Could modern US Marines handle the same conditions as their WW2 counterparts did in the Pacific?
Could modern US Marines handle the same conditions as their WW2 counterparts did in the Pacific?One of my staff members, years ago, got deployed with the National Guard. He wound up acting as a Medic in support of the Marines in Fallujah because so many Corpsmen became casualties. think about that for a second, so many Corpsmen were hit that they needed medics from the Army to fill in for them.Now considering the man’s experience on deployments with the US Army, when he described, still awed, by what he’d seen in Fallujah, I was astonished. His eyes wet, he talked about young Marines hiding bullet wounds, fighting not to limp and turning to hide blood, because they didn’t want to leave their fire teams undermanned. He mentioned guys going right back into houses to get brother Marines out of there, doing it under fire, about them not only taking casualties but staying in the fight and having to be ordered out of combat. Young men blown down by explosions, getting up, grabbing their rifles and trying to get back in the fight.Yes. The answer to your question is Yes.
Would the son or daughter of a general get treated nicely by drill instructors in boot camp?
Depends, while in the Nam we had an 18E in the Mobile Strike Force which required almost continuous enemy contact. I received a message from our higher headquarters to have SGT Pendergast sent to Can Tho and then report to the American Embassy as requested by his father. We were like who the hell is your old man. He was really upset and said damn he found me. His father was the Under Secretary of Defense and was visiting the Nam. He requested to see his son. This guy had a ticket to a soft assignment to a nothing job but instead he enlisted went Airborne and completed Special Forces Training Group (now called the Q Course). He requested the 5th Group and a dangerous assignment. After he returned from Saigon he was kept in the rear.The guy had huge steel balls, he just wanted to be one of the guys. This left only one commo guy on A-401 and a month later he was WIA in the head but survived and was sent home. This was when I got my wish to be sent to an A-Camp. I took this photo while he was waiting to leave for Saigon.he told me two stories when he used his influence. He said that his 2LT in AIT was a really cool guy and he asked him what would be his dream job. The 2LT responded with Embassy duty in London. His orders arrived before the AIT training was completed.While going through Jump School. Every morning the trainees would ground their equipment while in formation prior to the start of the day’s training. Equipment like hats, jackets and TA-50. One day when he returned his equipment along with five other trainees equipment was missing. The 1SGT told the six that they would have to sign a Statement of Charges which meant that the cost of the items would be taken out of their pay. Pendergast told the five not to sign because it wasn’t their fault the items were missing. The 1SGT stood in front of him and gave him a direct order to sign. Again he refused and the 1SGT took him in to see the Captain. The Captain gave him a direct order and again he refused. Then he requested to make a phone call to clear up this mess. They aloud the phone call. He said that he called his father and explained what had happened. Then he held the phone toward the Captain but said “be careful what you say the man on the phone is my father the Undersecretary of Defense. He said the Captain stood up and all that came out of his mouth was a series of ‘yes, sir!’
What paperwork do Marine recruits have to fill out?
Hey Allison Choi. First thank you for the question. Any applicant looking to enlist into the Marines would complete whats called an enlistment package. Now there is a lot that goes into that package. Anything from police history, medical history, as well as various policies that the Marine Corps has to include policies on drugs, gang affiliation, our Core Values (Honor, Courage, Commitment), etc. I hope this answers your question a little bit. I just got off of recruiting a couple months ago.
Does a marine on deployment have to fill a form out?
As an 0331 I was pointed in the right direction and deployed. No forms, had more shots in 2 days than I ever thought possible. Flew from LAX to Hawaii to Okinawa then LPD 9 USS Denver to Da Nang. As a PFC at the time no forms I can recall. Made out my will in Boot Camp. No Visa, no port entry inspection, Just grab your gear and go. During my 18 months in South East Asia I deployed 6 different times from Vietnam, Okinawa and the Philippines. No paperwork involved on my part. Probably why they didn’t know where I was for 3 month’s in 1971. I found this out when I was approved for Agent Orange benefits in 2014. I told them. Back then it was an office pogue that typed out your military record on a remington typewriter, hard copy using the sneaker net. So stuff got misplaced or just not done. Who Knows, at least I got my orders to cross the pond and 45 days payed vacation at home. So the important stuff was done. Still didn’t do paperwork to stand down and go home.
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.
How can I get more people to fill out my survey?
Make it compellingQuickly and clearly make these points:Who you are and why you are doing thisHow long it takesWhats in it for me -- why should someone help you by completing the surveyExample: "Please spend 3 minutes helping me make it easier to learn Mathematics. Answer 8 short questions for my eternal gratitude and (optional) credit on my research findings. Thank you SO MUCH for helping."Make it convenientKeep it shortShow up at the right place and time -- when people have the time and inclination to help. For example, when students are planning their schedules. Reward participationOffer gift cards, eBooks, study tips, or some other incentive for helping.Test and refineTest out different offers and even different question wording and ordering to learn which has the best response rate, then send more invitations to the offer with the highest response rate.Reward referralsIf offering a reward, increase it for referrals. Include a custom invite link that tracks referrals.
If a marine is on a special mission or secret mission, do they have to pay for a flight home, and what is the form to fill out?
If a real Marine was on a real secret mission, he wouldn’t be telling you that he was.