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    Actually. After the Benghazi commission, the...

    Actually. After the Benghazi commission, the State Department has been increasing security at some diplomatic posts including the number and size of Marine Security Guard detachments. The MSG program...
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    Just more liberal social experimentation. There...

    Just more liberal social experimentation. There will come a time when it's legal everywhere just like alcohol. May even have head shops (or whatever they're called) in the MCX.
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    It's difficult for a civilian to know if their...

    It's difficult for a civilian to know if their recruiter is being honest and straight up. That's the reason he is here asking these questions of us - and none of us can say either way. If you find...
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    The poster is attempting to make some positive...

    The poster is attempting to make some positive goals and changes in his life and is being respectful. He is not some high school dropout loser. Many of us have been in his shoes. Let's give him the...
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    Psychological testing

    Saw where the new commandant wants to institute some sort of psychological test for poolees similar to what the special forces and police departments do. This is a step to better ensure they have the...
  6. Here's my advice. Don't waste a DI's time with...

    Here's my advice. Don't waste a DI's time with these questions. Some things just have to be learned the hard way.
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    It is all a crapshoot. Every graduating class...

    It is all a crapshoot. Every graduating class from Marine Combat Training (MCT) - that is where MOS's are assigned - there are boot Marines *****ing and complaining because they did not get the MOS...
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    That's what I mean. I'm confused as hell. I hear...

    That's what I mean. I'm confused as hell. I hear all this stuff about tattoos then I see things like this. As far as I can tell, there is no policy on active duty. Or, it's not being enforced...
  9. These days, recruiters are turning away...

    These days, recruiters are turning away highschool graduates. So, even if you had stayed in school and got your diploma, there is still no guarantee you'd get a contract.

    If you can't even make it...
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    AFTER you graduate and enlist. Be advised you...

    AFTER you graduate and enlist. Be advised you WILL be called "professor" in bootcamp and most likely be the platoon scribe. Good chance there will be others there older than you - they will be called...
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    Looks like whatever diet you're on is working....

    Looks like whatever diet you're on is working. Your challenge will be consistency and staying committed to your goal.

    You'll have to talk to a recruiter eventually anyway. Why not set up a meeting...
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    Finish college first - not even close. An...

    Finish college first - not even close. An engineering degree is not something you should screw around with. You have too much invested at this point. Get that diploma in your pocket first - it's like...
  13. He is a first class idiot. But, he is also an...

    He is a first class idiot. But, he is also an American. We all served so his fat ass can talk bull****. This is not Iran nor North Korea. None of us have to like it - but I don't think he gives a...
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    The PSR is basically telling you - the USMC is...

    The PSR is basically telling you - the USMC is not interested in prior service Marines (even ones without a RE-3P). Hasn't been since the drawdown/sequestration. If the PSR will not work your case,...
  15. Good luck fighting the bureaucracy. Navy BUMED is...

    Good luck fighting the bureaucracy. Navy BUMED is a mighty foe as you're aware. Too many active duty Marines have lost careers due to them as well.

    Another major stumbling block for you is, with...
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    Prayers to he and his family. Wish he would come...

    Prayers to he and his family. Wish he would come back around some too.
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    Even if you have to wait till you hit the fleet,...

    Even if you have to wait till you hit the fleet, take your blouse to a tailor shop on base (or an experienced/reputable one off base). They'll be able to fix it. Don't let a civilian tailor at home...
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    The tattoo policy doesn't make a whole lot of...

    The tattoo policy doesn't make a whole lot of since to me. My niece is a Lance Corporal and just celebrated her first anniversary in the Corps on Dec 2nd. She has already gotten 2 tattoos since being...
  19. According to Yahoo, 30% of all military marriages...

    According to Yahoo, 30% of all military marriages end in divorce. For what that's worth.
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    We used to do sit-ups. Don't know why they felt...

    We used to do sit-ups. Don't know why they felt the need to change to crunches (unless they're easier for the females being top heavy or something like that). lol
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    When I was on the staff at MSG school, one of the...

    When I was on the staff at MSG school, one of the instructor/advisor's wife was a part-time employee at the FBI Academy. She was an extra for hostage/rescue type training exercises. Her husband later...
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    It will all come down to where they need motor T...

    It will all come down to where they need motor T operators the most when you graduate MOS school. Your dream sheet will say "east coast, west coast, or overseas". There have been cases where the...
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    Qualifying with the pistol is tied to your...

    Qualifying with the pistol is tied to your MOS/billet/duty assignment. Staff NCO's and officers do not generally carry a rifle due to their billet (they carry a pistol instead). But, they are still...
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    Recommended reading: "Ambassadors In Blue The...

    Recommended reading: "Ambassadors In Blue The Marine Security Guard Program" by Andy Bufalo. Available on amazon.com.
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    Here are a couple of resources for you. If you...

    Here are a couple of resources for you.

    If you have Facebook, go to their FB page "duty in MSG". You can ask your questions there and someone will respond.

    You can also call the MSG screening...
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