Training Week 4 MCRD Parris Island Training Matrix

Swim Week. True to their name, Marines need to know how to survive in the water. Recruits learn to leap into deep water, tread water, use issued equipment to stay afloat and to shed heavy gear that could pull them under water. Initial drill will also take place during this week, as well as a MCMAP test.

Scroll below for explanations and terminology in civilian terms. Referenced Matrix in use by MCRD PI as of April 2022.

Training Week 4 MCRD Parris Island Training Matrix

WEEK FOUR

  • Initial Drill: First close order drill competition. Recruits are judged on what they have learned about drill so far.
  • Initial Travel (Fe): Female recruits make their initial travel plans.
  • MCX - 2(Fe): 2nd Marine Corps Exchange visit- female recruits
  • S.A.F.E. Swim Class: Recruits are given safety instructions before starting swim testing.
  • Water Survival: Recruits are taught different water survival methods.
  • MCX-2(M): 2nd Marine Corps Exchange visit- male recruits
  • Thrift Savings Plan, Blended Retirement Systems: Recruits are taught about the Thrift Savings Plan and blended retirement systems.
  • Inventory CFT: Recruits take part in a practice combat fitness test (CFT).
  • (M) Dental (R3) L/F: Male recruits 3rd dental recall- lead and follow series
  • MCMAP Testing: Recruits are tested on the MCMAP training they have learned.
  • Blood Drive: Recruits are given the option of taking part in a blood drive.

WEEK FOUR TRAINING DAYS

  • Monday, T18: Initial Drill, Combat Water Survival, Academic Classes, CVGDs
  • Tuesday, T19: Physical Training, MCMAP, Academic Classes , CVGDs, Iron Ducks
  • Wednesday, T20: Name Tape Turn-in, Combat Water Survival, MCX-2, Academic Classes, MCMAP Remediation, Pugil Sticks II (F/Fe), Iron Ducks
  • Thursday, T21: Combat Water Survival, MCMAP Remediation, Pugil Sticks II (F/Fe), Iron Ducks
  • Friday, T22: Combat Water Survival, Academic Classes, MCMAP Qualification, Pugil Sticks II (L), Iron Ducks
  • Saturday, T23: MCMAP End Course, Academic Classes
  • Sunday, S4: Religious Services, CVGDs, COD, Interior Guard

LINKS TO PARRIS ISLAND RECRUIT TRAINING WEEKS

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ABOUT THE TRAINING MATRIX AND WHERE TO FIND ONE

The training matrices are available free on MarineParents.com and RecruitParents.com websites and on Official Marine Corps websites (see links below for BOTH Parris Island and San Diego). We have a printed 11x17 matrix poster available in our own EGA Shop and and in many recruiting stations around the US. They are available at no cost to you. If you need to order one from the EGA Shop, as a non-profit, we ask that you pay the shipping and handling.

For Parris Island (MCRD PI)

  1. FREE: Official MCRD PI Website
    (Link Updated 1/20/2023. Click for alternate link.)
  2. FREE: MarineParents.com 8.5x11 PDF
    (NEW USMC VERSION 1/20/2023)
  3. Pay Shipping and Handling: Order 11x17 Poster EGA Shop
    (Note: Our new printed poster will be available February 1, 2023. The poster is printed with Parris Island on one side and San Diego on the other.)

For San Diego (MCRD SD)

  1. FREE: Official MCRD SD Website
    (Link Updated 1/20/2023. Click for alternate link.)
  2. FREE: MarineParents.com 8.5x11 PDF
    (NEW USMC VERSION 1/20/2023)
  3. Pay Shipping and Handling: Order 11x17 Poster EGA Shop
    (Note: Our new printed poster will be available February 1, 2023. The poster is printed with Parris Island on one side and San Diego on the other.)

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