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    ^^^this. To my knowledge, the USMC is not...

    ^^^this.

    To my knowledge, the USMC is not hurting for able/young bodies to the point they must turn to recruits who fit your category/situation.

    That said, all it costs to talk to a recruiter...
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    Youtube is your friend. There are tons of videos...

    Youtube is your friend. There are tons of videos on how to prepare for USMC bootcamp.
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    Last I heard, there is a two year time on station...

    Last I heard, there is a two year time on station requirement, to cut down on travel expenses related to change of station orders.

    As mentioned, lateral moves are mostly used as reenlistment...
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    Too many variables other than to say it's...

    Too many variables other than to say it's possible but time with him every month probably a stretch. Don't know where you live but say he's on the East coast with his mom and your PDS is on the west...
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    Never was in the infantry but will add a couple...

    Never was in the infantry but will add a couple thoughts just from a career Marine's perspective, for what they're worth.

    Best place. Definitely not 29 Palms. It's in the Mojave Desert which...
  7. As far as I know, todays MP's wear black leather...

    As far as I know, todays MP's wear black leather gear just like civilian LEO's, not brass waist plates.
  8. Can't answer your question but, do have an...

    Can't answer your question but, do have an observation to make and maybe a question of my own regarding boot Marines and their uniform appearance.

    I belong to the "Parents of Paris Island Support...
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    Joined right out of highschool in 1972. Never had...

    Joined right out of highschool in 1972. Never had any interest in the other services. Hollywood Marine, stayed for 22.6 years.
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    Hometown team is the Tennessee Volunteers but...

    Hometown team is the Tennessee Volunteers but they have sucked ever since 1998 when they won the first BCS National Championship.
  11. Your question has to do with how to have a...

    Your question has to do with how to have a conversation with your father regarding joining the reserves. You don't say anything about having a relationship with a recruiter at this point. It's...
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    Went to two graduation ceremonies around four...

    Went to two graduation ceremonies around four years ago.
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    Like Rich said. Nobody is obligated to eat in...

    Like Rich said. Nobody is obligated to eat in their messhalls. They're issued a meal card so they can eat their if they wish. Messhalls can have all the healthy foods in them they want, that does not...
  14. That recruiter does not deserve to be...

    That recruiter does not deserve to be representing our Marine Corps. They should be relieved and sent back to the fleet. What you SHOULD do is report them to their boss and let the chips fall where...
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    Read the similar threads under your post. As...

    Read the similar threads under your post.

    As far as I know, there is no appeal process. BUMED is your appeal of the MEPS doctors decision. One cannot appeal an appeal. Your recruiter should know...
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    https://youtu.be/dyDLwKtBXcs?t=58

    https://youtu.be/dyDLwKtBXcs?t=58
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    Read the similar threads under your post. It...

    Read the similar threads under your post.

    It may be possible to lat move into recon, usually at reenlistment. The normal route for grunts in the fleet is, recon battalions have try outs for grunts...
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    The individual you need to be talking to is your...

    The individual you need to be talking to is your unit Career Planner. They're the duty experts on lateral moves, know what the rules are, and know the history of how lateral moves worked out for the...
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    Read the similar threads below your post. ...

    Read the similar threads below your post.

    Being on embassy duty twice, I have some personal experiences with language training (all provided by the State Department). I was required to study...
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    Try asking your 1stSgt. They're the senior...

    Try asking your 1stSgt. They're the senior enlisted advisor for a reason.

    Good luck Devil and congratulations on reaching the 4 year service mark.
  21. 36% is good? That means 64% do not approve. I'm...

    36% is good? That means 64% do not approve. I'm missing something.
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    You will not be shipping to PI if you're over...

    You will not be shipping to PI if you're over your height/weight limit or failing the IST. At least, you're not supposed to and if you do, your recruiter is not doing their job.

    Most common reason...
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    ^^^this. Your unit career planner is the duty...

    ^^^this. Your unit career planner is the duty expert on lateral moves and has all the current scoop. Go talk to them.

    Good luck Devil.
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    It's clear to me you have absolutely no idea what...

    It's clear to me you have absolutely no idea what this guy was talking about, and I'm not even sure he did either. 0311 is not a support role. It's the very basic component of a Marine infantry squad...
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    No such thing as "attack dog" positions. The...

    No such thing as "attack dog" positions. The Marine Corps does not employ attack dogs so don't know what that former Marine was talking about. Canines are used to sniff drugs/bombs, etc, and will...
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