How Marines Are Made
For those who are not old Marines, this is as close as you'll get to experiencing Marine boot camp. I'm actually a little surprised the Corps agreed to this production, as it's pretty raw. HQMC normally likes to be a little more circumspect about what goes on behind closed doors. Of course they've cut out some of the things they don't want you to see, (or hear for that matter). The United States Marine Corps specializes in turning civilian slugs into aggressive fighters. We are better at it than anyone in the world in my somewhat biased opinion, but the process isn't for limp-wristed thumb-suckers. In order to construct a Marine, you must first deconstruct the civilian. Something is lost in the process; I do not dispute that. But it is my firm belief that what results is a superior example of the American male, (humility is not part of the training). If you've ever had a friend or relative go to Marine boot camp and wonder why he returned as another person entirely, this will help you understand. Warning: Lots of YELLING. But you knew that already.