USMC recruiting is one of the most important jobs in the Marine Corps, as it is through the recruitment process that the Corps fills its ranks with qualified Marines. Recruiters not only help prepare potential recruits for boot camp, but help make sure that each poolee is signing up for the MOS that best matches their skills and personality. Here is some information aimed at giving a basic overview of a recruiter’s job, both to give potential recruits an idea of a recruiter’s goals & responsibilities, as well as provide information about the MOS if you think you may be interested in becoming a Marine recruiter yourself.
Marine Corps Recruiter Schedule
Q. How many weeks is the Basic Recruiter Course?
A. The Basic Recruiter Course is 8 weeks long including 36 Training Days. It consists of:
- Group Advisor Initial Screening
- Public Speaking Forum
- Quality Enlistment Procedures (QEP)
- Marine Corps Product Knowledge (MCPK)
- Recruiting Sub-Station Operations
- Marine Corps Communication & Consulting (MC3)
- much more
Training Week 1
The first week of Marine Recruiting School’s Basic Recruiter School requires check-in, height & weight measurements, tattoo screening, urinalysis, initial PFT, S & R classes, District Requests and an intro to public speaking.
Training Week 2
The second week includes staff introductions, classes on Mess Hall, Relocation Briefing, Navy Marine Corps relief, Chaplain, Billeting, PMO, EFMP, TMO, PTSD and injury prevention. It focuses mainly on public speaking and quality enlistment procedures.
Training Week 3
The third week of recruiting school starts with the 1st term exam and a lot of Marine Corps Product Knowledge. During the middle of the week is a combat fitness test (groups 1 & 2) and the week ends with district assignments, staff team building, the beginning of recruiting sub-station operations.
Training Week 4
The fourth week of recruiting school completes the sub-stations operations phase which includes the 2nd term exam, TMO/PCS brief, initial clothing and special orders. The week ends with an intro to sales, listening, rapport, screening, the 3rd term exam, and the a combat fitness test for groups 3 & 4.
Training Week 5
The fifth week of Marine Corps Basic Recruiter School is all for Marine Corps Communication & Consulting.
Training Week 6
The sixth week of recruiter training includes the MC3 recognition and written exams, selling beyond the close (SBC), MC3 performance event, 2nd clothing (fitting), TC performance event, rapport and screening performance event and an AC performance event.
Training Week 7
The seventh week of usmc recruiter school includes the benefit tag performance event, a public speaking forum, performance PRAC APP, final clothing alterations, final weigh in, the final exam, TPC AEC / SF 86 Briefing, Beyond Basic Recruiter School brief, and the final PFT.
Training Week 8
The eighth and final week of BRT school includes dress “B” inspection, guest of honor social and graduation.