How to Obtain your Platoon Photo

If you went to boot camp at Parris Island, SC

How to obtain a copy of my individual portrait photo from recruit training?

Photos of individual Marines in Dress Blues are archived for 4 years. Call the Recruit Photo Office at 842-228-1555 for information on ordering reprints. Please have as much information as possible, including the Marine’s full name, Platoon, Company, Battalion and graduating date.

How to obtain a copy of my platoon photo from recruit training?

Group photos of platoons are permanently archived, although some have been lost or destroyed over the years. Call the recruit photo off at 843-228-1555 for information on ordering reprints. Please have as much information as possible, including the Platoon, Company, Battalion and graduation date.

How to obtain a copy of my yearbook-style platoon graduation books?

The yearbook-style platoon graduation books are only available for order/purchase before and around the graduation date. Copies are not overproduced for future availability, nor are extra copies archived. Those searching for old books are advised to search online auction or classified sales sites, or seek out reunion groups or other members of the unit for anyone who might have an extra copy.

How to order videos of a recruit graduation?

Videos of recruit graduation ceremonies after November 4, 1999, are available on DVD to purchase. For graduations from November 15, 2013 , or later, please visit https://www.earningthetitle.com for ordering instructions and pricing. For graduations between November 4, 1999 and November 1, 2013, call 1-800-889-6734 for information. (Note: Videos were produced by external commercial video production companies contracted with the U.S. Marine Corps.)

If you went to boot camp at San Diego, CA

Platoon Photos / Graduation Books

To purchase Platoon photos / Graduation Books and Composite photos, please visit the MCRD Command Museum Web site at https://www.mcrdmuseumfoundation.org/photos-and-grad-books for details.

Additional Options

LEATHERNECK provides two free, space-available sections in which you can place an ad, “Mail Call” and “Reader Assistance.” Send your requests via e-mail to leatherneck@mca-marines.org or write to:

Mail Call Editor
P.O. Box 1775
Quantico, VA 22134

MARINE CORPS TIMES, a publication of MILITARY TIMES, offers the same type of column. Contact them on line at militaryonline@militrytimes.com or call them at 703-750-8636.

References:

MCRD Parris Island FAQ
MCRD Command Museum

DISCLAIMER: The information on this page was compiled from other sources and is believed to be accurate at time of publishing. Content subject to change without notice.