About Active then Reserves
|December 26th, 2004||#1|
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Active then Reserves info
1. After High School-join the Marine Corps Reserves, go to college, and PLC or OCS.
2. After High School- join the Active Marine Corps, after 2-3 years, go reserves, then to college, then PLC or OCS.
I know I can do MECEP, but the selection rate is about 50%. Why not go NROTC or straight to college then OCS? I want to experince the enlisted side of the Corps first.
If I go into PLC while a Reservist, do I have to enter ECP or another of the like? And, if I decide to apply for OCS when I'm done with college, do I enter ECP, just like as if I was Active with a four-year degree?
I also know that I can go to school while Active, but the MOS I want prohibits me from doing so. I want 0311 while enlisted, and 0302 while an officer. I have heard from many veterans and active military personnel, that it is extremely hard for Infantrymen to go to school while active.
Thanks for any and all help.
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|December 27th, 2004||#2|
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You are in a big "what if" area. Most of your questions should be directed to an OSO.
That being said. If you are serving an enlisted contract on active duty. You won't be able to transfer to the reserves after 2 or 3 years. You will serve the balance of your active duty contract.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
|December 27th, 2004||#3|
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Ok so aftter my first enlistment is up, I can go Reserves, then college, and PLC or OCS?
I've heard that getting back to active is slim, but not if I'm in PLC or would be applying for OCS, right?
I haven't called an OSO yet because I'm a Jr. and I'm not their first priority, so I don't want to bug them.
|December 27th, 2004||#5|
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Roger, thank you sir. Is it hard to do, go reserves from active?
When I typed "I've heard that getting back to active is slim, but not if I'm in PLC or would be applying for OCS, right?"...that's correct right? It wouldn't matter ( for me ) if the chances are slim, I wouldn't be going enlisted, I would be in PLC or applying for OCS.
|December 28th, 2004||#9|
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As far as doing PLC and missing AT, I've heard its ok, you can get that cleared up. But, I haven't heard that from the horses mouth. I haven't talked to a recruiter about that. I wouldn't want to do that, miss AT training, it'd leave me out of the loop wouldn't it?
If I just did OCS, I would apply for it during my Sr. yea in college, correct? Is the process the same as if I was a civilian in college?