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Marine Corps recruiting letter

Discussion in 'Military' started by HamerMan, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    HamerMan

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    Got this in the mail today

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  2. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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  3. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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    :confused:

    He's 16

    They send that letter to every 16 year old.




    But it did come from a Sgt Maj.... most likely, the last time he will ever want to receive a direct communication from a Sgt Maj :D
     
  4. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:30 PM
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    HamerMan

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    I signed myself up to get this information:confused:
     
  5. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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    Yup.

    and

    LOL.
     
  6. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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    Different world today.

    After I took the ASVAB, I had all 3 (5) branches ringing my phone off the hook and sending me letters wanting me to sign up for ROTC.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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    Hmm.. I have friends who are older and haven't received anything
     
  8. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:35 PM
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    Yup

    LOL

    I almost joined the Marines. I went to Devil Pups when I was almost 15. Before is was pussified like it is now. My best friend in HS did join the Corps.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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    I knew I didn't have the drive to be a Marine.
    I knew that Navy ships are not built for people over 6ft (remember, the Midway was still active in 1980).
    Take the Coast Guard seriously in the peak of the Cold War?
    I really didn't feel like slugging it out in the trenches in the Army...

    I held out for the call from the AF recruiter.

    He was excited.

    Told me that with my scores (98th %tile on everything except perceptual speed) I could do anything I wanted.

    Conversation went like this....

    "Sounds great. Before I head down, you need to know that I am deaf in one ear, is that a problem?"

    "Uhhh.... yes, but with your scores, I think I can do something."


    2 hours later the phone rings.

    "Hello?"

    "I can pull a medical waiver and get you in!"

    "Awesome, what will I fly?"

    "Uhh... ummm... a desk?"

    "No thanks"

    "But but buu... <click>



    In retrospect, one of the 3 biggest mistakes of my life.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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    I can't even remember what I scored, but they were all over me like a 2 dollar whore. I was gung ho. I won't even go into why I did not do it in this thread. But I will say that I have the utmost respect for the Marine Corps, and that I learned more about myself and mental strength in that 10-day teenage program from hell than any other 10 days of my life. And I got a free haircut.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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    Well I'm pretty excited to see what all I can do in the marines. My birthday is in less than a month so I should be getting the full info soon
     
  12. Dec 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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    Keep us posted. Curious to see what they have to say.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    I'll save you the anxiety....Infantry. Every Marine is a rifleman :D
     
  14. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    ffemt2987 Shut up Hippie!

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    "Every Marine a rifleman." is a load of BS.

    Learn to swim really well, get in good shape, stay smart and drug free so you can go for Recon or Snipers...

    All in all

    Join the Infantry or live your life as a POG wishing you did.

    If not, save yourself the BS of Marine life and join another branch.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    I hunt and shoot so the rifleman part is gonna be a blast
     
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  17. Dec 14, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    I agree!!

    Nope, not here! :)
     
  18. Dec 14, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    ffemt2987 Shut up Hippie!

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    ^ Yeah. I'm waiting for the defensive Admin clerk to chime in. lol
     
  19. Dec 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    So what should I start doing to prepare for the marines?
     
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    Lol wasn't admin, comm platoon..to be more specific, radio operator supporting the batallions. No grunt here but just saying I have never wished I joined 03XX. I will say you guys do A LOT of training. Had a few buddies to joined PSD for our deployment and they trained crazy!
     
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