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09-20-11, 04:59 PM #1
Infantry and Career in the USMC
I would like to start off my question by thanking all of the Marines on this website for their service to our wonderful country. I am currently a wannabe Marine, trying to get some things straightened out at home before making the big decision. I am curious about making a career out of the Marine Corps while being an infantryman. I am just curious if it is possible to make a career out of the 30xx MOS field. Also I am curious, On average how many hours of sleep do you get in boot camp? A solid 8 or does it vary? Also is Semper Fi a "legal" term to be used by non-Marines?
Once again I thank you Marines for your sacrifice
09-20-11, 06:26 PM #2
umm, its 03xx
1. If the Corps is your life plan then great go for it
there are very few jobs on the street for killers so if you plan to get out, learn other skills as well
2. Others can say what they want. With us its not a phrase, its our lifestyle
09-20-11, 07:04 PM #3
"I am curious about making a career out of the Marine Corps while being an infantryman. I am just curious if it is possible to make a career out of the 30xx MOS field."
Yes, it is possible to make a career out of the 03xx MOS. I'll let others who are/were in the MOS answer what it is like. It is not glorious, if that's what you think.
"Also I am curious, On average how many hours of sleep do you get in boot camp? A solid 8 or does it vary?" It varies. From my experience many moons ago, as little as 3 and as many as 8.
"Also is Semper Fi a "legal" term to be used by non-Marines?"
Semper fi is abbreviated from the Latin phrase semper fidelis. It means always faithful. It is not a legal term. It is the Marine Corps motto. Used by non-Marines? I don't know. Suppose so if you are speaking Latin.
09-20-11, 07:59 PM #4
Rule Six never use the words Semper Fi, Semper Fidelis or OORAH you do not rate that here until you have earned the title of United States Marine!
09-20-11, 08:50 PM #5
hahaha thank you SoftballCatch23. Thank to all of you guys to your great answers. It is greatly appreciated.
09-20-11, 09:46 PM #6
09-21-11, 01:54 AM #7
I am curious about making a career out of the Marine Corps while being an infantryman.
That being said, if you love mentoring Marines, the infantry is the place to do it.
On average how many hours of sleep do you get in boot camp?
If you do have firewatch, then you chop an hour off that time and get six. That hour is usually in the middle of the night.
During Basic Warrior Training, you get shafted and get about five. During the Crucible, you get about four hours of sleep for the whole three days.
09-21-11, 12:38 PM #8
My fault SoftballCatch23, I didn't mean anything by it. Thank you Marines for answering my questions.
09-23-11, 07:57 PM #9
09-23-11, 08:04 PM #10
I've used it sarcastically before... does that count?
Last edited by Sgt Leprechaun; 09-23-11 at 08:21 PM. Reason: LOL. NO.
09-23-11, 08:16 PM #11
Hey, Iceman, THANKS MARINE.
Now go ahead and try to punch ME in the face.
Actually, I've got a better idea, you can take a break from this particular section for awhile since you don't seem to 'get' what is going on here.
You've given some really good advice since you've been here, so I'll just consider this a momentary lapse in judgement and act accordingly.
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