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  1. Dog handlers are (were, at least) selected from...

    Dog handlers are (were, at least) selected from class at MP school. The standout Marines in the class were offered an opportunity to move on to 5812 training after graduating 5811 training in...
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    Tankers are POG's (persons other than grunts) and...

    Tankers are POG's (persons other than grunts) and are definitely NOT infantry.

    During the invasion of Iraq in 2003 I worked alongside 1st tanks fairly frequently and those guys really brought the...
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    Define "better". I know a few tank crewmen who'd...

    Define "better". I know a few tank crewmen who'd punch you in the mouth over a statement like that.

    And if you're planning on joining the Corps to boost your resume...you need to plan "better".
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    Why a bummer? I mean, if you have your heart set...

    Why a bummer? I mean, if you have your heart set on being an MP, it's certainly not gonna hurt your chances of going into civilian LE. If you have your heart set on civilian LE, and want to enlist...
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    Civilian Policing looks at service, not at what...

    Civilian Policing looks at service, not at what you did. You get veterans preference on a civil service exam no matter what your MOS. Of course you'll learn skills as an MP that you can apply in...
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    What job can you get? Any job that you could get...

    What job can you get? Any job that you could get after 10 years in the infantry, 10 years in supply, or 10 years as a tanker.
  7. Your recruiter would know way better than any of...

    Your recruiter would know way better than any of us. The needs of the Corps change over time. What needs to be filled one month, may not need filled the next, and the MP field is a fairly small...
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    Top, I hate to correct you but I feel I should...

    Top, I hate to correct you but I feel I should point out that almost no certification or training one receives in the Marine MP field (58xx) translates to civilian law enforcement. If the plan is to...
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    Dude, bro, if it's that important that you...

    Dude, bro, if it's that important that you practice swimming wearing utilities, just wear cargo pants and a long sleeve shirt in the civvie pool.

    The fact that you couldnt come up with that idea...
  10. Duffelblog always delivers on the witty satire....

    Duffelblog always delivers on the witty satire. Thanks for the laugh!
  11. I went back and re-read the article and I did...

    I went back and re-read the article and I did misunderstand what was written. You're right it does appear that his friend was in a fight and retrieved it, not him. I'm still thinking there's more too...
  12. While I 100% agree with national reciprocity for...

    While I 100% agree with national reciprocity for concealed carry, in this particular case I'd like to see the criminal complaint. Sounds like the Sgt did a little more than bring the gun into...
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    I can't help you with your search, but I want to...

    I can't help you with your search, but I want to say that I appreciate what you're attempting to do. I'm sure Joe's handler will appreciate it as well. Good luck in your search.
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    3/25 is in Pittsburgh, PA

    3/25 is in Pittsburgh, PA
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    All due respect, you can keep all that NBC and...

    All due respect, you can keep all that NBC and nuke stuff. Gives me the creeps.

    Did you hapoen to be in the NBC community toward the end of your career? I may know someone you may know if that's...
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    So what you're saying sir, is that you glow in...

    So what you're saying sir, is that you glow in the dark and your p!ss could power a submarine?
  17. Oh I'm sure the drill instructors will have...

    Oh I'm sure the drill instructors will have something special planned for the birthday. Probably all sorts of fun activities, complete with games and prizes.
  18. Fvvvvvvck that! Too many dead Marines who were...

    Fvvvvvvck that! Too many dead Marines who were killed by "dead" guys. Insurance rounds are cheap...
  19. Russ we definitely agree on that account.

    Russ we definitely agree on that account.
  20. I just keep thinking about Cpl An...the augment...

    I just keep thinking about Cpl An...the augment that got dropped on my platoon in Ramadi. He thought he was gods gift, and really enjoyed needlessly fvcking with good Marines. Now, none of us were...
  21. Mongoose, my experiences were similar but a few...

    Mongoose, my experiences were similar but a few decades later. The only jarheads who got beat on were those who couldn't stay awake in post or otherwise endangered Marine lives.

    Then again, a...
  22. I love this thread.

    I love this thread.
  23. IF and only IF the commands they are attached to...

    IF and only IF the commands they are attached to utilize those assets correctly. Never forget that all the cool guy jobs are still just there to support the infantry. As for "freedom" (autonomy),...
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    Work on standing around in a circle of people and...

    Work on standing around in a circle of people and BSing.

    Buy a mop and a bucket and learn to use them properly.

    Likewise a machine for buffing floors, figure out how to work one of those...
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    "There are only two kinds of people that...

    "There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion."
    Gen. William Thornson, U.S. Army
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