Marine Corps enlistment bonus




 
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March 12th, 2008  
rotc boy
 
 

Topic: Marine Corps enlistment bonus


When I enlisted, my recruiter told me I do not get an enlistment bonus. I didn't care, I went to MEPS anyway. Just recently however, my mom told me that when she had talked to the recruiters, they had told her that the Marines do give a bonus, they just don't tell the kids because they don't want them joining for the money.

That got me curious, do the Marines give a bonus for enlistment? If so, how much?

Thanks in advance for the help
March 13th, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
I would imagine it depends on your MOS and your qualifications going in. And you might forfeit the bonus due to your advanced rank upon entry.
March 13th, 2008  
Cdt Matteo
 
 
I was under the impression that you always get a enlistment bonus in every branch of the forces. I'd go talk to your superiors and tell them, hey, come on here I joined to serve my country and make a little money where's my enlistment bonus?
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March 14th, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 
Unless you are really in the know, please don't speculate here.
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March 14th, 2008  
Marinerhodes
 
 
You will not get an enlistment bonus for every MOS. Only a select few MOS get enlistment bonuses and those change from fiscal quarter to fiscal quarter depending on the needs of the Corps and how much money the recruiting commands have to disburse. At the moment you are in the Marine Corps, enjoy that and take pride in that.

The recruiter may have told your mother they give bonuses. She just may have not asked any followon questions or she may not have paid attention to firther information the recruiter told her.
March 16th, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtom22
Unless you are really in the know, please don't speculate here.
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After doing some research, I'm right - it depends on your MOS - as well as where you're shipping to boot from. A few of the MO specialties you'll get bonuses for (may) include public affairs and aviation electronics. The Marines ration bonuses (and ROTC scholarships, as a bit of an aside) based on your location, and it's up to your recruiter to tell you if you get one or not.

Infantry, to the best of my knowledge and research (insert moderator warning against speculation), does not warrant receipt of a bonus.
March 17th, 2008  
rotc boy
 
 
I'm not going to be infantry, I'm going to be a crew chief on a helicopter
March 17th, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rotc boy
I'm not going to be infantry, I'm going to be a crew chief on a helicopter
I was just offering a common example, sorry. What's the exact MOS designator for that?
March 17th, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by c/Commander
After doing some research, I'm right - it depends on your MOS - as well as where you're shipping to boot from. A few of the MO specialties you'll get bonuses for (may) include public affairs and aviation electronics. The Marines ration bonuses (and ROTC scholarships, as a bit of an aside) based on your location, and it's up to your recruiter to tell you if you get one or not.

Infantry, to the best of my knowledge and research (insert moderator warning against speculation), does not warrant receipt of a bonus.
Please provide the sources for your post, or suffer the consequences.
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March 18th, 2008  
c/Commander
 
 
The sources are my unit's Gunny and this page:

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/marin...a/enlbonus.htm
I tried to find a direct URL for my AMOI but we haven't finished hooking him into the Matrix yet.

Tomtom, I've been here since before those rules were written. I know better than to post BS.
 


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