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03-28-11, 10:18 PM #1
Looking for help with reenlistment question
My son is an 0311 LCPL soon to be promoted to CPL. He wll be doing his second deployment to Afghanistan in the next week or so. His 4 year enlistment will be completed in August 2012. So he will be in 3years this coming august. He has done very well and has no regrets at all about his enlistment.
So he is conflicted about staying in or getting out in august 2012. He is being told that he needs to make a decision about reenlisting now. Basically he is being told he needs to start paper work now and have it submitted by June 2011 if he wants to continue his marine career.
I'm skeptical and feel he is a good Marine and he would be able to wait until after this deployment (ends in November 2011) to make a decision.
Any advice, any other parents been through this before with their son or daughter have advice?
03-29-11, 01:25 AM #2
Support him all the way every way. A career as a Marine is very rewarding and pays in the long run. If he loves the Corps...stay.....if he hates it, get out. You wouldn't believe the numbers of Marines who sat on the fence when reenlistment time came who regret not staying in. Their are droves of them trying to get back in now. He can serve outside of his MOS, stop deploying for a while, etc. Tell him to seek a "B" billet as a reenlistment incentive. MSG duty is a great three years of one's young life. If he's a good Marine, please encourage him to stay. Tell him to put his reenlistment package in as soon as possible, as incentives tend to dry up after the Corps gets closer to meeting it retention quota. My advice is to not wait after his next deployment. Get the approval for reenlistment as soon as possible. Just because he gets approval doesn't mean he has to commit. He will have to wait to reenlist until he under one year anyway.
03-29-11, 01:28 AM #3
04-14-11, 10:21 PM #4
How about filling out your profile so the Marines here know who they are talking to.
RE-3P Failure to meet physical/ medical standards (includes pseudofolliculitis and weight standards).
Recommended by CO upon removal of disqualifying factor. SRB entry required stating reason for assignment. Individual Marine must sign SRB entry. CMC authority required for reenlistment.
04-14-11, 11:21 PM #5
No profile...no answers. You may want to read the site rules in the poolee and Ask A Marine forums while you're at it.
04-15-11, 07:11 AM #6
It it pretty freakin rude of you to post this in someone else's thread. You need to either search the site for more info or start another thread.
Last edited by Sgt Leprechaun; 04-15-11 at 05:54 PM. Reason: Agree!
04-15-11, 07:31 AM #7
back to the original post...
As a parent myself I would suggest that he goes through all the steps to prepare to stay in. He can always change his mind later but needs to keep his options available. Currently, as we are all aware, the job market is very poor in the outside world. Most prognosticators of these things, don't see it getting any better over the next few years. My son just left last week on his first deployment and the advice I have been giving him is the same I am giving you. The outside world is a pretty fickle place right now. You have a solid career in the Corp, don't mess it up because I am not supporting you when you get out. If he doesn't mind the deployments and can handle the rigidness of the military stay with it until things change on the outside. A place to live, meals, health benefits, are hard to find out here right now for anyone who is looking for a job.
04-15-11, 09:22 AM #8
Concurring with the solid choice
Start the reup process
Civilian world if flaky right now
Hired on in 1970 with a civilian firm-helped the retired Marine grow his business
Mustang. Started at the grunt level
Was at the Corporate level overseeing a national compliance program
Was called in to the office and told my job has been eliminated,here's your BOX
04-15-11, 05:53 PM #9
Then, GET off the phone, follow the rules, and start your own thread. These posts will be deleted as not relevant to THIS one.
I weep for what this country is becoming, and fear for my children and grandchildren's future if any more democrats gain national office. We lose more and more freedoms every single day to creeping nannystatism and those who vote for Democrats only want to increase that. Anyone voting for a 'dem' is someone who likely wants to take everything YOU have worked for and mortgage your kids future as well.
The Malignant Leprechaun
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