The Marine Corps’ “Battles Won” recruiting campaign has been holding casting calls for Marines that want to appear in their next commercial. Auditions were held in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday, and are being held on Camp Pendleton today and tomorrow.
Thus far, more than 80 Marines have already auditioned for their chance to be featured in a recruiting commercial that will appear on cable as well as online streaming services later this year, according to Gina Harkins at Military.com. The focus of the commercial will be on “belonging, resiliency and teamwork,” according to a message disseminated throughout the Marine Corps.
To be eligible for the audition, Marines must be between the ages of 18 and 27 and must be available for filming at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Atlanta at the end of this month. That means it’s probably best that you let your command know that you’re auditioning. This ad will be a continuation in the the “Battle Won” series that’s been ongoing since 2017. The first year emphasized winning conflicts, the second year focused on developing quality citizens, and according to Gunnery Sgt. Justin Kronenberg, a spokesman for the command, this new commercial will focus on showcasing “the first phase of a Marine’s story.”
Recently, the Marine Corps unveiled a YouTube series that showed four media influencers participating in an abbreviated Marine Corps boot camp experience meant to simulate the training real Marine Corps recruits undergo. One of the four YouTube stars didn’t make it past the first day, and the remaining three left with a renewed sense of respect for the arduous training Marines undergo.
Don’t get disheartened if you don’t make the cut for TV, however, as the Marine Corps is also on the look out for Devil Dogs that would be well suited for other promotional materials, like billboards and digital ads.