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Posted: 3/23/2006 4:23:45 PM EDT
I use to be in the "Central Indiana Young Marines ROTC" program, and I'm getting ready to enlist in the Marine Corps soon, and while I was in ROTC, the Marine Instructors that drilled us, were some of the best people I've ever met.

I was just wondering if perhaps any of them are on here, or if anyone has met or knows them personally.

Sergeant Major Magana, USMC (Ret)
Staff Sergeant Severs, USMC (Ret)
Staff Sergeant McElroy, USMC
Mr. Eaglan (sp?)
Gunnery Sergeant Lindsey, Central Indiana Young Marines

If no one has heard of the Central Indiana Young Marines ROTC program, here's a little insight.



-The Central Indiana Young Marines are operated by current, former, and reservist Marines. Drills last from 18:00 until 20:00 Thursday nights at the Indianapolis Naval Armory.

Participants only have to pay a small fee (less than $50, I think I paid $25) to enroll, which pays for the recruit's uniform, boots, and knowledge books.

The recruit goes through a 4-6 week "Boot Camp" training cycle (can't remember exact duration). After the recruit goes through boot camp, they have a graduation ceremony. There are guide-ons, honor recruits, color guard, everything you would expect.-


I loved my time in the C.I.Y.M., and I highly recommend it. The program is from ages 8 - 18.

But, if you're a Marine, active duty, reservist, or retired, and if you know or have met any of the people associated with the Central Indiana Young Marines Program, please reply. Thank you and God Bless!


-Covert

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 3:11:41 AM EDT
Thanks for letting us know about the program. My nephews are in a similar organization associated with the Navy called "Sea Cadets." They just started, but they really like it.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 6:21:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rhino_:
Thanks for letting us know about the program. My nephews are in a similar organization associated with the Navy called "Sea Cadets." They just started, but they really like it.



That's awesome, and it's even more of a plus that they enjoy the programs! This one year when I was in, we escorted the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James L. Jones in the Indy 500 parade, it was awesome.

It's amazing what huge perks you can get when you're young and in a program like that, you get to meet such great people and experience things not a lot of other kids would.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 9:34:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2006 9:39:55 AM EDT by Durango_USMC]
And your name and rank would have been?

Sgt. Maj. Magana is still there
SSgt. Severs is not Retired, but left the program
SSgt. McElroy? I have no clue who that is
Mr. Eglan I think is the commadant of the Marine Corps League in Indy
Young Marine Gunnery Segeant Daniel Lindsey is now Lance Corporal Lindsey USMC

It is in no way affiliated with the ROTC program. Fees are going up. Next recruit class starts in September.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 1:50:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2006 1:55:44 PM EDT by Covert8645]

Originally Posted By Durango_USMC:
And your name and rank would have been?

Sgt. Maj. Magana is still there
SSgt. Severs is not Retired, but left the program
SSgt. McElroy? I have no clue who that is
Mr. Eglan I think is the commadant of the Marine Corps League in Indy
Young Marine Gunnery Segeant Daniel Lindsey is now Lance Corporal Lindsey USMC

It is in no way affiliated with the ROTC program. Fees are going up. Next recruit class starts in September.



Hmm, that's strange... I ran into SSgt. Severs at the Indy 1500 a few months ago and he said that he got out of the Marines (said he formally retired), but I could've misheard him. ::ETA:: He probably meant he retired from the CIYM program, and not the Marines, it was loud in the building that day lol. Although he did pick up a very nice RRA 16" Carbine that day.

My former rank in the Young Marines was Lance Corporal, I was the Guide-on for 2nd Platoon and honor recruit for my boot camp series. My last name is Robinson.

There also use to be this one female Sergeant, I can't remember her name, but she was hot lol, there's also a lot of other memebers there that I remember, but have forgotten their names unfortunately.

But currently I'm getting ready to take my GED and to enlist before this anxious year is over with.

Glad to hear that Gunny Lindsey made it! :-)
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 2:47:42 PM EDT
Robinson... I think I was just getting in when you were getting out. Check your PM's.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 10:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Covert8645:
There also use to be this one female Sergeant, I can't remember her name, but she was hot lol, there's also a lot of other memebers there that I remember, but have forgotten their names unfortunately.




You guys need to introduce me to her.

Link Posted: 3/27/2006 6:12:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rhino_:

Originally Posted By Covert8645:
There also use to be this one female Sergeant, I can't remember her name, but she was hot lol, there's also a lot of other memebers there that I remember, but have forgotten their names unfortunately.




You guys need to introduce me to her.




If it's who I think it is... 1 she's a what's the word..... well rhyms with itch. 2 she's barely 16 I'll ge tyou hooked up with one of the frat parties how about that? after that it's all you big guy.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 5:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Durango_USMC:
If it's who I think it is... 1 she's a what's the word..... well rhyms with itch. 2 she's barely 16 I'll ge tyou hooked up with one of the frat parties how about that? after that it's all you big guy.



D'OH!

I thought she was one of the adult, active duty Marines who mentors the program! D'OH!
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 6:29:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rhino_:

D'OH!

I thought she was one of the adult, active duty Marines who mentors the program! D'OH!



