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Falling Crow
01-30-2006, 07:23
A family friend is currently at MCRD-San Diego. He called home and told his mother about "PT" and how hard "IT' was going to be. As an Army veteran, I know "PT" is "Physical Training," but what is "IT"?

Can any leathernecks out there help me out?

JDM2126
01-30-2006, 19:32
Normal follow-on training for all Leathernecks after boot camp was infantry training school. I think that's what he was alluding to.

Steve in PA
01-31-2006, 06:12
ITS = Infantry Training School.

Nothing, is as hard as boot camp.

Falling Crow
01-31-2006, 08:15
Thanks guys!

reconvic
01-31-2006, 09:53
Advance infantry training in the 60's

S.F.Vic

OLNACL
02-11-2006, 14:56
Originally posted by Falling Crow
A family friend is currently at MCRD-San Diego. He called home and told his mother about "PT" and how hard "IT' was going to be. As an Army veteran, I know "PT" is "Physical Training," but what is "IT"?

Can any leathernecks out there help me out?

The only people IT is hard for is those who go home on leave, quit PT'ing, eat and drink too much.

Or is the Corps not allowing anyone to go home on leave btwn Boot Camp and IT anymore?

rktman26
02-11-2006, 16:20
IT during boot camp can also be what us older guys know as "getting quarterdecked". "Incentive Training"

ZaC851
02-11-2006, 21:07
Originally posted by rktman26
IT during boot camp can also be what us older guys know as "getting quarterdecked". "Incentive Training"

Thats right...im not sure why San Diego calls it getting IT'ed while Parris Island still calls it "Getting quarter decked."

Steve in PA
02-11-2006, 21:23
Yeah, definitely did not want to hear, "Get on my quarterdeck, maggot" ;P

cannoncocker
02-12-2006, 14:42
they called it itr when i went in but i went to parris island.Its infanry training.
rod

ZaC851
02-12-2006, 14:47
I believe your referring to whats now called MCT (Marine Combat Training) Which is now a second school that you go to after completion of boot camp. When a recruit says he's being IT'ed thats nothing more than getting quarterdecked, i.e. Run in place, push, crunches, and whatever else the drill instructor can make him do all at really fast pace.

kildak
02-12-2006, 22:03
Originally posted by rktman26
IT during boot camp can also be what us older guys know as "getting quarterdecked". "Incentive Training"

I was always partial to the term "thrashing" myself.

cannoncocker
02-13-2006, 08:49
do you guys remember motivation platoon in boot camp.I did 1 day it wasnt fun.
rod

on target
02-13-2006, 12:13
In my best DI voice - "Calling home from boot camp, e-mailing from boot camp, WTF maggots is that crap all about, bunch of ***** a** pansies if you ask me, I never saw a newspaper for 12 weeks"

LOL but that's a fact, things have changed, but as long as I see my Marines kicking butt and taking names guess it's OK

Nick5811
02-14-2006, 03:12
IT is Incentive Training, i.e. quarterdecked, smoked, thrashed, etc.
basically a short period of intense excersises used as a training aid to strengthen the weak or to give a recruit 'incentive' to either quit messing up, or to follow the rules.

ITR/ITB is the Infantry Training Regiment or Infantry Training Battalion, which is one half of the School Of Infantry. ITR/ITB is for those with 03 MOS's or Ground Combat jobs. The other half is known as MCT, or Marine Combat Training, for everyone that is NOT an 03 or LAV crewman.

ITS is the Individual Training Standards, or a set criteria for training of Marines which are broken into categories and are different for each MOS. There are common ITS standards which apply to all Marines, such as Rifle Qual, Gas Chamber, PFT, Annual 'Block' training and sexual harrassment briefs, etc.

Finally, AIT in case you don't know is Army for MOS school. If you are concerned with AIT you're in the wrong forum...haha

Semper Fi
Nick
Cpl/USMC(irr)
5811

BCR
02-16-2006, 02:28
Originally posted by ZaC851
I believe your referring to whats now called MCT (Marine Combat Training) Which is now a second school that you go to after completion of boot camp. When a recruit says he's being IT'ed thats nothing more than getting quarterdecked, i.e. Run in place, push, crunches, and whatever else the drill instructor can make him do all at really fast pace.

That's what it was called when I was in (92-96).

I was an 0351, and I went to MCT out of bootcamp, and then to SOI (School of Infantry) right after that.

I've personally never heard the "IT" thing, but I want to PI.

TMG
02-17-2006, 13:10
Originally posted by Nick5811

... ITR/ITB is for those with 03 MOS's or Ground Combat jobs. The other half is known as MCT, or Marine Combat Training, for everyone that is NOT an 03 or LAV crewman.

..

I though Everyone went through MCT, then separated to their individual MOS school? I know I did, and I was 0311. After MCT, I went to SOI(School of Infantry).

Thats what you get when you live in Acronym Hell!! ;f

E

ZaC851
02-17-2006, 13:51
Originally posted by TMG
I though Everyone went through MCT, then separated to their individual MOS school? I know I did, and I was 0311. After MCT, I went to SOI(School of Infantry).

Thats what you get when you live in Acronym Hell!! ;f

E
Sounds right to me...im not sure what everyone is talking about all this ITB stuff I never heard of it perhaps this was the way it was back in the day.

reconvic
02-21-2006, 13:58
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lethrnk
02-22-2006, 12:52
We called it going to the pit back in the 70's...

semperfiostoj
02-28-2006, 21:36
It's still called all those things:

IT or "Incentive Training"
Getting smoked
The pit
Quarterdecked
Getting killed

But if he mentioned IT in this day and age, he was most likely referring to the above and not infantry training.

Nowadays they call it SOI (School of Infantry) for grunts and MCT (Marine Combat Training) for non-combat MOSs.

cannoncocker
03-17-2006, 16:14
Originally posted by OLNACL
The only people IT is hard for is those who go home on leave, quit PT'ing, eat and drink too much.

Or is the Corps not allowing anyone to go home on leave btwn Boot Camp and IT anymore?

I didnt go home on leave until after pi and itr.
rod

Ignition
03-17-2006, 18:21
Incentive training... quarterdecking.... House of hell and pain.


many names..... alot of the same exercises... though i will say drill instructors can become quite creative sometimes.

txleapd
03-22-2006, 15:40
Originally posted by Ignition
Incentive training... quarterdecking.... House of hell and pain.


many names..... alot of the same exercises... though i will say drill instructors can become quite creative sometimes.

If I may add... getting "Thrashed," "Island Hopping," and "Taking A Ride on Sgt Moran's Pain Train..."

The last was my Senior DI's own personal form of punishment.... Good times.

rktman26
03-22-2006, 18:17
We once did three hundred sit-ups before chow.On the senior drill instructors count...
Up!



















Down!
(One, sir!!!)












Up!













Down!
(Two, sir!)














Up!













Down!
(Three, sir!)




You get the point, it took us about fifteen minutes, and there were guys crying by the time we finished.
Needless to say, no one had trouble getting eighty sit-ups in two minutes for the final PFT (Physical Fitness Test).

E4E
03-27-2006, 19:56
"I.T."

Incentive training.

AKA "Thrash".

Also related to the "PIT" (Platoon incentive training where the entire unit studys the "Incentive".)

The SOI used to ITS.

"I.T."
Is still "I.T."

Waking up on the Quarter deck in a puddle of ones own sweat, if it is done right.

It's been forever since Infantry training school(ITS) wasn't refered to as "School of infantry"(S.O.I. :Puking:).


The Kid will be alright.
He will adjust.
If not, he will be "taught" to adjust.

The EGA ain't cheap, the kid is surrounded by good folks that want him to earn it at full value.

E4E

MR. Fantastic
04-05-2006, 03:15
Originally posted by semperfiostoj
It's still called all those things:

IT or "Incentive Training"
Getting smoked
The pit
Quarterdecked
Getting killed

But if he mentioned IT in this day and age, he was most likely referring to the above and not infantry training.

Nowadays they call it SOI (School of Infantry) for grunts and MCT (Marine Combat Training) for non-combat MOSs.

That is exactly how it was in 99. I know in or around 2001 they changed the training regimen for 03s and lengthened SOI but I don't think they changed the name. SOI sucked.........Pendelton guys remember range runs? What was that area called? San Onafrey or something like that.