Key Training Events

General Information About Major Events

The following provides general information lists training events that are integral to the training and indoctrination process.  Some are well known, or are self-explanatory, but many others often occur in the background and are often excluded from common media.  Nevertheless, these events all have their place in the process of transforming a civilian into a United States Marine.

Items in BOLD are required in order to graduate Recruit Training.  Failure to do so will result in the Recruit being redesignated, known as "dropped", to a different company to attempt the requirement again, or the Recruit being removed from Recruit Training for failure to compete the event to standard.

The events below are organized chronologically - this is the overall progression of your time at boot camp.