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Share Your Transformation Story with

Posted By: Community Manager 09-19-11


Share Your Transformation Story with

As parents and mentors to United States Marines, we are asking you to reach out to your Marine and have them share their story with the audience. You have seen firsthand the transformation that takes place when your loved one begins the journey to becoming a Marine. wants to hear the stories of transformation from the young men and women who accepted the challenge to become a United States Marine. Their story will be an example to others who are also seeking to earn the title of United States Marine.

Please have your Marine email with the following information:
-A photo before recruit training and then one after- perhaps at graduation, a dress blues picture, or at a duty station or on deployment
-Briefly describe your transformation (approximately 140 characters), and provide the following information as well:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Hometown
  • Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot attended – Parris Island or San Diego
  • MCRD platoon, company, and battalion
  • MCRD arrival date
  • MCRD graduation date

When you submit your photos and your transformation story, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Providing Information on the Site: In order to participate in the Program, you will be required to provide certain personally identifiable information such as first name, last name, e-mail address, age, hometown city and state, recruit training platoon, recruit depot, and rank. You may also be requested to provide photographs and a transformative experience. You must provide truthful information, and may not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity. You hereby provide us with authorization to verify any personal information submitted (first name, last name, e-mail address, age, hometown city and state, recruit training platoon, recruit depot and rank, photographs, and transformative experience). Participating in the site and providing the information required for participation, is voluntary and no adverse action of any kind will be taken against you if you choose not to participate.

License/Release to Use Postings (Submission or Submissions). Uploading a Submission further constitutes your free and knowing consent to give Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license, which license may be sublicensed to others without limitation, to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display and/or incorporate such Submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed including without limitation use on the web site and other web sites used by MCRC, or related organizations, for any legal use including without limitation, for promotion and marketing of service in the United States Marine Corps and the products and/or services the Marine Corps uses for recruiting and recruiting advertising and any related functions. If requested, you will sign any necessary documentation to facilitate MCRC or its contractors or other designee's use of the license you are granting to use the Submission. For clarity, MCRC is under no obligation to use your Submission in any manner nor will use of your Submission entitle you to any compensation whatsoever. MCRC reserves the right to make editorial changes to your Submission for the sake of spelling, grammar, clarity, and suitability for recruitment efforts. I further confirm that no further approval shall be required from me for any use by the USMC, its assignees or representatives, of any Submission and/or other materials provided by me and/or my name and/or other indentifying information pursuant to this License/Release.

WARNING: Unauthorized access, use, or modification of or of the data contained herein or in transit to/from this site may constitute a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1030 and/or state criminal and civil laws. Unauthorized use of this site is strictly prohibited and may be subject to criminal prosecution. Users should have no expectation of privacy as to any communication on or information stored in support of this site. Users are also reminded not to upload and/or distribute information that may compromise operational security: examples include mission-specific details such as mission description, location, and time.

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