In the historical document of “A Rumor of War,” the hardships, struggles, and personal experiences of a young man named Philip Caputo in the Vietnam War are documented. He starts out as a young, fresh and primed man at the age of twenty-four entering Officer’s Candidate School and winds up being sent to Vietnam on March 8, 1965. He is sent to Danang with a battalion of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade and was the first U.S. combat unit sent to Indochina. At that time Americans had enormous pride and confidence in going to war. Young men who had never fought in a war possessed idealism full of illusions by following John F. Kennedy’s statement, “Ask what you can do for your country, not what your country can do for you.” The proud young military men believed that the Viet Cong could be swiftly conquered only to come to awareness these guerrillas were a deadly, persistent enemy who were willing to sustain continual casualties, while the U.S. government became just as responsible for inflicting tremendous casualties physically and morally during the war.
Not only because the physical requirements are much higher, but the recruits are also required to learn and memorize a startling amount of information. My friend Anthony Kim, enlisted a few months after graduating High School. He met a little over the physical requirement needed and wasn't in the greatest shape when he went off to boot camp. He said to me that boot camp was pretty difficult for him. The physical and mental stress of being away from his family and friends was too much he said.
This caused a ripple effect in the army as we promoted inexperienced Soldiers to Sergeant, these leaders were now training new Soldiers, this led to Soldiers not getting the proper leadership and not conducting inspections and other basic soldiering skills like haircuts, cleanliness & serviceability of the uniform and ensuring that good basic discipline was being upheld at all levels. As long as the combat mission was completed many times the leaders weren’t worried about how it got
Children were raised to be soldiers, loyal to the state, strong and self-disciplined. Soldiers took the boys from their mothers at age 7, housed them in a hall with other boys and trained them to be soldiers. The boys endured harsh physical discipline to make them strong. The marched without shoes and went without food. They learned to fight, tolerate pain and survive through their fears.
Being late is becoming a more and more common trend among people of all walks of life, especially in the United States Army. This is completely unacceptable and it violates the Army Values, costs the military more money, and reflect very poorly on the soldier and his first line supervisor. There are many methods available to prevent being late as well as proper steps to take once you know you are going to be late and there is nothing else you can do about it. The Army Values, Leadership, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. When you are late to anything, whether it be a formation or appointment, it goes against nearly all of these values that are instilled in all soldiers.
I've lied about things that i stongly regret and have had the reprecussions for. I beleive I've Become NCO material becuase of the Marines i work for. Ive learned alot more in this platoon learning on the go in the crunch time of operations. keeping my vehicles ready to go at all time. weather it be a little part that takes ten minutes to replace or staying up all night working through the night and fighting being tired to replace a transmission.
Military and Public Safety protect our everyday lives, while Teachers are the ones that give us the knowledge we need for everyday life. Military personnel definitely are the most heroic figure in my eyes. While people are here in American living the good life, we have soldiers fighting for our freedom, putting their lives on the line. Having two years in the National Guard, I have not had a chance yet at deployment. However, at all times I stand ready to accept the fact that I could receive that phone call telling me to pack my bags, I am being deployed.
The testing for EIB is all individual, like tests in school. Being a Non-Commissioned Officer I’m in charge of 3-8 other soldiers, helping them study and train for the EIB testing. I helped 4 of my subordinates achieve their EIB along with myself. I pushed them to work harder and learn, so their EIB test would be a little easier. The EIB testing has been one of the hardest moments in my military career, now having earned my EIB I’ve set myself apart from my peers.
The school’s football team had not won a game in two years, so this statement held even more importance and grabbed the class’s attention. With this attention, Mr Ross then continued to lecture the class on the importance of discipline in the classroom. This was achieved by stating that “Discipline begins with posture”, and instructed Andrea to demonstrate to the class an example of good posture. During this time, Robert Billings began to take notice and sit up straight in his chair. Mr Ross noticed this and praised Robert for very good posture.
Military training prepares an individual, mentally for almost any survival situation. It teaches not just that a trainee can survive, but that they will survive One of the most powerful resources at a trainees disposal is sheer will. The “US Army Survival Manual FM 21-76” references a case in which a man was stranded in the desert for eight days with no food or water, the man had no formal survival training and he didn’t do anything he the way he should have. But he wanted to survive and through sheer willpower he did survive. Military training teaches a trainee to cope with two of the most dangerous obstacles in a survival situation.