Marine Corps Knowledge
Becoming a Marine takes more than hard work, sweat, and rifle marksmanship. It means being educated on the history, customs and courtesies, rank structure, and operational guidelines of the Marine Corps. Recruit training is balanced between physical fitness, close-order drill, and classroom time where recruits begin to learn “Marine Corps Knowledge.”
Recruits are issued a handbook that Drill Instructors refer to as “recruit knowledge,” but learning about the Corps and how to be a better Marine is a career-long process. On this page, we will list a great deal of what you’ll be expected to learn as a United States Marine Corps recruit. But there’s no way we could list everything.
Click on the articles below to learn what Marine Corps Knowledge recruits are expected to know and memorize during basic training. You can get a head start here before even getting to the yellow footprints!
Recent Marine Corps Knowledge Articles
(updated on August 3, 2022) There are multiple factors taken into consideration, and some of them can be ‘waivered’ meaning your recruiter can ask the Marine Corps to accept you anyway. Becoming a United States Marine means meeting high standards of moral, mental, and physical
The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program was established in 2002 with Marine Corps Order 1500.54. It was described as a revolutionary step to replacing all other martial arts programs before it. According to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Center for Excellence, “the Marine Corps Martial
The final challenge before earning the title of United States Marine is called the Crucible. It’s a 54-hour event that tests physical stamina, mental toughness, and the ability to think critically while under multiple levels of stress including hunger, sleep deprivation, and physical exhaustion.
Updated on June 9th, 2022 — the 14 day quarantine is no longer in effect. Recruits must only wear masks while at dental and medical clinics. However, should a Coronavirus variant or another pandemic come along, the following information may help you prepare for a
Updated on June 8th, 2022 — the complete Marine Corps Boot Camp schedule for 2023. Marine Corps Boot Camp consists of four main phases. Recruit receiving, 1st phase, 2nd phase, and 3rd phase. Every single enlisted Marine that serves on active duty has to go
Many future recruits ask: what can you bring to Marine Boot Camp? The short answer is that the Marine Corps will issue you everything you need, including underwear and running shoes (which will now be referred to as “go-fasters”). But there are certain things you will want to include.