While it was an awesome opportunity to travel, and see the world, USACC (United States Army Cadet Command) implemented this program into its curriculum to give cadet’s a chance at crossing cultural barriers and to foster an understanding of the importance of culture.
In today’s world, the United States Army and military is present in a number of other countries, for a wide array of reasons.
In the following 3 weeks of my stay at the academy, I had a chance to use a translator to give a presentation, train with the Peruvian weapon systems, and absorb their “civilian” culture by evenings out in the Capital of Lima.
From the lomo saltado (steak and rice) to the sandy hills of La Tiza, I experienced a different life style than I would have ever had in the United States.
Marines are warriors skilled in the art of warfare, holding themselves to the highest Corps standards.
The Cadets of Tiger Battalion share their experiences from this summer: Cadet Mikayla Blaska: Basic Camp This summer I had the opportunity to attend Basic Camp which was 32 days of Army Officer training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
The minimum service commitment for the Marine Corps is 4 years, and there are no retired Marines, only former Marines, according to the well-known saying.
Joining the Marine Corps requires that individual is 18-28 years old (17 year old will need parental consent) and has high school diploma.
The United States employ conscription intermittently. Although, it is noteworthy that military service is not for everyone since it demands intense physical work, self-discipline and time away from family and friends while protecting the country of service home and abroad. Military consists of five active duty Services and Guard and Reserve units.
In each case, the decision to serve the country or not is personal, honourable, and vital. Altogether, they provide a wide variety of ways to serve: 1) Army Reserve (Army National Guard) 2) Marine Corps (Marine Corps Reserve) 3) Navy (Navy Reserve) 4) Air Force (Air Force Reserve) Air Guard 5) Coast Guard (Coast Guard Reserve) The US Marine Corps founded in 1775 is an elite group of men and women that adhere to a strict code of ethics and integrity.