Training Week 10 MCRD San Diego Training Matrix

Recruits face the final challenges they must overcome to earn the title of Marine. The week begins with a physical fitness test and a written exam before the final drill evaluation. The recruits then face the Crucible, a final 54-hour field event that tests the recruits on the knowledge, skills and values they have been taught throughout training. Those who complete the final challenge are awarded their Eagle, Globe and Anchors, symbolizing their transformation from recruits to Marines.

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

Training Week 10 MCRD San Diego Training Matrix

WEEK TEN

  • Prac Written Exam II: Recruits take their 2nd written test.
  • SATO ticket issue: Recruits make their travel plans for after graduation.
  • Confidence Chamber: Recruits train with their gas masks in the gas chamber.
  • 6k Night Hike: Recruits conduct a night hike 6 km in distance.
  • Copeland's Assault Course: Recruits conduct this course to help instill a combat mindset. Recruits conduct many different courses throughout the Crucible.
  • 15k Reaper Hike: Recruits conduct the 15 km up the mountain named the Reaper. Completing this hike marks the end of the Crucible.
  • Emblem Ceremony: Recruits become Marines and receive their Eagle, Globe, and Anchors.
  • Gear De-Issue: Marines return their issued gear.
  • Movement to MCRD: Marines return to MCRD San Diego from Camp Pendleton.

WEEK TEN TRAINING DAYS

  • Monday, T54: 6K Night Re-Supply Hike
  • Tuesday, T55: Night Individual Movement Course
  • Wednesday, T56: 15K Reaper Hike / Emblem Ceremony
  • Thursday, T57: Gear Turn In
  • Friday, M1: Gear Turn In / Haircuts
  • Saturday, M2: Movement to MCRD
  • Sunday, S10: Religious Services/S.U.L.D. Time

LINKS TO SAN DIEGO RECRUIT TRAINING WEEKS

Overview | Receiving Wk | Wk 1 | Wk 2 | Wk 3 | Wk 4 | Wk 5 | Wk 6 | Wk 7 | Wk 8 | Wk 9 | Wk 10 | Wk 11 | Wk 12 | Our Facebook Groups

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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