And he thinks they (boot camps) are going to be almost identical. I told him he's probably going to be doing a lot more push ups & go through a lot more pain in Marine boot than Army basic (in which he tore some muscle in his arm and got sent home) but he doesn't believe me. He's like 6'5 @ 160lbs. I'm a Marine and I can definitely tell the difference between the two branches when we're around each other but it's hard to get through to him. Ah well... stupid poolee. Anyone have any cross-over experience?