The Ultimate Marine Recruit Training Guidebook: A Drill Instructor's Strategies & Tactics for Success

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The transition from civilian to that of a Marine is a process unlike any other in any branch of the military. As any potential recruit can imagine, Marine recruit training is difficult and challenging. Its purpose is to mold a Marine from the inside out.

Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch is best known as the "Cigar Marine" and author of Once a Marine, a candid memoir about his service as a tank commander in Iraq, his horrific wounding in the first ...
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Overview

The transition from civilian to that of a Marine is a process unlike any other in any branch of the military. As any potential recruit can imagine, Marine recruit training is difficult and challenging. Its purpose is to mold a Marine from the inside out.

Nick "Gunny Pop" Popaditch is best known as the "Cigar Marine" and author of Once a Marine, a candid memoir about his service as a tank commander in Iraq, his horrific wounding in the first battle of Fallujah (where he was hit in the head by a rocket-propelled grenade), and his long and difficult recovery. Gunny Pop has experienced the Marine recruit training process from every perspective: as a new recruit and as a drill instructor (all three hats). This new book brings together his nearly 16 years of Marine Corps expertise.

The Ultimate Marine Recruit Training Guidebook is a comprehensive, practical, and easy-to-follow guide written specifically for every new or prospective recruit about to enter Marine recruit training. Gunny Pop offers step-by-step instructions and solutions, including helpful charts and graphics, for how to prepare both physically and mentally for recruit training. Written by a Marine who experienced it firsthand many times over, Gunny Pop explores what recruits will be asked to do (and in many cases, explain why), and the motivating forces behind drill instructor lessons and behavior.

Also included is a custom fitness program specifically designed to prepare you for the physical demands of Marine recruit training.

The Ultimate Marine Recruit Training Guidebook was written by a Marine and former drill instructor for young men and women who want to become one of the few and the proud. Noone should undertake Marine recruit training without having read this book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781932714739
  • Publisher: Savas Beatie
  • Publication date: 5/19/2010
  • Pages: 181
  • Sales rank: 693,204
  • Product dimensions: 14.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

The Marines' Hymn iv

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Why Join the Marine Corps Instead of Other Branches? 1

Chapter 2 Why Basic (Recruit) Training? 11

Chapter 3 You and Your Recruiter 17

Chapter 4 Value-Based Training 25

Chapter 5 The Fourteen Leadership Traits 31

Chapter 6 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Arrive 41

Chapter 7 Recruit Terminology 45

Chapter 8 The Eleven General Orders of the Sentry 51

Chapter 9 Rank Structure 57

Chapter 10 How to Speak Like a Recruit 65

Chapter 11 The UCMJ 69

Chapter 12 Marine Corps History 75

Chapter 13 Physical Training 87

Chapter 14 Shipping Out 99

Chapter 15 Pick-Up and Forming 111

Chapter 16 First Phase Training 119

Chapter 17 Second Phase Training 139

Chapter 18 Third Phase Training 159

Chapter 19 The Crucible 167

Chapter 20 Graduation 175

Index 179

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    "the ultimate marine recrutt trainingguidebook" is very hard to put down and is writtion by a decorated tank commander who was in many of the toughest battles of iraqi freedom. this book gives gives an insiders account of what it is like to be a drill instructor as well as how to prepare yourself for basic boot camp and what you will get out of it and this marine shares with you his leadership abilities how you can use these amazing life lesssons to make a difference in your life. from this book. great gift idea for a friend or family member.

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