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  1. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Ok, before you cry that this sounds like a thread, hear me out... i think this could prove to be an interesting-story-filled thread...

    Throughout your life, what ultimatums (if any) have people given you; why were they given, what were the ultimatums, what did you do and how did everything work out...? i think a topic like this could lead to some really cool stories...
     
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    "Come back with either a diploma in your hand, or stripes on your arm, or dont ever come back."

    My father to me when it looked like I might leave College. 1991


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  4. MarkPDX

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    I have always avoided making the tough choices which has gotten me where I am today.... ummm nevermind
     
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    So what'd you do...? What happened...?
     
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    You kidding? I graduated with honors the next year!!


    Amazingly... a few years later, I enlisted in the US Marine Corps anyway!!!!!


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    All 12 general orders.
     
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    Care to expound...?
     
  10. 96impalaSS

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    Actualy its eleven I dont know why I typed 12. There a list of 11 "rules" a Marine must follow while on watch (fire watch or any other form of guard duty)
    If you fail to carry them out its NJP time or worst.

    1. To take charge of this post and all government property in view.

    2. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on then alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

    3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

    4. To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.

    5. (easiest to remember because of Full Metal Jacket) To quit my post only when properly relieved.

    6. To receive, obey, and pass on the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the commanding officer, officer of the day, and officers and noncommissioned officers of the guard only.

    7. (probally hardest to follow) To talk to no one except in line of duty.

    8. To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

    9. To call the corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions.

    10. To salute all officers and all colors(colors means flags) and standards not cased. ( this also means if your walking your post around base and you see a car drive by with a blue sticker you should salute)

    11.(this one was the hardest for me to remember) To be especially watchful at night and, during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
     
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    So any stories come from those 11 commandments...? (Um, you're allowed to post that stuff publicly, right...?)

    You ever break one of those rules and get in trouble...? Any interesting tale you'd like to share with the rest of the class...?
     
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    #10 96impalaSS, Feb 22, 2004
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    You can post them all you want. The worse thing I ever did was one time during bootcamp I was doing head watch (firewatch for the bathroom) And it was 3 a.m. and I was really tired so I took my cover off and leaned on the table that was set up in the head and was rubbing my eyes and just my luck the officer of the day comes on deck goes into the head and right when I heard the door open I try my best to cover it up adn get my cover on stand at attention salute and report my post, of course he caught me told my D.I.s taht his recruits were $hitbags and I paid on the qurterdeck and the sand pits the next day (as did the whole platoon while on line for probally about a hour, while I was given a break and forced to stare at the platoon paying for my mistake.)

    These photos will help show you how much different the Marines can make somebody. The first picture is a picture I took of my Bootcamp photo. The second one is one I took just now (And quite frankly I think its hillarious looking for some reason.)

    Piece of trivia about that recruit photo they dont use a actualy set of dress blues in the picture, the back of it is just velcro. Also my cammies were covered in sand underneath that fake blues top.
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    Those arent real dress blues? So if you have medals, they arent in the pic?!
    Lately ive been having arguemnts with one of my good pals. He wants to join the nay and has applied to the navy nuclear power program (hes an engineering major at school like me) and im applying to the marines fort the flight program and he and i argue about whos dress uniforms are more spiffy. He says the navy's dress whites are...i say its the dress blues of the marines. Marines get to wear the colors of the flag, no other service does.
     
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    There should be a 12th rule- always carry yourself in a manner that reflects only pride and glory on your family and the country.
     
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    Not real to be sure. And at that point you dont have any medals. Unless you are a rare prior military. But being in a school setting you could not wear them anyway.

    As for the Gen orders..... Hell, if you were on guard at any time AFTER Boot Camp, and got written up for a violation of one of them, they would likely kick you out... Or shoot you. (Yes they can do that.)

    Read them again and you will see why. Most of them are very simple and direct. To disobay one or more of them could be chatostrophic to what and who ever you are guarding.

    DrS


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    Thats the 2nd one.

    2. To walk my post in a MILITARY MANNER, keeping always on then alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
     
  18. 96impalaSS

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    Exactly what he just said.
     
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    10. To salute all officers and all colors(colors means flags) and standards not cased. ( this also means if your walking your post around base and you see a car drive by with a blue sticker you should salute)

    ...what is a blue sticker? The army star? Air force decal? Police livery? Something else?
     
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    The blue sticker would indicate a Officer. Enlisted have red if I'm remembering correctly.
     
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    "Show up to everyone of your classes, or you are finished here".
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