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Joining the Marine Corps

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December 4, 2015
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Joining The Marine Corps: Expectation VS. RealityThe Marine Corps has a reputation in the public's eye that it is the most elite of the Armed Forces (and most Marines would agree with that) and that everything about being a Marine is just plain glorious. Well, we did some research with the Marines here at Grunt Style and found that expectations often differ from reality. Here are some examples:Boot Camp: Every branch has their own version, this is where you learn the bare bones of what it means to be a warrior.Expectation: You get to learn to throw rifles like a boss, like in the recruitment commercials![caption id="" align="alignnone" width="699"]

Photo courtesy of USMC[/caption]Reality: You're getting screamed at 24/7 for doing what you were told...[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"]

Photo courtesy of USMC[/caption]Getting To Your Unit: After Boot Camp and your MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) school, you get sent to your Duty Station.Expectation: There's a lot of great places to go![caption id="" align="alignnone" width="779"]

Photo courtesy of USMC[/caption]YOU'RE GOING TO HAWAII!Reality: The one you're going to isn't one of them...[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="782"]

Photo courtesy of USMC[/caption]WRONG! YOU'RE GOING TO 29 PALMS.


Going To Combat: Finally, after all the training and bull shit, you get to go kill something.Expectation: KILL! KILL! KILL![caption id="" align="alignnone" width="403"]

Photo courtesy of USMC[/caption]Reality: CLEAN! CLEAN! CLEAN![caption id="" align="alignnone" width="432"]

Photo courtesy of USMC[/caption]We hope you enjoyed this! Stay tuned for part 2, let us know what other "Expectations VS Reality's" you would like to see in the comments or on Facebook![mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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