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SSgt Robert Jimenez is a Drill Instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. 

SSgt Robert Jimenez

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Drill Instructor supporting the West Team


What’s your impression of the players so far?

The players seem very motivated. Usually with recruit training we tend to motivate the recruits, but here the players are already motivated. We’re here to just relate Marine Corps core values, honor, courage and commitment and leadership traits and principles with football.


What are you learning from the players?

To be honest with you, I’m getting quite a bit. The Marine Corps tends to look for those leadership traits that we use as leaders in the Marine Corps and those are emphasized here with the football players. A lot of the players carry those traits themselves. You see how they’re going to be role model citizens, not just athletes. 

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