The next phase of training after boot camp is SOI, or School of Infantry. Your new Marine is entitled to one day of travel and ten days leave after recruit training. Your new Marine may report to SOI early in order to save leave if desired.
Your Marine should listen, read, pay attention to, and ask questions about his/her orders before departing the Recruit Depot. Your Marine will have a copy of his/her orders with them when they leave the Recruit Depot.
Your Marine is required to check in no later than 1300 (that's 1:00 p.m.) on the date designated on his/her orders. Your Marine can find these by looking on the signed receiving endorsement on the bottom front paper of his/her orders. Marines are required to report directly to the school if they arrive early; they are NOT to get a hotel room in town.
While on leave, non-infantry Marines may contact their recruiter for participation in the Permissive Recruiter Assistance Support Program (PRASP). If selected by the recruiter for the program, ensure you bring with you all endorsements related to such program upon checking in to SOI. Unless approved by HQMC (MMEA-11/ELTA), Infantry-bound and Reserves Marines are NOT authorized PRASP.
Click here for more information on PRASP, or RA.
January 23, 2015:
A Marine from Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, hugs a loved one after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Jan. 23. Graduation comes after completion of all training events and tests included in 13 weeks of recruit training. — with Reyes Figueroa and Elizabeth Ochoa at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
— USMC Photo.