Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit

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An in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps-in the New York Times bestselling tradition of Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing

Only the best of the best can be Marines. And only Tom Clancy can tell their story—the fascinating real-life facts more compelling than any fiction. Clancy presents a unique insider's look at the most hallowed branch of the Armed Forces, ...

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Overview

An in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps-in the New York Times bestselling tradition of Submarine, Armored Cav, and Fighter Wing

Only the best of the best can be Marines. And only Tom Clancy can tell their story—the fascinating real-life facts more compelling than any fiction. Clancy presents a unique insider's look at the most hallowed branch of the Armed Forces, and the men and women who serve on America's front lines.

Marine includes:

  • An interview with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Charles "Chuck" Krulak
  • The tools and technology of the Marine Expeditionary Unit
  • The role of the Marines in the present and future world
  • An in-depth look at recruitment and training
  • Exclusive photographs, illustrations, and diagrams
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In the tradition of novelist Clancy's previous nonfiction works, such as Fighter Wing (Berkley, 1995), comes an in-depth look at the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Clancy presents an insider's look at the most hallowed branch of the U.S. armed forces and those who serve on the front lines. First he offers an interview with Gen. Charles "Chuck" Cruller, 31st commandant of the Marine Corps. Clancy's main focus, however, is the Marine Expeditionary Unit-Special Operations Capable, or MEU (SOC). Currently, the USMC maintains seven MEU (SOC)s: three on each coast and one in Okinawa. Two or three of these units are deployed aboard ship into forward areas at any one time. These rapid-response units patrol a dangerous world while waiting for the president of the United States to get a "911" call for armed intervention. Clancy also offers a fascinating look at Marine Corps recruitment and training. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Michael Coleman, Regional Lib. for Blind & Physically Handicapped, Montgomery
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425154540
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: Tom Clancy's Military Reference Series , #4
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 240,740
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Clancy was the author of eighteen #1 New York Times-bestselling novels. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the bestseller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." Clancy was the undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He died in October 2013.

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    1. Hometown:
      Huntingtown, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 12, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Baltimore, Maryland
    1. Date of Death:
      October 1, 2013
    2. Place of Death:
      Baltimore, Maryland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Marine - Part of the American Soul
Marine 101: Ethos 1
Warrior Prince of the Corps: An Interview with General Charles Krulak 21
Transformation: Making Marines 44
Small Arms 62
Tools of the Trade 89
Getting There: The 'Gator Navy 149
A Guided Tour of the 26th MEU (SOC) 208
Getting Ready: 26th MEU (SOC) Training and Operations 240
The MEU (SOC) in the Real World 276
Conclusion: A Corps for Five Hundred Years... 327
Bibliography 330
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003

    A Good look at the Guns, not the men who fire them

    Tom Clancy is a profession. There is no mistaking that. The problem with this nonfiction work is that it is primarily centered around a MEUSOC's (Marine Expeditionaryunit/Special Operations Capable) weapons, scamatics and tactics. The book is a great read for those who want to find out about what it is that a Marine shoots, sleeps in or goes to sea on, yet as far as having 'an insiders look' as to what makes a grunt unit tick, what happens down bellow when the chow deck is empty and the units are snoring their nights away, playing spades or getting ready to storm a beach filled with wine woman and song...this book is not the one to choose. My suggestion is to thumb through this as a reference yet check out 'Stand By to Fall Out' (P. Chadz July 2003) to get an insider's view of what really goes on in a Marine unit both stateside and at sea. Clancy finishes his first hand accounts with a splash of his classic fictional future war focuses, yet does not do the Enlisted Marine the justice that is so rightfully deserved throughout the meat of the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2003

    Propaganda and statistics

    Tom Clancy's name seens to open a lot of doors in the military world. He is guided around a training base, a carrier, and is given loads of information on weapons and vehicles. This is a rare book that is unfortunately burdened down by propaganda and tiresome statistics. Do not read this book if you want another Clancy thriller. It is hardcore nonfiction. However, this is not all bad if you do want nonfiction, because there is very few places that you will get such an in depth look at the Corps.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Comunications officer patriot

    *salutes and stands at attention*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Amanda

    Andrew? Seriously?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Hunter

    May i goin?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Etan

    Ok bye

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Davif

    Ok

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Hi

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    Posted January 29, 2014

    Co karow

    Teen hut

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Pvt joseph

    Ok im ready

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Bree

    She walks in. "Marines?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Max

    Welcome to the marines

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Amy

    Thx and hi

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    Exellently written - a nuts and bolts look at America's great weapon

    Well written but dated as some of the equipment expected to be in service has been scrapped in penny wise/pound foolish cost saving moves. I love the budgeteers always ready to fund the last war but not the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2012

    Deadstar

    *fast forwards expertclaw's age and makes him lose all his lives at once* there, hes gone

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