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USMC Basic Training question

Discussion in 'The US Marine Corps Forum' started by Falling Crow, Jan 30, 2006.


  1. Falling Crow

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    A family friend is currently at MCRD-San Diego. He called home and told his mother about "PT" and how hard "IT' was going to be. As an Army veteran, I know "PT" is "Physical Training," but what is "IT"?

    Can any leathernecks out there help me out?
     

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  2. JDM2126

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    Normal follow-on training for all Leathernecks after boot camp was infantry training school. I think that's what he was alluding to.
     

  3. Steve in PA

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    ITS = Infantry Training School.

    Nothing, is as hard as boot camp.
     
  4. Falling Crow

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  5. reconvic

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    Advance infantry training in the 60's

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  6. OLNACL

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    The only people IT is hard for is those who go home on leave, quit PT'ing, eat and drink too much.

    Or is the Corps not allowing anyone to go home on leave btwn Boot Camp and IT anymore?
     
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    IT during boot camp can also be what us older guys know as "getting quarterdecked". "Incentive Training"
     
  8. ZaC851

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    Thats right...im not sure why San Diego calls it getting IT'ed while Parris Island still calls it "Getting quarter decked."
     
  9. Steve in PA

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    Yeah, definitely did not want to hear, "Get on my quarterdeck, maggot" ;P
     
  10. cannoncocker

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    they called it itr when i went in but i went to parris island.Its infanry training.
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  11. ZaC851

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    I believe your referring to whats now called MCT (Marine Combat Training) Which is now a second school that you go to after completion of boot camp. When a recruit says he's being IT'ed thats nothing more than getting quarterdecked, i.e. Run in place, push, crunches, and whatever else the drill instructor can make him do all at really fast pace.
     
  12. kildak

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    I was always partial to the term "thrashing" myself.
     
  13. cannoncocker

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    do you guys remember motivation platoon in boot camp.I did 1 day it wasnt fun.
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  14. on target

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    In my best DI voice - "Calling home from boot camp, e-mailing from boot camp, WTF maggots is that crap all about, bunch of ***** a** pansies if you ask me, I never saw a newspaper for 12 weeks"

    LOL but that's a fact, things have changed, but as long as I see my Marines kicking butt and taking names guess it's OK
     
  15. Nick5811

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    IT is Incentive Training, i.e. quarterdecked, smoked, thrashed, etc.
    basically a short period of intense excersises used as a training aid to strengthen the weak or to give a recruit 'incentive' to either quit messing up, or to follow the rules.

    ITR/ITB is the Infantry Training Regiment or Infantry Training Battalion, which is one half of the School Of Infantry. ITR/ITB is for those with 03 MOS's or Ground Combat jobs. The other half is known as MCT, or Marine Combat Training, for everyone that is NOT an 03 or LAV crewman.

    ITS is the Individual Training Standards, or a set criteria for training of Marines which are broken into categories and are different for each MOS. There are common ITS standards which apply to all Marines, such as Rifle Qual, Gas Chamber, PFT, Annual 'Block' training and sexual harrassment briefs, etc.

    Finally, AIT in case you don't know is Army for MOS school. If you are concerned with AIT you're in the wrong forum...haha

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  16. BCR

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    That's what it was called when I was in (92-96).

    I was an 0351, and I went to MCT out of bootcamp, and then to SOI (School of Infantry) right after that.

    I've personally never heard the "IT" thing, but I want to PI.
     
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    I though Everyone went through MCT, then separated to their individual MOS school? I know I did, and I was 0311. After MCT, I went to SOI(School of Infantry).

    Thats what you get when you live in Acronym Hell!! ;f

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  18. ZaC851

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    Sounds right to me...im not sure what everyone is talking about all this ITB stuff I never heard of it perhaps this was the way it was back in the day.
     
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    Marines attending the Logistics Operations School in Camp Lejeune, NC receive training on how to use active RFIDtechnology in day-to-day operations (sustainment and unit deployment) while attending the Basic Logistics/Embarkation Specialist Course. Major Mike Murchison, 2d Force Service Support Group (FSSG), SASSY Management Unit (SMU) Operations and Captain John Flynn, Marine Corps Combat Service Support School (MCCSSS), Logistics Operations School werecontactedand provided an opportunity to coordinate ITV serverdata management/analysis training for deploying II MEF logisticians. PM J-AIT requested that CombinedArms Support Command(CASCOM) send ITV trainers, Mr. Richard Mack and Mr. Sherman Duncan, to Camp Lejeune toprovide four classes on RF-ITV. On19-20 January 2005, the trainingteam provided a one-hour overview briefing of RF-ITV history/technology and then provided three four-hour classes onITV server data management and analysis to USMC personnel. Approximately 120 Marines, ranging from Private First Class to Colonel, from Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC participated in thehands-on, web-based training using the RF-ITV servers for deployment andsustainment shipment tracking. Participants were from II MEF, 2d MarineDivision (MarDiv), 2d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), 2d FSSG, Combat ServiceSupport Detachment (CSSD) 25/28/29, and Marine Corps Base (MCB). Students received comprehensive ITV exercises to gain knowledge of RF tag read/writefunctions, operation of RF devices, the tag data upload process to the ITV server, and then used standard reports or queried data via the Local Area Network (LAN) to complete their own ITV data analyses. The visit to Camp Lejeune was a “joint” success in spreading the word on the capabilities available on the ITV servers for tracking unit movements and sustainment shipments. A similar training offer is being investigated for deployingCamp Pendleton Marines. Great job Richard and Sherman, and “Semper Fi.”--Editor Savi Tags Safe for Use on Aircrafts A recent report on the results of an Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) test for Savi RFID devices conducted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH was released on 11 Feb 05. The report concludes that “RFID tags should not be a source for interference and should not impact the safety of the flight of the aircraft’s electrical and electronic equipment.” For more information go to: http://www.eis.army.mil/AIT/news/RFID tags.pdf.
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    We called it going to the pit back in the 70's...