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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 month ago

Has a military drill instructor ever encountered a recruit whom they felt should never have enlisted in the first place?

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  • Zack
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes; ALL the time.

  • Cee
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Only every waking moment of every day.

  • 1 month ago

    EVERY drill instructor has.

  • 1 month ago

    sure -- plenty of them.  and they usually wash out quickly, too

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    that is Part of Recruit Training to find those that don't Come up to scratch

    because you can just say enough I am Leaving at no cost to you

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, but Gomer Pyle turned out to be very lovable. 

  • 1 month ago

    Probably in every class. Not everyone is up to it.

  • 1 month ago

    I'll wager everyone of the transvestites they get stuck with!

  • 1 month ago

    of course, they send them home with their mommies

  • 1 month ago

    There are more than one in every single platoon in every single series, every year. All branches. 

    My Platoon in at Parris Island  started with 85 recruits, 42 graduated together. 

    Not all got let go, There was a death at PT, a suicide. Others went to the brig for fights, stealing, or both they and their Recruiters got jammed up for a fraudulent enlistment. More than a few just lost it emotionally, completely,  and were hauled away. 

    It's the DI / Drill  Sgt's job to weed out those who cannot make it, not accommodate the armed services to the recruit's lower abilities or standards. 

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