Wednesday, October 28, 2009

USMC Drill Instructors

USMC Drill instructors are without a doubt some of the most professional Marines in the Corps. Most Marines remember their USMC Drill Instructors not because they were mean and loud but because they pushed them to where they had never gone before whether it was physical endurance or mental endurance. They know that these Drill Instructors changed their lives for the better.

Marine Corps Drill Instructors go through a very thorough screening in order to become Drill Instructors. Candidates to become Drill Instructors have to prove they have what it takes to change average people from the civilian world into United States Marines who must uphold the traditions and high standards of the Corps. USMC Drill Instructors take pride in knowing that in their shoulders rest the responsibility of providing ready Marines to the Fleet making sure they are ready for any task assigned.

Most Marines would say their DI's were the best Marines they have ever seen. Drill Instructors strive for perfection at all times, they may not show any weaknesses at all in front of recruits. The recruits learn by example what it is they must strive for and Drill Instructors make sure only perfection is observed by recruits at all times.

USMC Drill Instructor Creed
"These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained marines, thoroughly indoctrinated in love of the Corps and country. I will demand of them and demonstrate by my own example, the highest standards of personal conduct, morality and professional skill."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ranks in the Military

Ranks in the military vary from service to service. Rank is earned by time and being in good conduct. The military is very strict when it comes to discipline and it is very important to keep a good record if one wants to earn rank which in turn brings more pay and more responsibility.

Ranks in the military vary from service to service. In the Marine Corps it starts with private and after a few months Private First Class is obtained. The rank of lance Corporal will be earned after nine months of good time. The first three ranks in the Marines are automatic if a clean record has been kept.

The rank to Corporal is not automatic and many factors are looked at when a lance Corporal is considered for the next rank. the many factors considered for the rank of Corporal are time in grade, time in service, fitness test, rifle qualification, military education. All these factors will give the Lance Corporal points to accumulate and every month there is a score that has to be met with all these points accumulated and if the Lance Corporal meets the score then he gets promoted.

The rank of Sergeant is earned the same way as the Corporal but of course the score to meet to earn the Rank of Sergeant will be higher since more responsibility will be placed on a Sergeant.

The rank of Staff Sergeant all the way to Sergeant Major has to go through a promotion board in Headquarters Marine Corps to decide who is eligible to be promoted to the next rank. It is a process that may take up to two months but it is necessary to ensure that only qualified Marines will be promoted.

Ranks in the military is what defines the structure to follow and how the organization will work, all Armed Forces Services have their own Rank structure but it only varies slightly from service to service.

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