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    Don't forget. Iran is helping the Iraqi Army too....

    Don't forget. Iran is helping the Iraqi Army too. They will want something in return. Look for this administration to let them have it - with a cherry on top.
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    One thing you're quickly learning. Life ain't...

    One thing you're quickly learning. Life ain't fair. The Marine Corps is even less fair than life. If you make it past bootcamp, the longer you stay in the reserves, the more you'll come to understand...
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    Maybe. IF I knew what TFRS is.

    Maybe. IF I knew what TFRS is.
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    One of our 14 leadership traits is integrity....

    One of our 14 leadership traits is integrity. Means always doing the right thing (like being truthful) even when it's not the popular thing to do or nobody is looking. You did the right thing. We...
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    The adderall (ADHD drug) is going to be a...

    The adderall (ADHD drug) is going to be a problem. Be sure to divulge everything to the recruiter. Let us know how it goes and good luck.
  6. Waiver for what? You haven't had PVC's since 12...

    Waiver for what? You haven't had PVC's since 12 and your cardiologist claims your heart is fine. Why would you need a waiver?
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    No more combat as long as this president can...

    No more combat as long as this president can prevent it. Our new commandant wants to increase the use of training simulators. So, if you get your wish, and become a grunt, maybe you can kill avatars...
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    Understand the concept. As we all know, the...

    Understand the concept. As we all know, the perceptions of the USMC can be a lot different than the realities (for better or worse) depending on one's experiences. One cannot truly appreciate what...
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    Whatever it's worth. I have a niece who is a...

    Whatever it's worth. I have a niece who is a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps right now (she is an electrician). I have another step-niece who is a senior in highschool and considering enlisting in...
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    There is such a thing as exercise-induced asthma....

    There is such a thing as exercise-induced asthma. Asthma can also be exacerbated by environmental factors like humidity, pollens, etc. Some recruits don't even realize they have asthma till they get...
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    Good luck. You sound like you would be an asset...

    Good luck. You sound like you would be an asset to any motor pool in the Fleet.

    Remember the baby steps first. For any of this to happen, you need to graduate from bootcamp and earn the title....
  12. Since that's the case. Then, the OP's question...

    Since that's the case. Then, the OP's question has been answered. MARSOC already has its own air element. Problem solved. And, our leadership handled it already.

    Still don't like the system of...
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    Uniform regulations don't apply to civilians. If...

    Uniform regulations don't apply to civilians. If that's what they were, they can wear anything they want to (as long as they don't violate any "stolen valor" statutes). If they were Marines. Well,...
  14. I understand the OP's basic premise. An...

    I understand the OP's basic premise.

    An example is the deaths of the 7 Camp LeJeune Marine Raiders off the coast of FL. The chopper pilots were Army reservists from LA. Correct me if I'm wrong on...
  15. How long are you willing to "wait it out"?...

    How long are you willing to "wait it out"? Poolees can be in the DEP for up to 365 days. So, if you don't mind waiting for nearly a year, then by all means tell your recruiter you will only ship with...
  16. I will just add my two cents about the MSG...

    I will just add my two cents about the MSG program since the OP mentioned its appeal and the fact I served two tours on embassy duty (as a watchstander and a detachment commander, and, I was on the...
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    News flash. Recruiters are the first line of...

    News flash. Recruiters are the first line of defense against people enlisting who are not qualified. Weeding out is one of their missions. So yes, recruiters can, and do, tell people they cannot be...
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    There is an appeal process for active duty...

    There is an appeal process for active duty personnel to BUMED findings. That process is a slow beauracratic nightmare that rarely gets reversed. It sounds like you have already done the same thing...
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    Today, after the crucible, they receive their...

    Today, after the crucible, they receive their EGA/rank, have a warriors breakfast at the messhall, and are considered Marines even though they haven't graduated from recruit training yet. At that...
  20. Can I ask. What is your motivation to enlist in...

    Can I ask. What is your motivation to enlist in the USMCR instead of the USAR/National Guard? Especially considering what you can expect to lose?
  21. If you keep up with current military affairs at...

    If you keep up with current military affairs at all, you'll know that suicides in the Marine Corps are a major concern and have been for some time. Suicide is a hot topic with USMC leadership and a...
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    With a profile pic like that, why am I not...

    With a profile pic like that, why am I not surprised!:)
  23. A gentleman wannabe:p

    A gentleman wannabe:p
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    The USMC makes concessions for age when it comes...

    The USMC makes concessions for age when it comes to the physical fitness test (PFT) but not height/weight. Not sure if the same thing is true for the Combat Fitness Test (CFT). Never ran one (and I'm...
  25. Good to see you here sir! Nice to know there is...

    Good to see you here sir! Nice to know there is at least one gentleman amongst us :beer:
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