After this week, recruits face the final drill competition, take the final Physical Fitness Test, and take the final written test (which culminates all of their academic and classroom topics); each event has a trophy for the highest-scoring platoon. At this point, recruits will take their Marine Corps Martial Arts Program test and earn their tan belt; those who fail are dropped.
Recruits also prepare for the Crucible.
Some websites say the recruits go back to the confidence course this week.
During the two rounds of the Confidence Course, recruits will face 11 unique challenges, each more demanding than the one before.
Recruits will first complete the course individually and then in 4-man fireteams, adding teamwork to the physical challenge. The course increases recruits’ physical strength and, as the name implies, confidence.
Confidence Course I
A test of strength and balance, including low obstacles like:
• Arm Stretcher
• Parallel Bars
• Over and Under
Confidence Course II
A greater test of determination, including high obstacles like:
• Slide for Life