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Force Recon 

Two Marines sustain injuries during a training exercise. Mac and Bud investigate whether the company commander has placed his men at undue risk. Harm goes undercover. A third Marine becomes injured. The captain confesses.


Alan J. Levi


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Tom Towler (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David James Elliott ... Harmon Rabb, Jr.
Catherine Bell ... Sarah MacKenzie
Patrick Labyorteaux ... Bud Roberts, Jr.
John M. Jackson ... A.J. Chegwidden (credit only)
Phil Morris ... Captain Koonan
Eric Allan Kramer ... Colonel Malcolm
Michael Cudlitz ... Sergeant Tesla
Gareth Williams
Steve Monroe ... Lance Corporal Sibley
Michael Alldredge ... Gunnery Sergeant Krycek
David Allen Brooks ... Army Ranger (as David A. Brooks)
Armando Valdes-Kennedy
Kevin Williams Kevin Williams
Derk Cheetwood
Woody Brown


Two Marines in a recon team sustain injuries from explosions during a training exercise. Mac and Bud investigate whether the company commander, a mustang captain, has placed his men at undue risk. By the initiative of the admiral, Harm goes undercover as a gunnery sergeant. A third Marine becomes injured during another live-fire exercise. The captain acknowledges his actions and explains his reasons. Written by DocRushing

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After Gunnery Sargent Post (aka Harm) strongly encourages the recruit to climb the wall and the recruit successfully completes this with his superiors present, the scene switches to a red brick building with an American flag flying. It is labeled CAMP PENDLETON NAVAL HOSPITAL. This is the exact same scene used many times in Major Dad after that show moved to Camp Hollister. See more »


When the Recon unit is standing next to the CH-47 Chinook helicopter, the helicopter is on a concrete pad surrounded by grass, and the rear tires are flat, indicating that this is a static display, not an active aircraft. See more »


Sgt Major Sauer: [Harm is knocking on his door] You will address me as 'sir', recruit! Do you understand?
Harm: I'm Commander...
Harm: [coming to attention] Yes, sir.
Sgt Major Sauer: Good! Because you are one of the most miserable specimens I have ever seen! There is no way in hell I'm gonna be able to correct what God has so badly screwed up! There is not enough time, unless you listen to every word that I say. Do you understand?
Harm: Yes, sir.
Sgt Major Sauer: Good. Then repeat back what I have just told you.
Harm: Every word?
Sgt Major Sauer: Are you making a joke, ...
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another poor excuse
11 December 2019 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

Here is another episode where improper uniform and badges come to play...so much for whoever the technical consultant was ... the insignia on camo uniforms should be subdued not bright metal badges and there is no reason to roll up sleeves with cuffs because camo uniforms also come in short sleeve versions ... the story is also pure bologna

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7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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