Recruit Training

12 Weeks

This is the ultimate proving ground for those who are driven by purpose, guided by values and aspire to earn the title reserved only for the Few.

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Recruit Training

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

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

Strategic Warrior

At all times focused, alert and in control

In an instant, missions, conditions and circumstances can change. Regardless of the situation, or sudden shift in it, Marines train to improvise, adapt and overcome so they can respond quickly.

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Strategic Warrior

Your Impact

A DIFFERENCE THE WORLD WILL NOTICE

Standing up against tyranny and injustice are Marines: elite warriors who courageously and honorably face down the threats of our time.

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Your Impact

 
 
 
 
 

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

The PFT is the standard test that all recruits must pass, and all Marines run once a year to assess their physical conditioning.

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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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