Western New York Young Marines

GROUP INSTRUCTOR CREED

THESE RECRUITS ARE ENTRUSTED TO OUR CARE. WE WILL TRAIN THEM TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. WE WILL DEVELOP THEM INTO SMARTLY DISCIPLINED BASICALLY TRAINED YOUNG MARINES, THOROUGHLY INDOCTRINATED IN LOVE OF THE YOUNG MARINES, COMMUNITY AND COUNTRY.WE WILL DEMAND OF THEM, AND DEMONSTRATE BY OUR OWN EXAMPLE, THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF PERSONAL CONDUCT, MORALITY AND PROFESSIONAL SKILL.
                                                      

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YOUNG MARINE RECRUIT UNIFORM


May 1st - October 1st Summer Service

- Woodland camouflage cover (hat)
-White plain crewneck t-shirt (no logos/designs)
-Black athletic shorts (no logos/stripes)
-White athletic socks
-Running/crosstrainer type athletic shoe (skateboard/court shoe not recommended)

October 1st - May 1st Winter service

-Woodland camouflage cover ( hat )
-White plain crewneck t-shirt (no logos/designs)
-Black crewneck sweatshirt (no hoodies/logos/stripes)
-Black sweatpants (no stripes/logos)
-White athletic socks
-Running/crosstrainer type athletic shoe (skateboard/court shoe not recommended)
-Winter jacket ( not spring )
-Winter cover  (hat)
-Pair of WINTER gloves
   
                                                                    
 




                     

RECRUIT TRAINING
                                        

When a child wishes to become a Young Marine, they enter the program as a recruit.  They are required to go through a 9 - 12 week Recruit Training Cycle. This is not a " shock camp " to straighten out troubled youth, but merely a system to introduce youths to our program.  We accept children ages 8 through high school, although children 10 years old and older seem to have an easier time with the demands of " boot camp."  


We encourage those who are interested to bring their children to a drill session to meet the staff, see and talk to the Young Marines and to review the program before signing up. Our drill dates and times can be found in the ' Scuttlebutt ' page of our site.

Young Marine Recruits are trained not only physically and mentally, but morally as well. Forming the bedrock of any Young Marine character are the Core values -  Discipline, Leadership and Teamwork. It has been said by some former Young Marines that recruit training was one of the hardest things they had to do in their lives up to that point and something they will always remember. Upon arrival, Week 1, a new recruit begins a virtually non-stop journey, the end which results in the transformation of that recruit into a new Young Marine.

The first step of recruit training is the recruit / parent orientation the week prior to  Training Week 1. Here recruits and parents will meet the Unit staff and more importantly the Group Instructors which will conduct recruit training. During orientation, recruits and parents will be given a brief outline of what the recruit is to expect from Recruit Training and the GI's ( Group Instructors.) It will also be a time for the unit to describe what is to be expected from the Recruit and parents. Any and all questions will be answered then.

                 Training

Drill is the basic way in which recruit squads / platoons march and move from place to place. At first recruits will receive instruction on stationary drill, to then move on to basics such as staying in step with their squad and the Group Instructors. As training continues, the platoon becomes a well oiled machine performing synchronous, complex drill movements. Drill is mainly used to establish discipline, team pride and unit cohesion.

Physical Training "PT " as it is often called, comes in many forms at  Young Marines. Recruit training uses a progressive training program, which tries to build recruits to Young Marine standards. Recruits will run, either individually or as a squad / platoon. While PT will be performed at drill, it will not develop that recruit into an improved athelete. It is designed to instruct the recruit on what it takes to reach that goal and how they need to apply that outside of Young Marines to see the intended result.

Recruits will also exercise their minds through academic training in ( EST - Essential Subjects Training ) subjects ranging from Marine Corps and Young Marine history, Marine Corps and Young Marines customs and courtesies. They will receive extensive instruction on Drug Demand Reduction or DDR, a hallmark of the Young Marine Organization. Recruits will also receive two academic tests during the course of the nine -  twelve week training cycle.

 In the United States Marine Corps, the Core values are Honor, Courage and Commitment. The Young Marines also live by a set of Core values, which are Discipline, Leadership and Teamwork. These values make up the bedrock of a Young Marine's character as previously stated. During recruit training, the recruits are taught the Core values and the numerous others attached to them such as Integrity, Discipline, Teamwork, Duty and esprit de Corps. Group Instructors teach these Core values as they appear during the challenges of recruit training. For example, a Group Instructor may speak to a recruit about overcoming the fears of public speaking or the importance of not giving up after a poor PT performance.

The final two training weeks of recruit training are filled with final required events such as EST testing, PFT, Final Close Order Drill testing and Final health and comfort / uniform inspection. This is also the period in which recruits begin to transition from the role of recruit to Young Marine.

The last week is where it all pays off. It will be the day the recruit will be called in front of their peers and family to claim the title of Young Marine.

Following recruit training and graduation, the new Young Marine will go on to further training. As a Young Marine they will be expected to continue the course, contribute to their communities and to learn and pass on knowledge to the up and coming Young Marines that will follow them.




Recruit Schedule and Homework Assignments 

* Please note that the Staff are all volunteers and that, we the Western New York Young Marines are guests of the Sanborn Fire Hall and any times and dates can change without notice, so please be sure to check the schedule often for any sudden changes.

                                                                                                                               
 
Young Marine Grooming standards                 pg  2-4 
Young Marine Obligation                                    pg  2-6 
Young Marine Creed                                           pg  2-7 
Young Marine enlisted rank structure              pg  2-9  2-10 
Young Marine General Orders  ( YMGO )        pg  7-3 
Young Marine History                                          pg 2-13

- Basic Young Marine Guidebook 

United States Marine Corps Emblem...........it's components and what they represent




 Birthdate and place of the United States Marine Corps;

    November 10, 1775  Tunn Tavern, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

  Nicknames of Marines;

    " Teufel lHunden " German for ' Devildog 
  " Leathernecks "
  " Jarheads " 

http://www.youngmarines.com/YM_UPLOADS/LibraryDownloads/promochart_V1.pdf

Check the above link to see what the necessary requirements are for the next rank 


http://www.youngmarines.com/YM_UPLOADS/LibraryDownloads/ribbonchart_poster_V1.pdf

The chart shows the ribbons in order. As you look at them the highest value will always be to the top and or left and the lowest to the bottom right. 

YOUNG MARINE RECRUIT CHAIN OF COMMAND

 - Mr. MacLeod                                         Sr Group Instructor / Unit Commander
              
              






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