Lowcountry Region

MCRD Parris Island

The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is home to two commands: the Training and Education Command, and the Recruiting Command. The transformation from civilian to Marine is accomplished by the core values and discipline instilled during the 12-week basic training that culminates in the legendary Crucible.

MCRD Parris Island trains 49 percent of the males and 100 percent of the females entering the Marine Corps. Foreign military also train at Parris Island.