The new Marines of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, graduate at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, August 5, 2022. Graduation took place at the completion of the 13-week transformation which included training for drill, marksmanship, basic combat skills, and Marines Corps customs and traditions. Following graduation, the Marines were given 10 days of leave before taking the next step in training at the School of Infantry at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.
Spiritual development plays an important part in the making of a United States Marine Lieutenant, junior grade Alessio, Morales, Chaplin Court. United States Navy will deliver the graduation prayer. Ladies and gentlemen, please rise. We thank you for your presence here today. We thank you for these young men who came in as recruits and are leaving as marines through the hard work and discipline. They now joined the family ranks of the finest fighting force on earth within each and every one of them runs a war fighting spirit of a marine that never gives up no matter the odds. We thank you for these friends and family who provided support through thoughts, prayers and letters of encouragement. May they rejoice in this great celebration. We give you thanks for these drill instructors for they have made marines, the leadership discipline and sacrifice. They have instilled within each and every one of them. The honor, courage and commitment that has woven into the very fabric of this core. It is because of these Children structures that these new marines cannot live out the great honor traditions to always be ready first to fight and most ready when the nation’s east ready May they enjoy their well-earned rest. Mighty one. We thank you for your presence once again and we ask that you continue to bless this corn country now and always amen. Thank you. Please be seated. The Commanding general, Marine Corps recruit depot san Diego welcomes you to what is a historic event in the life of a marine. Their graduation from boot camp approximately 40 weeks. Each year. For the past 100 years, New marines have departed san Diego for service with units of the Marine Corps around the globe. The primary mission of the recruit depot is to provide basic training to recruits enlisted west of the Mississippi, which represents approximately 51% of all applicants in the Marine Corps. Each year, the depot is also home to recruiter school and drill instructor school. All our efforts here are geared toward one end producing America’s finest fighting force, the United States Marines this morning. Company D. First recruit training battalion Recruit training regiment will form in March in the parade following the pass and review. The graduating marines will return front and center of the reviewing stand for their final dismissal. The staff for today’s parade is comprised of marines from the recruit training regiment. The commander of troops is first sergeant Fernando Fuentes. Company, first sergeant, Company D. First recruit training battalion. The parade adjutant is Staff sergeant, Alexis, drill instructor, Company D. First recruit training battalion, recruit training regiment. The marching units are now being called to attention and the achievements. Command Sound a giant’s call will begin today’s parade. Mhm. Marching in today’s parade are 337 of the graduating marines from Company D. Among the 337 marines are two marines who displayed outstanding performances in two individually graded events. Private alexander J. Dalton from platoon 1063 is the company high shooter scoring a 340 out of 350. Private Raymond J. Ball trip from platoon 1,065 is the most physically fit marine scoring a 300 out of 300 on the physical fitness test and a 300 out of 300 on the combat fitness test. It will be receiving awards from the Marine Corps Association and Foundation. Present Today is the company Honor graduates, recruiter, Staff Sergeant Zachary J. Man. Also the primary marksmanship instructor. Will platoon high shooting average of 224. Platoon 1067 Sergeant William Calmer out. Recruit training is comprised of subjects required to produce. Basic marines who function effectively in garrison are trained in rudimentary individual field and combat skills and practice the personal and professional traits which distinguish them as marines. Examples of these traits are discipline, the achievement of a state of discipline which assures respect for authority, instant and willing obedience to orders and the self-reliance to maintain or improve those traits which exemplify a marine military bearing consistently demonstrating military presence and personal awareness as well as the proper wearing and maintenance of uniforms. It spread to court, acquiring the common spirit of the Marine corps that inspires enthusiasm, devotion, pride, initiative, teamwork, aggressiveness, determination, moral courage, integrity, camaraderie and the burning desire to work with and for others towards excellence in common goals. For 246 years, Marines have fought and won whenever and wherever the nation calls in the harshest conditions over the most brutal terrain and against the most formidable enemies. Marines defend the ideals of freedom with grids and tenacity though, battlefields change and capabilities evolve. History proves that true victory comes from the individual marine will still resolve the drive to overcome any obstacle and the warrior spirit to fight on against all odds. It takes that steadfast faithfulness, semper Fidelis to core country and each other that abounds throughout