Get Inside Marine Corps Recruit Training - What It Takes to Make Marines

Marine Corps recruit training

Getting ready to ship off to Marine Corps Recruit Training? Or are you just curious about what it takes to join the United States Marine Corps? Either way, here's a video that gives you an up-close-and-personal view into the making of one of America's most elite fighting forces.

The video starts with recruits in the bus heading to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, and gives a sense of the jarring transition between civilian life and becoming a Marine. This video shows the wide variety of physical and mental challenges that recruits are faced with and must overcome by working as team.

I personally like the fact that there is no cheesy voice-over or other "Hollywood" aspect to this video footage. To me, it feels like it was just a guy who happened to be at Recruit Training with a camera, which makes the video all the more realistic and impressive.