• Male-DrillDrill practice on the parade deck for the first time
  • Class on the fundamentals & history of MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program)
  • Class on interior guard (basic security procedures)
  • Class on Introduction to USMC Values, Ethics and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
  • 1.5 Mile Formation RunMarine Corps Martial Arts Program
  • MCMAP Strikes (Punches)
  • Class on Customs & Courtesies
  • Circuit CourseBayonet-Training
  • Basic Bayonet fighting techniques
  • Class on First Aid I
  • Class on Uniforms
  • Combat Conditioning CourseCombat Endurance Course
  • Class on USMC History 1775-1897
  • Haircuts
  • Corps Value Discussion (CVD) Personal Values
  • Spiritual Readiness Class
Lead SeriesCircuit-Course

  • Combat Conditioning

Follow Series

  • Circuit Course


  • Close Order Drill
  • Classes on Requesting Mast (complaining about something to someone higher in the chain of command)
  • CVD: Ethical Decision Making
  • CVD: UCMJ – Non Judicial Punishment
  • Class on Core Values: Commitment
  • First Aid II
  • Marine Corps Boot Camp PhotosFree Time: Attend Church Services & Religious Education Classes (recruits choice)
  • Interior Guard Practical Application (test)
  • First Aid Practical Application (test)
  • Customs & Courtesies Practical Application (test)
  • Corps Values Discussion: Integrity (theft)


  • Pugil Sticks IMarine Corps Boot Camp Photos
  • Lower Body Strikes
  • USMC Problem Solving
  • CVD – Courage
  • Direct Deposit Class
PTLead Series

  • PT – 1/4mi run and functional exercises, then repeated four more times
  • MCMAP: Upper Body Strikes
  • CVD: Commitment, Becoming a Marine
  • CVD: Problem Solving
  • Drill Practice

Follow Series

  • PT 2.0 Mile Individual Run
  • MCMAP: Upper Body Strikes
  • Drill practice
  • Class: Marine Corps History (1898-1940)Dental
  • Class: Marine Corps Mission & Organization
  • Class: Honor & Code of Conduct
  • Class: USMC Leadership
  • Dental Recall for recruits who require additional dental work
Lead Series

  • PT 2.0 Mile Individual Runfalls
  • Class: First Aid
  • MCMAP: Leg Sweeps & Falls
  • CVD: Moral Courage

Follow Series

  • PT – 1/4 Mile Run and Functional Exercises (then repeated four more times)
  • Classes: First Aid
  • Drill Practice
  • CVD: Moral Courage
  • AcademicsClass: Equal Opportunity
  • Haircuts
  • Class: Law of Land Warfare
  • Visit to the Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) to pick up anything they might need
  • Class: Small Unit Leadership
  • CVD: Code of Conduct
  • First Aid Practical Application

  • 5km (3.10 miles) hump (aka hike with packs on their backs, rifles on their shoulders, and helmets on their heads)

Lead Series

  • Drill Practice
  • Class: First Aid IV
  • Class: Interior Guard II
  • CVD: Honor

Follow Series

  • MCMAP: Leg Sweeps, Falls
  • Class: First Aid IV
  • Class: Interior Guard IICVD: Honor
  • cleanFree Time: Church Services, Religious Education, Cleaning & Prepare for Coming Week
  • First Aid Practical Application
  • CVD: USMC Leadership
  • CVD: Law of War


Lead SeriesObstacle-Course

  • Obstacle Course

Follow Series

  • Circuit Course with Sprints


  • MCMAP: Armed manipulations, Knife techniques
  • Classes: First Aid V
  • Classes: History 1941-1945
  • Practice for Initial Drill
  • Pugil Sticks IIPugil-Sticks-II
  • MCMAP: Counters to Chokes & Holds
  • Class: Policy on Sexual Harrassment
  • Class: Substance Abuse
  • Class: First Aid VI
  • CVD: Small Unit Leadership
  • Circuit-CoursePT – Circuit Course with Sprints and Then a Tug of War
  • MCMAP: Counters to Strikes
  • First Aid Practical Applications
  • CVD: Equal Opportunity
  • More Drill Practice for the Initial Drill Competition
Lead Series

  • Confidence CourseFemale-Confidence-Course
  • Drill Practice
  • CVD: Sexual Harrassment
  • CVD: Substance Abuse I (Drugs)

