Marine drill instructors are known to be some of the most feared people on the planet when it comes to being a young recruit entering boot camp. The video above gives a first hand look at what it is like to be in basic training.
United States Marine drill instructors conduct gear inspections with recruits on pick-up day, aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, the military base in San Diego, California were basic training is conducted. Pick-up is the first official training day for recruits, and it is the first day they meet their platoon drill instructors. The Marine drill instructors are introduced to their recruits and immediately conducted gear inspections to ensure all recruits are prepared for boot camp.