Recruiters School
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Marine Corps Recruiting Command
Quantico, Virginia

Screen and train selected Staff Noncommissioned Officers and Noncommissioned Officers to perform the duties inherent to the procurement and retention of enlisted Marines for the regular and reserve establishments of the Marine Corps.

Phone
Main: (619) 524-0773
Operations: (619) 524-0773
Admin: (619) 524-8477
BRC Course Chief: (619) 524-1856
CPC Course Chief: (619) 524-1856
PSR Course Chief: (619) 524-1856

Email
MCRD_RecScl1@marines.usmc.mil

Mailing Address
3500 Chosin Ave
San Diego, CA 92140

MCRD-SD POINTS OF CONTACT
(619) 524-####

OFFICE

Extension

Billeting/Lodging

4401/6249

Barracks

1947

Bn Career Planner 

6308/0965

Base Career Planner

1836

Clothing 

4471

Comptroller

8771/8774

IPAC/Permanent Personnel

8130

IPAC/ School Section 

6100/Fax: 6098

Dental

4005

DMO/SATO 

5369/5253

DTS Assistance 

6112

Finance

1743/1721 Fax: 0208

Legal 

4110

Medical 

1565/0342

Pharmacy

4057

PMO (Front Desk)

 

Postal

8147

S-1 Bn

1503/Fax: 1982

G-1 Administration 

8735

G-3 Operations 

8828

G-4 Logistics 

8830

G-6 Communications

0018

Combat Camera

4233

Drill Instructor School 

4410

Museum

6038

Protocol 

8707

Recruit Training Reg. 

8172/1993

SACO

4793

Physical Therapy 

6071

Library 

1849

Barracks Duty Hut Bldg.619

6086

 

Marine Corps Recruiters School Fiscal Year 2023 Calendar

BASIC RECRUITERS COURSE / PRIOR SERVICE RECRUITER COURSE

COURSE

PICK UP DATE

DISTRICT ASSIGNMENT DAY

GRADUATION DATE

6-23

29 AUG 2023

20 SEP 2023

19 OCT 2023

1-24

23 OCT 2023

1 NOV 2023

14 DEC 2023

2-24

3 JAN 2024

17 JAN 2024

22 FEB 2024

3-24

4 MAR 2024

13 MAR 2024

19 APR 2024

4-24

29 APR 2024

8 MAY 2024

19 JUN 2024

5-24

8 JUL 2024

17 JUL 2024

23 AUG 2024

6-24

27 AUG 2024

11 SEP 2024

17 OCT 2024

BASIC CAREER PLANNERS COURSE

4-23

29 AUG 2023

N/A

19 OCT 2023

1-24

3 JAN 2024

N/A

22 FEB 2024

2-24

29 APR 2024

N/A

19 JUN 2024

3-24

8 JUL 2024

N/A

23 AUG 2024

4-24

27 AUG

N/A

17 OCT 2024

ADVANCED CAREER PLANNERS COURSE

1-24

23 OCT 2023

N/A

17 NOV 2023

2-24

4 MAR 2024

N/A

27 MAR 2024

Congratulations on your selection to the Basic Recruiter Course! 

Expect a challenging, but very rewarding and educational seven weeks (35 Training Days). 

The mission of the Basic Recruiter Course is to provide staff noncommissioned officers and noncommissioned officers the basic skills and knowledge in order to develop their ability to influence young men and women to select the Marine Corps as a career opportunity.

Basic Recruiter Course FY Calendar 
FY23 - FY24 Course Start  Graduation
6-23 29 AUG 2023 19 OCT 2023
1-24 23 OCT 2023 14 DEC 2023
2-24 3 JAN 2023 22 FEB 2024
3-24 4 MAR 2024 19 APR 2024
4-24 29 APR 2024 19 JUN 2024
5-24 8 JUL 2024 23 AUG 2024
6-24 27 AUG 2024 17 OCT 2024

Updated:  17 AUG 2023

The Basic Career Planner Course provides students with the basic capabilities necessary to obtain the primary MOS of Career Planner (4821) and to execute Headquarters Marine Corps enlisted retention policies.  Career Planners are the key to achieving these objectives.  Training includes detailed instruction in the following areas: Screening, Interviewing, Processing, Benefits, Sales and Administration necessary to implement the “contact to contract” process.

