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Jason G asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

why do so many people compare marine boot camp to special ops training?

every day, people ask, "which is harder, marine boot camp, or BUD/s?" seriously? you're taking entry level training and stacking it against training few people even pass? sorry for this rant.

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  • AD
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    You can blame movies like "The Marine," as well as some video games for that. While the popular opinion is that they have the hardest initial entry training, some people assume that it extends to their IET being as hard or even harder than Special Operations training. Nine times out of ten, they assume that Marines trained in Force Recon got all their training just from Boot Camp.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The hardest part of Marine Basic is the Crucible, like three days with three MREs and lots of teambuilding exercises with little sleep (think its like four hours a night maybe?). Everyone makes it through Toughest part of BUD/S? Hell week, five and a half days, four hours of sleep total MAX, straight working out at a higher intensity than anything they do in Marine boot camp. If 100 men (all of higher quality than those that go to Marine Corps boot camp) start a BUD/S class, fewer than 30 will remain when hell week is secured. See how it can't be compared? And SEALs can further their training more as part of DEVGRU, the top special operations group known to exist (equal with Delta on land, far superior when it comes to water)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dude Marine corps boot camp isn't **** compare to BUDs. Who ever said that has never been in the military...

    Source(s): I was in it god damn it!
  • Your average American civilian is oblivious about the military! All they see to compare is from the media, movies, TV, tabloids,etc...

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  • 1 decade ago

    as someone who has done there time, not even comparable... they try to compare them cause they r civalians ... thats there job , to question everything and take **** for granted

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