When Will I Know My Recruit's Platoon Number?

An Article from our Founder, Tracy Della Vecchia
When Will I Know My Recruit's Platoon Number?
Posted on 2/27/2000

This is an important question because we can't send a letter until we get the platoon number. The address for each company is public knowledge, but mailing a letter without a platoon number causes big delays. The wrong platoon number causes even more delays. So here's the TOTAL scoop on this question.

Recruits perform a close-order drill movement during a drill evaluation Aug. 24, 2015, at MCRD Parris Island. The strict, particular nature of close-order drill reinforces discipline and precision and fosters unit cohesion.
—USMC photo by Lance Corporal Vanessa Austin.



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