Platoon Of Marines Performs Flawless Trick Drill

JustinWagner Published September 16, 2015 2,048,867 Plays $5,813.57 earned

Rumble / Funny & WeirdWhat an honorable video this is. The platoon of Marines is practicing their "monkey drill" the day before graduation. They call it a "monkey drill" because it is improvised. Even though it is improvised, it takes a lot of coordination. You need to be comfortable with just about everything. You need to be comfortable with your equipment, many different moves, and tricks, and of course, there can be no hesitation. There has to flow to the routine.

This monkey drill was performed quite well. They make it look easy, but it is actually a very difficult task to achieve. Even with all their heavy gear, they performed the drill very well. It takes a lot of practice to get as good as these marines. They look like they are very close to each other and will make the audience very proud. What an exciting moment for them! Anyone who knows someone in the Marines will easily agree that they’re some of the most incredible people on Earth. The choreography they learn for the drills is l is practiced just like the Marines train their muscles to perform at maximum efficiency. Really cool!

The marine instructor would stand before the recruits and slowly execute a drill movement. Each marine must remember the calls and move instantly guided by the voice of the drill instructor! Amazing! What do you think did they pass the "monkey" drill test? Hooray!

When you consider preparing for the military, you most likely envision bold guys running in perfect arrangement, sneaking under the metal wire, and getting innovative nicknames to spit into their faces by their bosses. Actually, military preparing procedures change a considerable measure from nation to nation: Some are madly detailed, some are madly brutal, and some are fine simply being plain old crazy.

Want to hear some of them? For example, South Korea and China force soldiers to have shirtless snow fights! Little bit extreme, don’t you think? They have to travel to the icy region f Pyongyang to train in negative-30-degrees Celsius. Also, this extreme training involves wrestling and gymnastics.

The US Marine snipers have to bath in a rancid pond for a month. This kind of sliming into the mud stop step from reflecting on the light. This procedure continues for a month, until the point that the Marines are more marsh than a fighter. When this soil crap mold march is finally over, the expert snipers are regarded prepared for battle, guaranteeing just the grimiest marsh beasts make it to the cutting edges.

Last and maybe the most extreme Belarus red berets! To become a red beret in Belarus you have to complete an obstacle course that probably looks even more dangerous than the movie ‘Generation Kill’.

Of course, this obstacle course includes tires,  balance beams, and climbing walls, but with its own insane twist: everything is on fire! In 2012 more than 150 recruiters tried to become a red beret but only 17 people passed the course! That's a pretty bad graduation rate for any class!

64 COMMENTS

  • Ambiensse, 3 years ago

    Off line and out of step how is that flawless?

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    • adamabb, 3 years ago

      Yeah, that dude with the flag forgot to turn around hahha LOL

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      • sfbleek, 2 years ago

        Ahhhhh, he's called the Guide.

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        • spock456, 2 years ago

          He's called a platoon leader!

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      • Dave1776, 2 years ago

        My thought exactly while it would have been impressive if performed flawlessly it was filled with a number of flaws so was no where near flawless!

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        • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

          I can't imagine them performing this way in front of a Dress performance!

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  • Specskankular, 2 years ago

    Wow... I can't believe I never understood the word flawless. So Flawless equals sloppy. Got it!

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  • DavidMcNab, 2 years ago

    You guys are hard markers. That must be harder than it looks ;)

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    • jinxie23, 2 years ago

      It IS very hard. So to commend them on being 'flawless' when they were far from it, degrades the work of those who have worked hard enough to actually BE flawless.

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      • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

        THEY HARDLY EVER GOT IN SYNC WITH EACH OTHER AND As the daughter of a USMC, Korea, if that DI could see what we all saw from the top view, OMG, he would have a conniption fit! Those recruits were NOT in sync and frankly during my Daddy's time, they would NOT be doing this as an exhibition drill! They were sloppy on the back line to the left because the DI couldn't see that line and they took at least 12 steps to get in line and synched up! Very sloppy! They need a lot of work and the 2 inside lines needed to sync up as well! Not a good workout!

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  • AingonAtelia, 2 years ago

    SLOPPY AF.

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  • TreuerWolf, 2 years ago

    Impressive, but hardly flawless.

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  • Lokilok, 2 years ago

    Flawless my ass.

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    • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

      It was the sloppiest I've ever seen and as a daughter of a USMC, Korea, OMG my Father would have walked away in disgust and shame.

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  • 98ZJUSMC, 2 years ago

    Half-assed OK, but nowhere near tight enough for third phase Boot Camp. They're already out in the fleet. And what is with that cadence? I drilled to quite a few different sung cadences, but jeeezsus.

