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    Navy basic was no walk in the park, I was running 5 miles a day before I went in and they'd PT us until I was ready to puke. We were in a pretty tough Division though our Chief RDC was a SEAL and our other 2 RDC's were desperate to make E6 before we graduated. They came down hard on us,but it was worth it we were one of the most award winning recruit divisions at Great Lakes NTC in its history. One of our RDC's was nicknamed the rainmaker... He'd close all the windows in the barracks in August make us put on our sweats and pea coats and pt us until the humidity in the barracks formed condensation on the ceiling and it started to "rain". Lots of yelling and berating. My father was army and Navy and he said theres not much difference in boot, just more running in army and more swimming in Navy which makes sense. Now Pre-BUDs that was a whole new level of punishment and ego checking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniclion View Post
    Navy basic was no walk in the park, I was running 5 miles a day before I went in and they'd PT us until I was ready to puke. We were in a pretty tough Division though our Chief RDC was a SEAL and our other 2 RDC's were desperate to make E6 before we graduated. They came down hard on us,but it was worth it we were one of the most award winning recruit divisions at Great Lakes NTC in its history. One of our RDC's was nicknamed the rainmaker... He'd close all the windows in the barracks in August make us put on our sweats and pea coats and pt us until the humidity in the barracks formed condensation on the ceiling and it started to "rain". Lots of yelling and berating. My father was army and Navy and he said theres not much difference in boot, just more running in army and more swimming in Navy which makes sense. Now Pre-BUDs that was a whole new level of punishment and ego checking...
    there was a couple of company commanders that got relieved out in RTC san diego for having the company put on their rain gear and mashing them outside on the marching grinder when there was a weather alert.

    my cc's went a different route they used psychological tricks on the company when somebody fucked up we only got mashed once during bootcamp. like yours we were #1 come graduation time. would love to find out what happened to those guys, one was a GMM1 and the other was a GMG1 both were up for chief and they had only been in for 6+ years. no doubt they are both warrant officers by now.
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    That footage of the Marine DIs was def toned down! My DIs were def a lot more "hands on" with us lol. I got kicked in the ribs, butt stroked in the head and punched in the kidneys. And I was one of the good ones who they didn't fuck with that much! There were 3 shitbirds who got jacked up on a daily basis. One ended up getting med seped after our bulldog broke his arm.
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    I've been to several graduations at Parris Island and a couple Family Day's on Thursdays and it's something you need to see at least once in your life IMO. The USMC DIs are so god damn locked and cocked and crisp they're amazing to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pimpin View Post
    I've been to several graduations at Parris Island and a couple Family Day's on Thursdays and it's something you need to see at least once in your life IMO. The USMC DIs are so god damn locked and cocked and crisp they're amazing to watch.
    Yeah its very impressive. No knock on the Army, but Marines take their training a lot more seriously.
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    A buddy of mine was in USMC basic on Mother's Day and the DI said who's recruiter said they could call their mother on Mother's Day? He was one of the few who said the recruiter did so the DI had those who did yelling out the barracks window for their momma's for a half hour.

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    I didn't watch the video, believe me, I know the difference..That shit was horrible!

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    The army has four different basic training post the marines have two, we have a total of three brigades at each one the marines have one, we have over six battalions in each brigade the the marines have five, each of our battalions have five company's I believe the marines have one, when we fill we have 240 soldier, four platoons of 60, the marines have two platoons and fill only 160 I believe. The vide for the army was filmed at fort jackson, the softest basic in the army because it is co-Ed. Come on down to Benning and see if that teddy bear crap flies. My bro in law is is SgtMaj in the marine corps down at Paris island said we had the best well trained soldiers he had ever seen. See in our basic we teach them everything from combat patrols, at,y combatives, combat life savor, heavy weapons training, a 4 mile, 8 mile, 12 mile, and 16 mile final road march along with various other drill and ceremony and mounted and dismounted operations. The marines spend more time on drill and ceremony and discipline than we do and my hat is off to them for that but we produce soldiers who are ready to go out to the fight immediately. Marines have it right in taking much longer on discipline than us and gives me a chubby seing a DI crush them, but our missions are different along with the amount that is required of us to produce than theirs. We are equally strong and needed and I love my fellow sempi bros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisotpherm View Post
    The army has four different basic training post the marines have two, we have a total of three brigades at each one the marines have one, we have over six battalions in each brigade the the marines have five, each of our battalions have five company's I believe the marines have one, when we fill we have 240 soldier, four platoons of 60, the marines have two platoons and fill only 160 I believe. The vide for the army was filmed at fort jackson, the softest basic in the army because it is co-Ed. Come on down to Benning and see if that teddy bear crap flies. My bro in law is is SgtMaj in the marine corps down at Paris island said we had the best well trained soldiers he had ever seen. See in our basic we teach them everything from combat patrols, at,y combatives, combat life savor, heavy weapons training, a 4 mile, 8 mile, 12 mile, and 16 mile final road march along with various other drill and ceremony and mounted and dismounted operations. The marines spend more time on drill and ceremony and discipline than we do and my hat is off to them for that but we produce soldiers who are ready to go out to the fight immediately. Marines have it right in taking much longer on discipline than us and gives me a chubby seing a DI crush them, but our missions are different along with the amount that is required of us to produce than theirs. We are equally strong and needed and I love my fellow sempi bros.
    I have to disagree with you about Marines not being ready for combat right out of training. We have a 13 week boot vs your 9 week basic. We get way more range time in than you and to compare the difficulty levels as far as physical demands and metal fatigue are obv WAY harder on Marines. Do we spend A LOT of time on drill and ceremony? Yes. And that training is a fundamental for everything we do as Marines. It teaches/demands perfection. We also have a much harder academics course. We HAD to memorize the Marine Corp handbook word for word. We were tested on it in classroom settings all through first phase. We also had a swimming test.
    And IF you make it through boot, you go to the School of Infantry for 8 weeks of combat and weapons training. So after 21 weeks of training you go into the Fleet and get even more training from your unit. So I would say a Marine out of training is more combat ready than a Soldier.

    One last thing, the Army has like 1.5 million active duty? The Marines have about 150,000. The Army has HUGE budget. Marines get the scraps and hand me downs go go along with our pathetic budget that the Navy hands down to us. You pick up rank WAY faster in the Army. I`ve seen 5 year E-6s. In the Marines, you`ll be lucky to pick up E-5 by the end of 8 years.

    But at least you`re not the Air Force! lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronAddict View Post
    I didn't watch the video, believe me, I know the difference..That shit was horrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALBOB View Post
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    Whenever someone asks me if they should join the military I tell them NO! lol And then I say, "If you`re going to join, join the Air Force". They have the best life and the most focus on education.

    My family told me to join anything BUT the Marines. I think you have to just know you want to be a Marine. No one can tell you.
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