The course incorporates the ideas that have evolved from the Recruiting and Retention Training and Readiness (T&R) Manual, Course Content Review Board, Enlisted Retention Task Force, and Sergeants Major Symposiums.  Training takes place in a state of the art classroom and group rooms.

WELCOME ABOARD LETTER BCPC
DIRECTIONS TO THE SCHOOL HOUSE
BCPC CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
  • Marines will report to Basic Recruiters School at 0700 on 29 August. Service "A" uniform will be worn for initial check in. Students will be afforded time to change into Woodland MARPAT after.

  • If your flight arrives prior to 29 August and you will require lodging, check in directly to MCRD San Diego Billeting located in building 625, room 302 (619) 559-0305 in proper civilian attire.

​STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES WHILE ATTENDING BRC
  • School PT Shirts - $15.00 each

  • Professional Dinner - PRICE TBD

  • Class Photo - $8.00 (Optional)

REQUIRED GEAR LIST
  • Service Alphas

  • Seasonal Dress Blue uniform (ensure you bring both if your class dates occur during both seasons)

  • White service cap

  • Dress Blue Bravos

  • Woodland MARPAT Uniform

  • Green on Green PT Gear with white socks (no unit logo shirts)

  • Marine Corps Running Suit

  • Business Casual (collared shirt, slacks, and dress shoes) for Professional Dinner

  • Reflective Safety Belt

  • Empty Sea Bag (for issued uniforms)

Graduation

19 October 2023
Do not plan returning flights earlier than 1300.

 

 

Updated: 15 Aug 2023

BPSRC CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
  • Marines will report to Basic Recruiters School at 0700 on 23 October 2023.  Service "A" uniform will be worn for initial check in. Students will be afforded time to change into Woodland MARPAT after.

  • If your flight arrives prior to above date and you will require lodging, check in directly to MCRD San Diego Billeting located in building 625, room 302 (619) 559-0305 in proper civilian attire.

  • If you receive PCS/PCA/TEMINS orders to Recruiters School, you MUST fully check out of your previous unit to include your barracks room (if you lived in the barracks, you will reside in the barracks aboard MCRD for the duration of the course). 

  • During the initial week of the course, you will be required to pass a PFT (TBD) at the schoolhouse and conduct an official Ht/Wt  (23 October 2023).

STUDENTS MUST CHECK IN WITH THE FOLLOWING
  • Detaching endorsement from parent command

  • Complete set of orders

  • NAVMC 11704 (01-19) Commanding Officer’s Screening Checklist – with appropriate signatures

  • (2) Printed copies of a VALID Driver’s License

  • Printed copy of most recent LES

  • Print Out of PG11/NJPs/Court Martial 

  • Print out of PDHRA (or up to date medical physical)

  • Valid military ID with working pin

  • Activated Government Travel Charge Card

  • Current NACLAC (Security Clearance Eligibility)

  • Motorcycle documentation (if applicable)

UNIFORM OF THE DAY ABOARD MCRD
  • Mon-Wed: Woodland MARPAT

  • Thu-Fri: Season dress blue uniform (Charlies or Deltas)

STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES WHILE ATTENDING BPSRC
  • Name Tags (2) - $14.00

  • School PT Shirts - $15.00 each

  • Professional Dinner - PRICE TBD

  • Class Photo - $8.00 (Optional)

REQUIRED GEAR LIST
  • Service Alphas

  • Seasonal Dress Blue Uniform (ensure you bring both if your class dates occur during both seasons)

  • White service cap 

  • Dress Blue Bravos

  • Woodland MARPAT Uniform

  • Green on Green PT Gear with white socks (no unit logo shirts)

  • Marine Corps Running Suit

  • Business Casual (collared shirt, slacks, and dress shoes) for Professional Dinner

  • Reflective Safety Belt

  • Empty Sea Bag (for issued uniforms)

Graduation

14 December 2023
(Do not plan returning flights earlier than 1300)

 

 

 

Congratulations on your selection to the Basic Prior Service Recruiter Course. 

