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  1. well if you're going active duty you don't get to...

    well if you're going active duty you don't get to pick one anyway...both fall in the 13xx field so you could end up with one or one of the others in the same field
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    I don't think it applies Top, again as it is...

    I don't think it applies Top, again as it is federally backed debt and not commercial debt

    And you can have debt(commercial or otherwise) and still be eligible for any clearance...you just cannot...
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    SCRA does not apply to him, his problem is...

    SCRA does not apply to him, his problem is getting into the service with that debt.

    That said, student loan debt is looked at MUCH differently than other unsecured/secured commercial debt(eg....
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    I was a similar case....I was 23, not 27 but...

    I was a similar case....I was 23, not 27 but similar situation I'm sure. I'll be honest I was scared, we had just done the invasion of Iraq in '03 when I was graduating highschool......I wish I...
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    I've said it numerous times on here before..... ...

    I've said it numerous times on here before.....

    I commend you for wanting to join and serve but I can tell you that you do NOT want to be a 28-30 year old PFC/LCpl in the Marine Corps.
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    finish school!!!

    finish school!!!
  7. ^^this^^ The PFT is a joke IMO, getting a...

    ^^this^^

    The PFT is a joke IMO, getting a perfect 300 is tough but I can get a first class without even breaking a sweat.

    And yes the height/weight standards with the taping system is EXTREMELY...
  8. I think the issue (partially) stems from the old...

    I think the issue (partially) stems from the old school logic/policy where Marines got all tatted up and then the junior Marines followed suit. Sub-consciously the kids that are joining now, they...
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    I can't speak of the Communications, and more...

    I can't speak of the Communications, and more specifically Satellite Comm., MOS first hand at all. One thing I can say though is the Marine Corps(and all other branches too) is making big strides to...
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    no, that's exactly how it works.....you'll go to...

    no, that's exactly how it works.....you'll go to the fleet/a line company as a Corporal but will probably have a salty senior Lance Corporal in charge of you after your stint with SF
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    presidential security is something that you will...

    presidential security is something that you will get screened for, you don't have a say in it.

    most SF guys go to FAST teams somewhere

    and just a but of FYI, SF is infantry basically...after...
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    I will go ahead and answer in here...... From...

    I will go ahead and answer in here......

    From reading your posts you already seem committed to your career(and for good reason, not a bad thing) and the Marine Corps would take a back seat. Don't...
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    Don't worry about the awards quite yet, wait...

    Don't worry about the awards quite yet, wait until you hit the fleet and then pass this question up your chain of command. Your Co. 1st Sgt and CO will be the ones to submit/sign off on the awards...
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    You need to talk with the OSO you're working...

    You need to talk with the OSO you're working with. I will say though, even if there is a waiver available for these things I can almost guarantee these injuries will come back to haunt you while at...
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    yes, typically if you lock on a billet with the...

    yes, typically if you lock on a billet with the AD component when you're in the IRR you can reenlist into that that billet/unit....if they want to keep you anyway
  16. I'll embrace it....I am a dam good "jackwagon"

    I'll embrace it....I am a dam good "jackwagon"
  17. Yes, I do feel this way...I know I am a "boot"...

    Yes, I do feel this way...I know I am a "boot" compared to some of you old salts(I say that with a great deal of respect) but over the last 7 years in the Corps now I have seen some HUGE changes....
  18. If anything I am saving "the good name of the...

    If anything I am saving "the good name of the Marine Corps" by being honest and not letting someone join our ranks that could ultimately become disgruntled by the path he chose and end up ruining...
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    do you wanna ship off to boot camp or go through...

    do you wanna ship off to boot camp or go through NROTC and become an officer?..... both are completely different paths within the Marine Corps but neither will guarantee you to do 20+ years and be...
  20. "service" uniform as "uniform of the day" every...

    "service" uniform as "uniform of the day" every day will never happen IMO....looks great and isn't all that uncomfortable but is extremely impractical...especially for Marines that don't work in an...
  21. no disagreement here

    no disagreement here
  22. I concur! Chances of you seeing "action" are...

    I concur!

    Chances of you seeing "action" are slim right now, even as an infantry officer. There is no combat deployments really going out anywhere and there probably won't be in the near future....
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    there is no switching to AD at the end of your...

    there is no switching to AD at the end of your contract, reenlisting into AD is near impossible also....I'd rethink your plan
  24. AAV crewman drive, navigate, and maintain an...

    AAV crewman drive, navigate, and maintain an AAV...they do ship to shore exercises, crew/weapons qualifications, and ALOT of maintenance....AAV's are like tanks, for every hour of use/driving they...
  25. 1) What do you do specifically on the two days of...

    1) What do you do specifically on the two days of drill and two weeks out of the summer as a reservist and what does an 1833 typically do on those days?

    Well I'll start off by saying that drill is...
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