THE FIRST WORDS THAT YOU WILL HEAR FROM YOUR SENIOR DRILL INSTRUCTOR
My name is (Rank/Name). I am your Senior Drill Instructor. I am assisted in my duties by: (Rank/Name) and (Rank/Name). Our mission is to train each one of you to become a United States Marine.
A Marine is characterized as one who possesses the highest military virtues. He obeys orders, respects his seniors, and strives constantly to be the best in everything he does. Discipline and spirit are the hallmarks of a Marine. Each of you can become a Marine if you develop discipline and spirit. We will give every effort to train you, even after some of you have given up on yourselves.
Starting now, you will treat me and all other Marines with the highest respect, for we have earned our places as Marines and will accept nothing less than that from you. We will treat you as we do our fellow Marines: with firmness, fairness, dignity and compassion. At no time will you be physically or verbally abused by any Marine or recruit. If anyone should abuse or mistreat you, I expect you to report such incidents immediately to me or one of my drill instructors. Further, if you believe that I have mistreated you, I expect you to report it to the series commander, (rank/name). My drill instructors and I will be with you every day, everywhere you go.
I have told you what my drill instructors and I will do for you. From you we expect the following:
– You must give 100% of yourself at all times.
– Obey all orders, instantly, willingly, and without question.
– Treat all Marines and recruits with courtesy and respect.
– You will not physically abuse or verbally threaten another Marine or recruit.
– Be completely honest in evrything you do. A Marine never lies, cheats, or compromises.
– Respect the rights and property of all others. A Marine never steals.
– You must work hard to strengthen you body.
– Be proud of yourself and the uniform you wear.
– Try your best to learn the things you will be taught.
– Above all else, never quit or give up.
We offer you the challenge of Recruit Training – – the opportunity to earn the title “United States Marine.”