U.S. Special Forces: Marines and MARSOC, Part 2

Editor’s note: This website calls for Republicans and conservatives to get serious about the information war — and for a political counterinsurgency. The American military sets the standard for military counterinsurgency due to its special forces — and the parallels are exact. Here is part 5 of 5 from the intrepid Tami Jackson — be sure to read the entire article by following the link below:

From Part 1: U.S. military history is storied and impressive: the 5 branches of the U.S. Armed Forces being Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard.

marine-emblemEvery branch has born heroes, every branch brings unique responsibilities and skill sets for the defense of our nation and her interests around the world.

One branch is unique among the branches: the Marines.

Part 1 recounted the United States Marine Corps history. But now the nitty gritty.

What does it take to become a Marine?

Surviving 12 weeks meant to test the candidates endurance and resolve. Recruits are informed:

There is not room in our ranks for those who fall behind. Because of this, we repeatedly take recruits to the brink of exhaustion, where commitment is truly tested.


It all starts as a Drill Instructor explains the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Then, recruits are issued gear and must undergo a number of medical evaluations as well as perform the Initial Strength Test before they are ordered to report to the barracks and meet their permanent Drill Instructors for the first time.


Drill Instructors use every moment of the daily routine to teach and enforce discipline and teamwork. In the barracks, there are a number of Marine Corps Regulations concerning hygiene and protocol that must be followed. Drill Instructors teach recruits how to follow these regulations and care for their equipment, inspecting every detail.


On the Bayonet Assault Course recruits learn to channel their intensity towards a target. Drill instructors teach recruits how to properly use a bayonet (the removable fighting knife that attaches to the muzzle of the rifle) to kill an opponent. After bayonet training, recruits will be able to attach a bayonet quickly before charging towards an aggressor.


After engaging targets on the Bayonet Assault Course, recruits will undergo more close combat training, this time against an actual opponent. Using Pugil Sticks, a padded pole used to simulate rifle combat, they must fight on wooden bridges and in simulated trenches. For many recruits, pugil stick training is the most intense physical combat they have ever experienced.

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