first published on February 4, 2017 by Josh
The Marine Corps is a very unique experience. In the beginning, you will be convinced by the recruiter that wearing Dress Blues will get you laid on a daily basis. You’ll be told it’s going to be the toughest, most rewarding experience of your life. Every single word of this is true.
In the below series of videos, I am going to give you the entire Marine Corps experience. Buckle up, it’s about to get crazy in here.
In the beginning, you’ll be required to climb a mountain. If you manage to make it to the top of the mountain, you’re only just at the beginning.
After this, you will find yourself trapped on a chess board, and you’re going to need a lightsaber in order to survive.
Then, an obstacle course of death will appear and you will be required to run it at full speed without stopping. At the climax of this event, you are required to defeat a lava monster with nothing more than your NCO sword. So you better do your MCIs and online annual training so you can rate your NCO sword. Otherwise you just die.
After that, reality sets in. You realize that you never got to fight a lava monster or a dragon. You never got a lightsaber to fight off evil wizards, and at no point in time were you required to climb a mountain because you got flagged for Corporals course instead of Assault Climbers Course.
At the end, it all comes to the same conclusion. We all walk into an admin shop and sign some paperwork for our freedom. This paperwork however is only signed after we are able to complete everything in reverse. The lava monster, of course, is found only at CIF.