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  1. Thread: Flying Cats...

    by 03Mike
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    Can't wait to see what he does when his wife...

    Can't wait to see what he does when his wife passes...
  2. Thanks Dan - done! Russ - some of the shiney...

    Thanks Dan - done!

    Russ - some of the shiney stuff they made us occifers purchase (not issued) was certainly pricey enough to be sterling!
  3. Need help from the old salts or historians identifying this

    The attached image is of a World War II era EGA pin - while it is not a uniform item, it looks like maybe a pin given to a wife or girlfriend. It came from a friend who had an uncle who was a Marine...
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    The PLC program is not affiliated with any...

    The PLC program is not affiliated with any college - it is run by Marine Officer Candidate School out of Quantico and is open only to college students who meet certain requirements. It does not...
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    Well, there are a few Marines on here who shot...

    Well, there are a few Marines on here who shot expert against the Iraqis, AQ, the Taliban, the Habr Gidr, and a few others. A lot of "stuff" has happened in the last 40 years brother.
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    You may reinlist and request a lateral move in...

    You may reinlist and request a lateral move in MOS -- BUT... the MOS you are in cannot be classified as "short" on personnel, and the MOS that you are lat-moving to cannot be classified as "over" on...
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    First off, fill out your profile so that we can...

    First off, fill out your profile so that we can know a little something about you.

    Second, Marine reconaissance battalions are part of each Marine Division. How the reconaissance battalion is...
  8. I'll chime in and add one more comment - the...

    I'll chime in and add one more comment - the first part of your tour will be (should be) dedicated to learning your job. Your MOS school will teach you just enough to realize that there is a whole...
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    A couple of thoughts... 1 - who knows if it'll...

    A couple of thoughts...

    1 - who knows if it'll be a "peace time Marine corps" (whatever that means) by the time you are in. Typically, once major commitments end, the Marine Corps tends to be...
  10. Enlisted. Asked, answered, done.

    Enlisted.

    Asked, answered, done.
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    I'll try to give an answer to your first...

    I'll try to give an answer to your first question, although it may be a little more philosophical...

    The first thing you need to do is come up with an answer on why you want to become and officer...
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    Having spent 3 years at MCRD, I would suggest...

    Having spent 3 years at MCRD, I would suggest that the best things to do are:

    1. Make sure that you are in shape when you ship. Folks not in shape have tendency to get hurt, plus, your as your...
  13. Thread: 03xx??

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    I would suggest you ask yourself a few hard...

    I would suggest you ask yourself a few hard questions - why are you enlisting in the Marine Corps? What do you hope to gain? Are you joining to learn a skill for the civilian world, or are you just...
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    Into your contract? No. The U.S. Army runs...

    Into your contract? No. The U.S. Army runs airborne school, so a Marine recruiter isn't going to guarantee you a slot in an optional Army school.
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    Not everone there during those time periods rate...

    Not everone there during those time periods rate all of those awards - it depends upon who you were with, when you were there, and in the case of the CAR, what you did.
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    Depends upon who you were with when you were...

    Depends upon who you were with when you were there.
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    jrrollins - how much are you running now? How...

    jrrollins - how much are you running now? How far? How often / how many days a week?

    You DO NOT want to fail the IST and go to PCP -- not a good way to start. No reason to -- you have two solid...
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    Regulations don't discriminate based on MOS. That...

    Regulations don't discriminate based on MOS. That being said, while a specific grunt battalion CO may look the other way, don't bet on all of them doing so. Likewise, don't expect MEPS to look the...
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    All Marine officer candidates go through some...

    All Marine officer candidates go through some form of program at Marine Officer Candidate School (OCS), regardless of their commisioning program.

    Marine OCS is located aboard the Marine Corps...
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    Caleb despite those very helpful responses above, I wanted to chime in and offer a little perspective.

    First, regarding your reserve MOS you MOS choices will be limited by the reserve unit...
  21. Seriously.... There are hundreds, if not...

    Seriously....

    There are hundreds, if not thousands of D1 athletes who are in ROTC. In almost all cases the ROTC staff will work with the athletic teams regarding deconfliction of practice and...
  22. I was an infantry officer - 0302 I worked in...

    I was an infantry officer - 0302

    I worked in manufacturing for a while, ran a distribution center and eventually a manufacturing plant (not that different from running an infantry unit - hired a...
  23. Thread: Peacetime Intel

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    I think this is the same point everyone else is...

    I think this is the same point everyone else is touching on... if your crystal ball can accurately forecast that well be in "relative peacetime" in late 2013 / 2014 then you should definitely go into...
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    If you are not on scholarship, there is nothing...

    If you are not on scholarship, there is nothing to preclude you from doing PLC while remaining in NROTC until the end of your sophmore year.
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    We went through almost the exact same scenario 20...

    We went through almost the exact same scenario 20 years ago -- look at the drawdown that happened in President Clinton's first term. Gulf War I was over, Cold War was over, anticipated "Peace...
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