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    After initial drill/end of first phase, same....

    After initial drill/end of first phase, same. unless things have changed in 6 years since I went to boot.
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    you aren't technically "enlisted" until the day...

    you aren't technically "enlisted" until the day you swear in and ship to boot camp....that said you won't get any sort of contract started until you go through MEPs, get cleared medically, and have...
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    It comes down to this..... ..If you want to be...

    It comes down to this.....

    ..If you want to be active duty then sign an active duty contract. Don't think you can skate by in the reserves, pick up some rank, and then when you're ready make the...
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    Yes it is possible but it is not as easy as just...

    Yes it is possible but it is not as easy as just "transferring". The reserves and active duty are two completely different entities. When your 6-year obligation is up you would basically have to go...
  5. No it won't be worth it....uniform inspections...

    No it won't be worth it....uniform inspections and the like exist for a reason to test your discipline and attention to detail. Altering your uniform and standing out is a sure fire way to catch your...
  6. Thread: Do Not Forget!

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    I don't have boundary issues, I just don't have...

    I don't have boundary issues, I just don't have boundaries at all
  7. Thread: Do Not Forget!

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    forget what?....did something significant happen...

    forget what?....did something significant happen on this day sometime??....
    (HEAVY SARCASM)
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    It'll be based on the course 1st Sgt, SNCOIC, and...

    It'll be based on the course 1st Sgt, SNCOIC, and advisors/instructors

    I did resident course last year(2013) and it was pretty rough. PT/combat conditioning 2-3 times per day and MCMAP. I didn't...
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    not sure what "it used to be"?.....but now it's...

    not sure what "it used to be"?.....but now it's on MarineNet as well as all the other PME courses. Corporals Course is now required for promotion to Sgt. as of Oct 2013/FY2014

    I have the book from...
  10. Stay in school!! Get in touch with an...

    Stay in school!!

    Get in touch with an OSO(officer selection office) in your area and get stuff rolling on a PLC package. Enlisting in the reserves will not satisfy your dream of wanting to be a...
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    yes, you don't get contracted to specific MOS...

    yes, you don't get contracted to specific MOS like 0311. When you get to SOI/ITB you'll get the opportunity to volunteer or you may be selected to be a machine gunner, mortarman, assaultman, tow...
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    Your buddy obviously didn't read his contract...

    Your buddy obviously didn't read his contract when he signed, there is no way they just changed his contract from an 03/infantry to aviation mechanic without him knowing after he already shipped to...
  13. I will go ahead an post on here as well as the PM...

    I will go ahead an post on here as well as the PM I sent you...

    You will regret joining the reserves if you expect to do all the things that the active duty counterpart do(deployments, sea...
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    this thread is over 4 years old now, there is a...

    this thread is over 4 years old now, there is a reason that link doesn't work anymore.

    you only rate BAH if you are on any sort of active duty orders and after that if you qualify for and use the...
  15. moonlighting(having a second/night job) is...

    moonlighting(having a second/night job) is typically frowned upon. Only time I've ever heard of it being acceptable is if you are on some sort of school house/instructor duty and have the time to do...
  16. yes you should be eligible for the GI Bill still...

    yes you should be eligible for the GI Bill still with an ROTC scholarship. Your GI Bill won't cover any school expenses because that is paid by your scholarship but you would still receive the book...
  17. Thread: Open Contract

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    If you're not overly concerned about what MOS you...

    If you're not overly concerned about what MOS you end up with then I would advise you to not worry about it at all. You may end up with something really cool...who knows?

    If you do end up with...
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    I am not sure exactly how this would work.... In...

    I am not sure exactly how this would work.... In the reserves you get contracted to whatever unit is more local to your home of record(where you're from/where you enlist from).

    One option you can...
  19. And I don't give a $hit about calling some of you...

    And I don't give a $hit about calling some of you out in this forum where these wannabes can read it. Ban me or whatever, I am the same way here as I am in real life...some of these kids need to see...
  20. what??....how is he running the show?.... In...

    what??....how is he running the show?....

    In now way is or was he being disrespectful. He was being assertive and concise, if there is any qualities I look for in my Marines....those are it. Any...
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    tattoo policies are the same. technically you are...

    tattoo policies are the same. technically you are NOT a civilian in the reserves. until you are out of the IRR you are still a service member.

    those 4 years in the reserves after you did 4 years...
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    in regs or not if you are around any highers and...

    in regs or not if you are around any highers and it rubs them the wrong way you are gonna hear about it. that goes for anything, I had a MSgt light me up once for not wearing a skivvy shirt...
  23. Asking about one's MOS and their experience is a...

    Asking about one's MOS and their experience is a broad stroke and you'll get hundred if not thousands of different opinions. An MOS is what you make of it, I know guys in what is to be considered...
  24. And you PM'd me saying I had a "moronic...

    And you PM'd me saying I had a "moronic reply"..??....

    the hypocrisy runs deep here
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    If anyone outside your command has an issue with...

    If anyone outside your command has an issue with it then take the verbal lashing as it is and with a grain of salt...give the proper "Aye Aye (insert rank or sir)" or "roger that" and move on. As a...
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