A few questions about the Marines




 
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April 19th, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 

Topic: A few questions about the Marines


1) When you become a Marine do you get to keep all your different types of camo with you at your house?
2) Are DIs allowed to hit you if they are mad?
3) What types of things do you do during the Crucible?
4) Do they teach you survival training (water procurement, hunting, etc)?
April 19th, 2005  
MilidarUSMC
 
 
1) if you are home on leave or whatever and decide to bring your cammies home, yes you are authorized, not authorized to wear on leave or liberty though.

2)DI's are not "allowed" to hit you and probably wont hit you out of anger but out of trying to teach you something that you arent fully comprehending, if they hit you at all

3)Crucible is pretty much a gut check to see how much you can endure and they just run you dry, a lot of crawling through the mud, jumping over obstacles, totting ammo cans w/ rocks around, hiking, shooting, NBC, and confidence courses, (in a nutshell)

4)the USMC has CWS (combat water survival) to teach you how to swim w/ a full load on your back and whatnot, they teach you how to do the things then its up to you to do them correctly, you have to pass swim qual to pass basic training. CWS 4 which is the easiest and the only required one is wading through the water in full combat gear, a 25m swim (dont remember what you wear) and a 10' tower, and a 2min tread and 3min. float.
April 20th, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
If your MOS is Infantry do you get to choose what weapon you use, like SAW, M16 or whatever?
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April 20th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Nope you get your TO&E weapon.

0311- M16A2, M249 SAW, M16A2 W/M203 grenade launcher. Generally as a boot 11 your humpin the SAW or the 203.

0341- You hump your mortar tube, base plate, bipod, rounds, aimming stakes etc plus your TO&E sidearm or if your unlucky a rifle.

0331- M240G, M2BMG, Mk 19. Plus your TO&E sidearm.
April 20th, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
whats TO&E weapon?
April 20th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Table of Organization and Equipment Weapon. It's the weapon you rate to carry for that MOS at that rank or level.
April 20th, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
Say you are a PFC are you allowed to boss around a regular private
And say you are like a seargent major or some other high enlisted rank, can any officer regardless of the officers rank boss tell you what to do
April 20th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Your gettin into touchy and iffy scenerios here. A PFC outranks a Private and in theory can give a Private Orders. However a PFC will rarely ever be in a postion to exert authority over Privates unless under the supervision of a Lcpl or an NCO and then it will take the form of a training evalution generally.

All enlisted Marines must follow all lawful orders from all commissioned officers (this includes Warrant Officers) of the United States Armed Forces and Allied Nations. Regardless of whether you are a Private or a Master Gunnery Sergeant.
May 3rd, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
I searched for answers to the following question both on and off the site and couldnt find any answers.

1) If a family member dies during bootcamp are you allowed to go home and resume at a later date?

2)My friend told me when you go to infantry training they use live ammunition during combat traing. Is this true?

3)How many miles a day do you run in basic training?

4) How do you become part of the Marine Expeditionary Unit?

Thanks
PS Sorry for all the questions at once
May 3rd, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FutureDevilDog
I searched for answers to the following question both on and off the site and couldnt find any answers.

1) If a family member dies during bootcamp are you allowed to go home and resume at a later date?

2)My friend told me when you go to infantry training they use live ammunition during combat traing. Is this true?

3)How many miles a day do you run in basic training?

4) How do you become part of the Marine Expeditionary Unit?

Thanks
PS Sorry for all the questions at once

1. You can be granted Emergency Leave in the event of the death of a member of your immediate family.

2. Yes in some phases of training such as CAX you will use live ammo. You will do live fire ex's in controlled settings. You do not fire live ammo in training ex's when you playing "war games" against a live OPFOR. You use blanks, smokes, and illums.

3. Depends on the training schedule. No less than 3 miles and I believe our longest was 6 miles.

4. You will be part of a MEU/ SOC MEU if your Bn is assigned that role.