There was two female Sgt.s From the MArine side but one of them I wouldn't touch with a 10ft. pole the other is serving with an MP Unit in Iraq right now. I don't think we had any active duty Marines that mentored us. Pretty much all reserves or retired. But I'll tell you something next time I see ya, just don't like flaunting certian things on the internet.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:12:31 PM EDT
Yeah the one I was talking about was a Reservist Marine Sergeant, she was real fit, probably 36c, mid to late 20's, red hair (or light brown, can't remember), and she had some freckles...

Mmmmmmmmm
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 10:29:58 PM EDT
Okay ... I goofed again. When I said "active," I was trying to distinguish between the adults and the young marines. Looks like I should have been more precise.

But what do I know? I'm just a civilian!!

Although, I did have a year of ROTC in college. Of course, it was mandatory, but I still did it. Which probably makes me even more of a civilian!
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:16:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/30/2006 6:24:28 AM EDT by Durango_USMC]
Yes I know her pretty well she's a good Marine also serving with a Military Police Unit in Iraq right now. She left last month. And please try not to talk about my former Platoon Seargent that way.

quote]Originally Posted By rhino_:
But what do I know? I'm just a civilian!!

Although, I did have a year of ROTC in college. Of course, it was mandatory, but I still did it. Which probably makes me even more of a civilian!

ROTC is like the cubscouts, they think their badass but don't know jack. Hell I caught one of them breakdancing in uniform one day ripped him a new one, then calle dup his command he went from Sgt. to Pvt. real quick. godbless Camera Phones everyone's a photographer.

One of them even tried to say he rates a salute too. No bars or better no salute simple as that. I don't care if he is the highest guy in ROTC here he don't rate. I generally don't get along with most civi's Joey or people for that matter. Last night was sitting around and my friend turned to me and she said, "You're like the bad dog no one wants." Couldn't agree more but I am house broken ladies, very protective, and unsurpassingly loyal, feel free to PM me some time. In the words of Leon Phelps, "Only if you're not freaky and disgusting"
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:21:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Durango_USMC:
ROTC is like the cubscouts, they think their badass but don't know jack. Hell I caught one of them breakdancing in uniform one day ripped him a new one, then calle dup his command he went from Sgt. to Pvt. real quick. godbless Camera Phones everyone's a photographer.

One of them even tried to say he rates a salute too. No bars or better no salute simple as that. I don't care if he is the highest guy in ROTC here he don't rate. I generally don't get along with most civi's Joey or people for that matter. Last night was sitting around and my friend turned to me and she said, "You're like the bad dog no one wants." Couldn't agree more but I am house broken ladies, very protective, and unsurpassingly loyal, feel free to PM me some time. In the words of Leon Phelps, "Only if you're not freaky and disgusting"



I agree the ROTC proper is like cub scouts. On the other hand, there were a couple of guys at my college back then who had been through airborne and ranger schools. They were significantly more hard core than those of us who did the first year because it was required.

Now that I know don't get along with anyone, I'm not going to let you hang out with us anymore.

And Leon Phelps is a genius!

Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:14:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rhino_:

I agree the ROTC proper is like cub scouts. On the other hand, there were a couple of guys at my college back then who had been through airborne and ranger schools. They were significantly more hard core than those of us who did the first year because it was required.

Now that I know don't get along with anyone, I'm not going to let you hang out with us anymore.

And Leon Phelps is a genius!




Awww you're kicking me out of the he-man woman hater's club? But where ever will I go spanky? Oh well I guess I'll just cruise the college seen and hang out with the coeds. Shucks.

PS, Genius, yes.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:20:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 9:23:33 AM EDT by Mike_L]

Originally Posted By rhino_:
I agree the ROTC proper is like cub scouts. On the other hand, there were a couple of guys at my college back then who had been through airborne and ranger schools. They were significantly more hard core than those of us who did the first year because it was required.


Rose-Hulman still required the freshmen to take the two classes when I was there a decade after you were. It wasn't called ROTC though. "ROTC" in my day referred to the scholarship program where they got all or part of their school paid for with a military service requirement after graduation. The ROTC guys I knew seemed like recruits to me. None made any big deal of ROTC rank or any claims to anything.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:39:02 AM EDT
I did the third quarter class too!

The promised we'd get to shoot M16s, but it never happened. We did get to march and drill and do the PT test, though.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:32:34 AM EDT
I don't think there was a 3rd quarter when I was there. Just the Military Org. and Military History classes. We did go outside and do a couple of things like cross the creek by the field house on ropes with the "swiss seat" (I think that's what it was called - rope tied around your waist/legs/balls like a harness). We were supposed to get to go rapelling too, but my group got there too late to go before the time slot was up. No M16s or anything else weapons-related. No marching or PT either.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 10:16:03 AM EDT
All of our outside-the-classroom activities were during the first of the optional classes (third quarter).

I forgot that we also got to do orienteering in the woods behind campus. I think I forgot to mention it because I am trying to block it out. It rained like a mo-fo for a few days before we went out, so the ground was a mixture of really deep mud in some spots and the rest was like freakin' quicksand.

We were in teams of four. Naturally I got stuck in the mud. Naturally I sunk in the mud past the midpoint of my shins. Naturally the losers I on my team tried to leave me behind instead of helping me or at least going for help. Apparently they thought it was humorous, but I could have died. When I got back to the classroom, the captain who was the instructor was actually already wearing his load bearing gear water and other stuff because he was coming to look for me. It was not a whole lot of fun.

I don't even remember how I got unstuck.

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