Follow Series

  • MCMAP Endurance Course (a course designed to put all their MCMAP moves they have learned to the test)
  • Haircuts
  • CVD: Sexual Harassment
  • CVD: Substance Abuse I (Drugs)
  • Drill practice for Initial Drill in 5 Days
Lead SeriesConfidence Course

  • MCMAP Endurance Course

Follow Series

  • Confidence Course


  • Haircuts
  • Class: USMC History 1946-1953
  • Suicide Prevention
  • CVD: Medal of Honor recipient Daly
  • Hike18km (4.97 miles) hump (aka hike)
  • Class: Hazing
  • Class: USMC History 1954-1975
  • Senior Drill Instructor’s Inspection

Senior Drill Instructor’s Inspection Overview

This inspection is only one in many inspections they will receive while in training. Speed and Intensity is also tested here. This inspection is designed to teach them how to keep their bearing and remain calm under pressure. Responding under pressure is another crucial characteristic in combat. This inspection covers everything from their uniforms, knowledge, weapons, cleanliness, and bearing. No one will pass, it’s nothing to stress over it’s a learning experience and as mentioned above this is one of many inspections they will endure. As a matter of fact inspections are something they will get used to as their career in the Corps unfolds. They are never ending, and they have them all the time.

They are tested on the retention of what they have learned over that last three weeks to include Marine Corps knowledge and rifle manual. The questions they ask are fairly easy, i.e. – Who’s the Commandant of the Marine Corps or who is the Regimental Sergeant Major?

  • making-rackFree Time: Attend Church Services
  • Core Value Discussion (CVD)


  • Unarmed ManipulationsSQ1
  • Class: USMC History 1976-2006
  • Introduction to Operational Risk Management
  • Iron Ducks
IMG_1165Week 4 brings Basic Water Survival Training. By definition, the Marine Corps is an amphibious assault force. Therefore all Marine recruits are required to know how to survive in the water. Recruits receive basic water survival training at the indoor pool, which is safely conducted by specially trained instructors. Training in combat water survival develops a recruit’s confidence in the water.

All recruits train in the camouflage utility uniform, but those upgrading may be required to train in full combat gear, which includes a rifle, helmet, flak jacket and pack. Recruits who have trouble in the water, sometimes referred to as “Iron Ducks”, are given to a special group of drill instructors to help reinforce the basics because its pretty simple, if they don’t swim, they don’t become a Marine.

Swim-VRecruits begin the course with CWS-4 qualification, the minimum qualification requirement for enlisted Marines, which focuses on personal survival without combat gear.

At this level, recruits swim 25-meters in shallow water using the beginner or survival stroke. They are also required to enter the pool from a 15-foot tower simulating the abandon ship technique. After returning to the surface they swim to an area where they tread water for four minutes. Recruits then swim another 25 meters to obtain the minimum requirement for graduation.

  • IMG_4635Obstacle Course II
  • MCMAP Remediation
  • MCMAP QualificationsMCMAPS-1000

MCMAP Testing Overview

Advancement in the belt ranking system includes meeting mental and character discipline requirements and the prerequisites for each belt level. Each Marine will be required to show that he has maintained proficiency in the physical disciplines of his current belt and the physical disciplines of the next belt level.

Tan Belt
The tan belt syllabus focuses on the development of the basics of armed and unarmed combat. Students start with the Basic Warrior Stance and break-falls are taught for safety, then move to:

• basic punches, uppercuts, and hooks
• basic upper-body strikes, including the eye gouge, hammer fists, and elbow strikes
• basic lower-body strikes, including kicks, knee strikes, and stomps
• bayonet techniques
• basic chokes, joint locks, and throws
• counters to strikes, chokes, and holds
• basic unarmed restraints and armed manipulations
• basic knife techniques
• basic weapons of opportunity

Students must prove proficiency with 70% of 50 techniques to pass and earn their belt. The tan belt syllabus is part of The Basic School and recruit training curriculum.

  • o-course-1Obstacle Course II
  • 2.5  Mile Run
  • Pugil Sticks III
  • CVGD: Operational Risk Management
  • IMG_7760Freetime to attend church services
  • CVGD: Law of War II
  • CVGD: Code of Conduct II