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    In regards to the above, it's worth adding that...

    In regards to the above, it's worth adding that the new regulations prohibit the deployment of OCS complete SMCR reservists awaiting their commission, however, they are required to continue drilling...
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    Well wishes from Quantico. Jim Nelson has been a...

    Well wishes from Quantico. Jim Nelson has been a friend and mentor to more than any of us can name, and I wish him a speedy recovery.
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    OK, here's your first issue. I notice that...

    OK, here's your first issue. I notice that you're OCOUNS (Out of Continental United States) in London. Are you an American citizen? In order to become a commissioned officer in the US Military,...
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    Then and Now

    Just for fun, here's a "Then and Now" shot from back in my high school days in NJROTC...

    http://www.campusblender.com/photos/fullsize/242566.jpg


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    Don't forget my personal favorite: Sandbag,...

    Don't forget my personal favorite:

    Sandbag, Green, Reusable, Self-Propelled, Auto-Deploying, Biodegradable. Unit of issue: 1 ea.
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    If that's the case, then his recruiter lied, his...

    If that's the case, then his recruiter lied, his drill instructors lied, and his unit has kept him in the dark. I went in in 2004- and it was made VERY clear that being a reservist does NOT prevent...
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    Generally speaking, in order to become an...

    Generally speaking, in order to become an officer, you MUST be a US Citizen, no exceptions. However, on the enlisted side, being a legal resident will suffice. Probably your best bet is to get your...
  8. Maybe he's speaking out of place, but I'll tell...

    Maybe he's speaking out of place, but I'll tell you from my personal experience, the Army reservists I've seen are in fact, straight nasty. I drill at a combined reserve center, and on occasion, the...
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    No, there are a good number of Marines running...

    No, there are a good number of Marines running around with M4s. They're commonly issued to Motor Transport units, LAV/AAV crews, etc., because of the close quarters in which they operate and from...
  10. Here's the deal with the USNA (commonly referred...

    Here's the deal with the USNA (commonly referred to as "The Prick Factory"). Midshipmen are *NOT* permitted to get married while attending the academy, so that's out. However, in terms of your...
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    As far as the new SAT standards- these numbers...

    As far as the new SAT standards- these numbers are for officer programs, but with the new SAT, they're obviously under review or have already been changed. Check with your local OSO (Officer...
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    The "92-Day Reserve" or IIADT (Incremental...

    The "92-Day Reserve" or IIADT (Incremental Initial Active Duty for Training) reserve enlistment program is a program designed to allow full time 4-year college students to enlist in the Marine Corps...
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    This is ridiculous. Whatever happened to judging...

    This is ridiculous. Whatever happened to judging a Marine based on their ability to carry out the mission? We've got "light green" and "dark green" to replace all that other racial bullsh*t, so why...
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    What kind of a statement is that? "The Democrats...

    What kind of a statement is that? "The Democrats hate the military." Really? Then it must also be true that the Republicans all oppose gay marraige. All Frenchmen must also hate Americans without...
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    I find their decision to be absolutely...

    I find their decision to be absolutely ridiculous- JROTC set me up for EVERYTHING I've done since. The Corps, OCS, Colleges, internships, jobs, my work ethic, my personal life- it all started there....
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    Reference the thread entitled "PLC/92-Day Reserve...

    Reference the thread entitled "PLC/92-Day Reserve Rundown" in the poolee forum. Do a search for threads with "92-day" or "IIADT" in them. If you still have questions, post them here.
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    Honestly, who the fu*k cares?! Should we also...

    Honestly, who the fu*k cares?! Should we also bring back the order relegating black Marines to segregated units? Or abolish women in the Corps? This is the way things are- society adapts to change...
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    It's sometimes an incentive that Marines can...

    It's sometimes an incentive that Marines can request for reenlistment. It all depends on what's open at the time.
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    Many thanks to you, Gary and Jim, and to all my...

    Many thanks to you, Gary and Jim, and to all my fellow Marines here who have been with me here since before I was even a poolee. Twenty-two, eh? Well sh*t, I guess that means I officially qualify...
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    The GI Bill is a stepwise process to obtain. I...

    The GI Bill is a stepwise process to obtain. I was able to get it after I went to MCT, but I've had Marines who were able to get it before. First, you have to get a "Notice of Basic Eligibility"...
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    OK, so there's a couple issues here: 1- The...

    OK, so there's a couple issues here:

    1- The contract issue. The 92-day (IIADT) Program contract is contingent upon your continued enrollment in a 4-year college. If this ceases to be the case,...
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    Reference this thread- it'll help you out. ...

    Reference this thread- it'll help you out.



    Another note- the previous state of things that allowed reservists in the PLC program to check out of their units once they finished OCS is no...
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    Sounds like you're down in my neck of the woods. ...

    Sounds like you're down in my neck of the woods. Talk to Cadet Stevenson, tell him LCpl Meyer sent you, out there at Broughton, then come out to a Young Marines meeting (1830-2030, Monday Nights @...
  24. Talk about a railroad... that damn corpsman was...

    Talk about a railroad... that damn corpsman was standing in ranks with those Marines until he decided to take a sweeter deal... Here's a politically motivated "cleanup" if I've ever seen one.
  25. I may also be there with some individuals from...

    I may also be there with some individuals from 1/8.
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