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07-07-12, 02:13 PM #1
Intelligence permanent duty stations
I'm currently a college student studying international relations. I'm contemplating enlisting in the Marine Corps upon completion of my bachelors degree.
I'm very interested in the intelligence field and that's what I want I want to do for my career. I'm just wondering what the duty stations for the intel positions are.
07-07-12, 02:49 PM #2
Topic closed you have a complete profile besides a first and last name......site rules, which can be found in the poolee and Ask A Marine forums.
PM any Squad Leader from the Squad Leaders sticky thread when you have a complete profile. Topic will then be reopened.
07-07-12, 04:21 PM #3
Complete profile....topic reopened.
07-07-12, 05:02 PM #4
you can get stationed anywhere, you'll get 3 choices though....east coast(Lejeune, Cherry Point, Quantico), west coast (Pendleton, Miramar, Yuma), and overseas (Okinawa, Hawaii). Intel is needed pretty much anywhere, it is not specific to a duty station.
07-07-12, 08:44 PM #5
To my understanding duty stations are picked based on class ranking, correct?
Im really interested in Quantico to be close to home and near DC for networking.
07-07-12, 09:57 PM #6
yes and no...nearing graduation at MOS school you'll get the list of where you and the others are needed. The higher rank in your class the better possibility you have to go where you want because you'll get to choose first from whats available. Quantico or East Coast may not be available at all..??..there is no way to tell
07-07-12, 11:34 PM #7
Thanks for the information!
07-08-12, 12:26 AM #8
Look right above your post at the sticky's and read the one about intelligence analysts...it will answer most of your questions including picking your first duty station out of school (it's based on your class standing/ranking).
07-08-12, 03:05 PM #9
I would imagine that when duty stations are being picked Okinawa or Hawaii are among the first to be picked if they're available?
07-08-12, 03:41 PM #10
HI for sure; would think 29 Palms, CA (it's a desert outpost) is at the bottom.
Our base in HI is a Marine Corps Air Station so chances are, if you went there, you would be with an aviation squadron. Your chances of being with an infantry unit are greater on Okinawa or at Camp Pendleton, CA/Camp LeJeune, NC.
Joint commands have large intelligence (J2) directorates. The US Central Command runs the wars in southwest Asia including Afghanistan and Iraq (would be involved with Iran if the balloon goes up there too). It's headquarters is located at MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL (I was there during Desert Storm). Although they have some junior troops there, the majority of intel personnel are experienced NCO's/SNCO's/officers. Another joint command, the US Southern Command, is also headquartered at MacDill AFB and it covers Latin America. Joint commands include all the service branches to integrate our warfighting capabilities in a particular region of the world. The commander-in-chief (CINC) rotates between a USMC/USN/USAF/USA flag officer (general/admiral).
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