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Marine Corps Company Commander’s Inspection

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Commander's InspectionRecruits undergoing training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, SC experience “transformation week” during week 11 which starts with the Company Commander’s Inspection. This inspection requires that each recruit demonstrate what they learned while in boot camp. Marine recruits and Drill Instructors (D.I.s) are both under scrutiny as each platoon is judged by a commanding officer. An integral part of the assessment is a recruit’s confidence when faced with an inspection by his or her commanding officer. In addition to the recruits’ responses to their Commander’s queries, the recruits’ uniforms are checked for discrepancies,  their weapons are reviewed for cleanliness and their training is recalled through several questions.

The gallery below shows two platoons: Platoon 1020, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion and Platoon 4008, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion. Both platoons are scheduled to graduate March 15th, 2013.

Photos taken Feb. 16, 2013 by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill of MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC – OFFICIAL PAGE

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