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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Leprechaun
    CI is *counter* intelligence. Meaning they are NOT spies and such, but look for those who are trying to do us harm on the Intelligence level. (That's a simplified version).
    That's what I said, but just in a retarded way.


  2. #32
    Wow, thanks again for such a helpful response. I'm feeling happier and happier with this MOS now, knowing that there is some opportunity for seeing/doing something interesting.


  3. #33

    ""... an example of the kind of stuff they (intelligence personnel) produce..."

    Mackmaster, I don't know a thing about this specialty. I was a 5-year 0311 PFC who was blessed to carry an M-1 Rifle. And in the subsequent years, I declare that job was the high point of my life and I wouldn't trade that experience for anything else this world might offer, even in the unlikely event should the Lord Jesus offer me another run at life, I'd have to tell Him No thanks, Lord, thanks anyway. Because you see I got to observe and read about a lot of comings and goings as a consequence of those who claimed to be in the intelligence business. For your consideration, I ask you to consider Pearl Harbor, the Battle of Midway, U. S. Military Operations conducted in North Korea during the period October through December, 1950, and most recently during the period of the Nineties and on into 11 Sept., 2001. During my lifetime I say the most worthy of world wide intelligence efforts were those as documented in Professor Gordon Prange's book: "Miracle at Midway". And it is not arguable that the individual who led and directed this intelligence was Commander Joe Rochefort, U. S. Navy. Commander Rochefort's group was more responsible for the miraculous victory in June, 1942, than was any other individual or group. And, the reports say Commander Rochefort was never given any recognition for this achievement. MackMaster, you might want to keep this in mind. It appears to be a lonely business. I don't hesitate to tell you that if you don't like to read, in preference to all other human activities, don't even consider going into intelligence. High on your read list must be: Col. T. R. Fehrenbach's book "This Kind of War" and the Holy Bible. The real tragedy of intelligence recommendations will always be the high prevalence of failures. And immediately following the failures will be the tough job of cleaning up the mess. As you read the history books, you will note that the US has somehow always had the blessing of having available those remarkable Generals & Admirals such as Chesty Puller, George Patton and Chester Nimitz to clean up the wrecks and undo the dirty work. In your history books you will find a narrative about U. S. General Matthew Ridgeway (Old Iron Tits). In Europe during WWII, it was reported that during a particular intense battle with the Germans, while many US soldiers were taking cover along a road under heavy enemy fire, General Ridgeway stepped out in the middle of the road, leisurely took out his dick (in plain sight), and calmly relieved himself, to the great consternation of those cowering under cover and hollering "Cut that out Matt and get back over here under cover, you're drawing fire on the rest of us!" And it was this same General Ridgeway who cleaned up General MacArthur's intelligence failures and resulting messes in North Korea during the winter of 1950 and spring 1951. This was Operations Killer & Ripper, not some State Department get togethers and "discusssions" (Conflict Resolutions). Our guys are still there, after some 58 years. Intelligence failures can be Hell on Earth. If you elect to go to war and don't have the stomach to kill 'em all, then the evidence will be that only the Lord can finally clean up the mess. Gary Hall


  4. #34

    Lightbulb some more info

    I thought this thread at the SGT. Grit Forums was informative, check it out.

    http://forums.grunt.com/forums/p/21814/179872.aspx


  5. #35
    Wow what a great post im looking to come back in as an 02, errr 0211 if I make the cut but being a 0231 doesnt sound that bad either. Thats funny when I read the post by Mack about if you score low you get 29 Palms... It dont Skurr me i was there for 4 years. LoL


    Great post LT.


  6. #36
    Well I was pretty much decided on infantry. Had intel as my #2. This makes me reconsider, knowing so much more about it...

    Stuff like this, knowing all that the Corps and individual Marines can do, is the best moto there is. The capabilities are astounding and the possibilities endless. Best...website...ever.


  7. #37
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    I followed this whole thread from the original post from 09/06 and all I have to say is if you are intelligent...you wouldn't have to ask about intelligence!


  8. #38
    What a lot of people don't know is that now 0211 and 0231 have combined to be one MOS. They no longer take anyone who is not lat moving to the MOS. They are mainly looking for Cpls and Sgts that are first terms, have at least a 110 GT score, eligible for TS clearance, a US citizen, a volunteer, and at least 21 yrs old at completion of the school. This is all information that I recieved from the CI/HUMINT recruiter and a few Marines I know in the MOS. To make the cut is a little hard, but it can/has been done. They are mainly looking for Marines that can work with minimal supervision. Also, as of right now the MOS is closed to females. From what I've heard through the underground is in the next year they will be taking females. I also have a little more information on the whole process since I'm trying to get into the MOS myself right now. If you plan on going into this MOS make sure you know that you WILL deploy a lot. So if you get homesick easy don't even think about it. Once you've made the MOS you are with it until you get out.


  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewer0311 View Post
    What a lot of people don't know is that now 0211 and 0231 have combined to be one MOS. They no longer take anyone who is not lat moving to the MOS. They are mainly looking for Cpls and Sgts that are first terms, have at least a 110 GT score, eligible for TS clearance, a US citizen, a volunteer, and at least 21 yrs old at completion of the school. This is all information that I recieved from the CI/HUMINT recruiter and a few Marines I know in the MOS. To make the cut is a little hard, but it can/has been done. They are mainly looking for Marines that can work with minimal supervision. Also, as of right now the MOS is closed to females. From what I've heard through the underground is in the next year they will be taking females. I also have a little more information on the whole process since I'm trying to get into the MOS myself right now. If you plan on going into this MOS make sure you know that you WILL deploy a lot. So if you get homesick easy don't even think about it. Once you've made the MOS you are with it until you get out.
    Aye Brewer keep me updated on your progress devil...im interested in getting into the 0211 field.


  10. #40
    Cpl. The 0211 and 0231 are not combining there MOS's im a 31 and I can say that. you may herd threw the underground rong.... yes females are going to be starting to get into CI some time next year... both fields 11's and 31's are both great fields to be in the thing is as you said.. with CI they are looking for a stable individual with a 110 or highter GT score and muct me a Cpl. or above.


  11. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Danman View Post
    Cpl. The 0211 and 0231 are not combining there MOS's im a 31 and I can say that. you may herd threw the underground rong.....
    That part was actually told to me from the SSgt in charge of recruiting. Not my MOS though, so I really wouldn't know 100% or not.


  12. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewer0311 View Post
    That part was actually told to me from the SSgt in charge of recruiting. Not my MOS though, so I really wouldn't know 100% or not.

    Just had some of our intel monitors here a few weeks ago. That is just a rumor. They will still be seperate MOSs.


  13. #43
    I met some 0231s from 1/23 and i believe they deal with imagery. These 0231s were straight from bootcamp.

    To be an 0211, the recruiters I talked to wanted Cpls-Sgts.

    I'm in Va beach, very close to Dam Neck. If anyone goes to Intel School let me know and I can point you in the right direction for good entertainment.


  14. #44
    Yes to be an 0211 you must be atleast Cpl.


  15. #45
    I'd like to bring this topic back and hope the same people here can answer some questions I am unable to find at this time.

    I love the amount of information you have given in regards to 0231, and I have done some searching on the web and it seems all information is very helpful.

    However, I was told that your recruiter would fill out a packet with you to apply for your TS Security Clearance.
    Also, how long would it take to find out if you were cleared on the TS Security Clearance? Im assuming that if you shipped to bootcamp while the packet was out, and it came back disapproved, they'd put you in open contract, no? If it came back before you went to bootcamp as disapproved, would you be able to pick another MOS.

    Thanks for the assistance!


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