U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Recycle

A boot camp term meaning that a recruit is removed from his or her platoon and placed in another platoon in order to repeat some portion of training. It usually occurs because the recruit did not successfully complete a required training item or in order to improve the recruit”s physical conditioning or, in some cases, because the recruit”s has a bad attitude. This is a traumatic event for the recruit and means that they will spend more time in training but it is not the end of the world and often turns out to be a good thing.


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