by Jack Montana


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In September 2001, in response to terrorist attacks on New York & Washington D.C., the American forces, including the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), were put on the highest level of military alert since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. These soldiers are among the toughest in the world; the prestige of the unit is second to none. The entry system for new recruits is a supreme test-only about 25 percent make the grade.

Over the course of an intensive 40-week "basic" training program, trainers shout at new recruits, force them to run for miles, deprive them of sleep for days at a time, and require them to make decisions almost every waking minute. This book teaches you what it takes to become a U.S. Marine. It is a grueling challenge that only the strongest survive. You need:



resistance to pain and discomfort



team spirit

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422218426
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Special Forces Series: Protecting, Building, Teaching and Fighting
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 History of the Marines Corp 9

2 Preparing to Be a Marine 19

3 Training and Selection 31

4 Missions Around the World 43

Find Out More on the Internet 61

Further Reading 61

Bibliography 62

Index 63

About the Author and Consultant 64

Picture Credits 64

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