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Marine recruit from Nashville tests on confidence on Parris Island

 

Written by Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island

Marines Corp SealParris Island, SC – U.S. Marine Corps recruit Tyreike Robinson, a 20-year-old native of Nashville, Tennessee, shouts while sliding down a rope obstacle during the Confidence Course on Parris Island, SC. Robinson is with Platoon 3060, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and is scheduled to graduate August 25th, 2017.

“I wanted to better myself and become a stronger person,” said Robinson. “Joining the Marines was a way to put my life back on track and give me the discipline and strength to push through any hard times later in life.”

U.S. Marine Corps recruit Tyreike Robinson from Nashville, TN. (U.S. Marine Corps, Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

U.S. Marine Corps recruit Tyreike Robinson from Nashville, TN. (U.S. Marine Corps, Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob)

Approximately 19,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 12 weeks of rigorous, transformative training.

Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 49 percent of male recruits and 100 percent of female recruits in the Marine Corps.

The symbolic Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and the title Marine are earned only by those who successfully complete each of seven graduation requirements and embrace the Corps’ core values of honor, courage, and commitment.


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