A well led pool is a healthy pool. A healthy pool can sustain itselfand contribute to success in the same manner as a Marine Corpsunit. It increases the success of the recruits at the depots, which,in turn, facilitates and enhances the quality of Marines arriving atthe operating forces.Entry into the pool is an invitation to a seat at the table for thepoolee. The way we treat the poolee is the first step of the trans-formation. It is designed to put individuals who have enlisted inthe Marine Corps in a structured environment that providesmonthly, weekly and, sometimes, daily contact with theirrecruiters and fellow poolees in preparation for basic training. Itbuilds camaraderie.A well-led pool requires weekly and monthly activities designedto ensure success—mental, physical, spiritual, and social—atbasic training. The activities may include weekly physical train-ing, individual mentorship sessions with recruiters, close-orderdrill practice, and Marine Corps knowledge development. All ofthese activities are used to increase the preparedness and confi-dence of the poolees who reach recruit training. A poolee from ahealthy pool that focuses on preparation for success at recruittraining feels taken care of by the Marine recruiter and thrives ona bond formed with fellow poolees; fellow future Marines.