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PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basically training United States Marines. This handful of dedicated DIs is entrusted with sustaining a more than 237-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors.
Sgt. Mallory Ortiz
November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Joined Marine Corps in April 2008
Became a DI in March 2013
Military Occupational Specialty: Ammunition Technician
Hometown: Medford, Mass.
“Based on my experiences in the Marine Corps, I wanted to be a part of shaping the new generation of female Marines. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be selfless every single second of every single minute of every single day to train these recruits to become United States Marines.”
(Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)
This cracks me up :)