Monday, August 22, 2011

Gunny G's Marines History and Traditions: "Soldiers" Of Parris Island

Gunny G: Are Marines Soldiers?:

"Soldiers" Of Parris Island:

"In 1928 the period of the training was reduced to seven weeks, divided into two phases. The first phase, lasting three weeks, included the basic instruction necessary to convert civilians into soldiers, plus an innovation.

This was an interview of each recruit by a selection clerk, who recorded the recruit's qualifications of education and experience.

In embryo form, this procedure anticipated the specialty classification which was later to become
indispensable as the complexity of paperwork increased and the material of war became even more technical and complicated. The four-week second phase was
spent on the rifle range....


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