Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island


This Island conducts training for the initialization of first level Marine Corps and is situated in Port Royal with a South Carolina encompassment. The annual population for the training exercise usually amounts to over 19 000. This is inclusive of Mississippi River male recruits along with female recruits from various continental. The sister base, classified as Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, conducts training for male recruits assigned to the western end of the Mississippi River.

Currently the installation is under management of the Brigadier command, General Fredrick M. Padilla. Tenants hosted on the facility’s property may include, the Support Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, Training Battalion of Weapons and Field, first, second, third and fourth Recruit Training Battalion, the 6th Marine Corps District and the Headquarters and Service Battalion.

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The eastern recruiting division for this line of specialized military operatives is nestled in the south easterly corner of Lowcountry in the State of South Carolina constituted in Beaufort County, at an altitude of approximately 20 feet above the sea. The property is huddled on 7, 132 acres of land formation with space utilization of approximately 3, 262 acres for operational accommodation. The installation lies at an estimated distance of 70 miles from South Charleston in South Carolina and coordinating 45 miles from Savannah, Georgia.

The key aspiration of the facility is to conduct effective training to produce professional male recruits from the recruiting division located on the eastern section of the state. Training is also conducted to assigned female recruits from all areas in the United States. The base formalizes management for twenty-three stations and three headquarter districts.  The three headquarters may include: the 4th Marine Corp Depot, situated in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, the 1st Marine Corp Depot, nestled in Garden City, New York and the 6th Marine Corp Depot, hosted in Parris Island, South Carolina.

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2 Responses to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

  1. Jose A DeJesus Sr December 30, 2014 at 3:43 am #

    I served in the Marine Corp in the years of 1974-1976 and would like to find out how I can retrieve my discharge papers. After myself serving my daughter served in the years of 1995-2000 and also my son served in the years of 2001-2008 and another son serves in the Army as of yet today still serving. so I would appreciate info on how to receive my discharge papers

    Thank You and Sincerely
    Jose A Dejesus SR

  2. Roderick Moore January 4, 2017 at 12:08 am #

    I served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1974-1978 and was instructed numerous times to take my DD214 to my county courthouse as soon as I set foot on my home turf. The county issued me a duplicate DD214 and filed my original and still has it. I’m sure you wee given the same instructions and if you followed them, your original should be at your local county courthouse. Hopefully you followed instructions and just forgot that you did.

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