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06-19-11, 07:32 PM #1
What is the highest rank i can get out of boot
I will be joinng up soon and plan to not only do my best but to be the best marine ever, and wanted to know how much rank i can make while in boot camp, i heard of people coming out of camp with Private First Class but I would like to try higher and harder and if I am chosen as guidon or the DIs personal helper, it would help me, likewise I want to qualify on the rifle range to a very high score.
Is it even possible to be a Lance out of boot camp or am i aiming too high?
Thank you to all Marines serving and who served this wondeerful country of ours, i pray i can follow in those same footsteps with even half the dignity and dedication possible
06-19-11, 07:43 PM #2
Use the SEARCH function on this site. This question has been asked and answered many times.
06-19-11, 09:02 PM #3
Thank you sir i did but did not find anything. Do you mind if I ask what the highest rank out of boot camp you ever heard of anyone making? And were you the guidon in your platoon and if so did you make any rank out of boot camp? im trying to get a feel for whats possible in and after camp
06-19-11, 09:02 PM #4
Or, ask your recruiter, they can tell you.
Also, whenever you write the words Marine or Marine Corps, Marine is always capitalized (check your dictionary).
They didn't have guides and guideons when Old Marine went to bootcamp...they were still carrying muskets back then
06-19-11, 09:20 PM #5
There is no such thing as a Recruit being a Guidon. A platoon has a Guide who is picked by the Drill Instructor and the Guide can be fired in a split second. A Guidon is the platoon flag and is carried by the Guide. The highest rank I have every seen anyone graduate with is GySgt. But that was during NAM and they needed this guy to run a radar tower in Veitnam. He had worked on the radar in civilian life. Probably the highest rank you could achieve would be LCpl. Your Recruiter can tell you how.
06-19-11, 09:22 PM #6
06-19-11, 09:36 PM #7
Rank out of boot camp
All I dreamed of was making it and comming out alive.
Gy/Sgt Ken Havelka
06-19-11, 09:45 PM #8
If you go in as a Pvt, the highest you can get meritorious to is PFC and if you go in as a PFC, the highest is LCPL (rare but has been done)
06-19-11, 10:33 PM #9
06-20-11, 04:36 AM #10
06-20-11, 07:51 AM #11
Leaving MCRD in one piece was the. Chief motivator in my case also.
That was a few moons ago
Now there are all sorts of information available to recruits should they expend the effort to search.
The poster seems like a. Motivated recruit with an honest question
06-20-11, 08:16 AM #12
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