our storied legacy Marines today remain in combat forward deployed throughout the world confronting every challenge, courage, loyalty and faithfulness. They are resolved to be the most ready when the nation is least ready to defend freedom anytime in any way to pay tribute to those who have forged a proud legacy and to honor the families and loved ones who faithfully stand beside us. For the Marines of Company D. Today marks the end of the 13 week recruit training cycle. They have marched countless miles at camp penalty and on this parade day and have been trained as are all marines as basic rifleman. In addition due to an intense physical training program, their strength and endurance have doubled since their arrival aboard the recruit depot. They are marines qualified to take their places in the ranks of the world’s finest fighting organization. Yeah. The platoons are now being aligned from left to right in order to get them into their exact positions for the parade. Come, come on good. The next portion of the ceremony will be our national anthem. We welcome veterans and members of the armed forces to join us in rendering appropriate honors with a military salute for guests who have not served in the military. It is proper etiquette during the national anthem to place their right hand over their hearts and for those in the audience wearing headgear to remove it. Will the guests please rise for the presentation of the colors. Thanks ladies and gentlemen, our national anthem. Thank you. Please be seated following the command parade Rest the parade. Adjutant will give the command sound off which signals the band to parade forward of the assembled marines while playing military marching music. Mhm. Mhm. Okay. Mhm. Yeah I know the parade Adjutant now presents the assembled command to the commander of troops Brian. Yes sir. What 64. All process. No sir did not. Yeah at the command officer center march all unit commanders and got embarrassed march to the front and center of the formation. Historically it was at this point that commanding officers would issue orders and instructions to the unit commanders. Following this. The unit leaders would face about return to their units and pass the information along to their marines. Yeah. Throughout our nation’s history, millions of men and women have earned the title of United States Marine. Many who have helped shape our history, join us here today in keeping with the tradition of once a marine, Always a marine. We would like to recognize them at this time. Those in the audience who have served as a marine please rise ladies and gentlemen, a round of applause for their dedicated service to our core and countries. Yeah, thank you. Please be seated. Ladies and gentlemen, the battalion commander for first recruit training. Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Gregory A Grayson. Well, good morning ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of our Commanding general, Brigadier General Morris and the regimental commander. Colonel Jones, Welcome to Marine Corps recruit depot san Diego. And the graduation ceremony for Delta Company. Yeah, I’d also like to extend a special welcome to today’s parade, reviewing official Sergeant Major Daniels who currently serves as a sergeant Major for the one meth information group. Welcome Sergeant Major. Ladies and gentlemen. The purpose of today’s ceremony is to recognize these new marines and everything they’ve accomplished. Their journey began 13 long weeks ago when they stepped on the yellow footprints and committed to becoming marines. They arrived as individuals perhaps a little unsure of their decision, but stand before you as a confident team of smartly disciplined marines. During the past three months we develop their physical mental toughness. They learned essential war fighting skills and they proved themselves to be leaders of character. But most important, they came to embrace our core values of honor, courage and commitment with a clear understanding that being a marine carries a special trust in confidence in the highest expectations of the American people. Now as you might imagine this awesome and very magical transformation. It didn’t happen by itself and I want to thank those who were involved first. We recognize each marine’s journey started long before they got here the foundation of their character. It started with you in your homes, in your schools, in your communities. I want to thank all the parents, families and friends as well as teachers and coaches for everything you’ve done. I assure you that your love and your support was vital to their success. So thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen for your support. Now I’d like to turn your attention to the marines wearing the distinctive campaign covers our drill instructors. It’s impossible for me to put into words their passion work ethic and commitment. From the moment a recruit arrives there’s a drill instructor with them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They have spent every waking hour teaching, training, mentoring, leading these young men. Ladies and gentlemen, these drill instructors have made a and lasting impact on your loved one and I’d be remiss if I didn’t also recognize their spouses and their families who sacrificed equally for the benefit of your new marine. So please join me in a well-deserved round of applause for the drill instructors and the families of Delta company and finally I’d like to recognize our highly skilled marksmanship martial arts, water survival and academics, instructors are incredible chaplain