Marine Option NROTC
Raw video interview footage. Kevin Allen explains how he skipped NROTC to become an officer, the ranking structure of the Marines and NROTC, the commands used in rifle drilling and how it shows the Marines' discipline and adherence to orders, the purpose behind lining up in formation before physical training, the commands used in Squad on the Offensive, and the importance of the Birthday Ball to the Marines. (216.5Mb)
Raw video interview footage. Corey Davis defines ROTC and explains how Marine options differ from Navy options, explains physical training, explains Officer Candidate School, and runs through a typical week of communication events at the NROTC unit. (115.5Mb)
Video interview footage, edited for a mistake Robert made defining an acronym. Explains his role as a platoon sergeant, the meaning behind getting into formation before physical training, what exercises they do in a typical training session and what it is preparing them for, acronyms used, the tradition behind rifle drilling and the commands given, verbal and non-verbal commands used in Squad on the Offensive, the tradition behind the Birthday Ball, and drill competitions. (177.1Mb)
Audio interview footage (at the request of not being on video). Jorjio Hopkins explains Physical Training and the commands given in formation, things done in the classroom (5 Paragraph Order) and what is taught such as acronyms, commands used in rifle drilling, Squad on the Offensive and commands used, and the tradition behind the Birthday Ball (5.278Mb)
Raw video interview footage. Major Christopher Kocab explains physical training and the types of workouts they do, the purpose behind formation, the Five Paragraph Order and acronyms used, why they drill with rifles and the history behind it, Squad on the Offensive and what it prepares them for, and the tradition behind the Marine Ball. (208.0Mb)
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This project documents a typical week of five different communication events within the Marine Option group at the University of Wisconsin NROTC Unit including: physical training, Simper Fi meeting, rifle drills, squad on the offensive, and the Navy/Marine Birthday Ball.