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GFist
03-20-11, 07:30 PM
I was wondering what the differences in the Combat Arms and Combat Support contracts are? Ive read that Marines that enlisted under a Combat Arms contract were guaranteed infantry, arty, tanks, tracks, CE, comm, and a few other things. The Combat Support contracts I've heard talk of have also included any number of these MOS's but not infantry. Are the contracts relatively the same but one includes infantry and the other doesn't?

Just looking for some clarification.

Thanks

SGT7477
03-20-11, 07:44 PM
When I was in Combat Arms was Arty, Tanks and Infantry, Semper Fidelis.

GFist
03-21-11, 12:17 AM
Thank you for the input. Any other Marines who had one of these contracts and wants to post any other options that they had with it, I gladly take any info given.

josephd
03-21-11, 12:22 AM
I believe(??) it may have changed, most of the "combat support" contracts I hear about are tanks, tracks, and arty.

Vandrel
03-21-11, 01:23 AM
Just tell em you want AAV's.... you'll thank me later :D

GFist
03-21-11, 10:09 PM
I've been looking into a lot of different things. Don't think I'd mind getting AAVs

Amtracker1833
03-22-11, 01:51 PM
Just tell em you want AAV's.... you'll thank me later :D

I second that! Combat Support is what i chose, Artillary, Tanks, Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Obviously i got 1833, best MOS in the Corps, Of course all amtrackers are cocky.

tracs1833
03-22-11, 04:02 PM
I heartily agree with Vandrel and Amtracker1833. Tracs is definitely the way to go. That is, unless you have a deep love for Apricots!! By the way, read my signatur, it says it all.

Amtracker1833
03-22-11, 06:23 PM
Apricots = Satan

GFist
03-22-11, 09:13 PM
I don't eat apricots as it is. If I were in tracs it'd give me more reason than just disliking them. And I am always glad when I don't have to walk places...

Vandrel
03-22-11, 10:35 PM
"Why pack it when you can track it" :D

Amtracker1833
03-22-11, 10:38 PM
"Why pack it when you can track it" :D

We do get lazy often, instead of walking, we will just drive a jp8 eating monster to our destination even if it is only 100 yard away

Vandrel
03-23-11, 08:34 AM
Makes for a great mobile home, no greater vehicle to be a crew on during inclimate weather.

tracs1833
03-23-11, 01:08 PM
And if you believe the grunts, and who would doubt those great guys, every trac has it's own bar and refrigerator!!!!! LOL.
In retrospect, my trac always did seem to have a problem with the (beer cooling) fire extinquishers.