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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.
Sustaining the Transformation3-3The impact recruiters can have on a poolee is lasting. For exam-ple, upon first entering the pool, a poolee finds himself strugglingto complete the initial strength test: a modified PFT that gauges ifa poolee is physically fit enough to attend basic training. Afterspending 5 months of continually working with his recruiter tostrengthen his upper body and increase his stamina, the pooleewas ready. He felt like he was a lot more prepared for recruittraining and felt supported by that recruiter. The poolee’s confi-dence had sky-rocketed and he felt that he could now do things henever knew he could do. The poolee discovered he could pushhimself a lot further than he thought possible with the help of hisrecruiter. That poolee will never forget his recruiter because ofthe encouragement and personal time the recruiter spent helpinghim strengthen not only his body but also his confidence.The relationship between a recruiter and the pool does not endwhen the poolee ships to recruit training. A recruiter whobelieves in sustaining the transformation and making the MarineCorps stronger through each and every Marine will communicatewith the poolees throughout their recruit training, congratulatingsuccesses and encouraging them through their setbacks via mailand phone calls.A recruiter has accomplished the mission when, years later,Marines still remember, and even reach out to, the recruiter whenfacing the end of the first term with re-enlistment on the horizon.
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Chapter 4Phase II: Recruit TrainingThe second phase of transformation takes place during recruit

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