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Only about 600 Marine Corps drill instructors shape the approximately 20,000 recruits who come to Parris Island annually into basic United States Marines. This handful of dedicated DIs is entrusted with sustaining a more than 237-year legacy by transforming men and women into the next generation of Marines. This is one of those drill instructors.
Name: Sgt. Trey Reeves
Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Joined Marine Corps in May 2006
Became a DI in July 2012
Military Occupational Specialty: Aviation logistics information management and support
Hometown: Live Oak, Fla.
“I wanted more of a challenge. Drill instructors are legends. I wanted to be part of that legacy. I went to drill instructor school, and now, I’m ‘living the dream’ as they say.”
(Photo by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Maluda)