U.S. Marine Corps By: Nicolas
Nature of Work An average day typically begins before sunrise. Reveille is sounded and all recruits present themselves for accountability. After personal hygiene and morning clean-up, recruits will perform physical training. After the morning meal, the recruits begin the day's scheduled training, which may include classes, drill, or martial arts. On Sundays, recruits are offered the morning to attend divine worship and personal time. After the noon meal, the day's training continues until the evening meal, typically around 5:00 to 6:00 PM. After this time, recruits will have hygiene time to shower, clean their weapons, and clean their barracks. Recruits also get roughly 1 hour of square away time after this, personal time for recruits to engage in personal activities such as preparing uniforms or equipment, writing letters, working out, or doing laundry. Recruits are not free from their DIs or allowed to leave the squad bay during this time. In preparation to sleep, recruits may hydrate, pray together for 5 minutes, ensure footlockers and rifles are locked, and often recite the Rifleman's Creed or Marines' Hymn before hitting the rack. Lights-out is at 9:00.
Types of Jobs Personnel and Administration -- Intelligence -- Infantry -- Logistics -- Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Plans -- Communications -- Field Artillery -- Training -- Utilities -- Engineer, Construction, Facilities, and Equipment -- Tank and Assault Amphibious Vehicle -- Ground Ordnance Maintenance -- Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance Disposal -- Signals Intelligence/Ground Electronic Warfare -- Linguist -- Ground Electronics Maintenance -- Supply Administration and Operations -- Traffic Management -- Food Service -- Financial Management -- Motor Transport -- Marine Corps Community Services --Public Affairs -- Legal Services -- Combat Camera -- Music -- Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense -- Military Police and Corrections -- Electronics Maintenance Aircraft Maintenance --Avionics -Aviation Ordnance -- Aviation Logistics -- Meteorology and Oceanography -- Airfield Services -- Air Control/Air Support/Anti-air Warfare/Air Traffic Control -Navigation Officer/Enlisted Flight Crews -- Miscellaneous Requirements MOSs
Training United States Marine Corps Recruit Training, commonly known as "boot camp", is a program of initial training that each recruit must successfully complete in order to join the United States Marine Corps. All enlisted individuals entering the Marine Corps, regardless of eventual active or reserve duty status, will undergo recruit training at one of the two Marine Corps Recruit Depots (MCRD): Parris Island, South Carolina, or San Diego, California. Male recruits from the 8th, 9th and 12th recruiting districts are sent to MCRD San Diego. Male recruits from 1st, 4th and 6th recruiting districts, as well as all female recruits, are sent to Parris Island.
Promotions • Private (E-1) • Private First Class (E-2) • Lance Corporal (E-3) • Corporal (E-4) • Sergeant (E-5) • Staff Sergeant (E-6) • Gunnery Sergeant (E-7) • Master Sergeant/First Sergeant (E-8) • Master Gunnery Sergeant/Sergeant Major (E-9)
Work Cited U.S. Marine Corps. Marines. The Few. The Proud . 2011. 3-3-11 http://www.marines.com