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A Cash-Strapped Corps Once Tried Training Marines With ‘Doom’
War is Boring ^ | August 3, 2014 | Matthew Gault

Posted on 08/04/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT by C19fan

In the mid ‘90s the Marine Corps decided Doom II might make for an excellent training supplement. It did so for two reasons—a forward-thinking commandant and a budgetary shortfall.

The Marines have always had to make due with little financial support compared to the other military branches. The USMC budget often lands somewhere around four percent of the Defense Department total. In 2010, that budget was about $40 billion. Back in the ’90s, it hovered around $10 billion.

The Corps also needs to train all its troops with limited cash. Regardless of their specialization, every Marine is a trained rifleman.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: doom; marines; video
Hoo rah! I luved playing "Doom" especially using the chain saw.
1 posted on 08/04/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I don’t see any reason small unit tactics and weapons
couldn’t be taught that way, especially if they start
in grade school...Ooooorah.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 12:20:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

I have never understood why the Marines get so little of the budget pie.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 12:22:38 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: wally_bert

The obviously do more with less.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 12:23:43 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: C19fan

I remember corresponding with a SGT Dan Snyder during that time, about that very subject. I had a copy of Marine Corps Doom, as I recall.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 12:26:13 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: C19fan

My son is great at those online games, no wonder he became a Devil dog.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 12:28:10 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: C19fan
It reminds me of a joke I once read in someones office when I worked at HQMC.

An officer of each branch of the military is given an order to "secure this building".

The Marine officer stations snipers on the roof, fortified machine gun positions at all the entries, and armed patrols on each floor.

The Army officer puts armed guards at all the entries.

The Navy officer ensures all the lights are turned off, and the doors are locked.

The Air Force officer signs a 5 year lease with an option to buy.
7 posted on 08/04/2014 12:30:35 PM PDT by MMaschin
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To: wally_bert

Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.

Sorry, no budget for you...but hey, who wants to
assault a defended beach...? Hey, let’s goooo!


8 posted on 08/04/2014 12:32:00 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: C19fan

They’d have been better off with “Duke Nukem.”


9 posted on 08/04/2014 12:32:08 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: MMaschin

I heard almost the same thing except for the marines.

The marines attacked the building, killed everyone inside and blew it up. “The building is secure.”


10 posted on 08/04/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: C19fan

Now they can train with Call of Duty or other Battle simulators.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 12:34:23 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: C19fan

Hahah!!! DOOM!!

Damn, I remember that well. When it came out, someone got a copy of it and propagated it ALL throughout the company I worked at.

We had a Large Screen Display room for product demonstrations, and we got caught playing DOOM on that in the conference room and the whole company was ordered to purge it from every PC.

“Castle Wolfenstein” - also by Id Software was also around back then... and we had THAT installed as well!!

Fun stuff...


12 posted on 08/04/2014 12:34:40 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: tet68

I also like U Suckers Missed Christmas.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 12:35:02 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: MMaschin

LOL!

Former zoomie, and you are more correct than you know.

/johnny


14 posted on 08/04/2014 12:35:08 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: C19fan

This was called ‘Marine Doom’. I downloaded the WAD file for it. Just awful. Uninstall.


15 posted on 08/04/2014 12:40:30 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: C19fan

Old Corps saying...
Ya can shock the sh!t troops...
But ya cannnot sh!t the shock troops!

Semper FIDELIS!

Dick.G: AMERICAN!
aka: Gunny G
*****


16 posted on 08/04/2014 12:40:44 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Riley
You can still get a copy at the Marine Doom wikipage. I have yet to play Doom, I know, I'm late to the party...
17 posted on 08/04/2014 12:41:03 PM PDT by W. (Leftists that elected a ThirdWorldPOS 4 Prez can't bitch 'cause their Prez now craps on them!)
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To: tet68

Small unit tactics - ah... XCom, UFO Defense! How I miss you!


18 posted on 08/04/2014 12:41:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: C19fan

I remember when they were doing this. I was stationed in an Air Force training squadron at the time.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: wally_bert
I have never understood why the Marines get so little of the budget pie.

Perhaps some very wise person learned that a lot of government money attracts flies like sh**.

20 posted on 08/04/2014 1:01:50 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: MMaschin

[ It reminds me of a joke I once read in someones office when I worked at HQMC.

An officer of each branch of the military is given an order to “secure this building”.

The Marine officer stations snipers on the roof, fortified machine gun positions at all the entries, and armed patrols on each floor.

The Army officer puts armed guards at all the entries.

The Navy officer ensures all the lights are turned off, and the doors are locked.

The Air Force officer signs a 5 year lease with an option to buy. ]

You forgot to tell us what the National Guard and the Coast Guard would do...


21 posted on 08/04/2014 1:03:53 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: wally_bert

What do you mean? Bare hands don’t cost anything.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 1:20:42 PM PDT by februus
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To: GraceG

The USCG would send the owners to sensitivity training, in order to make the building feel better about itself (more secure).


23 posted on 08/04/2014 1:28:19 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You are pretty close to the truth.

I was a Marine NCO and retired as an AF major. The thinking of the AF is sometimes on a different track (sometimes jumped the tracks) than basic logic would suggest.

I would however, put the AF above the Navy overall.


24 posted on 08/04/2014 1:53:36 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: MMaschin
Hey. I resemble that remark!!

I retired from the AF about 15 years ago and have worked as a contractor for the Navy and Marines since then. There are a lot of terms that mean one thing in the Air Force and something else entirely in the Marines and Navy. It's easy to say the wrong thing and offend or confuse a sailor.

25 posted on 08/04/2014 2:07:16 PM PDT by Rhinoman (SMSgt, USAF (Ret))
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To: wally_bert

The navy carries a lot of their costs.


26 posted on 08/04/2014 3:52:05 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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