Expect a challenging, but very rewarding and educational seven weeks (35 Training Days). Basic Prior Service Recruiter Course is to prepare selected Staff Non-commissioned Officers and Non-commissioned Officers to recruit Prior Service Marines for Selected Marine Corps Reserve units, Individual Mobilization Augmentee Detachments, Active Reserve Program and to brief separating Marines on reserve obligations and opportunities within the Selected Marine Corps Reserve. 

It is highly recommended that each Marine contact one of the Prior Service Recruiting Districts to request a (by-name) assignment prior to reporting to Basic Prior Service Recruiter Course.  A By-Name Request (BNR) does not guarantee that Marines will be assigned to a specific Region, District, or Recruiting Station.

Recruiter School does not conduct a combat fitness test. ALL students must have current CFT reflected in MOL prior to check-in. 

RECRUITERS SCHOOL CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
  • Marines will report to Recruiters School at 0700 on the pickup date for the corresponding course (refer to Academic Calendar page). Service "A" uniform will be worn for initial check in. Students will be afforded time to change into Woodland MARPAT after.

  • If you are reporting on TAD orders, you MUST contact MCRD San Diego Billeting located in Bldg. 625 (619) 524-4401, 2 weeks prior to check in date to reserve your room and place your GTCC on file. 

  • If you are on TEMINS orders and your flight arrives prior to pick up date, check in directly to MCRD San Diego Billeting located in Bldg. 625 next to room 293 on the ground floor, (619) 524-4401 in proper civilian attire. 

  • If you are on PCA orders and you utilized the barracks at your previous command, you MUST check out of that barracks room and check into the MCRD San Diego permanent personnel barracks located in building 619. P.O.C. Tim or Alma (619) 524-1947. Call M-F the week before check in to reserve a barracks room.

  • If you receive PCA/TEMINS orders to Recruiters School, you MUST fully check out of your previous unit. You will reside in the base lodging aboard MCRD for the duration of the course. 

  • If you are on PCA orders (local installations) you DO NOT rate travel entitlements and/or government lodging.

  • Lodging will not be funded if you check in prior to the check out date on your detaching orders.

  • Upon completion of administrative check-in, height/weight will be conducted prior to COB on day of check-in. 

  • PFT and Urinalysis will be conducted within 72 hours of check-in. 

STUDENTS MUST CHECK IN WITH THE FOLLOWING
  • Detaching endorsement from parent command

  • Complete set of orders

  • PDF copy of NAVMC 11704 (01-19) Commanding Officer’s Screening Checklist

  • Physical copy of Commanding Officers Financial Worksheet

  • VALID Driver’s License

  • Valid military ID with working pin

  • Active MarineNet account

  • Activated Government Travel Charge Card

  • Current NACLAC (Security Clearance Eligibility)

  • Motorcycle documentation (valid BRC/ARC card, proof of insurance, registration, endorsement on drivers license) if you will utilize a motorcycle while attending the course.

