Good afternoon distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honor and tremendous privilege to stand before you today and address the newest generation of Reconnaissance Marines. You, and your families, should be extremely proud of what you have accomplished here. Marines are as tough as they come but not many Marines can do what you have done and graduate from the most difficult course in our beloved Corps. I have heard that BRC class 2-7 was the last hard course but it sounds like BRC class 3-2015 was pretty tough too.
There is a reason that BRC is so difficult. Being a Recon Marine is the toughest job in the Marine Corps. You are now part of an amazing fraternity whose ranks are populated with the finest warriors to ever don the eagle, globe and anchor.