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want to join USMC

Discussion in 'Military' started by 98Tacoma, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    im planning on joining the Marines next september. im currently in school for automotive analysis and repair and after that want to join. i want to do Motor Transport Automotive Organizational Maintenance really want to work on the MRAPS.

    if yall can give me any advice about the marines such as what life and how bootcampis like and maybe if there is anyone in motor transport that can say how they like it and what type things they do.

    i have alot of respect for the marines and every other branch for protecting us and allowing us to stay free. thank yall for yalls service
     
  2. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Good to hear!! Go for it!!;)
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    talk to a recruiter. its pretty tough to join the military now a days since everyone is joining do to our poor economy. you better have a squeaky clean record and score high on the asvab for them to even talk to you. good luck with everything though.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    i have talked to a recruiter about a year ago and took the practice asvab and my record is completely clean. thank you hopefully everything will go well
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:28 PM
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    There is no reason to waste your time and money going to school for automotive analysis and repair if your going in the Marines in Sept. Serve your time, go to school while your in, and get paid to go to school when your out. Go soon as possible. The civilian school your attending is not going to help you work on MRAPS in the Corps.

    If you want to be stuck inside the wire fixing broke Hmmwvs and MRAPS go for it. It may seen cool on the outside, but your going to hate your life. Go infantry, you will still hate your life but there will be a different sense of pride. The whole Marine Corps works for the rifleman. Join the Army if you want to work on trucks.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    congrats man my g-pa use to be drill instructer in the day for the marines
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    one thing my dad told me when i was lookin to join was to talk to a recruiter from every branch. one might be able to offer something better then the others.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    i have one more semester then i will be done with school. i know that the marines is the infantry force, but i may hate it like you say but i may like it also but i know that i am still helping the infantry get their job done
     
  9. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    santacruzn beat me to it. You will hate life doing anything other than infantry in the Marines. If you want to learn a skill or work on something join another service, if you want to be a killer join the Marines. The infantry is a completely different lifestyle and mindset, but it is worth it. Its hard to explain, but in the Marine Corps, infantry is king. If you want to know what boot camp is like, read "making the Corps". You could also watch "ears open eyeballs click", a documentary on boot camp. But it was toned down a bit because of the cameras.
     
  10. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    why?..... Join the Navy... because digging trenches and eating MRE all day sucks
     
  11. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    You have experiance digging trenches and eating MREs?:D
     
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    join the air force..life of luxury compared to marines.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    haha x2! you get your own room in the airforce!...one of the reasons its the hardest branch to get into also
     
  14. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    i can believe that infantry is king and i respect that becuase im sure that is a completley different lifestyle of what i am looking into. i may not be on the front line but i would like to help the marines who are in on the frontlines. i respect what you are saying and i will take that into consideration
     
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    yea i know but i have always had a large amount of respect for the marines and everything they stand for and would like to apart of the elite force
     
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    Are you with 1/6 Mgranade?
     
  17. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    When you sign up for a job in the Corps, you fall in a category of other jobs. Ok, let me break this down...

    YOU want Motor T... These are the jobs that fall under that category.

    Automotive Organizational Mechanic
    3522 --Automotive Intermediate Mechanic
    3523 --Logistics Vehicle System Mechanic
    3524 --Fuel and Electrical Systems Mechanic
    3526 --Crash/Fire/Rescue Vehicle Mechanic
    3529 --Motor Transport Maintenance Chief- SSGT or above
    3531 --Motor Vehicle Operator
    3533 --Logistics Vehicle System Operator
    3534 --Semitrailer Refueler operator
    3536 --Vehicle Recovery Operator
    3537 --Motor Transport Operations Chief
    3538 --Licensing Examiner

    Your chances of working on a Mrap or truck are about 1 in 12. Half of Motor t are drivers, not mechs.
    The needs of the Marine Corps will put in whatever job that falls in the Motor T category.

    Are you picking up what im putting down?
     
  18. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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  19. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    so theres a slim chance of him actually getting the job he wants?
     
  20. Dec 16, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Exactly, this goes for any job in the Corps.
    Besides Infantry.
     
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