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Submitted By: Santa Clara County ROP

Have You Ever Impressed a Marine Drill Sergeant?

"Private Correra joined the U.S. Marines Corps after completing the ROP Business Computers Applications Class and graduating in 2012. In his third week of boot camp, his drill sergeant had an open Excel spreadsheet and was having difficulties executing the commands. 'Recruits! Which one of you knows computers?!' Three Recruits, two recent graduates from college, and Private Correra, responded, 'We do sir.'

'Which one of you three knows spreadsheets and formulas in Excel?' The college graduate recruits remained silent. Private Correra responded, 'I do sir.' He then assisted his drill sergeant in executing the tasks in the spreadsheet. 'You mean to tell me I got two college graduate recruits and they don’t know Excel, and my high school graduate does?'"

~Charles Oles, Instructor

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