Marines Vs. Army And The Marine Corps Essay

741 Words Mar 6th, 2016 3 Pages
Marines vs Army

Would you like to be all that you can be? If not how about being one of the few and the proud? These are the mottos for two branches of service; the Army and the Marine Corps, respectively. As a Marine veteran, and the father of a current marine, I feel that I am uniquely qualified to help you determine if either of these organizations are in your future. The first step in either service is going through a rigorous training known as boot camp or basic training. Not everyone is cut out for military service and even fewer are cut out to be Marines. What I would like to do is help you to find out if either of these is right for you by comparing and contrasting basic training for both the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps.

The basic training for the Marine Corps is known as boot camp and is held at one of two locations; either Parris Island, South Carolina or San Diego, California. these two locations are known as Marine Corps Recruit Depot or MCRD’s And it all depends on which side of the Mississippi you live. if you reside west of the Mississippi you 'll find yourself training in San Diego California however if you call anything east of the Mississippi home you will become a marine by way of Parris Island South Carolina Over a 12 week period, drill instructors will teach young men and women everything they need to know to become basically trained Marines. Likewise, the army has more than one training facility where…

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