The Crucible is known as the ultimate challenge during Marine Boot Camp. It is after successful completion of this event that one has finally earned the title that only the few and the proud can claim.
During this 54 hour exercise, recruits are put to the ultimate test and must utilize team work in order to survive. They are given very little rest or food and expected to complete demanding challenges that can only be accomplished by working as a team.
Into the Crucible provides an insider look at this exhausting event and allows you to get a first hand look at it before you have to experience it for yourself.
The book follows a group of recruits with their Drill Instructor as they navigate the treacherous obstacles along the way. You’ll see that in order to make it through these obstacles, the recruits must utilize each other strengths and must work together in order to complete the course.
This is by far the toughest part of any standard military boot camp and will call upon all of the skills they have learned during their time in training.
The Crucible has been an amazing addition to the already challenging process of becoming a Marine. When these groups of recruits successfully complete the course, they have earned the right to become part of the brotherhood that is called Marines.
This book is great if you are a future recruit or a parent in search of understanding of what your young warrior may be going through. You will have a solid understanding of what the Crucible is and why it is performed. You’ll have pride in your young recruit knowing that they are completing a great challenge.
Whether you are going to boot camp or just want to learn more about the history of the Marine Corps, this book is hard to beat!