The Importance Of Training In The Military

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Since the creation of the United States Marine Corps on 10, November 1775 men and women have sought to earn the title of Marine. There are only two places in the world where Marine recruits are trained. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California and Paris Island, South Carolina. For women there is only one place to receive training to become a Marine and the location is Paris Island South Carolina. However unlike other branches of the military Marine recruits training is not integrated between males and females. Some believe that male and female recruits should have integrated training. However Marine recruits should not have integrated training until they reach their third phase of training. Marine Corps basic training is a total of …show more content…
The first week of phase two the recruits take their first tests and compete in a drill competition after they learn how to repel and properly use their gas masks. The next two weeks will the recruits will learn every inch of their best friend in basic their M16A4 marksman rifle. The first of the two weeks is spent learning the basic firing position. The second week is spent learning proper firing techniques and the recruits firing their rifles at targets two hundred, three hundred, and five hundred yards away. The last week of phase two the recruits take a break from nonstop training and help out around the island in many different locations including Laundry department, the supply warehouse, and clean building before entering their last phase of …show more content…
Some believe that since males and females have been trained separately since this point they will be insubordinate to their commanders orders because of their sex. These cases have risen however it is not as much as one would think. These situations do arise though and some as recent as September of this year. “the recently ousted skipper of the cruiser Anzio made sexual advances on women at his command and misbehaved at a command event in late August (David).” The Marine Corps goes to great links to train marines on sexual harassment and assault. “The requirement that sexual assault policies be explained to all service members within 14 days of entry into active duty and enhancing training programs for sexual assault prevention (Marines).” The Marine Corps has gone as far as to even train commanders on how to handle sexual assault and harassment matters. Sexual assault and harassment cases have not been as high as most would believe and that is why most believe the Marine Corps should change their basic training to

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