U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors are notorious for their intensity, passion, attention to detail, and aggressive style of training. Wreaking havoc is the weapon of choice when it comes to training. Instilling a sense of constant chaos in order to create mental toughness and sharpen concentration are two of the goals behind some of these methods.
Accordingly, inspections are one of the most dreaded things Marine recruits have to face. A seemingly obsessed drill instructor is purposely looking for things to tear up the recruits, go over proper wear of their uniforms, the cleanliness of their rifles, and their knowledge of Marine Corps history and traditions. It’s frightening. Like in this inspection, for example, where U.S. Marine Corps drill instructors with Company I, 3d Recruit Training Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, conduct an inspection of Company I recruits aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California. Just look at the recruits’ faces and you’ll understand.