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02-08-12, 06:46 PM #16
Well I have waited this long Zulu, I can stand another few days, weeks, months. Thank you very much for your interest in my situation. I have certainly been better received here than the Army forums. No disrespect to them intended.
02-08-12, 06:48 PM #17
Your other post on this topic has been deleted as a double post. Afranziaaa scans this forum almost daily and he will get back to you here.
02-08-12, 06:51 PM #18
Not a problem, thanks for the heads up. I was actually looking for it a moment ago. Thought I was losing my mind haha
02-08-12, 09:07 PM #19
02-08-12, 09:17 PM #20
BleedAmerican, need to be patient. I understand you want answers to your questions, but with afraziaaaa being a recruiter, and with any other recuiter on this site, they do have long hours.
In time, he will see your topic and try and give you the best answers he can.
02-08-12, 09:27 PM #21
02-08-12, 11:51 PM #22
While not a recruiter, I am involved with the recruiting process, and have been a mentor/Mod here for many years.
Based on MY past experiences here, I will say your chances are, well, not good. As someone else mentioned, if the ARMY wouldn't waiver you, it is highly unlikely that the Marine Corps will. Quite simply, they are far more liberal than are we.
Age + the condition you mentioned are likely going to be 'no go' for the USMC. SSgt A may have something different to say...but I'm going to bet it will be very similiar.
I know of exactly ONE person, that was on here, who got an age waiver. And the only reason he got one was because it took him that long to get his citizenship, and had every single document and paper ready to roll when he walked into the RS.
Age waivers are just about impossible to obtain unless there are VERY special circumstances...AND the Marine Corps believes you have something to offer over and above everyone else.
Finally, check out the sticky on this issue:
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02-09-12, 10:31 AM #23
Thank you Sgt. For your time and service.
Everyone here has been very helpful. Like I said, I'm going to serve one way or another... Maybe the USO needs volunteers, or Civil service is an option. But I still have 3 branches to get yes/no's from.
02-11-12, 07:34 AM #24
Go talk to a Marine recruiter and plead your case. Go face to face. If he has the time, he may be willing to have your paperwork transferred from the Army and submit your paperwork to BUMED. Then you wait months. If it gets approved then you wait some more months to go to boot camp. Like I said your chances are slim to none, especially because of your age.
Just in case it doesn't work out, have you thought about service in the national guard?
02-11-12, 10:26 AM #25
Thank you for your advice. I will do what you have suggested, and hope for the best. It would appear that I waited a bit longer than I should have to enlist. Sadly, it takes more than 6 years to get a 6 year degree haha. I found that out the hard way. I can wait months, I have waited this long. I am disappointed my plans havent panned out the way I had hoped. I suppose a medical condition is just "out of my hands". I have however, been looking into other federal service. ie FBI or DEA. As far as I am concerned, that's still serving my country.... right?
Thanks again for your time and service.
To all the Marines on this site as well. Everyone has been more than gracious and helpful.
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