Into the Crucible

Making Marines for the 21st Century
Product Number: EB00164294
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307532893
Publisher: Presidio Press
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"This is a book for all Marines and future Marines...? [and] will also appeal to Marines of the 'Old Corps' since it shows we still 'make 'em like we used to.'"-Leo J. Daugherty III, Marine Corps Gazette "Something so tough, so powerful, that unless you join together, you can't accomplish the defining moment. Your team will not make it unless you pull together."-General Charles C. Krulak, Commandant, United States Marine Corps Welcome to the Crucible Event. This is the culmination of Marine Corps basic combat training, boot camp. The Crucible Event is the "defining moment" for young Marine recruits. Once inside the crucible, the recruits are faced with fifty-four gruelling hours with little sleep, little food, and a series of events that will tax them physically and mentally. The recuirt platoon will be profoundly tested as individuals. Even more important, they will discover that they are unable to pass through the crucible except as a team. Beyond the Crucible Event's physical demands of endurance is the reinforcement of the core values of the United States Marines: honor, courage, and commitment. The crucible creates a change of mind, body, and spirit that will alst a lifetime, whether one wears the uniform for four years or forty-a constant reminder of the supreme responsibility that comes with the title "United States Marine." Praise for Into the Crucible "Provides a wealth of factual information and insider insights...? [and] provides a fascinating first-hand look at the revolutionary training 'event' and shows why it has become so effective. Readers-whether Marines, civilians, or other members of other services will find Woulfe's book a worthwile read."-SeaPower Magazine "A powerful and inspiring book."-Terry Mapes, Mansfield, Ohio, News Journal

Author(s): James Woulfe
Original Publish Date: Mar 12, 2009

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