raw recruit


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raw recruit

A man or woman who is inexperienced and newly recruited to some organization. The number of raw recruits for the police force has plummeted for the third year in a row. We're touring around various high schools across the state looking for raw recruits to join the military after they graduate. My job is to turn raw recruits into fully fledged soldiers.
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raw recruit

a new, inexperienced, or fresh recruit, such as someone just entering the army, navy, police, etc. These boys are nothing but raw recruits. They've never seen a gun up close!
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Despite being the raw recruit, he's entrusted with free-kicks and corners.
But while Bracken is an exrugby revelation, put him next to the professionals and he is revealed as a raw recruit. Both the ensemble and principals exhibit the ease of years of graft at the ice face, their dexterity showcased in moves including a speedy rotating Busby Berkeley chorus line of Indian braves.
The first and best entry in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy stars Charlie Sheen (right) as a raw recruit who is thrown into the thick of battle along the Cambodian border.
Following the retirement of their predecessors, Jet will be joined by another raw recruit - a yellow Labrador puppy named Ben.
Jacob Stockdale comes in for his Ireland debut on the wing and Schmidt is looking forward to seeing his 21-year-old raw recruit from Ulster perform.
Matthew Modine plays a raw recruit and we follow him through horrific training sequences and then into the war zone itself.
Through the raw recruit's eyes, the war unfolds as a series of poignant and sometimes blackly humorous episodes in the scorching desert heat.
The book is the first in a planned trilogy by the 41-year-old and follows the military career of Marcus Sulpicius Vepitta, a raw recruit in the XIIII Gemina Legion.
We follow raw recruit Joker (Matthew Modine), through horrific training sequences and then into the war zone.
Through the raw recruit's eyes, war unfolds as a series of poignant and sometimes blackly humorous episodes in scorching desert heat.
My first trip was when I, a raw recruit straight from square-bashing at Hereford in the Royal Air Force, received a letter telling me to proceed to RAF Llandow for training as a radio operator.
The book is the first in a planned trilogy and follows the military career of Marcus Sulpicius Vepitta, a raw recruit in the XIIII Gemina Legion.
Raw recruit Neela has a tough first day in the ER,managing to upset Chen in the process, while renovations at the hospital and a traffic accident cause further problems.
A raw recruit is sent to fight in the Vietnam War, but has to deal with not only enemy forces, but also a lethal feud between his platoon's two sergeants.
Thomas said: "Jamie came to us as a raw recruit four years ago but he is now a well established and talented player after helping the club win the Dr Martens Western Division title back in 2001.