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    Arrow Recon to Force Recon/MARSOC?

    I understand that I'm looking really far ahead, and that I should start with enlisting in the Marine Corps first. But I need to set goals for myself, I have 2 years to prepare. I'm enlisting in the Marine Corps with a UZ Reconniassance Man contract.

    If I were to pass BRC and get placed in a Recon battalion, how hard would it be to obtain 0326 (Parachute/Combat Diver Qualified) assuming that I'm in excellent shape. Would it just be apply for the schools and wait, or would it be more difficult than that?

    Would it be harder to go from 0326 to Force Recon or MARSOC (MSOT)? I heard that Force Recon isn't recruiting as much as MARSOC is.

    I would be very content with being just a Recon Marine, but I'm always seeking ways to better myself and advance.

    Thanks in advance, and thanks to all Marines for your service.


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    Finish high school
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    Lol the reason I'm asking about MARSOC and not frat parties is because I have been enjoying my youth (a little too much).


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    Just stay out of trouble.


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    0326

    First comes 03xx, then 0321, then after some deployments and excelling in Divison Recon and reaching the rank of at least Corporal, you can attend Force selection for 2 days and after psych screening and Company interview and then you can begin working toward 0326. Note, in most cases, the applicants take selection several times before passing. As for MARSOC, they have a separate A&S, etc. Harder? Probably not, but different. However, for both you need to first establish a record of success.

    MARSOC is signifantly larger than FR so more slots open. BTW, something interesting, and they are recruiting heavy, is MSOSG. With their new training, their jobs have become very interesting, can be even more interesting than operators' work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by acparks14 View Post
    I understand that I'm assuming that I'll get through bootcamp, but
    Fixed it for ya.

    Good luck


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    Oh because Boot Camp is so hard. **sarcasm**


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    Quote Originally Posted by acparks14 View Post
    Oh because Boot Camp is so hard. **sarcasm**
    You could repeatedly go unk on the rifle range.
    You could repeatedly go unk in the swimming pool.
    You could get a dear john letter and attempt to off yourself by guzzling a bottle of whisk.
    You could seriously and permanately damage yourself beyond repair during training.
    You could pop on the whiz quiz.

    Boot camp itself is not a task beyond your ability to complete but not everyone makes it through.


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    Lose the attitude, sport. Until you've done it, you don't have the first frakkin CLUE about it.

    And noted 'tough guy', world heavyweight champ by the name of Riddick Bowe thought that too....and washed out by week 3.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gehrij View Post
    Finish high school
    Enjoy your youth
    You won't get a second shot at the next two years
    Agreed


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    say what

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Leprechaun View Post
    noted 'tough guy', FORMER world heavyweight champ by the name of Riddick Bowe thought that too....and washed out by week 3.
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Nice one Lep! But, I fixed it a bit for ya!




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    Roger. Heck most people probably don't even remember his useless azz LOL


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    Like Sgt Bulk And Sgt Lep Said Dont Get Too Cocky< Ive Seen Marines Career End At Mct And Soi > I Am Not Trying To Discourage You But Freak Accidents Do Happen> So Good Luck My Friend And Heed The Warning The 2 Sgts Gave You


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