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    • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

      That wasn't a cadence, he was trying to throw some rap into it! SLOPPY SLOPPY SLOPPY!

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  • anonymus, 2 years ago

    bet the Guidon bearer lost his job

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  • Raejyn, 2 years ago

    The guide messed all up. Bet he got a stern talking to after the cameras were turned off! LoL!

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    • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

      Right, he was going right yaw when he should have gone left yee! OMG! RIP Daddy, USMC, Semper fi, Korea, L.Cpl., Expert Rifleman.

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  • DrLizardo, 2 years ago

    I wasn't a Marine but I was in marching band, and that was sloppy af.

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  • MAGIC3400, 2 years ago

    UNSAT!!!

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  • Theseus, 2 years ago

    No where near flawless. If this is considered worthy of a video then somebody has standards lower than a whale turd.

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  • Barbi117, 2 years ago

    May not be flawless, but God bless them for being there.

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  • jsterr1, 2 years ago

    lol...hardly flawless. the lines that peeled off to the left and right got all kinds of cattywompus

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  • jetskier1, 2 years ago

    Since when do you go to parade rest straight from a march without calling halt first? Yes, very sloppy work.

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    • Phaubus, 2 years ago

      While somewhat unintelligible to the untrained ear, the Drill Instructor gave them a command of "Parade Halt!" Watch it again and you'll see three distinct movements from that one command... Halt. Left Face. Parade Rest. True, not a standard command, but one they've practiced along wth their other "monkey drill" movements.

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  • bobme11, 2 years ago

    Most platoons learn similar drills in training. It's remembered decades later. Once on a cruise ship the rec director had all military vets in the audience raise their hands abbout 40 of us did from all branches. Passed the Mic. Had us just give our name, branch of service, and last rank. Called out the highest ranked Sargent. Asked him to line us up and do close order drill. You know how it goes. Attention! Dress right dress! Right face! Forward march! To the rear March! Etc., etc, the remaining crowd roared and clapped. We could all STILL DO IT IN STEP! Four different branches almost 40 years later for me. I was automatically reacting and amazed at it! YOU NEVER FORGET! Give these guys a break. They will get many things right.

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    • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

      Thank you Sir for your service, sacrifice and valor. RIP Daddy, Semper Fi, Korea, L.Cpl., Expert Rifleman.

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  • bobsemp, 2 years ago

    Far from flawless!!!

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  • yaesuman, 2 years ago

    doesn't top or even come close to Bill Murray and gang in Stripes

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  • ted2105, 2 years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkDLB3Xc1t4

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  • SGT_L, 2 years ago

    They look like a herd of cattle milling around a feedlot.

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  • BobRoberts, 2 years ago

    This is a standard facing movement called "To the Winds" used in basic training by the Drills by the D&C Platoon assigned for family day to demonstrate facing movements to the family members in the audience. We did it far better 34 years ago when I was in the D&C platoon in Basic and every PLatoon I saw do it four years as an instructor. After basic not once did we ever do it again in the 21 years I spent in the Army, marching.

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    • Leadcatcher, 2 years ago

      We did the "Four Winds" at graduation ceremony Fort Knox A-13-4 1st platoon 1985

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      • BobRoberts, 2 years ago

        D-3-1, right next door but in 1980. And yes, family day and graduation. Liners, bloused boots, pistol belts.

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        • Leadcatcher, 2 years ago

          Yes sir, good times.. I had more fun in basic and AIT than the rest of my 4 years in Germany. The Army was the wrong choice for myself, should have gone into the Marines like my brother suggested... Still, I think every young person with no career or life path would benefit greatly from a term of service in any branch of the military.

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  • EddySkropka, 2 years ago

    Pretty cool

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  • starzfan31, 2 years ago

    Considering their heavy gear?? What heavy gear? LOL. Shirt, pants, boots... heavy gear?? Come on. Let us not be dramatic.

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    • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

      Hey star! They weren't even carrying arms, a pack or a water canteen! NO GEAR! Get glasses.

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  • Death_at_the_Door, 2 years ago

    9 weeks of marching and punishment for my company not marching correctly.. on Pass and Review on grad day, not only did a lot screw up, 9 weeks and they still didnt know an oblique, to the rear or flank.. at one moment it was so bad and when everyone got their act together, it looked like it was part of the drill and everyone on the grandstands applauded.. it reminded me of Stripes with Bill Murray that bad..

