Parris Island recruits had a ‘choice’ to go to ‘war’ — here’s what happened:

Gunz

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Well that I can agree with. I was replying to the example about switching to the Army, Navy, and Air Force. I should have quoted that post.

It seemed quite evident you were responding to the OP. Another lesson of leadership. Clarity of communication.
 

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The first of the Army's principles of Mission Command is "build cohesive teams through mutual trust." Events like this undermine both unit cohesion and trust. I recognize that this was a Marine unit, but I'm pretty sure cohesion and trust are important in that branch of service as well.
 

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On September 11, 2001 MCRD San Diego pulled all the recruits into the base theater and showed the footage of the events that morning and then allowed the recruits a phone call gone. My buddy I grew up with who was there at the time asked his mom if it were true, because he honestly believed it was a game the DI's were playing.
 
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