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 excelled) in various leadership schools in Florida and California. 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 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
                   Young Marine Hymn and first verse 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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