Your Young Marine will go through the first training, known as recruit training. All new members are recruits until they complete this training cycle. They have to earn the title "Young Marine." The basic recruit training cycle is shown below.

Worth mentioning is this: the recruit training cycle familiarizes the new Young Marine with the basic knowledge in various subjects related to the program. It also helps them to evaluate their own physical fitness and encourages them to strive to be a better person, both physically and academically. After recruit training is complete, the training will continue. Physical training is a regular part of our program. During the course of a year your Young Marine will also receive classes such as first aid, CPR, fire prevention and home safety and land navigation.

LEADERSHIP is a subject that is learned as they progress in their Young Marine career. The Marine Veterans of the unit will coach them up on leadership traits and principals. The Young Marine program has leadership schools at the junior, senior and advanced levels. Young Marines from our unit have attended and led various leadership schools in Florida and around the county. The unit will also go on encampments (camping trips) and will normally include training at those locations. There is an annual field meet, a competition amongst the units in Florida. This provides for a lot of fun while continuing their training in physical activity.

There is Training within the unit in a variety of subjects. This builds morale, encourages teamwork, and helps to strengthen the life of your loved one, your Young Marine.

NOTE: EACH RECRUIT TRAINING MEETING IS SEVEN HOURS IN LENGTH AND FOLLOWS A STRICT TIMELINE.  BE ON TIME FOR THE FORMATION WHICH BEGINS EACH SESSION. THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE IS TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE, BUT IS PROVIDED TO GIVE YOU, THE PARENT, THE GENERAL IDEA ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER AND LEVEL OF SCHEDULING FOR THIS PROGRAM.

TRAINING

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Training Day 1

0900-0910 Roll Call, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, Plan of the Day

0910-0925 Introduction of Instructors and Expectations

0925-0945 Instruction:  Introduction to Close Order Drill

0945-1030 Instruction: Position of Attention, At Ease, Hand Salute

1030-1040 Break

1040-1120 Intro: Natl Anthem, YM Hymn, YM Creed, Pledge of Allegiance, YM Obligation

1120-1130 Break

1130-1215 Instruction: About Face, Right/Left Face

1215-1245 Lunch Break

1245-1300 Review: Position of Attn, At Ease, Hand Salute, About Face, Right/Left Face

1300-1330 Instruction: Fall-in/out (squad), Dress Right, Rest

1330-1340 Break

1340-1410 Instruction:  Uniform preparation

1410-1420 Break

1420-1515 Physical Training

1515-1525 Break

1525-1540 Cleanup

1540-1550 Commanding Officers Time

1550-1600 Closing: Creed, Obligation, Pledge

(Assignment: Memorize Pledge of Allegiance, Creed, Obligation)

1600 Dismissed

Training Day 2

0900-0910 Roll Call, Pledge Allegiance, Natl Anthem, YM Creed, YM Obligation, Plan of Day

0910-0940 Instruction:  Forward March, Halt

0940-0945 Break

0945-1015 Instruction: Military terms

1015-1045 Instruction: Rank, Ratings and Insignia

1045-1050 Break

1050-1120 Instruction: Column movements

0120-1125 Break

1125-1200 Instruction: To the Rear

1200-1230 Break for lunch and change to PT Gear

1230-1300 Instruction: Personal Hygiene

1300-1320 Review: Column movements and to the rear

1320-1340 Break

1340-1530 Physical Training

1530-1535 Break

1535-1540 Cleanup

1540-1555 Commanding Officers Time

1555-1600 Closing: YM Creed, YM Obligation, Pledge of Allegiance, Young Marine Hymn(Assignment: Memorize first verse of the Young Marine Hymn and first verse of the National Anthem)

1600 Dismissed

Training Day 3

0900-0910 Roll Call, Pledge, National Anthem, YM Creed, YM Obligation, Plan of the Day

0910-0925 CO’s Inspection

0925-0945 Instruction: Young Marine History

0945-1040 Drill Review: Column movements

1040-1045 Break, Head Call

1045-1100 Instruction: Introduction to Young Marine Hymn

1100-1120 Review: knowledge from Training Days 1 and 2

1110-1200 Drill Review: To the Rear

1200-1230 Break for lunch

1230-1245 Review: close order drill commands

1245-1330 Instruction: Customs and Courtesies

1330-1355 Review: knowledge

1355-1410 Break – change to PT gear

1410-1525 Physical Training

1525-1535 Break

1535-1540 Cleanup

1540-1555 Commanding Officers Time

1555-1600 Closing: Creed, Obligation, Pledge, YM Hymn

1600 Dismissed

Training Day 4

0900-0910 Roll Call, Pledge, Creed, Obligation, YM Hymn, Plan of the Day

0910-1000 Drill Review: Close order drill, remedial, as needed

1000-1010 Break, Head Call

1010-1040 Instruction: Table of Organization and Responsibilities

1040-1045 Break

1045-1115 Instruction: Marine Corps History

1115-1200 Review: knowledge, remedial, as needed

1200-1230 Break

1230-1300 Instruction: Uniform and Personal Appearance

1300-1330 Drill Review: close order drill, remedial, as needed

1330-1340 Break

1340-1430 Review: knowledge or close order drill, remedial, as needed

1430-1440 Break – change into PT Gear

1440-1530 Physical Training

1530-1535 Break

1535-1540 Cleanup          

1540-1555 Commanding Officers Time

1555-1600 Closing: Creed, Obligation, Pledge, USMC Hymn

1600 Dismissed

Training Day 5

0900-0910 Roll Call, Pledge, National Anthem, Creed, Obligation, YM Hymn, Plan of the Day

0910-0920 Prepare for Physical Fitness Test

0920-1200 Physical Fitness Test (PFT) (including breaks)

1200-1245 Break for lunch

1245-1330 Review knowledge for written test

1330-1340 Break

1340-1430 Written Test

1430-1440 Break

1440-1535 Commanding Officer’s Time

1535-1540 Cleanup

1540-1555 Commanding Officers Time

1555-1600 Closing: YM Creed, YM Obligation, Pledge of Allegiance, USMC Hymn

1600 Dismissed

Recruit Graduation

Platoon Sergeants Report

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem

Invocation

Opening Remarks by the Commanding Officer

Introduction of Guest and Staff

Guest Speaker

Inspection of Recruits (Honored Guest or CO)

Presentation of Awards

Graduation Ceremony

Closing Remarks

Dismiss the Young Marine Recruit Class

Reception

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