Corps Recruit Depot
MCRD/ERR Parris Island has two missions. First
it is responsible for transforming young men and women into
United States Marines.
Second, Parris Island is headquarters of the
Eastern Recruiting Region, which is responsible for recruiting
the prospective Marines we train. Parris Island's male recruits
are recruited from east of the Mississippi River and females are
Applicants for the RESCORE-R
program must be a NAVET E5 or below,
with less than 10 years qualifying service for Reserve
retirement, and less than four years since discharge from the
Personnel in the IRR
(Individual Ready Reserve) are eligible. RESCORE-R is not
available for personnel with a critical NEC. NAVET's
who have been in a drill pay status within the past 90 days
are not eligible for RESCORE-R. Member
must meet eligibility requirements for requested rating
(mental, moral and physical requirements).
A current Armed Forces
Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test will be required for
all applicants who are no longer under a valid USN/USNR
The Naval Reserve Direct
Appointment Program offers qualified college educated
professionals a Naval Reserve commission. Candidates
chosen to become officers are given the opportunity to
achieve personal and professional satisfaction in their
specialized fields by serving in the Naval Reserve.
The Navy and Naval Reserve
rely heavily upon their officers at every level of
operations and management. These men and women provide the
professional, scientific and technical skills required by
the wide variety of occupations found at sea and ashore.
Officers routinely supervise highly skilled staffs and are
responsible for sophisticated equipment.