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Default Phase One: Indoc "Bitch, you in the Colonials now! Embrace the suck!"

The initial period of Colonial Marine Corps Basic Training is called the Indoctrination Phase, or "Indoc."

This phase begins as the new recruits are on the shuttle en route to their recruit depot. They are greeted by an instructor, who acquaints them with the Uniform Code of Imperial Justice, to which they are now subject. Disembarking from the bus, they line up at their first formation and learn how to stand at attention.

The recruits are given the opportunity to phone their next of kin and inform them of the recruit's safe arrival, then are searched for contraband. They are issued two piece uniforms and toiletries. From here, they all, males and females receive their first military haircut, where they are left essentially bald.

The remainder of receiving involves completing paperwork, receiving vaccines, "Puppet Head" interface plugs, and medical tests. They store their civilian belongings under the eye of instructors set aside specifically for shipping back to wherever they came from. This takes approximately three days, usually without the opportunity to sleep, and ends with the Initial Strength Test (IST).

The IST is a shortened form of the PFT to assess if a recruit is physically fit enough to begin training. To pass, a male recruit must complete at least three pull-ups, 45 crunches in two minutes, and run 1.5 miles in 13:30 minutes or less.

Recruits are familiarized with incentive training as one of the consequences of disobedience or failure to perform to an Instructor's expectations. The Instructors physically, psychologically, and mentally challenge the recruits, including yelling at maximum volume and intimidation, to simulate stress of the battlefield and elicit immediate compliance to instructions. The remainder of receiving is made as confusing and disorienting for the recruits as possible, to help distance the recruits from civilian habits and to prepare them for Colonial Marine Corps discipline.

It is at this point that a recruit must come to terms with the decision he or she has made and develop the true determination needed to make it through the process of becoming a Colonial Marine. The final "moment of truth" is offered to those who have been dishonest about their eligibility, such as drug use, judicial convictions, or other disqualifying conditions.

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Everyone will choose a moment or moments from "Indoc Phase" to write about their PC's experience with the transition to "Colonial Marine Recruit."
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-Cpt. Nathaniel Fick, USMC (ret.)

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-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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