Essay on Anybody's Son Will Do

769 WordsAug 5, 20114 Pages
Anybody’s Son will do INTRODUCTION: This reading is about how the U.S. Marine’s socialize their recruits. How the socialization techniques of the Marine’s are compared to the socialization techniques that have brought me to my current place in life. Also tells why the socialization techniques of the Marine Corps. is so effective. Society as a whole could learn from using trust... Without trust the Marine’s would not be as efficient. The U.S. Marine Corps. Socialize their recruits through boot camp. In boot camp Marine’s are taught to command others with higher rank and proper authority. Physical training, weapon training, and drills are the main elements of training. During boot camp the marine is taught the main purpose is to…show more content…
Marine’s are in a disciplined society which only military values are allowed. I am in a modern society which allows me to have my own values. Both Marine and I reside in a manipulative society. Society as a whole could learn from using trust. Without trust the Marine Corps. Would not be as efficient. The socialization techniques of the Marine’s are so effective, because during basic training the men are stripped of everything from their civilian lives. The Marine’s are kept enclosed from modern society during training. They are basically brainwashed. Drill instructors apply physical and mental pressure to the men to start the process of destruction. The process of destruction is to erase the Marine’s former beliefs and confidence. Training to be a Marine is intense, constant abuse and insults. One of the main socialization techniques is motivation. “I can motivate a recruit and in third phase, if I tell him to jump off the third deck, he’ll jump off the third deck. Like I said before, it’s a captive audience and I can train that guy; I can get him to do anything I want him to do… They’re good kids and they’re out to do the right thing. We got some bad kids, but you know, we weed those out. But as far as motivation-here, we can motivate them to do anything we want, in recruit training” – USMC drill instructor Paris Island. The Marine Corps. Demand alertness at all times. Building the Marine’s confidence and teaching them the attitudes of group loyalty and
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