What has the marine corps done for you?

so far the only thing I can say is they’ve fucked me like it’s going out of style. I joined 11 months ago, I went through boot camp, in itb I injured my knee the second week, what did they tell me? the corpsman called me a pussy and told me to suck it up, the combat instructors blasted me non stop for it. I finished and got to the fleet, and the co gunny saw me limping and made me go to medical. The corpsman could see my knee was fucked up and told the mo, he looked at it and said it was nothing but inflammation. After going back everyday for about a week or two, I convinced them to take an xray which showed that my tibia was fractured, when I told them it wasn’t just my shin, it was mostly my knee, they told me it was just inflammation. it took about 3 months to finally convince them to look at my knee, they saw that my knee wasn’t just inflamed but that it was seriously fucked up. I finally got a bone scan and an MRI, they told me it was just a small tear in my ACL that physical therapy would heal, about 3 months of that with no improvement, they put me on limdu. While they were looking up my medical files on the computer, I snuck a peek and noticed that it said my ACL was torn, my meniscus was torn, my proximal patellar tendon was torn and I had PFPS (twisted knee cap). the surgeon told me my knee is so fucked that he’s afraid he’ll fuck it up more if he cuts me open. he also told me I’m never going to run again, I’ll be lucky if I can stop having to use a cane and if I stop limping. anywho, they are doing absolutely nothing for my knee, and they stopped physical therapy, if that wasn’t bad enough, my chain of command is disregarding my limdu chit that says no prolonged standing (more than 5 minutes), no pft/cft, pt at own pace, and making me stand during (3) hour and a half long formations, running a partial pft, and making me pt for an hour everyday. If I say anything about this, what happens? I get in trouble on paper, and the nco’s snco’s make my life a living hell.

If that’s not bad enough, I’m JUST getting started.

Theeeen, there’s mental health. Starting in boot camp, getting a little worse in itb, and then plummeting in the unit is my depression. It’s gotten bad enough that I’m on anti depressants, have a snco that I have to check with everyday, and I have to go to mental health appointments every week to keep from killing others or myself.

There’s also the anxiety and stress set on by my unit, it’s gotten so bad that I have panic attacks almost every day or every other day, it’s so bad that when my phone rings, I start freaking out thinking it is my coc calling to SOMEHOW fuck me over. Even if it’s on my home phone which the unit doesn’t know the number to. I don’t answer my cell or home phone when I’m off work anymore, my wife does.

and then there’s the shear stupidity of the unit. I’m in rbe since the unit is deployed, our bright ass 1stsgt is being investigated for hazing, disrespect, and a handful of other ucmj orders that have been broken. He went to peoples houses on AND off base to do field day inspections. His idea of running the bn? making all of us broken guys go to the field and running training ops to “retain our infantry skills” (Thanks you boot ass supply/di piece of shit that has never actually been in combat)(made 1stsgt in 14 years, target time is 17.5-20 years).

Because of my mental health status, the psychiatrist has deemed me unfit to stand barracks duty, he even gave me a chit to give to the command saying such and he told me that if they do not want to oblige it, they can call and talk to him. I handed the chit up the coc, they decided that it was only a recommendation and decided I needed to get fucked and made an example of. I am still standing duty, my plt sgt is just ITCHING to njp me. for example, after duty, my unit does a 24 recovery period where you are off work, I went to the formation and I was supposed to be off so I went home. When the next formation rolled around, they called asking where I was, when I told them, they recalled me and gave me a negative counseling for being ua to a formation, I’m still awaiting the 6105/njp. Then my wife last night decided to give me a hickey, today when I went to work, I got a negative counseling and got told that if they see another one ever again, they are going to njp me and apparently I have a lot of 6105’s in my record which would mean I would get processed out. I was under the impression that if you got a 6105, you would be informed or would have to sign something acknowledging that you understand why (me having ANY 6105’s is news to me).

So to all then poolees/wannabe’s that think this corporation is for you, all it did for me was break me down physically, break me down mentally, and now they are trying to make it so they can kick me out punitively so I don’t get benefits.

FUCK THIS SHIT HOLE, IT IS NOT WORTH ALL THE BULLSHIT THEY TELL YOU, IF YOU ARE THINKING OF JOINING, DON’T FUCKING DO IT!

Submitted by: fucked like its cool

  • Don

    Looks like you made a mistake by joining the wrong gun club. You should have tried the chair force, pussy.

    • Jean Luc Picard

      U mad bro?

    • ryan

      you’re re enlisting aren’t you? have fun jackass

    • Marine

      obviously his nco’s are shit. His sncos are shit. No leadership there. Stupid to think a fight could be won with broken fucked up men. In my time I saw a lot of this kinda bullshit. I never tolerated it.

  • ryan

    go get a jag, request mast, walk right into the division commanders office if you have to. fuck the marine corps

  • Brandon

    All of you turds who can sit there and make assumptions are probably the same breed of unbecoming NCOs that can only react to problems instead of being proactive with situations by providing counseling and training. How about being a leader and setting a good example, if some one is not fit for duty let’s get them processed out so we can get them replaced with an able-body instead of punishing them for deficiencies that are out of their control. Pure ignorance!

  • Larry

    You know, just like every Marine I too have felt the “green weenie” but damn! These one sided stories blow my mind. You know, it’s funny how I broke my neck while training mma and the Marine Corps took care of me. However, according to your experience, every Marine is treated like shit our lives are hell. Not saying you were never treated unfairly cause I’m not naive and I know shit happens but maybe you also need to look at yourself and see what you have done wrong. I bet you are not the perfect Marine just like I’m not either but take responsibility for your shit too. Not everything is the Marine Corps fault.

  • jeraco jenkins

    if its as bad as you say it is skip your chain and go to your company co and request mast. dont back out of it and fight like hell till they make it better or kick you out. the va wont be able to help you if they are documenting it like they should be either so make sure you get copies of all you chits

    • Hank

      Yeah tried that over hazing my papers seemed to get “lost” before the CO received it.

      • cvs

        Unfortunate, but that sounds exactly like the unprofessional and borderline incompetent Marine commands I saw.
        If possible you should always make backup copies of official (legal) paperwork, and if you give them to somebody to process make sure they sign that they have received them. I also know that as a junior enlisted in the USMC this may be very difficult to do.
        It all goes back to fact that the USMC really wants SLAVES it can CONTROL AND HARASS!

  • Chris Thompson

    what has the marine corps done for you? really thats the question I am a marine veteran and it did alot for me because i did what i was supposed to do i listened to my superiors and learned alot it made me the man i am today.. Todays military has gotten soft back in the day they were allowed to beat the shit out of you suck it up Marine be a man

    • S.

      “Back in my day, we used to beat this shit out of you!”

      Are you fucking kidding me?

    • Don’t support dumb laws

      You are a pussy when you don’t fight back. Beating in LINE or MCMAP is one thing-it teaches you combat. Beating (like you mentioned) is just for hazing is not training.

      If you need your ass beat in order to listen to superiors, you probably shouldn’t be a Marine in the first place.

      • S.

        Agreed. Anyone who gets and ass beating and sucks it up is a huge pussy. Not fighting back does not make you tough…

        • Chris Thompson

          you are not getting my point i do agree that you dont need your ass beat to be a marine im saying that back then it was much harder than it is today yet you still have marines complain idk about you guys but i had it made when i was in free food a place to stay medical dental and some of the best friends ive ever had in my life. The marine corps is a brotherhood like no other and to many “boys” are too busy complaining about the green weenie rather than seeing what is in front of them

          • S.

            Smarter not harder. Let’s get rid of the cultural acceptance that marines are retards and see if we can smarten up a bit. Beating the shit out of your peers is not a brotherhood. Taking care of and motivating them is. You sound like the bully type.

  • meaux_murda

    PFPS = Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – It does not mean your knee cap is twisted for good, just overused & in need of icing and elevation upon inflammation. In corpsmen terms it means that “your knee hurts”. It is not usually associated with a torn ACL/MCL or any other tendons, just simply that you have unexplained knee pain. This is why you are not being treated like you have an injury. They do not know exactly what is wrong with you (if anything). There are a bunch of complainers out there… What you need to do is get off base in order to go to a real physician. Pay for it yourself if you have to (or use TRI-care) & bring the evidence back to your doctor on base.