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12-01-08, 02:09 AM #151
I agree with Zulu 39 about the terminology. It goes a long way and if you don't get used to it in 13 weeks, it'll earn you a trip to the Dirt or Quarterdeck. It depends on your team of Drill Instructors if they want to take you to the Quarterdeck, but some Drill Instructors love playing with you in the Dirt.
Personally, I preferred the Quarterdeck than the Dirt because you don't get dust and debris kicked up while you're doing mountain climbers. I'd rather get slayed on the Quarterdeck if I had a choice, but you don't because that's how our Corps works.
12-28-08, 07:18 PM #152
12-29-08, 05:10 PM #153
Use common sense. My DI said it all the time, its like people get to PI and lose all their common sense. Don't think things through so much, just do. Get use to the screaming and playing of games as quick as you can. Mark everything, i mean everything. Volunteer for stuff, trust me. It makes it go by a lot faster, and beats just standing there. And if you do good, your DI will begin to like you...just a little though, haha. If you make it to the rifle range, you'll be doing good. After that your DIs will actually start to talk to you, joke around a little bit, well mine did a little. Don't take that as its done though, we got hazed the worst during that time.
01-14-09, 09:36 AM #154
I want to think all the Marines who gave us poolees these tips, I'll keep them all to mind especially the shut the hell up part. Thank you for your help look fowared to learning more from all of you Marines before I head off to RT.
01-22-09, 08:46 PM #155
Whats up i was just wondering how much do you guys run for PT everyday...jus wonderin so i know if i need to run more everyday?
01-22-09, 10:26 PM #156
01-26-09, 03:34 PM #157
I've seen a few Marines on here saying that they started recruit training with X number of recruits in boot and only ended up with Y number at graduation. Is this attrition because of recruits failing different aspects of recruit training and having to roll to another platoon and graduate later, or are these recruits getting kicked out? I guess I was just wanting to know what percentage of recruits just don't make it through at all for whatever reason. Thanks for any info.
01-26-09, 03:53 PM #158
The different in numbers can be due to all of the above. My platoon started with about 75 - 78 and graduated 65. Of those 65, about 50 were originals.
We dropped recruits for injuries, illness, fat farm, motivation platoon, inability to adjust, emergency leave, just about every reason to drop. We also picked up people from the fat farm, moto, sickbay, etc. We even had one intra-series transfer of a recruit into our platoon.
When I went through, missing three training days (as a no-duty, bed rest, illness or injury, etc) was a cause for drop. Only one recruit I knew of escaped the three day rule. Me. I was bed rest sick with the flu for three days, but my drill instructors stuck up for me with the Series and Company Commander.
01-26-09, 04:40 PM #159
IIRC, the drop out rate is somewhere between 12-15% I think.
01-26-09, 10:11 PM #160
01-26-09, 10:47 PM #161
01-27-09, 05:28 AM #162
Motivation Platoon no longer exists. If regular boot camp was miserable, Moto Platoon was hell on earth. Every nasty thing regular recruits did, Moto people did triple and more. Moto platoon people began and ended every day covered head to toe in mud. All in the name of instilling some motivation into them. It was supposed to make one happy to be in a regular platoon. Sometimes it worked. Most times it was just a Senior DI's way of getting a good crack at someone before they got thrown out.
01-27-09, 10:01 AM #163
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