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Old 22 February 2012, 11:30
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They tried the "push" thing back when I was in. Not near as bad as what you are talking about but things changed. The CO "coddled" the students, if the instructors punished the students, the CO made sure the instructors did everything with the students, push ups, wet and sandy, etc....

The result was a lot of shitbags making it through. Team were then held to task to get rid of them, not easy at that level.

It was a fucking mess. There was some quality guys getting through but the higher percentage of shitbags made things very difficult. 2 or 3 shitbags in a platoon, it wasn't worth it. More work to get rid of the chaff, less time focusing on training and mission.

It makes me ill hearing about this.
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