Military Recruits: Whats the Best Way To Train Them? - Page 3




View Poll Results :How hard should recruits be trained?
Extreme: Challenge them till they break, and rebuild their esteem. 12 50.00%
Moderate: Challenge them only enough to see their character. 9 37.50%
Mild: Challenge them till they pass the skill exceptionally 3 12.50%
lukewarm: Challenge them till they pass 0 0%
Cold: Dont Challenge them at all. 0 0%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

 
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July 9th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Leaders need to be hard on their soldiers. My first squad leader was extremely hard on me. He set a standard that I could never attain. As an RTO, he made me carry everything and then wonder why I struggled to keep up. He never let me rest in the field and he made my life hell in the rear. After he left, I came to the realization that he made me into a pretty good soldier. At the time, forward observers were in short supply and I did not get an RTO. I was use to carrying everything and I performed my job with ease.
July 13th, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: Agreed.....


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Originally Posted by Doody
Leaders need to be hard on their soldiers. My first squad leader was extremely hard on me. He set a standard that I could never attain. As an RTO, he made me carry everything and then wonder why I struggled to keep up. He never let me rest in the field and he made my life hell in the rear. After he left, I came to the realization that he made me into a pretty good soldier. At the time, forward observers were in short supply and I did not get an RTO. I was use to carrying everything and I performed my job with ease.
My first squad didn't have an agunner and since we were switching to the 249 soon, was stuck with the pig and stand, the only help humping was with the ammo. SL said to "deal with it", and it probably made me a better Marine.
July 13th, 2004  
SAINT
 
EXTREME yes.. but always safety first during the training.
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