Corman, an entire medical team who do an amazing job at ensuring our physical spiritual and mental readiness and of course the dedicated recruiter who saw potential in your marine. In fact, staff Starman is joining us today from long beach California where he recruited today’s honor man job, well done Staff sergeant. Keep up the great work. Now ladies and gentlemen, if you’ll please excuse me, I’d like to address the new marines one last time as their battalion commander. Good morning marines. Hey Delta Company, I know it seems like a lifetime ago when you were offered the challenge of becoming a marine. When you arrived on your busses and stepped on the yellow footprints, graduation was the last thing on your mind. You’re probably thinking, what have I gotten myself into and how do I get these guys to stop yelling at me? Well you had a lot to learn in some very steep hills to climb. But you did it. You have rightfully earned the title Marine. Be proud of your accomplishment and the uniform you now wear. And finally, as I remarked on your first day of training, whether you served for four years or 24 years, remember it’s not about you, it’s about all the marines who have gone before you whose legacy you are now part of, it’s about that marine standing to your left and to your right. It’s about all these people in the stands and this great nation which you’ve sworn to defend. So serve with honor, serve with courage and serve with commitment and you’ll do well. Congratulations again. Marines on your tremendous achievement. Please take care of one another and remain semper Fidelis. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce to you. America’s newest United States Marines. Now taking their position in the reviewing area is today’s parade. Reviewing official Sergeant Major Reginald Daniels, Sergeant Major, First Marine expeditionary Force Information group. He’s accompanied by Sergeant Major Michael R. Raise, Sergeant Major, First recruit training Battalion, Marine Corps recruit depot san Diego, Sergeant Major Reginald Daniels. Sergeant Major, First Marine Expeditionary Force information group Sergeant Major Daniels was born in Greenville North Carolina. He reported to Marine Corps recruit depot, Parris Island South Carolina in 1998 for recruit training. Upon graduation he received training at the School of Infantry and received the military occupation specialty of 03 11 Infantry rifleman Sergeant Major Daniels has served in a variety of challenging billets in numerous commands to include personal security officer for the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff drill instructor, senior drill instructor and chief drill instructor at first recruit training battalion, recruit training regiment. Marine Corps, recruit depot san Diego California. Company, gunnery sergeant for first Battalion, sixth Marines Company, First Sergeant for company, A Marine wing Communication Squadron 28. Inspector instructor, first Sergeant, four Engineer Service, Company, Combat Logistics Battalion, 23 4th Marine Logistics Group Sergeant Major at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Marine Corps Air station Sergeant Major at Marine Heavy helicopter Squadron 361 Marine Air Group 16 3rd Marine Airway Sergeant Major Daniels currently serves as the Sergeant Major, First Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group Sergeant Major Daniels. Personal awards include the Bronze Star Meritorious Service Medal with a gold star in lieu of second award, Navy Combination Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award and a combat action ribbon. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Sergeant Major Daniels. Mhm. More than a million marines have been trained here in the past 100 years and have departed San Diego for combat and conflicts around the world, including places whose names are immediately associated with marine courage and dedication names such as Guadalcanal, Tarawa, evo, Jima, Poussin Inchon chosen reservoir, cason waste city, Lebanon, Granada Panama to wait. Somalia Fallujah Ramadi Marjah Sing it. And our most current operations worldwide. This parade deck is rich in history and tradition and no marine trained here ever forgets its sights and sounds. Ladies and gentlemen, the commander of troops. First Sergeant, Fernando Fuentes, Company, first Sergeant and the regimental staff. Mhm. Mhm. Mhm Marine Band, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar California. Ladies and gentlemen, as the National Flag passes directly in front of you, please rise. Once it passes, you may be seated. Series 1061 chief drill instructor, gunnery sergeant Roderick de la Bianco Platoon 1061 Senior Drill Instructor, Staff Sergeant Nathan W. Temple platoon 1062 senior drill instructor, Staff sergeant Otto Inocencio Platoon 1063 Senior Drill Instructor, Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Marino. The regimental color guard is led by regimental color sergeant, drill instructor, Sergeant DeMarcus Hill. Series 1065 Chief Drill Instructor, staff Sergeant Stephen H. President Platoon 1065 Senior Drill Instructor, staff Sergeant Nathan Martinez, Honor Platoon 1066 Senior Drill Instructor, Sergeant Matthew D. younger Platoon 1067 Senior Drill Instructor, Staff Sergeant Dillon D. Frizzy. Ladies and gentlemen, if you turn to page 21 of your graduation pamphlets, you will find the marine 10. The Marines 10 has a history dating back to 1859. It is a longstanding tradition for marines to face the direction of the music and stand at attention when it is heard. It is now directed that all marines