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# 11
02-18-2010, 06:41 AM
Recruit Training, Starfleet Marine Corps, officially comprises three definitive phases:
First Phase concentrates on orientation, study of military subjects and physical training.
Second Phase includes marksmanship training, combat exercises and long hikes.
Third Phase is service week, final polishing and, finally, graduation.

Three phases also exist in the mind of the recruit. These are not, however, the same three phases measured by exact dates in the drill instructor's schedule.

Phase one begins in the small, dark hours of the morning. The former happy civilian steps off the shuttle craft into a world of disorientation. His mind is snapped into abject shock. Cardiac arrest is a distinct possibility.

The drill instructor is absolutely the most sadistic, maniacal tyrant he has ever encountered. It is beyond comprehension that one person could treat another in such fashion. In his daily struggle to survive, the recruit becomes psychoneurotic wondering if the psychopath in charge will allow him to live another day.

The days pass. The crying in the rack at night subsides as the mind becomes numb and the spent, weary body literally dies. Forgotten are the lofty principles and goals that fired enlistment. Graduation is not a word in the vocabulary. The recruit lives in limbo, a lethean existence.

One night after lights out, the recruit lies on his rack contemplating "the worst mistake I ever made in my life." The body and the mind have reached the limits of endurance. Slowly, he begins to make a decision.

Initially, his thoughts are that he cannot continue another day. If that is the end of the thinking process, he sinks into despair will soon be released to return home.

Continued thinking, however, brings the drill instructor into focus. Anger begins to rage within the recruit. Further thought heightens the wrath within to a frenzy. The irrevocable decision is made, "I will not let that son-of-a b**** defeat me."

Second phase begins the next morning at roll call. The recruit responds in a voice that is sharp and quick, loud and distinct, and permeated with a tone of defiance. On the parade deck his movements suddenly become snappy, displaying a newly found arrogance. Despite the aching body, his physical training scores shoot upwardly.

The recruit has engaged the drill instructor in a mental duel. He is determined that he will excel and that the drill instructor will never again single him out. Yet, as he struggles it seems that the drill instructor is answering the challenge and singles him out with continuously accelerating the demands ever increasing expectations. With grim determination, the recruit rises to the challenge.

One day the recruit is astonished with the sudden realization that he has executed a command, perfectly and with relative ease. His mind engages in further introspection. He notices the transformation of mind and body. Gone is the deep-seated defiance, replaced with absolute confidence. He has achieved the "can do!" attitude, which he will have for the rest of his life.

Third Phase has begun. The recruit now struts, proud and tall. Graduation, wearing the Eagle, Arrowhead and Anchor, and being awarded the title "Marine" are realities.

He minimizes his own participation. All credit is given to the drill instructor. All earlier attitudes give way to one of genuine deep respect and hero worship. "If I ever go into combat, I want him as the leader."

The former civilian will be forever a Marine and the drill instructor will live within his mind.


The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

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# 12
02-18-2010, 06:41 AM
We'd promise you sleep deprivation...
Mental Torment....
And muscles so sore you'll puke...




But we don't like to sugar coat things...



The Few. The Proud. The Marines.



Can you handle it?



Enlist Today
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# 13
02-19-2010, 06:27 AM
There are times when a fleet of battleships is not enough to get the job done.
That is when the marines are sent in! Enlist today!
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# 14
02-20-2010, 08:10 AM
The Starfleet Marine Corps of Aurora Fleet is always looking for a few more good men and women. Think you can handle it? Enlist today!
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02-20-2010, 10:06 PM
Do you have what it takes to be among the best of the best? Do you have what it takes to be a Starfleet Marine of Aurora Fleet? Enlist today!
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# 16
02-23-2010, 12:02 PM
There are those who dedicate themselves...
To a sense, of Honor.
To a life, of Courage, and a Commitment to something greater than themselves.
They have always defended this Federation, and each other.
They still do, because across the universe there are a select few...
Who, at their very core... are capable, of incredible transformation.
Under the most grueling conditions...
They are Shaped...
Hardened...
Sharpened...
Ready, to stand among the most elite of all warriors...



The Few. The Proud. The Marines



Do you have what it takes?

... Enlist today...
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# 17
02-23-2010, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ginousmc View Post
Starfleet Marine Corps

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of

__Aurra Temm__

I do appoint this Marine a Brigadier General in the

Starfleet Marine Corps

To rank as such from the 1st Day of February 2409.
This appointee will therefore carefully and dilligently discharge the duties of the grade to
which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto pertaining. And I
do strictly charge and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obediance to appropriate
orders. And this appointee is to observe and follow such orders and directions as may be
given from time to time by Superiors acting according to the rules and articles governing the
discipline of the United Federation of Planets.
Given under my hand at Headquarters, Aurora Marine Operations Command
This 1st day of February in the year Two Thousand Four Hundred and Nine.











___Thomas McHale___
General T.A. McHale
Starfleet Marine Corps
AMOC, Commanding
This is the promotion certificate for enlisted men. The one for officers is different.
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# 18
02-23-2010, 07:52 PM
Starfleet Marine Corps

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of

__Aurra Temm__

I do appoint this Marine a Brigadier General in the

Starfleet Marine Corps

To rank as such from the 1st Day of February 2409.
This appointee will therefore carefully and dilligently discharge the duties of the grade to
which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto pertaining. And I
do strictly charge and require all personnel of lesser grade to render obediance to appropriate
orders. And this appointee is to observe and follow such orders and directions as may be
given from time to time by Superiors acting according to the rules and articles governing the
discipline of the United Federation of Planets.
Given under my hand at Headquarters, Aurora Marine Operations Command
This 1st day of February in the year Two Thousand Four Hundred and Nine.

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# 19
02-24-2010, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by GySgt_Hartman
This is the promotion certificate for enlisted men. The one for officers is different.
I know this.... but I can't find one for officers....
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# 20
02-24-2010, 08:37 AM
UNITED FEDERATION OF PLANETS

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:
Know ye that, reposing special trust and confidence of the Patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of:
Aurra Temm
I do by, and with the consent of the Federation Council, appoint this officer a,
Brigadier General
In the Starfleet Marine Corps
To rank as such from the 1st day of Februrary, two thousand four hundred and nine.
This officer will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the office to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging.
And I do strictly charge and require all officers and personnel of lesser rank to render such obedience as is due of an officer of this grade and position. And this officer is to observe and follow orders and directions, as may be given by the President of the United Federation of Planets, or other superior officers acting in accordance with the laws governing the United Federation of Planets.
This commission is to continue in force during the pleasure of the President of the United Federation of Planets under the provisions of those public laws relating to officers of the United Federation of Planets and the component thereof in which this commission was made.
Done at the System of Sol, this 1st day of Februrary in the year two thousand four hundred and nine, and the continued success of the United Federation of Planets.
BY THE PRESIDENT:

Thomas A. McHale
Aennik Okeg
General, Commander, AMOC
President, United Federation of Planets
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