The US Marine Corps (USMC) is one of the most selective organizations of the US Armed Forces. Basic training is also more intensive than other military branches, involving rigorous mental and physical exercise. As a result, the Marines are considered some of the toughest and most highly trained service members.
Marine recruits can undergo training in one of two locations: the recruit training depot at Parris Island or San Diego.
Knowing what to expect is the key to surviving Marine Corps recruit training. If you want to become a fully-fledged Marine, here’s everything you need to know: