REF: US Forces




 
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October 16th, 2004  
BlackBear
 

Topic: REF: US Forces


In ref to the US forces,

when one first joins what is length of services,

is service compulsory or is it voluntary

How long is rookie training

Thanks
Ex Scots Guards
October 21st, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Marine Corps
4 years
Voluntary
Recuirt Training I believe is still 12 weeks.
October 23rd, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 
[quote="03USMC"]Marine Corps
4 years
Voluntary
Recuirt Training I believe is still 12 weeks.

You forgot that there is a required 4 years of inactive reserve.....
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October 24th, 2004  
egoz
 
well technically it's 4 active duty years, and you still have another 4 reserve years. it's 13 weeks for army basic and MOS training will take longer depending on your MOS.
November 1st, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
[quote="Lil Hulk 1988"]
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Marine Corps
4 years
Voluntary
Recuirt Training I believe is still 12 weeks.

You forgot that there is a required 4 years of inactive reserve.....

Reenlist and you won't have to worry about those 4 IRR YEARS
November 1st, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by egoz
well technically it's 4 active duty years, and you still have another 4 reserve years. it's 13 weeks for army basic and MOS training will take longer depending on your MOS.
It is not the reserves as most know them .. your name stays on the "call list" but you live as a civilian with no requirements unless called up.

Army BCT (basic combat training) is 9 weeks, not 13.

As 03 and Hulk said, USMC boot camp is 12 weeks.

Navy recruit training is 8 weeks with what is called P-week (Processing week) at the beginning, bringing the total to 9 weeks.

Air Force BMT (Basic Military Training) is 6 weeks

Coast Guard boot camp is 8 weeks.

Four years is the standard .. but there are 2, 3, 4 and 6 year enlistment options avaliable depending on the branch and what contracts they are offering.
November 1st, 2004  
egoz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnderSafe
Quote:
Originally Posted by egoz
well technically it's 4 active duty years, and you still have another 4 reserve years. it's 13 weeks for army basic and MOS training will take longer depending on your MOS.
It is not the reserves as most know them .. your name stays on the "call list" but you live as a civilian with no requirements unless called up.

Army BCT (basic combat training) is 9 weeks, not 13.

As 03 and Hulk said, USMC boot camp is 12 weeks.

Navy recruit training is 8 weeks with what is called P-week (Processing week) at the beginning, bringing the total to 9 weeks.

Air Force BMT (Basic Military Training) is 6 weeks

Coast Guard boot camp is 8 weeks.

Four years is the standard .. but there are 2, 3, 4 and 6 year enlistment options avaliable depending on the branch and what contracts they are offering.
ouch, i better talk to my recruiter again about those basic training numbers, i swear he told me 13.