Joining The Marine Corps: Expectation VS. Reality
The Marine Corps has a reputation in the public’s eye that it is the most elite of the Armed Forces (and most Marines would agree with that) and that everything about being a Marine is just plain glorious. Well, we did some research with the Marines here at Grunt Style and found that expectations often differ from reality. Here are some examples:
Boot Camp: Every branch has their own version, this is where you learn the bare bones of what it means to be a warrior.
Expectation: You get to learn to throw rifles like a boss, like in the recruitment commercials!
Reality: You’re getting screamed at 24/7 for doing what you were told…
Getting To Your Unit: After Boot Camp and your MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) school, you get sent to your Duty Station.
Expectation: There’s a lot of great places to go!
YOU’RE GOING TO HAWAII!
Reality: The one you’re going to isn’t one of them…
WRONG! YOU’RE GOING TO 29 PALMS.
Going To Combat: Finally, after all the training and bull shit, you get to go kill something.
Expectation: KILL! KILL! KILL!
Reality: CLEAN! CLEAN! CLEAN!
We hope you enjoyed this! Stay tuned for part 2, let us know what other “Expectations VS Reality’s” you would like to see in the comments or on Facebook!
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