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    arugah ssgt!

    arugah ssgt!
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    yeah well if you cant get a first class swim qual...

    yeah well if you cant get a first class swim qual you will fail miserably at BRC anyways. So if you can't pass a swim qual 1 then dont even try.
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    yes u must swim qual 1. yes they went harder on...

    yes u must swim qual 1. yes they went harder on me because they knew i was a recon contract and they were all POGs so of course they were recon haters. they made me squad leader the entire time in...
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    Not much you can do. I've shot firearms my entire...

    Not much you can do. I've shot firearms my entire life so it was fairly easy for me at the range. However, if you aren't used to shooting then you are either gonna be a natural or just plain suck....
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    Im not sure what the new contract is like. When i...

    Im not sure what the new contract is like. When i enlisted it was a 4 year term with 10k bonus for active duty and 6 year term for 20k for reservists. ur recruiter may or may not be lying. there r...
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    yeah im in most the pics.

    yeah im in most the pics.
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    yes that would be me

    yes that would be me
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    Read the posts on this thread to see how long RIP...

    Read the posts on this thread to see how long RIP is, its different for everyone.

    Each phase of BRC goes like this:
    1st phase (pool phase): ton of hours in the pool doing various workouts, early...
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    negative, your pt and swim qual in bootcamp...

    negative, your pt and swim qual in bootcamp doesn't mean anything. as long as u at least get a 4th class swim qual and merely pass the pft in bootcamp then your fine. However, once u get to RIP, they...
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    your recruiter is lying to u. get a new recruiter...

    your recruiter is lying to u. get a new recruiter or put ur foot down and dont let him push u around into signing under a different MOS. Ur about to serve ur country, the least ur country can do for...
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    you, sir, are what we call in the recon community...

    you, sir, are what we call in the recon community a "recon hater". There's a ton of them out there in the corps and you fit the exact profile of one. Your a terminal lance corporal who's obviously...
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    yes all the same weapons and gear...recon gets...

    yes all the same weapons and gear...recon gets alot of funding, unlike the rest of the marine corps
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    if u don't want to be recon bad enough then you...

    if u don't want to be recon bad enough then you will never make it, sorry
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    try to get a recon contract from ur recruiter as...

    try to get a recon contract from ur recruiter as an 0321 reconnaissance man. they are limited on recon slots but if u cant get it then go 03xx grunt and then volunteer for recon in SOI if u get the...
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    Yes you MAY get the chance to come to recon after...

    Yes you MAY get the chance to come to recon after SOI. That is only if RIP is hurting for bodies and comes to SOI and asks for volunteers. But like I said in a previous post, sometimers they are full...
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    To get a recon contract you don't need much...

    To get a recon contract you don't need much except a clean record really. Just make sure you're great at pt, swimming and highly motivated. Oh and if you enjoy your free time, just forget about it....
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    Ha! Guess who is sitting in a observation post 2...

    Ha! Guess who is sitting in a observation post 2 weeks straight prior to the grunts going in an kicking ass? That would be recon reconnoitering the enemy and giving your commanders intel on your...
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    water polo players and competitive swimmers do...

    water polo players and competitive swimmers do great here in the pool. However, many have weak up bodies with things like pullups, pushups, etc. So make sure you can max that stuff out and run like a...
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    its 25m straight through in cammies. however,...

    its 25m straight through in cammies. however, they will train you to do 50m so that when the day of the screening comes, you will do 25m easily...
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    First off, you arent going to MCT, you're going...

    First off, you arent going to MCT, you're going to ITB. To answer your question, no, you won't have time to work on your swimming in ITB. You will be training and working from 0400-2200 and will have...
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    I disagree with you there Sgt. They should be...

    I disagree with you there Sgt. They should be focused on earning the title but preparing yourself before becoming a marine to survive RIP is CRUCIAL. I've seen way too many ripsters fail (both boots...
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    ok heres how it will work for POG's. If you are...

    ok heres how it will work for POG's. If you are in an infantry MOS u will go through ITB and then straight to RIP. However, if you arent infantry you will go through MCT, then your MOS school and...
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    Basic Recon Course

    I making this thread for all the poolees or new Marines out there who have questions about making it through RIP (not called MART anymore) or BRC and want to become recon Marines. When I was a poolee...
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    Thank you Marines, this has all been very helpful.

    Thank you Marines, this has all been very helpful.
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    Liberty at SOI(ITB)

    Good Evening Marines. I'm a new Marine, just graduated on the 5th and I was curious if anybody knew what the rules were for liberty at SOI(ITB). I heard we get to leave Pendelton on the weekends as...
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