Recruit Training

Earning the Title

Known as Boot Camp, this grueling 13 week process transforms young men and women into United States Marines. 

At the end of training, new Marines have learned our values, discipline, and earned the right to stand among our ranks.

 

Preparation is key.  We will walk you through every day of boot camp, provide you with all of the knowledge you need to graduate and get ahead, and lay out some of the tricks of the trade to get ahead.

We've added exclusive member-only content to this page, just for you.

Our Insider's Guide explains every single day of recruit training from lights-to-lights, giving you a never before released behind the scenes look at what to expect each day.

What is Boot Camp?

Is it hard?

Can I handle it?

MCRD San Diego?

MCRD Parris Island?

What's the difference?

Boot Camp is broken into 4 phases. Learn what happens in each one.

Swim Qualification, Rifle Range, Confidence Course, The Crucible, and more.

How are the Depots structured? What should I know about my battalion?

Your DIs will be with you all day every day for 3 months. Here's the scoop.

Platoon Guide

Are you ready to ship? Check out our list.

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How much time do you get to shave, shower, and go to the bathroom?

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Every single day of the recruit training cycle broken down for you

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Get a head-start on the information you'll be expected to memorize

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Every single day of the recruit training cycle broken down for you

Getting Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually strong enough

What to pack, what to leave, and how to have an easy receiving week

No Cell Phones. No email. Learning to love your daily Mail Call.

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Workouts to get you in Marine Corps shape before you go to training

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Get a head-start on the information you'll be expected to memorize

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Get a head-start on the information you'll be expected to memorize

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How do you get paid? What's free? What do you pay for?

A Recruit's Guide to Family Day. Show your family what you endured and overcame

The end of your time as a recruit. What your graduation day looks like.

Platoon Guide

Learn the tips of the trade to make life easier and get ahead

Platoon Guide

Fact-checking the rumors you have heard about boot camp

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Ask us anything and we will typically respond within one business day

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Videos and movies depicting boot camp and reviews of their accuracy

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Your plan allows you to schedule free counseling calls to have us answer anything on your mind

We constantly add our answers to your newest questions on the FAQ

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No BS facts to graduate at the top of your class

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Get ahead on reading that is required for junior Marines

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