

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Our Purpose

Transformation

Endure the training. Witness the transformation.

Those who desire our title must first endure our training, and undergo an everlasting change that is external, internal and undeniable. The transformation will not happen overnight, but will last a lifetime.

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Transformation

Graduation

A finish line. And a starting point.

For twelve arduous weeks you are known and treated as a recruit. It is only after every demand has been met that a senior drill instructor will stand eye to eye and address you, and your platoon, as a Marine. 

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Graduation

Learn From
Experience

Meeting a Marine Recruiter

There is no better way to get a clear picture of life in the Marine Corps than with a knee-cap to knee-cap conversation with a recruiter who's served. 

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Learn From Experience

 
 
 
 
 

THE MARINES ARE COMING

Nearly 700 Marines will converge on Phoenix, Arizona in September for Marine Week 2015.

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Initial Strength Test

In order to begin recruit training, aspiring Marines must pass the Initial Strength Test (IST).

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Physical Fitness Test

All Marines are required to pass an annual Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

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Combat Fitness Test

The CFT is a 300-point test with an emphasis on functional fitness related to operational demands.

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