U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green, Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps, provides insight of the Commandant’s message “EXECUTE” to the Marines of 8th Marine Corps District (8MCD) on Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, February 6, 2018. The 8MCD is the largest district within Marine Corps Recruiting Command, covering over one million square miles in 13 states. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Clarence A. Leake)
Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 19,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. This handful of dedicated DIs are entrusted with sustaining a more than 242-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors.
“I always thought that I want to give back, I want to give back because the Marine Corps gave me a family, it gave me a career, it gave me a purpose. I wanted to become a drill instructor, I want to... "