Marine Corps Recruiting Command
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Connecting educators with the future of the Marine Corps

Four times per year the 12th Marine Corps District sends approximately 80 high school and college educators, counselors and administrators to MCRD San Diego. Each visit lasts one week and participants also experience life on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Airs Station Miramar. 

2022 Workshop Dates

Orange County & San Francisco: March 28 - April 1

Sacramento & Los Angeles: June 13 - 17

Riverside & San Diego: July 11 - 15

Portland & Seattle: August 8 - 12



monday - travel day

Educators travel to San Diego, CA and are greeted by Marines to assist with their hotel check-in process. All are welcomed to participate in a Welcome Dinner.

Tuesday - Welcome aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Educators are greeted at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego by our illustrious Drill Instructors and made to stand on the same historical yellow footprints every Marine has stood upon before entry into recruit training. Visitors will receive a welcome brief from the Commanding General of the Depot, eat with recruits in training, receive Marine Corps Martial Arts training and run our rugged bayonet assault course. 

Wednesday - Visit to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

After a much needed nights rest, educators will visit Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to talk with Marines of all ages about their experience and get the opportunity to see Marine Corps Aviation up close. 

Thursday - Visit to rifle ranges and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Educators take a trip North to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for Marksmanship training and get hands on experience with Marine Corps standard weaponry. They will also witness the emotionally charged Emblem Ceremony where recruits earn the right to finally be called a Marine. 

Friday - Graduation Day

A culmination of 13 weeks of intense Marine Corps Recruit training. Educators will receive a warrior's breakfast with the Commanding General after witnessing a Morning Colors ceremony. The final event before heading home is at the time honored graduation ceremony.


Interested in attending and want to learn more?
Contact your local Educator Workshop representative.

12th Marine Corps District
2ndLt Steven Hunt

SSgt Kelsey Dornfeld

RS Los Angeles
Cpl Stephanie Soto
RS Orange
Cpl Andrew Skiver
RS Portland
Sgt Menilik Collins
RS Riverside
Sgt Ana Madrigal
RS Sacramento
Cpl Seaira Moore
RS San Diego
Sgt Ariana Lippert
RS San Francisco
Sgt Alina Thackray
RS Seattle
Sgt Stephen Campbell