Into the Crucible: Making Marines for the 21st Century

Into the Crucible: Making Marines for the 21st Century

by James Woulfe
     
 

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This book describes the 54 hour exercise in which recruits are put through a series of taxing challenges whilst being denied sufficient food or sleep. Woulfe compares this training exercise with other schemes in other branches of service.

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This book describes the 54 hour exercise in which recruits are put through a series of taxing challenges whilst being denied sufficient food or sleep. Woulfe compares this training exercise with other schemes in other branches of service.

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Woulfe, a captain in the Marine Corps and previously the assistant director of the Drill Instructor School at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, follows a squad of 12 recruits and their drill instructor through 54 hours of the Crucible Event, in which they hike 40 miles while completing combat exercises with only one meal per day and a few hours of sleep. The recruits learn about heroic acts of Marine legends and discover how to work as a team. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780891417071
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
555,720
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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