|A bit of a curve ball.
I am presently engaged in a business enterprise.
In six months time, at current estimates, I expect to reap a very generous ROI.....I am the owner of this business, and yes it is legal.
I intend to make use of a part of this ROI to give myself what I could probably not get by the conventional route...that is, I intend to hire a handfull of ex-marines to provide me with a privately tailored marine training.
Not for mercenary purposes, and not so I can set up or be a part of a PMC...but for the fulfillment of my own dreams.
I have been considering joing the armed forces since my teens.
From the beginning when I considered being an Air Force Fighter Pilot to being an Airborne Ranger to being a SEAL, even considering pre-9/11 joining the French Foreign Legion.
Now almost 30, and with a variety of responsiblities that restrict my time and actions, there is NO WAY that I will be able to be a full-time soldier nor would I likely qualify, do to my hypoglycemia and lack of high school credentials, etc..
Most recently I was looking into the Marines...and though they have never been at the forefront of my mind, mostly do to my interest in specops, I did some reading here and there and was happy to learn that Marine Force Recon has very high standing and seems to be relatively equal to the Green Berrets-SEALS-Legion...and with a reserve option in the Marines, which was also a surprise....I probably could not qualify without some political schenanigans, which I could but am unlikely to exercise, so that leaves me with the one other option I realized this very day.
My inquiry here is one of, where do I get started in finding and evaluating potential trainers....what kind of people do I need.
What kind of training facilities, and equipment do I need, keeping in mind that my goal is to achieve training that is equal or superior to the best Marine Force Recon has to offer in the present tense...?
Naturally I would be in a position to do the 12 consequtive weeks of basic training, but after that it would have to be adjustable..perhaps partial day training and full weekends..that kind of thing...as far as completeness of training that I would like to achieve within 4-5 years on a part time schedule.
As far as locale....it can be anywhere in the world for basic or special training periods and war gaming. Otherwise, I will be restricted to the US, in the Northwest (near my residence/work) for my day-to-day, and week-to=week training.
Equipment is no problem, I will be able to drop down at least 25 mill towards that, and naturally I will find people perhaps with an interest in security type work for my company who are willing to go through training with me, as part of a qualifier...so that it is a true boot camp atmosphere...I could see this with as many as 50 people, so there would be teams to compete with and run war games against....
It's basically a private marine corps school......and if our infinitely wise fearless leader happens to get us into another world war...should he be re-elected, and if it happens as I have heard (rumors)..that the draft may be reinstated, with adjustments of age up to 34, then having some pretraining certainly would do me a helluva lot of good.......no matter how you slice it.
If anyone would like to offer suggestions, I would be interested in hearing from Marines/Family and SpecOps people who are in the know.