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  1. go talk with a recruiter

    go talk with a recruiter
  2. FINISH SCHOOL!!!!! Commissioning from the...

    FINISH SCHOOL!!!!!


    Commissioning from the enlisted side is EXTREMELY hard, unless you got out and then put in a commissioning package as a civilian again. You basically have to be hand selected...
  3. Thread: Help with MOS

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    go talk to a recruiter, being colorblind is going...

    go talk to a recruiter, being colorblind is going to limit your MOS choices immensely
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    there is no "switching" to active duty from the...

    there is no "switching" to active duty from the reserves. even reenlisting into active duty is almost impossible with retention rates being so low.

    if you want to be active duty recon then go talk...
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    ex. We have a new join at my unit that was turned...

    ex. We have a new join at my unit that was turned down for reenlistment, was a tracker/AAV guy. 4.7/.4.7 Corporal, PME complete up to Staff, multiple deployments, NAM with a V, and CAR, cert. comm.,...
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    retention rates are like zero right now,...

    retention rates are like zero right now, especially in the 03 field. even if you can find a PSR to get you back into the fleet I can almost guarantee you won't get back into the infantry.

    sad part...
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    your PSR should be able to answer this.... but...

    your PSR should be able to answer this....

    but there is 3 MP Companies in the reserves...Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie which are in Lexington, KY..Dayton, OH..and Pittsburgh, PA
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    exactly my point, if there is not an MP unit or...

    exactly my point, if there is not an MP unit or detachment near you it is not an option.
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    if your dropping to the reserves, you don't...

    if your dropping to the reserves, you don't really get to pick any MOS you want. It is just like new guys joining the reserves, you only get to choose from whatever MOS' are available at the unit...
  10. intel, intel, and intel.....oh yeah did mention...

    intel, intel, and intel.....oh yeah did mention intel?

    that should be a no brainer in my opinion. yes, intel is more of a "desk job" but you will not be bored with it. intel can open up a lot of...
  11. Thread: MOS Help

    by josephd
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    You're not even a Marine yet, you don't rate. All...

    You're not even a Marine yet, you don't rate. All the things you need to know/learn to get into the things I told you you had to have some experience for will be at your disposal from your command...
  12. Thread: MOS Help

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    Aviation- I don't know Security Forces- I...

    Aviation- I don't know

    Security Forces- I don't know

    Intelligence - This depends on where you get stationed and what type of unit you go to. If you end up as an analyst with an infantry...
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    I am not one to say one way or another on that...

    I am not one to say one way or another on that and I am not going to speculate, make myself look stupid
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    recon and marsoc are completely different so...

    recon and marsoc are completely different so lumping them into one as "recon/marsoc" and asking if you'll be a ground operator or support for both is inaccurate

    if you get selected to go to...
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    stay in school, in shape, and out of trouble. the...

    stay in school, in shape, and out of trouble. the Corps will still be around when you finish
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    I don't wanna be to pessimistic here but between...

    I don't wanna be to pessimistic here but between the debt/credit thing, your record, being 24, and only having a GED I would say your chances are extremely slim to enlisting in the Marine Corps.
    ...
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    MOS designation really has no bearing on "combat...

    MOS designation really has no bearing on "combat experience" or getting into combat. Example, I am a Bulk Fuel reservist...when I deployed I was attached to a security and route clearance platoon...
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    yes but only once you've been in the fleet for a...

    yes but only once you've been in the fleet for a few years and have fulfilled part of your contract.

    you won't be able to go Recon out of MCT/MOS school....those seats are reserved for 03xx types...
  19. Go active duty... Reserves don't really get a...

    Go active duty...

    Reserves don't really get a choice of MOS as you would on active duty, you can only select from what is available at the reserve unit local to you...which may not be much.
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  20. Thread: Reenlisting.

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    hahaha...very true....my point comes from the...

    hahaha...very true....my point comes from the fact that we have very capable NCO's and SNCO's with a lot of experience and capability being forced out because of the numbers and not being able to...
  21. Thread: Reenlisting.

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    ^this^ my $.02.... I think with the caliber...

    ^this^

    my $.02....

    I think with the caliber of SNCO's we have coming up now(Marines who joined in 03-05 time frame that have alot of experience) the Corps needs to start booting some of these...
  22. nope, just had the opportunity to deploy and...

    nope, just had the opportunity to deploy and serve with an active duty unit
  23. Thread: PLC Question

    by josephd
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    I have been through the PLC process 3 times...

    I have been through the PLC process 3 times now(2006 as a civilian, 2009 as a Marine before deployment, and 2012 as a Marine after deployment)

    Yes, a deployment delayed me. I made board again in...
  24. I PM'd you back oh and USMC2571, I am not a...

    I PM'd you back

    oh and USMC2571, I am not a "former" reservist....I am still in, just reenlisted actually.
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    PT schedules vary quite a bit depending on the...

    PT schedules vary quite a bit depending on the unit and their op-tempo. I know of a few that only do Platoon/Sqd size PT twice a week. Everything else is on your own.

    I see what you're getting at...
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