Battalion Commander's Inspection

Battalion Commander's Inspection

The Battalion Commander's Inspection is held after the Crucible, shortly before Graduation, and it is the training company's opportunity to showcase the three months of hard work of Drill Instructors and new Marines have endured. It is expected that recruits call on their experiences of the prior two inspections to present pristine uniforms, weapons, and living quarters to their battalion commander.

This inspection is typically held in the Service Alpha uniform. The Battalion Commander will not inspect each Marine, but will randomly choose individuals to review. He or she will ask Marines questions about their background and their perspective of the training cycle. After the commander finishes with a platoon, a team of other inspectors will review the remainder of the platoon, their weapons, and the squadbay. This inspection is the final graduation requirement for all who attend Marine Corps Recruit Training.