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MARINE CORPS RECRUITING COMMANDS EDUCATORS WORKSHOP PROGRAM

There are four different kinds of educators workshops hosted annually. Educators from priority colleges and universities have options to attend the Educators, Coaches or Music Educators workshops hosted at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Educators from high schools may attend an Educators Workshops hosted at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California or Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. For more on the Recruit Depot workshops, navigate to the appropriate tab on this page.


PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR FUTURE WORKSHOPS.

To apply to any of the workshops, please fill out this application and send it to community@marines.usmc.mil or to your local recruiting station.

Marine Corp Recruiting Command hosts the following both the Coaches and Educators Workshops annually at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia:

COACHES WORKSHOP

The Coaches Workshop provides coaches and athletic directors, from priority colleges and universities, an opportunity to learn how Marine officers are recruited, trained, and developed into leaders from a pool of highly qualified college students. 

EDUCATORS WORKSHOP

Educators Workshop provides educators from priority colleges and universities an opportunity to learn how Marine officers are recruited, trained and developed into leaders from a pool of highly qualified college students.

The Educators Workshop program provides selected educators, coaches, directors and influential community members with an experiential opportunity to see how the Marine Corps transforms young men and women into Marines. It also provides attendees with current information regarding Marine Corps training practices, military job skills, service opportunities, military lifestyle, and educational benefits available to Marines. The program is designed to demystify recruit and officer candidate training, foster stronger relationships among recruiting personnel and the communities they serve, and increase advocacy among influencers who help shape decisions of young men and women.

Annually, educators and key influencers from colleges and universities across the United States gather for five days to attend Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Educators' Workshops at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. During the workshop, participants visit Officer Candidates School and The Basic School to discover the leadership traits and career opportunities the Marine Corps offers, specifically for officer commissioning programs. The workshop provides an inside look at the Marine officer lifestyle and exhibits the types of training Marine officer prospects undergo to escalate physical, moral, and intellectual capabilities in order to benefit Marines in any clime and place.

To apply to any of the workshops, please fill out this application and send it to community@marines.usmc.mil or to your local recruiting station.

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT EDUCATORS WORKSHOPS

These week-long workshops provide selected high school educators and key influencers with the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge about how prospects are recruited, trained, and transformed into Marines at the recruit depots. Participants are exposed to various facets of the Marine Corps through the lens of recruit training and active duty Marines at either MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina, or MCRD San Diego, California. Attendees will also have a chance to speak face to face with recruits and drill instructors and participate in a variety of interactive exercises.

*If you live east of the Mississippi River, please visit the link for MCRD Parris Island Educators Workshop. If you live west of the Mississippi River, please visit the link for MCRD San Diego Educators Workshop.*

  MCRD Parris Island Educators Workshop

  MCRD San Diego Educators' Workshop
To apply to any of the Educators Workshops, please fill out this application and send it to community@marines.usmc.mil or to your local recruiting station.

