If they get sweaty or even the slightest bit of dirt on their uniforms, they should be going to change, Kennedy said. Due to this, and also in part to the second and third order effects of this policy on the operational force, many NCOs feel disenchanted with the prospect of life on the trail and feel that their leadership abilities are better suited elsewhere. These personnel wear a blue cord to signify being a protocol officer.
They share the remembrances of dread when they incurred their DI's wrath. Craven said he tells Marines at DI school not only to check their own uniforms regularly, but to look at each other as well. Currently, soldiers of appropriate rank usually Staff Sergeants and Sergeants First Class may volunteer or be centrally selected by U. Track workouts, formation runs, and fartlek runs are also a staple of the training.