Photo Gallery: Marine recruits learn value of discipline, obedience on Parris Island


Sgt. Kingsley Nwosu Jr., a drill instructor for Platoon 1033, Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, conducts an incentive training session March 26, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Drill instructors like Nwosu, a 26-year-old from Houston, administer a series of exercises for several minutes as a means to correct minor disciplinary infractions. Alpha Company is scheduled to graduate May 30, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Cpl. Octavia Davis)

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