Hovarter graduates from Marine Corps boot camp Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter, 23, of Rockford graduated from the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego on July 29, 2011. He successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 48 recruits in Training Platoon 1007. While in basic training, Pfc. Hovarter achieved Platoon High PFT (personal fitness training) with a score of 300, leading his platoon to be the Honor Platoon. He also qualified as rifle expert. Following 10 days home on leave, Hovarter will report to Camp Pendleton for one month at Military Combat Training then Military Occupation Specialty School. He will be stationed at Pensacola, Fla. following training.