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    I used to go to a military college where so called "hazing" was an every day training tool. Hazing as in Excessive PT, profanity, and "laying hand apon" recruits, ect. I believe there is some benifit from it such as discipline and order.

    I was wondering if anyone who has undergone military training of any kind has any opinions on this manner of training and/or if anyone could provide any pictures of such behavior.

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    Oh ya... as soon as I figure out how to post some pics of my own..... I will... Sorry.

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    I can't post any pics of hazing, I was too busing getting hazed...

    It's something I never did though... But I don't condone it... It has it's points and it keps some in line... But that would depend on which type your talking about...

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    Ok. I was rather vague. Actually I was just expelled from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. I was brought up on BS charges of hazing. My actions do not fit the definition of hazing and I as a result, I have filed suit against The Citadel to get back in. I can only give example of what was done to me such as: being bound and beaten in the ********s with rods; having to drink windex; ect.. This punishment was given because of failure and poor performance on my part.

    This is just an example of what type of military hazing I am speaking about. From attending a military college, I have heard accounts of many other cadets who have experience similar training through basic training in the US Army, Boot Camp at Parris Island, OCS, ect…

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    Quote Originally Posted by delta bravo
    I used to go to a military college where so called "hazing" was an every day training tool. Hazing as in Excessive PT, profanity, and "laying hand apon" recruits, ect. I believe there is some benifit from it such as discipline and order.

    I was wondering if anyone who has undergone military training of any kind has any opinions on this manner of training and/or if anyone could provide any pictures of such behavior.

    Thanks
    just posted this thread about an incident some days ago.
    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...ic.php?t=52231

    It was more then just hazing. Beatings, electroshocks, tied up, hooded, sprayed with cold water, water hoses in mouth etc. (german army recruits)

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    Definitely…. I completely agree with looking after one’s own soldiers… however I was just giving an example of behavior that was done to me and has been common at some military colleges in the US. The actions I was involved in was foul language and excessive PT. I NEVER HARMED anyone… However my point is this: is excessive PT and foul language (regardless of its nature) appropriate in a training environment?

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    Is hazing necessary, does it make you a better person, by doing it to others because you had done to you, does that make it right. The problem is that some twisted person always wants to go that bit further with this sort thing until there is a tragic accident, then every one blames every one else. During my spell in the Airborne I found that life was hard but fair and we made sure that no one was picked on for unfair treatment by any one. Regrettably this sort of thing can come very personal between some people and be taken far to far.

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    There's a thin line between being hard and hazing. I'm in a fraternity and I'm going to be in the Army in not too long so I'm pretty experienced in this subject.

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    hazing ..... what hazing

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    Going through basic, AIT, and at my unit I never saw much hazing. I saw soldiers who needed discilpline get it. I never saw a higher ranking soldier strike a lower ranking soldier. I saw a tremendous amount of extra PT to get the point across. Hitting soldiers or anyone for that matter only breads the type of soldiers you would not want to serve with.
    I will say though that on occasion we had a new soldier who needed some straightening out and we did so through practical jokes that sometimes went to far. But it was never physical.
    That was my experience. But I was in a squared away unit that had good leadership and for the most part good soldiers.

    The accounts of the "citadel" are on par from the stories I heard from officers that went to the citadel. I heard the place was hell for the first two years and four years if you were not squared away or a yankee!(The yankee part was a joke)

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    Erik2a4:

    So you think everything is allright??? I will NEVER send my children to the same boarding school i went to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy
    Erik2a4:

    So you think everything is allright??? I will NEVER send my children to the same boarding school i went to!
    Military college and military boarding school are two different animals. My high-school taught me many things. Including that kids can be incredibly cruel...including myself, unfortunately.

    I would not send my son (if I ever have one) to a military boarding school unless he is "drawn" to something like that. I excelled in a strict, egalitarian environment. But it's most certainly not for everyone.

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    Wow…. It is a pleasure to meet you Erik2a4..
    I’m glad there is actually someone else on this forum who is from El Cid. I know you can relate to what I speak of. You are right on the money in my opinion with what it takes to earn respect. Thanks for your reply. Academics, physical fitness, and leading from the front. I have too done just about everything hooah at el cid too. Except for Guards… I was my company’s Rep but kicked out in Jan of this year. By the way; when did you graduate? I am guessing 2001 bc the last Seal officer from el cid was the Reg. Commander of 01’. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks again. VR, Paul

    As far as anyone who thinks that The Citadel trains poor leaders…. You ARE DEAD WRONG!!!!!
    The only reason I decided to attend The Citadel was because I was determined to become a Marine Officer. I was told by my Marine recruiter, while in High School, that The Citadel and VMI train some of the best and well disciplined Marine Officers. I can see why too. So I gave it a shot. The hands on leadership experience that is available at The Citadel is unlimited.

    IT IS BY FAR THE BEST CHOICE I EVER HAVE MADE…………Going there turned my life around and has taught me Honor…. Without Honor….. Nothing Matters.
    Thanks Again everyone

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    By the way Erik2a4,
    At lot has changed since you graduated. The Swamps are Off Limits.

    Hazing could be interpreted as almost anything now days. Things are just
    not quite to same. Acceptable behavior towards Knobs since when I was a
    Knob has changed greatly.

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    Feel free to PM me, bud. If you don't get back in, don't worry about it. Focus on your goal: leading Marines in combat. But realize that pain should have a purpose...it should prepare you for that immense challenge.

    Good luck.

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