Name: Wright, Dakota
Location: Vancouver, Washington
RSS: RSS Vancouver
Ship date and MOS: September 15th 2014, Combat Mechanic
Why I joined the Marine Corps: Well you see my dad was a boxer and a great fighter and I have always had the same mentality so I wanted to join a fighting branch. I’ve always wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself. I wanted to be a part of a brotherhood where people won’t look at me funny because of who I am. I wanted the honor to call myself a Marine. I wanted to be the super soldier that people would look up to and want to be when they grow up. Most of all I wanted to make myself proud and my family proud.
My plans for my enlistment/future: If there is one thing about me that is I always have a plan. I plan to make the Marines a full career and I also plan to become the highest NCO in the Marines for enlisted. I plan to lat move out of my MOS and go into Recon school after which I plan to go into MARSOC. MARSOC is the biggest challenge I see and I love a challenge to fight not just with my fists but with my mind. I have no real big plans to become an officer but I might I’m still thinking about it at the moment.
My words for other poolee/future Marines: Look Poolee’s and future Marines times may get hard but every fighter must find the will to get up when he or she has no strength. Each day you strive to become better you are stepping towards the title of Marine. Anything can be taken from you because you have no real control over anything besides your attitude. Walk tall be proud but walk with a heart of gold and a spirit of fire and you shall live well. Listen to the DI’s and train harder every day to become the next Marine because few can earn the title let’s not waste it.
My favorite quote: I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” -Genghis Khan
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that! – Rocky Balboa
My contact info: Dakota Wright on Facebook and firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Newlenox, IL
Ship Date and MOS: September 22nd 2014 – Infantry
Why I enlisted in the Marine Corps: It has always been my dream to Be a Marine since I was two years old and to be in combat and get a confirmed kill and have the honor to be with my brothers.
My plans for my enlistment\future: to make a career out of the Corps and get the best training they have to offer and take the Indoc for Recon or scout sniper.
My words to other poolees/future Marines: it is hard at first but never give up and always remember what you signed up for and always be faithful to your fellow brothers. Semper Fi.
My favorite quote: “Marines die that’s what we’re here for. But the Marine corps lives forever and that means you live forever.”
My contact info: Facebook, Niko Adams – email: Nadams19955@yahoo.com
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Name: Palkovitz, J.R.
Location: New Lenox, Illinois
RSS: RSS Joliet
Ship Date and MOS: June 9th, 2014 – Security Forces
Why i wanted to enlist into the Marine Corps: Many members of my family have been in the military and it has been a dream of mine since i was a kid to enlist into the Marine Corps. i’ve wanted to challenge myself and to overcome those challenges and the Marine Corps offers me many challenges.
My plans for my enlistment/future: Right now im thinking im going to try and make a career out the Marine Corps and just stay in as long as possibly can.
My words for other poolees/future Marines: Always stay motivated, and if you ever think about giving up…DONT! Always put 110% into everything you do. And if you ever do think about giving up just think about how bad you want to become a United States Marine and that this was your choice…no matter how bad things may seem at the time it could always be worse so just motivate yourself and keep moving forward.
My favorite quote:“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti
My contact info: Facebook: Joe Palkovitz — Email: email@example.com
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Tagged boot camp, brotherhood, delayed entry program, infantry, mcrd, mcrd san diego, military, o311, poolees, recruit training, security forces, usmc