View Full Version : Wow, I can't believe Im asking this but...

04-27-08, 12:41 AM
Okay, Ive read enough of these threads to know whats going to happen, Im going to ask a question and most of you are going to reply with "Dont do that! Thats stupid! Wait until you're out, do this, do that, etc etc"

I already know, which is why I'm not married yet, but I have a question. I'm fully aware the Corps sends you where it wants you, not where is most convenient, but I'm still going to ask about what usually happens.

Lets suppose two Marines, who'd been in the fleet over a year and both were NCOs, got married, one was stationed in Okinawa and the other stationed in the US...oh lets pretend and say it was Hawaii. :cool:

What are the odds of them getting stationed together? How would they go about at least trying? And what would the Corps most likely do? Send both Marines CONUS or send the one to Hawaii? Im assuming they wouldnt send the one from Hawaii to Japan...

I've heard all the "You stupid boot!" stories, and even laughed at them. If this even does happen, it won't be until late '09, its not like Im flying to Vegas this weekend. I'm not going to rush into anything, and if waiting till I'm no longer a "Boot" is what I have to do, while that sucks, at least I won't be potentially screwing up my life.

04-27-08, 12:44 AM
The Marine Corps will eventually move you within 50 miles of each other. It will coincide with a reenlistment and until that time you will both receive geo bachelor pay.

04-27-08, 02:12 AM
I had a similar situation to the one you are covertly describing Achped. All i did was talk to my SNCOIC at the time, a MSgt, and he spoke with the monitor and explained the situation. (Any situation...

04-27-08, 04:29 AM
A good friend of mine was able to get his orders changed in order to come out here to Okinawa to be with his wife. So it is possible to be with your significant other.

04-27-08, 09:39 AM
Matt! Snap out of it dude! I can't believe you're asking something like this either! Don't be stupid now!

04-27-08, 10:00 AM
My wife and I (same MOS) just both got orders to Lejeune. Everyone else we know is going somewhere else. We used the chain of command and our Master Guns put in a call to the moniter. Bingo Bango. Use your COC and it might work out better than you thought.

Side note: I married a Marine as well. Been married for 6 months today. I know there are all kinds of horror stories, but it is what you make of it.

04-27-08, 10:37 AM
We used the chain of command and our Master Guns put in a call to the moniter.
One of the smartest things I've heard from a junior Marine. :thumbup: