Salder says his boot camp experience was interesting because "every time something went wrong, it was 'get on the quarter deck, and you can join them too, Brit’." Marine Corps drill instructors are famous for their ferocity and attention to detail. They are also often known by the Marines they train for their creativity and humor. "There were a few different times that they actually made me take the guidon and run back and forth through the squad bay yelling the British national anthem, but it was all in good fun," said Salder.
"I have to translate what the guys in the tower are saying for our pilots sometimes,” he said. “And at the coffee shops the Marines are always asking me 'what the hell did that guy just say’."