Welcome to the Official Page of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region, South Carolina.
We Make Marines.
Parris Island has been turning recruits into Marines since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted Marines training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent for females in the Marine Corps.