Joining the Marines - Page 2




 
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February 14th, 2005  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
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Originally Posted by DavidP
Well once you're in the marines and you're looking to join one of their sports teams, thats when it might factor in... as far as teamwork and all those, they'll teach you that and many other sociological skills in boot camp and the other training that every marine goes through.

For instance, a good friend of mine is a 4th degree black belt in American and Korean Tae Kwon Do, when he went to boot camp, he didn't get any special treatment at all... the only time it came into play was when he went Force Recon... it was a lot easier on him, but as far as them lookin at that stuff for possible advancement options... you'd probably have to mention it because I doubt that they look at that stuff unless you're a waiver (like me)... Funny thing, he pushed his DI and the DI beat the snot out of him like he wasn't even there... hahaha he thought he was billy bad-@$$ and didn't like the DI in his face so he pushed him and that guy beat him till the two other DI's pulled him off... irrelevant to the situation at hand but still pretty damn funny... lol

correction: the recruiter found out about his black belt and told him he should go force recon, but as far as it making it easier for his acceptance, it really didn't play a huge part...
There is nothing true about any of the statements you are saying. First off, you don't "go" FR, they select you for indoc and if you pass indoc you can start the training rotation if they need you. A black belt will do nothing for you iin the training, I have practiced TKD for years and it didn't help me at all, CQB and Hand to hand in full combat gear precludes most of the martial arts trained in the civilian world hence the reason that the Corps has taken the best out of each and made its own martial art that fits the situation. As for striking a DI, he would be gone period, no second chances.
February 15th, 2005  
Redneck
 
 
DavidP has been banned from the forums for three days. Read the announcement at the top of the first page of this forum.
February 15th, 2005  
Sooners1
 
 
Where do people come up with this crap? I have done a lot of things and some may sound outrageous but come on. There are just certain things that you know " Aint No Way."
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February 15th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
This one time at Band Camp.....................................
February 15th, 2005  
devilwasp
 
Good luck mate!
Look, I aint exactly qualified but from what i hear, they look for experience.
If you've spent time in the cadets then you have a feel for what life is like in service , just a taster though.
You have more experience than the average joe who sees a marine as the guys from full metal jacket.
If you like sports then that will get you noticed, if you have awards like umm a team work thing that'll probalbly get you noticed more.
Remember they're looking for the right guy not the fittest guy or the smartest.
Go forth and kick ass!
February 15th, 2005  
Sooners1
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
This one time at Band Camp.....................................

February 15th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by devilwasp
Good luck mate!
Look, I aint exactly qualified but from what i hear, they look for experience.
If you've spent time in the cadets then you have a feel for what life is like in service , just a taster though.
You have more experience than the average joe who sees a marine as the guys from full metal jacket.
If you like sports then that will get you noticed, if you have awards like umm a team work thing that'll probalbly get you noticed more.
Remember they're looking for the right guy not the fittest guy or the smartest.
Go forth and kick ass!

I would think that having 12 years TIS. I have more expierance than the "average Joe/Cadet" as far as the United States Marine Corps goes.

So let me once again reinterate . The Corps does not care if you play sports. The Corps does not care if you are President of the school Tidley Winks Team. The Corps does not care if you were Captain of the School Ping Pong team.

The Corps cares if you can pass the IST. Pass the background and.........

HAVE THE DESIRE TO BECOME A MARINE
February 15th, 2005  
devilwasp
 
Really?
Dont they care what you've done in the past , you know about team leader and stuff?
Or are we on diffrent pages here?
February 15th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
The Corps can instill leadership and team work in the right individuals. Those it can't won't make it anyway.
February 15th, 2005  
devilwasp
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
The Corps can instill leadership and team work in the right individuals. Those it can't won't make it anyway.
Sounds like your wasteing a resource to me but hey, thats the way you guys do it fair enough.