FY23 EDUCATORS WORKSHOP DATES

District

Recruit Depot

Cities

Start Date

End Date

Attendees

6MCD

MCRDPI

Atlanta/Ft Lauderdale

10-Jan-23

13-Jan-23

60

6MCD

MCRDPI

Charlotte/Tampa

31-Jan-23

03-Feb-23

60

9MCD MCRDSD CHI/MIL/TWC/IND 06-Feb-23 10-Feb-23 60

1MCD

MCRDPI

Harrisburg/Springfield

07-Feb-23

10-Feb-23

60

4MCD

MCRDPI

Frederick/Richmond

21-Feb-23

24-Feb-23

60

4MCD

MCRDPI

Lansing/Nashville 

28-Feb-23 

03-Mar-23

60

1MCD

MCRDPI

Albany/New Jersey

07-Mar-23

10-Mar-23

60

4MCD

MCRDPI

Cleveland/Columbus

14-Mar-23

17-Mar-23

60

8MCD

MCRDSD

SLC/DEN/ABQ/PHX

28-Mar-23

31-Mar-23

60

12MCD MCRDSD

SDO/SAC/RVS/ORG

03-Apr-23 07-Apr-23 60

1MCD

MCRDPI

Pittsburg/Boston

04-Apr-23

07-Apr-23

60

12MCD MCRDSD OKC/CHI/KAN/DSM 17-Apr-23 21-Apr-23 60

4MCD

MCRDPI

Louisville/Raleigh

18-Apr-23

21-Apr-23

60

1MCD

MCRDPI

New York/Baltimore

25-Apr-23

28-Apr-23

60

8MCD

MCRDSD

DAL/FTW/SAT/HOU

01-May-23

05-May-23

60

MCRC

MCBQ

National/Coaches

09-May-23

13-May-23

60

12MCD

MCRDSD

SFO/SEA/LAX/PRT

15-May-23

19-May-23

60

6MCD

MCRDPI

Jacksonville/Montgomery

30-May-23

02-Jun-23

60

9MCD

MCRDSD

IND/STL/OKC/DSM

05-Jun-23

09-Jun-23

60

MCRC

MCBQ

National/Educators

06-Jun-23

10-Jun-23

60

6MCD

MCRDPI

Columbia/Baton Rouge

06-Jun-23

09-Jun-23

60

8MCD

MCRDSD

FTW/DAL/ABQ/DEN

12-Jun-23 1

16-Jun-23

60

12MCD

MCRDSD

SDO/SEA/LAX/PRT

26-Jun-23

30-Jun-23

60

9MCD

MCRDSD

STL/TWC/MIL/KAN

10-Jul-23 

14-Jul-23

60

8MCD

MCRDSD

SLC/PHX/SAT/HOU

17-Jul-23

21-Jul-23

60

12MCD

MCRDSD

LAX/ORG/RVS/SDO

24-Jul-23

28-Jul-23

60

SCHEDULE

Athletic attire is recommended for this event, such as long-sleeve workout shirts, workout pants, close-toed tennis or running shoes and a baseball cap. The intent is to protect skin and hair as much as possible from hot surfaces, the sun, foliage and insects. 

One event requires business dress. Guests will wear jacket and tie (men) or sundress (women), or equivalent.

All meals are provided free of charge to educators and key leaders during the workshop.


TUESDAY, DAY 1:

Arrive at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

Dinner and welcome aboard brief

 

WEDNESDAY, DAY 2: 

Officer Candidates School Introduction and commanding officer welcome

OCS Leadership Reaction Course

Leadership Training

Decision making class and tactical decision game


THURSDAY, DAY 3:

Force Fitness Readiness Center overview and Marine Corps martial arts demonstration

Obstacle Course

Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) orientation, tour and flight


FRIDAY, DAY 4:

Tour the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Weapons Training Battalion visit

Marine Security Guard Battalion visit

8th and I Marine Evening Parade

Group photo

 

SATURDAY, DAY 5: 

Travel home

If you have further questions please contact your local OSO, or contact us at community@marines.usmc.mil

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHES SHOULD I BRING?

A. Your local Marine will assist you with a Packing List. Comfortable clothing and tennis/running shoes are recommended for the daily activities. One set of business casual clothing (Collared shirt and khakis, or dress) is recommended for when we attend the Parade.  Be sure to bring a jacket or umbrella in case of inclement weather. Guests are encouraged to check the weather report before departing, and pack accordingly.


Q. HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS?

A. The Marine Corps will arrange your travel through a local Marine representative. 


Q. WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING?

A. You will be staying in a hotel on MCB Quantico.


Q. WHERE WILL WE BE EATING?

A. You will eat lunch at two mess halls aboard MCB Quantico: Bobo Hall, and Bruce Hall. On the day of your patrol you will have the chance to eat a Meal Ready to Eat (MRE). All other meals will be provided by the hotel.


Q. WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS?

A. Anyone who has a special medical concern needs to notify his or her officer selection officer (OSO) before attending the workshop. These concerns will be addressed accordingly.


Q. CAN I TAKE PICTURES ON THE WORKSHOP?

A. Yes. We encourage you to take as many photos as possible and share them on your Social Media outlets. 

If you have any further questions please contact your local OSO or contact us at community@marines.usmc.mil

Media Information

For information about past workshops, visit this page: 

Educators' Workshop Program

Marine Corps Recruiting Command