Conformity, Ethics & Recruit Training

English: Original Caption: Sergeant Kenneth Mo...

“[…]within the ethical decisionmaking framework described by MCU, how does our institutional culture, specifically recruit training, diminish the capacity of a Marine to act ethically? […]I believe that the dehumanization and tearing down of a recruit by the methods we currently employ in recruit training is the first step in contributing to a mental attitude of excessive conformity.”

Source: McGowan, B.D. 2013 Improving Our Ethical Foundation at Recruit Training. Marine Corps Gazette – Quantico. Feb 2013, pp.26-31.


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