United States Marine Corp
Official Training Manuals, Guidebooks
In this chronicle of the making of an elite fighting
force renown for its tough training, Woulfe reveals what goes on during the "Crucible
Event", the 54 gruelling hours that complete the process of turning recruits into
Marines. Semper Fi!
As an active duty Marine Corps infantry officer who started in the enlisted ranks, I know
that boot camp is important. However, I also understand that what was successful
yesterday may not work today or prepare us for tomorrow. As the youth we receive
from society changes and America prepares to enter the 21st Century as the only true
superpower, the United States Marine Corps faces the challenge of taking today's teenagers
and preparing them for the stress and chaos of the modern battlefield. Our answer to
this challenge is the Crucible, a fifty-four hour endurance course featuring little food
and sleep during thirty-two combat exercises over a forty mile course. Several of
the exercises are named after Marine heroes from past conflicts, and the recruits are led
through the Crucible in small groups by one of their drill instructors. This
combination of Marines from the past, present, and future in an arduous and stressful
environment -- one where teamwork is essential and honor, courage, and commitment are
continuously reinforced -- creates a defining moment for the transformation of a young
American into a United States Marine. This book is the first inside look at the
Corps' latest methods for making Marines, but it encapsulates, as well, both the history
and ethos of a great American institution. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to
reading your comments.
A reader from Virginia , November 27, 1998
Great!!!!! This is the best book I've read in a long time! Woulfe not
only describes how the Marines make warriors, but also gives a in-depth battle history of
the United States Marine Corps. Half of the book is history: Civil
War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Kuwait, Somalia, Liberia, even Oklahoma City bombing and LA Riots, he
covers all of it.
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Come join us at Recruit Basic Training and
Officers Candidate School as we experience first hand the rigorous physical regimens
that turn ordinary people into extraordinary Marines. From the obstacle courses,
rifle PT, and running to Boot Camp and back, youll discover the fitness secrets that
make the Marines the toughest fighting force in the world.
Inside youll find:
· The Marine Corps Daily 16, an innovative exercise plan that you can do at home or at
sea with no equipment required!
· Insight on how to build your own circuit course to train the Marine Corps way
· Plenty of photos of Boot Camp and OCS -- like youve never seen before --
including the awesome ocourses!
· Plus detailed information on Marines fitness requirements, and guidance on how you can
become a Marine... if youre up to the challenge! Get in shape with
If you've been out of shape for awhile or you have never been in shape then this is the
book to get. The workouts start you off at a low pace that increases it's cadence as the
months roll on. The "Daily 16," in itself, is a great workout that you can
perform ANYWHERE. This, along with the rest of the PT ideas, will give you a great
amount of variety in your workouts - hence - no boredom. No equipment needed!
Just your desire to get in the best shape of your life!
by Marine Corps Assn Staff
An essential reference for future or current Marines.
The Guidebook for Marines is an essential reference for anyone who's thinking about
enlisting, has enlisted, or any Marine who wants a tool to help keep them sharp.
This book contains everything from basic Marine history, Drill movements, marksmanship
with the M16A2 rifle and the M9 pistol, basic first aid, Manual of Arms, to the
regulations governing wear of the Marine uniform. This book has it all.
Marines are different: distinct not only from ordinary
U.S. citizens but from the ranks of the army, navy, and air force as well.
difference begins with boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, where the history and
future of the United States Marine Corps intersect in the training of every new
recruit. In Making the Corps, Ricks follows a platoon of young men through 11
gruelling weeks of boot camp as their drill instructors indoctrinate them into the culture
of the Few and the Proud. Many arrive at Parris Island undisciplined and apathetic;
they leave as marines.
With the end of the cold war, the role of the American military
has shifted in emphasis from making war to keeping peace. "The best way to see
where the U.S. military is going is to look at the marines today," says Ricks, as the
other armed forces have begun to emulate the marine model. To understand Parris
Island -- a central experience in the life of every marine -- is to understand the ethos
of the Marine Corps. Ricks examines the recent changes in the Standard Operating
Procedures for Recruit Training (the bible of Parris Island), which indicate how the corps
is dealing with critical social and political issues like race relations, gender equality,
and sexual orientation. Making the Corps pierces the USMC's
"sis-boom-bah" mythology to help outsiders understand this most esoteric and
eccentric of U.S. armed forces. --Tim Hogan
You may be looking for the famous generals of the US civil
war, the hunt for Osama bin
Laden, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis
Vietnam or the Second World War, weapons through the
ages, US Military
Regulation Dress Swords, Medieval
Swords, costumes and uniforms,
Napoleon Bonaparte, the French
Revolution, Masonic Pope
Royal Regalia or GI Joe.
Australian Order of Precedence
Missile Crisis in Cuba - President John F. Kennedy - Bay of Pigs