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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Initial Strength Test
In order to begin recruit training, aspiring Marines must pass the Initial Strength Test (IST).
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.
Combat Fitness Test
The CFT is a 300-point test with an emphasis on functional fitness related to operational demands.