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  • bobhaaga, 2 years ago

    monkey drill, wasn't that flawless. we would have been pitted for messing up that bad

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  • ted2105, 2 years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY3E9jGCQf4

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    • ted2105, 2 years ago

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY3E9jGCQf4 have to copy and paste

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  • mike_winslow, 2 years ago

    hardley flawless.. guy with flag at 0:40

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  • thumper62460, 2 years ago

    OK, so they weren't "flawless". However, just remember that a few weeks ago, these guys were civilians and hardly "flawless" then. In a few weeks, they were broken, remolded, drilled, worked like dogs and came out pretty well integrated. They'll get better and better. If, and when, the SHTF, they'll do what must be done and perform....not flawlessly, but extremely well. I am sure their graduation ceremony went much better.

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  • biggdd, 2 years ago

    Add a comment...the guidon messed up

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  • garrymoss, 2 years ago

    Technically, these are not marines; they are prospective marines, third phase recruits (at the time this was shot). This is at the barracks to the left of the mess hall at Parris Island, S.C., in first battalion area just off the parade deck. Beyond the trees is the swamp. It's actually kind of amazing that they were able to pull off to the winds march in such a confined space. They most likely would have done a better job out on the parade deck.

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    • spock456, 2 years ago

      Sorry but they were marines from the day they took the oath and that was before they went to boot camp. Half way through, next... ITR or infantry training.

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      • garrymoss, 2 years ago

        I was on active duty in the Corps for four years. I was a Sergeant after two years and two months. I lived in the twin barracks to these in this picture three buildings down to the right, and I graduated in the top of my platoon (1000, 1972). I think I know something about how the Marine Corps works. You may technically be considered part of the Marine Corps after you take your oath, but you don't earn the title of Marine until you graduate from boot camp. Before then you are only afforded the right to be called recruit or private, never Marine.

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      • garrymoss, 2 years ago

        http://www.militaryspot.com/marines/basic-training-marine-corps: Week 12 YOU MADE IT! This week is the receiving of awards, graduation practice and then graduation! You have now earned the title “Marine”.

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  • Phaubus, 2 years ago

    Having been a Marine Drill Instructor once upon a time, I can tell you that if this performance was indeed the dat before graduation, this platoon was dead last in its series. It would appear that this platoon was reporting to the chow hall or perhaps some class or another. The Drill was neither flawless nor were the recruits weighed down with heavy equipment. Only the guide was "armed", and his error were most noticeable. For truly flawless close order drill one should attend either their final drill evaluation or their actual graduation. Nobody wants Mommy or Daddy to see him or her screw up. Sadly, after graduation and upon assignment to the Fleet Marine Force, there won't be nearly the focus on close order drill (C.O.D.). I say sadly because COD is designed to quickly move a body of troops in an orderly fashion, boost morale via unit effort and integrity, and to instill instant obedience to commands. These are that every organization relies upon, regardless of service branch.

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    • spock456, 2 years ago

      You call the platoon leader a guide? You say you were a D.I.? From what branch? Navy?

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      • garrymoss, 2 years ago

        You call a guide a platoon leader? What were you in, the army?

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    • garrymoss, 2 years ago

      I suspect they may have been able to do this better on the parade deck. This is awfully tight quarters to try to pull this off. I bet the eyes of those recruits on the other end of the squads were getting bigger with each step as they got closer to the swamps that are just down the bank past the end of the concrete; I know mine was the time our drill instructor threatened to march us into the swamp...and I was a squad leader and on that end!

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  • spock456, 2 years ago

    I was in boot camp in 1970 and we were pretty much flawless and almost every ribbon there was. This platoon must have been from the 1st battalion as they march more as the name says!

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  • meowr, 1 year ago

    Why does Rumble keep repeating this posting of amateurish pseudo marching ?

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  • KDee, 1 year ago

    I'm SO sick of these ads coming on before you can see the video! Interesting drill formation. There's a few that fell out of step.

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  • jemu1961, 1 year ago

    Not flawless at all

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  • meowr, 1 year ago

    Stop posting this obviously flawed mess.

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  • trubel, 1 year ago

    This platoon was not flawless.

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    • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

      You got that right! SLOPPY SLOPPY SLOPPY!!!!!

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  • Rusty284, 41 weeks ago

    This video made just made my day. Reminding me of lost times. Oh how I wish I could go back to my days on Sand Hill. Hooah

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  • axel12, 40 weeks ago

    ok...

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  • bpgagirl22, 22 weeks ago

    As the daughter of a USMC, Korea, if that DI could see what we all saw from the top view, OMG, he would have a conniption fit! Those recruits were NOT in sync and frankly during my Daddy's time, they would NOT be doing this as an exhibition drill! They were sloppy on the back line to the left because the DI couldn't see that line and they took at least 12 steps to get in line and synched up! Very sloppy! They need a lot of work and the 2 inside lines needed to sync up as well! Not a good workout!

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