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Marine Corps Recruiting Command


Marine Corps Recruiting Command


3280 Russell Rd, Quantico, VA 22134
The Educators Workshop Experience

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. 

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.

12th District Menu

12 Marine Corps District
2nd Lt. Mallory Vanderschans

SSgt. Rubin Tan

RS Los Angeles
Sgt. Emily Kirk

RS Orange
Sgt. Jessica Quezada

RS Portland
Sgt. Steven Tran

RS Riverside
Sgt. Juan Madrigal

RS Sacramento
Sgt. Jocelyn Ontiveros

RS San Diego
Sgt. Bernadette Plouffe

RS San Francisco
Sgt. Nichole Anunciacion

RS Seattle
SSgt. Travis Gershaneck