Joining the Marines




 
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February 9th, 2005  
Joe252
 

Topic: Joining the Marines


I been wanting to join the Marines for a long while now and i know im young i just reather have a plan and stuff. I have good grades and all that heres my plan and i want to know if i need to change it so here. DEP 2 years start as a Jounier (oh and do you reaseve pay as a privete?)
Marine corps Infrantry ( do all of my basic training courses)
Force Recon
Then Drill Instructor.... What classes should i take in high school or does it not matter? If i enter Marine Coprs JROTC what rank would i be?(if i came straight out of JROTC) Does it matter if i go to a threapist and yes the mental kind? Do the Marine Corps take alook in what clubs you where in? (like me i am in several shooting clubs and am the Assistant Jr. Cheif range officer) What test do i need to take to get into the Marine Corps?
In the Force Recon what is the physical requierments and phases we go through. And what do they look for in a Human being?
February 9th, 2005  
rotc boy
 
 
I know that if you spend at least 3 years in an MCJROTC you will be promoted to a PFC when you go into the Marines
February 9th, 2005  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
All your answers are already on the forum, do a search, initiative would be a good start just to get into the Marines......
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February 12th, 2005  
CO5060.20
 
Mod Edit: Read the sticky posted at the top of this forum.
February 12th, 2005  
GIJane05
 
That is true you can only be in the DEP for no more than 365 days, you choose your ship date, they dont. I dont know where you got that from CO. I chose my own ship date.
For the test, as with all services you take the ASVAB. That tells them, 1. If you qualify, 2. What kinds of MOS's you qualify for.
I dont believe the MC looks at what kind of clubs you are in, they do however look at what kind of sports you play, if any.
LOL, I like your question on what they look for in a human being. I believe they look for honesty, courage, and somebody who will commit.
I think you have a good plan, but you might be getting ahead of yourself a little.
Hope this helps.
February 12th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GIJane05
I dont believe the MC looks at what kind of clubs you are in, they do however look at what kind of sports you play, if any.



The Marine Corps really does not care what kind of clubs your in. What sports you played.


They look at your desire to be a Marine.
February 13th, 2005  
Sooners1
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Quote:
Originally Posted by GIJane05
I dont believe the MC looks at what kind of clubs you are in, they do however look at what kind of sports you play, if any.



The Marine Corps really does not care what kind of clubs your in. What sports you played.


They look at your desire to be a Marine.
Very true. It is physical shape and desire. Sports do not factor into it.
February 13th, 2005  
GIJane05
 
I might be wrong, but that's just what the recruiters have told me. They said that they like someone who plays sports in a team, or is like team leader, captain of the team, etc. I guess it shows they can work in a team, or they can be leaders. Just my $ .02
February 14th, 2005  
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...
February 14th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
I have a hard time believing Sea stories from people who haven't as of yet eaten their first meal in an MCRD chow Hall> Go to Boot earn your title then maybe you can regale us with your " SEA STORIES.

And further I do not believe that your "friend" A. Got into a fight with his DI and remained in the Corps. Let alone was accepted into a Force Recon Company. The Brig YES.