When do platoons on Parris Island usually find out who is the honor grad? I assume it is by Liberty Sunday?

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It is my understanding that they know prior to the Crucible but the families do not know until  Liberty Sunday. 

Maria (Mom-NY)
MFN Manager of Boot Recruit Groups
Mom of Deployed Marine

What do the recruits need to accomplish to be an honor grad?

It is my understanding that During boot camp the platoons perform requirements which need to be passed before they can graduate and become Marines. Each Drill Competition, Practical Exam, Rifle Range, and PFT (Physical Fitness Test) is not only a way to test a recruits progress it is also a competition among all the platoons of the entire company which can be from 4 to 8 platoons. The platoon who has the highest scores in the majority of the competitions wins the Honor Platoon competition.

There is also a competition among recruits for Honor Graduate. This is the recruit who has performed at the highest level, earned among the highest scores and qualifications, and above all shown outstanding leadership among his fellow recruits. The Platoon Honor man (usually referred to as the Platoon Guide) will then compete against the other Platoon Honor man in his series which is usually 2 - 4. There are usually two series within a recruit training company, a lead series and a follow series. The two Honor men who come out on top in their respective series will then compete for Company Honor man.

Company Honor man, Series Honor man, and Platoon Honor man are great titles to earn and earn Letters of Commendation in their Service Record Books.

Maria (Mom-NY)
MFN Manager of Boot Recruit Groups
Mom of Deployed Marine

THANK you Maria! I had no idea of any of this, very fascinating. Its so nice that they have additional incentives and achievements for those that thrive on the additional challenges. :)

1~Mom-NY (Maria) said:

It is my understanding that During boot camp the platoons perform requirements which need to be passed before they can graduate and become Marines. Each Drill Competition, Practical Exam, Rifle Range, and PFT (Physical Fitness Test) is not only a way to test a recruits progress it is also a competition among all the platoons of the entire company which can be from 4 to 8 platoons. The platoon who has the highest scores in the majority of the competitions wins the Honor Platoon competition.

There is also a competition among recruits for Honor Graduate. This is the recruit who has performed at the highest level, earned among the highest scores and qualifications, and above all shown outstanding leadership among his fellow recruits. The Platoon Honor man (usually referred to as the Platoon Guide) will then compete against the other Platoon Honor man in his series which is usually 2 - 4. There are usually two series within a recruit training company, a lead series and a follow series. The two Honor men who come out on top in their respective series will then compete for Company Honor man.

Company Honor man, Series Honor man, and Platoon Honor man are great titles to earn and earn Letters of Commendation in their Service Record Books.

Maria (Mom-NY)
MFN Manager of Boot Recruit Groups
Mom of Deployed Marine

And for Females Marines, they have Maggie Marine. 

When do these competitions take place and when do the genl=tlemen who win these honors know?

Also when would the families know about it?



Rhonda B said:

It is my understanding that During boot camp the platoons perform requirements which need to be passed before they can graduate and become Marines. Each Drill Competition, Practical Exam, Rifle Range, and PFT (Physical Fitness Test) is not only a way to test a recruits progress it is also a competition among all the platoons of the entire company which can be from 4 to 8 platoons. The platoon who has the highest scores in the majority of the competitions wins the Honor Platoon competition.

There is also a competition among recruits for Honor Graduate. This is the recruit who has performed at the highest level, earned among the highest scores and qualifications, and above all shown outstanding leadership among his fellow recruits. The Platoon Honor man (usually referred to as the Platoon Guide) will then compete against the other Platoon Honor man in his series which is usually 2 - 4. There are usually two series within a recruit training company, a lead series and a follow series. The two Honor men who come out on top in their respective series will then compete for Company Honor man.

Company Honor man, Series Honor man, and Platoon Honor man are great titles to earn and earn Letters of Commendation in their Service Record Books.

Maria (Mom-NY)
MFN Manager of Boot Recruit Groups
Mom of Deployed Marine

Rhonda they take place during and as part of the training.  It is my understanding that if your recruit earns this he will get to call home and let you know. Usually it is not known until right before the Crucible which is in the 11th week of training.

Maria (Mom-NY)
MFN Manager of Boot Recruit Groups
Mom of Deployed Marine

"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~W.T. Pooh

Thanks, all of this is so new to me. I feel like I gedt lost in a sea of information, not knowing what is relevant and what is not. I appreciate the Marine Family Network very much for the help it gives us new parents.  Thanks again. Rhonda

The best resource you have is your Marine. 
 
Rhonda B said:

Thanks, all of this is so new to me. I feel like I gedt lost in a sea of information, not knowing what is relevant and what is not. I appreciate the Marine Family Network very much for the help it gives us new parents.  Thanks again. Rhonda

You can find lots of helpful information at our informational website www.recruitparents.com take a look at the maroon links on the left hand side of the page, I promise it will make things a bit clearer for you.

Maria (Mom-NY)
MFN Manager of Boot Recruit Groups
Mom of Deployed Marine

"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~W.T. Pooh

thank you for all the infor Maria.  Very helpful....
 
1~Mom-NY (Maria) said:

You can find lots of helpful information at our informational website www.recruitparents.com take a look at the maroon links on the left hand side of the page, I promise it will make things a bit clearer for you.

Maria (Mom-NY)
MFN Manager of Boot Recruit Groups
Mom of Deployed Marine

"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~W.T. Pooh

Just wanted to add a little more info regarding the female recruits. The Molly Marine award is a separate award given to the recruit that the platoon felt most exemplifies a well rounded Marine. This award is voted on by the other recruits in the platoon. Though the girl who got it in my platoon went around and asked everyone to vote for her, lol. It was not that big of a deal to most of us and there wasn't even an award ceremony for it. It's just something that was done for fun but it meant a lot to her so I was happy for her. Our platoon honorman was decided by the DIs and was a girl that was very well rounded in all areas. My platoon honor(wo)man happened to be a very athletic, smart and squared away recruit. Somebody that we all respected and looked up to. Incidentally, the honorman does not necessarily have to be the guide because ours honorman was never the guide and it rather pissed off the girl that was!

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