British Royal Marine leaders see recruit training on Parris Island

British Royal Marine leaders see recruit training on Parris Island

Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, Commandant Col. Kevin Oliver discusses the Confidence Course with Capt Dustin S. Scott during a visit to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. July 9, 2015. Oliver and Regimental Sergeant Major Warrant Officer 1st Class P. W. McArthur familiarized themselves with how Parris Island molds approximately 50 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits into Marines during a visit to the depot July 8-10, 2015. They visited the depot after discussing the role of women in combat with the Marine Corps Force Integration Office earlier in the week. The Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, is the principal training center for British Royal Marines, who must complete 32 weeks of training. Photo by LCpl Vanessa Austin.

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - The commandant and regimental sergeant major of the British Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines, familiarized themselves with how Parris Island molds approximately 50 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits into Marines during a visit to the depot July 8-10, 2015.

Commando Training Centre Commandant Col. Kevin Oliver and Regimental Sergeant Major Warrant Officer 1st Class P. W. McArthur visited the depot after discussing the role of women in combat with the Marine Corps Force Integration Office earlier in the week.

The Commando Training Centre is the principal training center for British Royal Marines, who must complete 32 weeks of training.

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