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Lotek
04-14-11, 08:00 PM
First off i'd like to say my first choice was to become a Marine, because of everything they offer. But since they have no medical MOS I looked toward the Army. So for the past 6 months i've been...

iamspartacus
04-14-11, 08:14 PM
When you say your first choice was the Marine Corps because of "everything they offer", what do you mean by that? Because unless you're talking about the intangible "brotherhood", they offer the exact same things as any other branch (pay, leave, healthcare, education, housing etc, etc). Have you looked into the Navy? You know they provide all the medical care for both the Navy and Marine Corps.

The Air Force has a top notch medical field as well, but it might be the hardest branch to get into right now... especially if you only want a specific job.

USNAviator
04-14-11, 08:20 PM
If you're interested in both the Corps and the medical field why not enlist in the Navy and apply for MOS 8404, Hospital Corpsman. When you're through with with your initial training you can apply for FMF and do your service with the Marines

Of note is Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB), with locations at Camps Pendleton and Johnson where sailors bound for service with USMC operating forces earn the NEC HM-8404, Field Medical Service Technician. FMTB provides specialized training in advanced emergency medicine and the fundamentals of Marine Corps life, while emphasizing physical conditioning, small arms familiarity, and basic battlefield tactics. As of 2010, this rigorous training is eight weeks long. Training for the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) familiarizes Navy Corpsmen with the Marines. A bond and mutual respect is often formed between Marines and their assigned Hospital Corpsmen, earning respect apart from their Navy shipmates. FMF Hospital Corpsmen wear the uniforms of the Marine Corps while on duty with the Marine Corps.

Lotek
04-14-11, 08:22 PM
If i'm not mistaken the Marines are the best at what they do, they offer the same benefits but the training you receive is by far better in every aspect. I'm assuming since the Army won't write me a...

USNAviator
04-14-11, 08:27 PM
Well much do you want it??? Give it a try, not going to cost you anything

Lotek
04-14-11, 08:30 PM
Good point i'll check with them tomorrow, in case they say no, I'm still looking for MOS idea's on what to go for, any ideas?

USNAviator
04-14-11, 08:33 PM
Good point i'll check with them tomorrow, in case they say no, I'm still looking for MOS idea's on what to go for, any ideas?

Here's the whole list, knock yourself out. BTW good luck and stay away from that cr$p in the future

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjo2/a/marinejobs.htm

Lotek
04-14-11, 08:38 PM
Much appreciated, thank-you!

03Mike
04-15-11, 08:59 AM
Well, you are right, but, not to stretch a point too far - the U.S. Navy is the best in the world at what they do. Same for the U.S. Air Force and the same for the U.S. Army. Point being, if we all...

doc h fmf
04-15-11, 10:10 AM
HEY CODY BECOME A NAVY CORPSMAN WE ARE LEGENDS IN THE MARINE CORPS. doc john bradley raisedf the flag on IWO JIMA BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE CORPMAN BEEN WITH THE MARINES FOR 250 years SO BECOME A DEVIL DOC OOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRAAAAAAH SEMPER FI

STEPHEN DOC HANSEN HM3 FMF

doc h fmf
04-15-11, 10:17 AM
CODY ONE MORE THING THE LEGENDARY CHESTY PULLER STATED "THERE ARE NO BETTER DOCS THEN THE NAVY CORPSMAN"

SEMPER FI

stephen doc hansen hm3 FMF

Devil1087
04-15-11, 05:44 PM
Nothing wrong with being an Army medic either if it doesn't work out for you.

jp2usmc
04-15-11, 05:48 PM
If your score is high, you can always go in Open Contract.

I was given a placement test whenever I was in boot camp that landed me as a welder. Best job I ever had, and I knew nothing of the welding MOS (1316).

Joel72
04-29-11, 01:45 AM
It appears to me that you are implying that you want to be an 03XX. If you really want that, a good time to get it would be the beginning of the new fiscal year (in October). Many specialties will open up then.