MRP: Medical Rehabilitation Platoon
The Medical Rehabilitation Platoon, or MRP, is the platoon that recruits are assigned to if they are injured or become ill during recruit training.
MRP is a part of the Special Training Company (STC), which is made up of four platoons, PCP, MRP-1, MRP-2, and BMP. MRP-1 is for lower body injuries, and MRP-2 is for upper body injuries and illnesses/infections. Once a recruit has healed they will move from MRP to PCP prior to returning to training.
Recruits may become ill or injured. Your recruit will be given the best medical care available, with doctors and teams of hospital personnel to assure your recruit is well-cared for and gets the medical attention he or she needs. There will be no expense to the recruit for medical procedures or prescriptions. He or she will continue to receive full pay for time spent in MRP.
You may get a short phone call from your recruit if he or she has been assigned to MRP and you'll certainly have additional questions at this time. Your best source for official information about a recruit in MRP, particularly if he or she has just been assigned to MRP, is your son or daughter's recruiter.
In situations where your recruit is facing an extended recovery time, you may be given a contact person at the Depot. You may also be given a new mailing address to send mail to. For extended stays in MRP, small care packages with appropriate items are acceptable.
The situation faced by each recruit in MRP is unique, depending on the length of time spent in recruit training thus far and the severity of the injury or illness. Remember, we are not the Marine Corps and cannot cite Marine Corps policy or procedure, but we can provide you with resources and the opportunity to speak with others who have endured similar situations.
We have a group on Facebook that is specifically a place for family members of recruits who are experiencing illnesses and injuries. The group allows family members to communicate concerns with one another, as well as ask questions to our trained volunteer moderators. After requesting membership in this group, it may take up to three days for our volunteers to verify and approve you. Please check for a message from one of our administrators and respond to their questions. Please check in your "Other" email folder for the message from our administrators.
Click here for the Illness & Injuries Group
To find out more about Special Training Companies from the USMC Parris Island website, click here.
Some terminology that may be used in MRP follows:
- PEB: Physical Evaluation Board
- STC: Special Training Company
- PCP: Physical Conditioning Platoon
- BMP: Basic Military Platoon
- RSP: Recruit Separation Platoon
- FRSP: Female Recruit Separation Platoon
- EHP: Evaluation Holding Platoon
- RTFD: Return To Full Duty