Marine Mystique

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Xlibris Corporation, Jul 21, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages

Marine Mystique is an autobiographical work, where I seek to render an account of my memories and experiences as a Marine Corps Drill Instructor (D.I.).

The book is framed with descriptions and the jargon (Explicit language), related to life as a Marine D. I. It is filled with depictions of individuals, conversations and my inner thoughts and emotions about the training of recruits as they strive to become Marines.

Discover the reason it is so important for a D. I. To learn the ability to mask his own emotions. Learn what the making of a Marine is all about, from the D.I.s point of view.

Feel the progression of pride as you turn each page, the pride that is the United States Marine Corps. Their Motto of Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) and then know the Mystique and the kinship that is so strong, that these men and women are ready to die for one another. It all starts at Boot Camp and the D. I. And that is what this book is all about!


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About the author (2000)

Originally from East Los Angels California, the author moved to Chanute Kansas, where he attended high school. Enlisting in the Marine Corps in February of 1968. Initially assigned as a basic rifleman, he later changed his military occupational specialty to that of administration. A Viet Nam veteran assigned to 1st Recon Battalion from 1968 to 1970. He then served as a Drill Instructor from 1970 to 1973. His other assignments include instructor billets at the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and Non-Commissioned Officer School at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California. Selected to Gunnery Sergeant, he was also selected to the Marine Warrant Officer Program. Later selected to the Marine Limited Duty Officer Program, was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant and subsequently achieved the rank of Captain.

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