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question for all the Marines!

Discussion in 'Military' started by taylor.hagens, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Nov 15, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    taylor.hagens

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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.
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    Chicago Dan

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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.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    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!
     
  4. Nov 16, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Caduceus

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    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.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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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.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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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.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    You make the visit or what?
     
  8. Nov 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    recruiter, ASVAB, MEPS... thats your start
     
  9. Nov 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    I'll take you to the Army recruiter, we can split the sign up bonus. :beer:, well no beer for you just for me.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    bahaha sign up bonus???? i wish i got one
     
  11. Nov 24, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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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?
     
  12. Nov 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    idk...i was told if i get someone to enlist ill get E03
     
  13. Nov 25, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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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.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    x2. Earn it through time in service/time in grade or work your ass off and get meritorious promotion.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    every one else in my DEP who finished the online class got E02 before they shipped.
     
  16. Nov 25, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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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
     
  17. Nov 27, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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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.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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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.
     
  19. Dec 23, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    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
     
  20. Dec 23, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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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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