Marines during and after boot camp?

how do they treat you during boot camp and after boot camp :)

8 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Jeeze talk about sugar coating it. You are nothing in boot camp, you are treated like absolute garbage! You are degraded on a daily basis, You dont even refer to yourself and you, or I, or we. You refer to you and everyone else in the third person. This recruit, that recruit, these recruits. One slip up and you will have, at times, 5 drill instructors in your face, screaming at you while you are trying to desipher what they are saying and really all you have to say is Aye Aye sir over and over again. You will get what is known as IT'd (Incentive Training) when you mess/slip up. You will sweat, you will hurt, you will be stressed out like never before. But honestly, being ITd is a lot harder than any of the scheduled PT that you do at boot camp. As the weeks go on, the drill instructors let up just a little bit, soon they arent sir anymore, they are Sgt, SSgt, GySgt, etc. That is when you finish the crusible and become a Marine. Now depending on where you end up in the fleet, it still wont be as relaxed. Yes it will be more relaxed but you still have to be respectful. In the wing, things are very different than a ground unit. The wing is the most relaxed Marine Corps environment today. But trust me, you will get a nice loud a** chewing when it is needed. The Marine Corps isnt meant to be easy, we are the best for a reason, and we are trained in highly stressful situations so when we have to act, we dont freak out and lose our minds.

    Source(s): Active Sgt in the USMC
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I love the terminallance website. It is a comic strip where Marines make fun of themselves like the old Beetle Bailey comics made fun of the Army. The other thing it reminds me of is the movie, "No Time For Sergeants" which pokes fun at the Army.

    The Marine Corps boot camp is the hardest of any of the military and it isn't that hard if you are in good shape. If you are selected by the Marines you'll get PT with your recruiter and you'll be in shape for boot camp. The attrition rate for Marine recruits is only about 10% and most of those are medical. They do a good job of selecting the people they send to boot camp.

    You will be subjected to a lot of harassment by the DI's and it will be unpleasant. Water survival will be a challenge. You will notice a marked improvement in the way you are treated as you progress through training. You are treated worse in SOI than you are in the final phases of boot camp.

    If you are infantry, you will complete your basic infantry training about 6 months after you ship. Compare that to 16 weeks of Army OSUT and you will be glad you joined the Marines.

  • 8 years ago

    During boot camp they need to make you a team playing member of the unit.

    They treat you with disdain until you get it right.

    If you can make the cut you will part of a very few who do and proud to wear that Marine uniform.

  • 8 years ago

    You're not a Marine before boot camp. You're a Poolee. When you get to boot camp, you're a recruit, if you graduate, then you can call yourself a Marine.

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  • 8 years ago

    Dont kid yourself. Marine recruits are treated like little children. With the small exception of Nurturing is replaced with barking orders at the top of the DIs lungs and encouragement is the motivation to not be "that guy" pushing ahead of your peers while still maintaining unit cohesion. Don't think that its all a haze fest, most of RECRUIT TRAINING is learning how to be a Marine. Classes, shooting ranges, learning not only how to be a Marine but also how to be a MANLY MAN instead of the boychild most of the world passes for men.

    Source(s): really? if you dont know by now, kill yourself.
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Basic Training

  • 8 years ago

    You get treated much better and are given more freedom as you progress through your initial training.

    Source(s): A website for future Marines:
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