Originally Posted by AlaskaErik
Nothing like trash talking about the Marine Corps. I spent six years in the Corps and was honorably discharged. The Marine Corps provided me with a foundation on which to build a successful military career. I never felt that the Marine Corps wanted stupid people. There is no place in any branch for stupid people. The Marine Corps wants disciplined and motivated people. Not all people are a good fit for the Corps. Maybe you're one of those. I consider it an honor to have been a Marine and one thing I won't ever do is trash talk the Marine Corps.
That aside, I've swapped war stories about boot camp with a lot of Air Force and Air Guard guys and none had any stories that compared to my experience in Marine Corps boot camp.
What Erik said; could not agree more. As a former Marine and someone who currently works for the Marine Corps, I see (in great abundance) very smart and driven active duty, reserve and civilian personnel who are dedicated to their work and who are held to very high standards. There are of course the 10% or whatever number you want to use that are turds, but that IMO is present in just about every organization.