Marine Drill Instructors instill discipline with close-order drill

Marine Drill Instructors instill discipline with close-order drill
Marine Drill Instructors instill discipline with close-order drill
Marine Drill Instructors instill discipline with close-order drill
Marine Drill Instructors instill discipline with close-order drill
Marine Drill Instructors instill discipline with close-order drill

Recruits of Platoon 4021, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, march together during a close-order drill session April 24, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Close-order drill is nearly an everyday activity for recruits and helps them develop teamwork and unit cohesion. Papa Company is scheduled to graduate June 20, 2014. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Recruit Saige Martinez, Platoon 4020, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, performs a drill movement during close-order drill practice April 24, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Close-order drill helps recruits develop teamwork, discipline and esprit de corps. Martinez, a 19-year-old from Columbus, Ga., is scheduled to graduate June 20, 2014. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Sgt Samantha Cannon, a drill instructor for Platoon 4021, Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, corrects a recruit during close-order drill practice April 24, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors are responsible for ensuring their recruits uphold the highest standards of discipline and attention to detail, both on and off the parade deck. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Drill instructors, such as Cannon, a 26-year-old from Lompoc, Calif., teach their recruits the strict, precise drill movements that will help develop their discipline, attention to detail and obedience. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

Drill instructors of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, guide their recruits through a close-order drill session April 24, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors are responsible not only for the well-being and development of their recruits; they must also teach them close-order drill, which will yield more disciplined, obedient and cohesive recruit platoons. Photo by Cpl Octavia Davis.

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