Medical Rehabilitation Platoon, or MRP, is the platoon that recruits are assigned to if they are injured or become ill during recruit training.
Recruits may become ill or injured. Your recruit will be given the best medical care available, with doctors and teams of hospital personnel to assure your recruit is well-cared for and getting the medical attention s/he needs. There will be no expense to the recruit for medical procedures or prescriptions. S/he will continue to receive full pay for time spent in MRP.
You may get a short phone call from your recruit if s/he has been assigned to MRP. You'll certainly have additional questions at this time. Your best source for official information about a recruit in MRP, particulary if s/he has just been assigned to MRP, is your son or daughter's recruiter.
In situations where your recruit's recovery time will be extended, you may be given a contact person at the Depot. You may also be given a new mailing address to send mail. For extended stays in MRP, small care packages with appropriate items are acceptable.
Every situation for every recruit in MRP is unique, depending on the length in recruit training thus far, and the injury or illness. Remember, we are not the Marine Corps and cannot site Marine Corps policy or procedure, but we can give you resources to talk with others in similar situations.
We have a group on the Marine Family Network that is specifically a place for family members of recruits who are experiencing illnesses and injuries to communicate concerns with one another and ask questions of our trained, volunteer moderators.
Click her for the Illness & Injuries Group
To find out more about Special Training Companies from the USMC Parris Island website, click here.
Some terminology that may be used in MRP follows:
- PEB: Physical Evaluation Board
- STC: Special Training Company
- PCP: Physical Training Company
- BMP: Basic Military Platoon
- RSP: Recruit Separation Platoon
- FSRP: Female Recruit Separation Platoon
- EHP: Evaluation Holding Platoon
- RTFD: Return To Full Duty