Oscar Company - Martial Arts Training - April 4, 2014 Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, perform a series of martial arts techniques April 4, 2014, on Parris Island S.C. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental, moral and character discipline to help transform civilians into Marines. All recruits are required to earn tan belts, the first belt level in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, in order to graduate. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. Oscar Company is scheduled to graduate June 11, 2014. This channel is administered by the MCRD Parris Island public affairs office.