SO HOW CAN YOU FAIL RECRUIT TRAINING/BOOT CAMP
It is actually very hard to not graduate. They will do everything in
their power including giving you multiple chances to pass any required
failed event in order to graduate.
- If you are injured or get an illness and can't be healed, you will be
kicked out. They do not kick you out just because you get injured or get
sick. They only kick you out when your injury or illness cannot be
healed to their standards.
- If they discover something that you didn't know you had and if this
issue is a no go, you will be kicked out. You have no control over this
issue, so don't worry about it. Many of you have medical issues that you
may not know about and sometimes these issues are exposed while in boot camp. If this happens you will be evaluated and they will determine if
you can move on or if you will get kicked out.
- If you repeatedly fail any of the required events, you will be kicked
out. Keep in mind you are given multiple chances to pass these events if
you fail them. They will even send you to a different platoon so you
can try to pass if you are really having issues. So in the event that
you just can't pass one of these events, then a Marine you will never
- If you flat out refuse to train, eventually you will be kicked out.
- If you fail your drug test or if they find out you lied during the
enlistment process, you can be kicked out. Yes, as stupid as it sounds,
some of you idiots will get high that one last time and you will fail
your piss test.
- Of course there are many obvious issues that will get you kicked out.
Just use common sense. If you attempt to kill yourself or to kill
someone else, you will be kicked out. If you try to flee boot camp in
the middle of the night, you will be kicked out. If you are just a
problematic recruit who just can't adjust and is always getting into
trouble, you can be kicked out.
are not kicked out of boot camp because you might be a slow runner, or
because you may struggle on the obstacles or because you are that one
clumsy or slow recruit. As long as you pass your required tests and as
long as you try your best, your performance doesn't really matter and
you will graduate. Not every Marine who graduates boot camp will be a PT
stud or a rifle expert, so don't worry about how you will perform. I
cannot stress this point enough: The USMC tries very hard to graduate
everyone who ships to boot camp.
--- If you are a slow runner, you are not abused to make you a faster
runner and you are not dropped back in training because of this. All
they will do is yell at you to motivate you and that is that. You will have issues if you can't pass your required running test in the time limit. Not to worry because the minimum run time to pass can be accomplished by a one legged pirate.
--- If you struggle on an obstacle, they don't force you up to the top in hopes that you fall and kill yourself.
--- If you have issues memorizing your knowledge, they don't force you to stay awake all night so you can study.
--- If you have to use the restroom, they don't deny you this privilege so you can crap your pants.
--- If you fall and cut yourself and are injured, they don't yell at you and tell you to suck it up.
--- If drop your food in the chow hall you aren't forced to pick it up and eat it.
--- If you are slow to learn your rifle drill, you are not slapped in the face with the butt of your rifle.
--- If you struggle during swim qual they wont grab you and force you into
the pool until you figure it out. They actually work with you and will
help you so you can pass.
safety is their number one priority and you are not abused or tortured.
I know we all want to think since this is USMC boot camp then it must
be super hard-core, but it is far from that and it is going to be something that you didn't expect.
is no doubt that Marine Corps boot camp is the hardest of all the
branches and no matter if you attend Parris Island or San Diego, you
will go through the toughest challenge of your young life. But anyone
can make it. All you need is heart and with that comes desire.
Everything else that you bring with you such as athletic superiority,
knowledge, and discipline is just a bonus that will vault you above your
peers in your new world.