posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 07:35 PM
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2005 – The Joint Civilian Orientation Conference will eventually expose participants to all branches of the military, but the
group's first day was a "Marine day."
Participants in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference watch as Marines demonstrate the obstacle course at The Basic School, for new Marine
officers, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Oct. 17. The conference takes civilian business professionals on a tour of military installations
worldwide. Photo by Sgt. Sara Wood, USA (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available.
The civilian business professionals and elected officials, who came from all over the country, spent most of Oct. 17 at Marine Corps Base Quantico,
Va., and they got to take in several aspects of Marine training.
The group started out its visit with old-fashioned Marine Corps chow. Participants ate lunch with students in "The Basic School," the preparatory
course for all Marine officers. They then went outside, where they watched a demonstration of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program.
After the demonstration, the group was bused to an obstacle course. They watched two Marines run the course and were given the chance to try it
themselves. Despite one injury on the course, those who ran it said they had a good time.
Intresting I wonder how someone could get into that program? In least people get a glance on how our military is trained.