A Douglasville native will spend 30 precious days of leave with local friends and family during the Holidays after completing the U.S. military’s most rigorous basic training Dec. 6, 2019.
U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Jordan T. Nunnally said he is looking forward to spending time with family after enduring 13 weeks of training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina.
“It’s great to have the relaxation time and spend the Holidays with family I haven’t seen in forever,” said Nunnally, a graduate of Chapel Hill High School.
After enjoying the Holidays with his family, Nunnally will report to Camp Geiger, North Carolina, to attend Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry-East.
Sgt. Shayne J. Lopes, Nunnally’s recruiter, said he is proud the 24-year-old’s journey from civilian to basically trained U.S. Marine.
“I’m happy to have been a part of this Marine’s transition and proud of how far he has come,” said Lopes, a recruiter with Recruiting Substation Douglasville, Recruiting Station Atlanta.
Upon completion of SOI, Nunnally will be certified as an infantryman and stand ready to support Marine Corps operations throughout the world.
Nunnally is one of 1,025 of young men and women from the Atlanta area who RS Atlanta has prepared for Marine Corps Recruit Training over the past year. The mission of RS Atlanta is to find the most highly qualified young men and women in Georgia and help them begin the transition from civilian to Marine. Ultimately, the Marine Corps’ goal is to prepare these young men and women to become ethical warriors who fight our nation’s battles and return to their local communities as contributing members of society.
For more information about Marine Corps recruiting in Georgia, contact Lance Cpl. Jonah Baase, at (678) 229-7288.