MCRD San Diego USMC Patch


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Our MCRD San Diego Patch is designed to be one of the highest quality of patch on the market. Customers put our USMC Patches on hats, jackets, vests, bags, uniforms, shadow boxes and more. This patch measures approximately 3.5″ x 4.5″.

MCRD San Diego Patch Features

  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Patch
  • High Quality Marine Corps Military Patch
  • Ships Fast!
  • Patch Size: 3.5″ x 4.5″

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego – MCRD

Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, a key United States Marine Corps installation. It’s situated near San Diego Bay and the San Diego International Airport. This depot is pivotal for the initial training of enlisted Marine recruits from the Western US, with over 21,000 recruits trained annually. Since its inception, MCRD San Diego has seen over 1.5 million recruits complete boot camp. The depot also hosts the Marine Corps’ Recruiter School and Drill Instructors School.

Historically, Marines landed in San Diego in 1846 during the Mexican–American War. The permanent base’s establishment began in 1919, influenced by Congressman William Kettner and Colonel Joseph Henry Pendleton. Its original buildings, designed by Bertram Goodhue in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, are now on the National Register of Historic Places. Officially commissioned in 1921, the base became the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in 1948.

MCRD San Diego’s primary mission is recruit training, a 13-week intensive process designed to transition recruits from civilian to military life. Training includes various subjects from weapons handling to the Marine Corps history. Key elements of training include physical fitness, rifle marksmanship, and a final test known as “The Crucible”. Recruits also undergo field training at Camp Pendleton’s Edson Range.

Significantly, in December 2020, MCRD San Diego began training female recruits, marking a historic shift in its operations. Additionally, the base houses essential organizations like the Drill Instructor’s School and Recruiter’s School, playing a critical role in shaping future Marine Corps personnel. The MCRD San Diego Command Museum and various other schools pertinent to Marine Corps operations are also located here. The parade deck at MCRD San Diego is not only a training ground but also a memorial honoring veterans from major conflicts.

Additional information

Weight .2 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 4.5 × .125 in