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Old 11-15-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
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question for all the Marines!

alright guys, i want to enlist for the first time into the marines. i am 19 turning 20 in july, and am currently going to community college. i am willing to take next semester off if need be. my question is this: recently i have heard that they are no longer accepting people that are not right out of high school. is this true? what steps do i need to take to for sure get enlisted? thanks in advance for you answers to my questions.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:41 PM   #2
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Check with any USMC Recruiting office and they'll fill you in on requirements and restrictions on enlistments. Good luck with your decision.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:45 PM   #3
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alright guys, i want to enlist for the first time into the marines. i am 19 turning 20 in july, and am currently going to community college. i am willing to take next semester off if need be. my question is this: recently i have heard that they are no longer accepting people that are not right out of high school. is this true? what steps do i need to take to for sure get enlisted? thanks in advance for you answers to my questions.
You better get moving. Since there are 17, 18, and 19 year olds enlisting, you will be considered "old". You better make that phone call now!
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
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alright guys, i want to enlist for the first time into the marines. i am 19 turning 20 in july, and am currently going to community college. i am willing to take next semester off if need be. my question is this: recently i have heard that they are no longer accepting people that are not right out of high school. is this true? what steps do i need to take to for sure get enlisted? thanks in advance for you answers to my questions.
What, you think you're just going to get a semester off then go right back to your C.C? Plan on taking, oh, what, the next few years off? At least 1 for basic and everything.

Talk to a recruiter. The military is downsizing a lot of jobs right now. You'll need to take the ASVAB and see what you can get into, and if they even need you.
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Go down to the recruiter, as mentioned above the military is downsizing. That is why recruiters want to see what you bring to the table typically.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:39 PM   #6
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If you want to join the Corps as a reservist i'm assuming if you want to continue you really wouldn't even need to take anytime off of school. Its called 92day reservist, you go to boot camp over one summer break and the next summer break you will do your combat training and job training. IF you plan to do that be very very very ogopen minded as to the job the offer you because I'm sure you wont have much to choose from if a choice at all. Also figure out what are the closest Marine reserve unit around you because thats where you will be based out of and you will be making frequent trips there, and lastly the reserver unit you want to be at will have a big impact on the job the give you also.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #10
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bahaha sign up bonus???? i wish i got one
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bahaha sign up bonus???? i wish i got one
I didn't get one either. Don't they still give out 2k to people who bring in recruits if they finish basic and AIT?
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #12
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I didn't get one either. Don't they still give out 2k to people who bring in recruits if they finish basic and AIT?
idk...i was told if i get someone to enlist ill get E03
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Yeah....if your recruiter is honest. You're better off getting the rank as it comes to you. Just my 2 cents on the matter.
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Yeah....if your recruiter is honest. You're better off getting the rank as it comes to you. Just my 2 cents on the matter.
x2. Earn it through time in service/time in grade or work your ass off and get meritorious promotion.
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Yeah....if your recruiter is honest. You're better off getting the rank as it comes to you. Just my 2 cents on the matter.
every one else in my DEP who finished the online class got E02 before they shipped.
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You can join the navy and I so happen to be a navy recruiter lol, talk to a marine recruiter, take asvab, physical, and then enlist, that's of you qualify mentally, morally and physically
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do as mentioned above with the recruiter and stuff but be sure you go in knowing what you want to do, don't just go in open contract and then you get some shitty job like sanitation specialist (no pun intended) and you end up hating it and just get out after 4 years.
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I'd think twice about joining any branch of the military,the way things are today.Use to be you knew who the enemy were now they kill with road side bombs,you never see them.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:25 PM   #19
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I'd think twice about joining any branch of the military,the way things are today.Use to be you knew who the enemy were now they kill with road side bombs,you never see them.
I understand the thinking behind this, but honestly if you are scared of dying for your country i would rather you not join but thats just my humble opinion
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im on recruiting duty right now, and yes it is very difficult to get in if you not in highschool. that doesnt mean impossible. go talk to your recruiter see whats available.
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