UNIFORM OF THE DAY ABOARD MCRD
  • Mon-Thur: Woodland MARPAT

  • Fri: Seasonal dress blue uniform (Charlies or Deltas)

STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES WHILE ATTENDING BRC
  • Name Tags (2) - $20.00

  • School PT Shirts - $15.00 each

  • Professional Dinner - $20.00 each

  • Class Photo - FREE (Downloadable through Moodle)

REQUIRED GEAR LIST
  • It is HIGHLY recommended that you bring a personal laptop/tablet with CAC reader capability to assist you throughout the course 

  • Pens, pencils, highlighter, notebook, etc. (whatever materials you need to facilitate your learning)

  • Service Alphas

  • Seasonal Dress Blue uniform (ensure you bring both if your class dates occur during both seasons)

  • White service cap

  • Dress Blue Bravos

  • Woodland MARPAT Uniform

  • Green on Green PT Gear (no unit logo shirts)

  • Marine Corps Running Suit

  • Business Casual attire (collared shirt, slacks, and dress shoes) will be worn occasionally for classroom instruction and professional dinner

  • Reflective Safety Belt

  • Empty Sea Bag or luggage (for issued uniforms)

Graduation Day

Graduation will start at 1030.

Do not plan return flights earlier than 1430 on graduation day.

If you are interested in a specific geographical location for recruiting duty, then it is recommended that you contact the SgtMaj of the Recruiting Station in that area prior to reporting to Basic Recruiter Course (BRC).  A By Name Request (BNR) DOES NOT guarantee that you will be assigned to a specific Region, District, or Recruiting Station. It is YOUR responsibility to continue to follow up with that SgtMaj to solidify your BNR prior to BRC check-in. Once check-in is complete, all BNR and RSIs will be processed. The link to submit a BNR is below:

http://usmc.sharepoint-mil.us/sites/MCRC/ByNameRequests

Eastern Recruiting Region
  • 1st Marine Corp District

    • RS Albany (518) 266-6103

    • RS Baltimore (443) 445-1778

    • RS Harrisburg (717) 770-8370

    • RS New Jersey (732) 866-2912

    • RS New York (516) 228-3686

    • RS Pittsburgh (412) 395-5818

    • RS Boston (857) 330-6849

    • RS Springfield (910) 598-4048

  • 4th Marine Corps District

    • RS Columbus (850) 889-3006

    • RS Cleveland (440) 243-4010

    • RS Frederick (240) 873-8413

    • RS Lansing (517) 483-8001

    • RS Louisville (502) 582-6610

    • RS Nashville (615) 627-1526

    • RS Raleigh (984) 664-3849

    • RS Richmond (804) 806-5780

  • 6th Marine Corps District

    • RS Atlanta (770) 246-0008

    • RS Baton Rouge (225) 927-3899

    • RS Columbia (803) 788-8788 

    • RS Ft. Lauderdale (954) 452-0663 

    • RS Jacksonville (904) 346-3336

    • RS Montgomery (334) 647-3100 

    • RS Charlotte (980) 308-4317

    • RS Tampa (407) 249-5870

Western Recruiting Region
  • 8th Marine Corps District

    • RS Albuquerque (505) 878-6482

    • RS Dallas (214) 431-0338

    • RS Denver (303) 832-2352

    • RS Fort Worth (817) 303-7438

    • RS Houston (713)830-7834

    • RS Phoenix (602) 256-7637

    • RS Salt Lake (801) 954-0402

    • RS San Antonio (201) 283-6294

  • 9th Marine Corps District

    • RS Chicago (847) 803-8410

    • RS Des Moines (515) 727-3472

    • RS Indianapolis (317) 549-6125

    • RS Kansas City (816) 891-0969

    • RS Milwaukee (414) 434-0483

    • RS Oklahoma City (405) 609-8769

    • RS St Louis (314) 331-5696

    • RS Twin Cities (804) 272-0442

  • 12th Marine Corps District

    • RS Los Angeles (818) 373-5522

    • RS Orange County (949)261-9003

    • RS Portland (503) 326-3017

    • RS Riverside (951) 455-7845

    • RS Sacramento (916) 928-2601

    • RS San Diego (858) 675-4938

    • RS San Francisco (650) 603-8943

    • RS Seattle (206) 762-2799

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