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The Process Of Turning Marine Recruits Into Selfless War Fighting Machines

February 23, 2017

U.S. Marines have been generally regarded as the ultimate war fighting machines. They’re the first to hit the “beach,” meaning they’re the ones that are made to be the spearhead in most military operations on which the U.S. is involved.

To be able to achieve what’s needed and expected of them, Marines need to be trained to act with a fearless mentality. The amazing thing is that this transformation must take place during entry level training, and it certainly does.

Among the most impressive things regarding the U.S. Marine Corps boot camp is their ability to take selfish civilians and turn them into war fighting machines in just 13 weeks of intensive training. The success of this process has proven as such.

Since the very beginning, Marines have been producing consistent and reliable servicemen willing to work with and to die for their fellow service members, people whom a short 13-weeks earlier they had never met.

This video shows the transformation U.S. Marine Corps recruits undergo during recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina. Recruits must complete 13 weeks of basic training in order to earn the title of a United States Marine, and with it, the opportunity to become part of a fraternity as old as our country itself.