present and who have served honorably and ladies and gentlemen, you are all encouraged to join, sing the words to the first verse as marine band san Diego performs anchors away followed by the marine town. Will the guests please rise. Thank you, please be seated. The Marine Corps is uniqueness and strength as an elite fighting force is directly attributable to the magnificent efforts of the drill instructors and company officers who train and supervise their recruits. The distinct qualities of spirit and display the heart and soul of every marine have been developed, nurtured and ingrained in recruits through their observance and relationships with their drill instructors and officers. Recruit training is the very foundation of the court. Each year, recruit training provides thousands of America’s finest young men and women with the basic knowledge and skills to function in a profession characterized by its own set of high values and tough standards. The most important thing we do in the Marine Corps is make marines the individual marine is the core, that is what we do here For the Marines graduating today. The long arduous journey of the last 13 weeks is but a small step into the future of the Marine Corps. As they prepared to fill the ranks of our core. They do so with unquestionable support for the high ideals and standards of the United States of America and the United States Marine Corps. Although Company D prepares for their final dismissal from boot camp today. Their initial training is not over soon after graduation, they report to the School of Infantry camp, Pendleton California where they will continue to be trained to serve as an effective member of a marine rifle squad. The intense initial training that every marine undergoes is designed to instill the fundamental premise that every marine is a rifleman. Hey ladies and gentlemen, at this time we would like to introduce to you the marines responsible for ensuring the success of the difficult transition required to become a marine. The company commander is Captain Matthew J. Williams. The company first sergeant is first sergeant Fernando Fuentes. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a round of applause for the company staff of Company D. The next portion of the ceremony will be the traditional function of retiring the guidance guy that guidance have been carried by the platoon’s throughout recruit training and are being retired to symbolize the disbanding of platoons. All similar units in the Marine corps carry such guidance which identify the unit and are a source of pride to each individual member know that the honor of carrying these guidances bestowed upon those marines who displayed outstanding leadership qualities, motivation and character and were selected as the platoon honor graduates. The platoon honor graduates compete for the title of series and company honor graduate. They are considered the top marines graduating today and have demonstrated the highest potential for future leadership and responsibility in the Marine Corps. What got him the guidance will not be returned to the drill instructors. The honor graduates will not be presented a plan by the battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Grayson and the battalion Sergeant, major Sergeant Major Race. Ladies and gentlemen, please hold your applause until all honor graduates have been recognized, freeze it. Yes, order the honor graduate for platoon 1061 the series. Honor graduate is private first class Christian M Watkins from Nebraska city Nebraska. The honor graduate for platoon 1062 is Private first class Matthew J. Garcia from Mercedes Texas. The honor graduate for platoon 1063 is private first class Jesse L. Golden from Abilene Kansas. The honor graduate for platoon 1065 is private first class Luke C. Littlefield from fort Collins Colorado. The honor graduate for platoon 1066 the company honor graduate is Lance corporal Douglas C. Pfeiffer from Wozniak New York. Lance corporal Pfeiffer is also the recipient of the chesty puller award for his outstanding meritorious performance while in recruit training. And the honor graduate for platoon 1067 is Private first class Matalin O. C. From Tacoma Washington. Ladies and gentlemen, the honor graduates of company D push somebody first started. Yes sir. Okay, the company first object will not give the command to the senior drill instructors to dismiss their platoons, needless to say this will be the most welcome command they have received throughout recruit training. Mhm Sergeant two ladies and gentlemen, this concludes today’s ceremony. We ask that you refrain from crossing the parade day. If you must cross, please go to the far ends. Do not cross in front of the reviewing stand. We asked that you exit the parade in an orderly manner and we encourage the use of all waste receptacles for disposal of any and all waste while aboard Marine Corps recruit depot. Thank you as a reminder. Please do not cross the parade day and utilize the far ends. Pick up any tracks around you and utilize always tricep. Please start making your way towards the parking lot, utilizing the walkway behind the bleachers and go behind the yellow curve. Your Marine has been briefed. I’m meeting you in the parking lot behind the yellow curtain. Please keep in mind the level of training your marine has received and afford the same opportunities to those in training. By removing any congestion on the walkway behind the bleachers, please do not take any photos or videos of the recruits and training. Please not take any photos or videos of recruits and training.