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ISBN: 0891416579 / ISBN-13: 9780891416579

Into the Crucible: Making Marines for the 21st Century

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Marine boot camp is known for being tough, but a marine's ultimate test is the "Crucible." This first-hand account of the ultimate make-or-break ... Show synopsis

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  • Into the Crucible: Making Marines for the 21st Century (Presidio Press) – Hardcover (1998)
    by James B Woulfe

    Into the Crucible: Making Marines for the 21st Century

    Hardcover, Presidio Press
    1998
    English
    256 pages

    ISBN: 0891416579
    ISBN-13: 9780891416579

    Something so tough, so powerful, that unless you join together, you can't accomplish the defining moment. Your team will not make it unless you pull together". -- General Charles C. Krulak, Commandant, United States Marine Corps Welcome to the Crucible Event. Tiffs is the culmination of Marine Corps basic combat training, boot camp. The Crucible Event is the "defining moment" for young Marine recruits. It has proven so powerful that the Navy. has adopted the "crucible" concept as part of its basic training and the Air Force ... Show more

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piafinn

Semper Fidelis

by piafinn on Jun 11, 2008

This book about the culmination of the Marine Corps basic combat training boot camp, called te crucible. It is 54 hours with little sleep, only 2 1/2 meals, and a series of team tests. Marines are half-sailor, half-soldier. Even their recruiting slogan is a challenge: Maybe you can be one of us. Just reading about the challenges of boot camp made me want to cry for my Mama, like some of these young boys also think of doing, but don't. Every moment is meticulously planned. There is no free time. Physical training, combat drills, and classes in history, weapons, first aid, and military subjects. They have to learn a new way of speaking; they don't say "I", and they begin and end all sentences with "sir". They learn to work as a team. In the crucible, they pass through 19 stations and courses, each one based on the story of a Marine Medal of Honor recipient. Most of them were rewarded posthumously. Their story is told and the core values that were demonstrated by that Marine are tested in that station. Marines are trained to fight, not to die. They don't practice diving on grenades, yet some have done that, for fellow Marines. The Marine motto is Semper Fidelis (always faithful). This book gave me a new respect for what it takes to become a United States Marine. They also have the second best uniform in the American Armed Forces (I'm partial to Navy whites).

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