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    Hello Marines.

    I am a Pfc. in the United States Army and I have some questions reguarding switching branches. When I first planned on enlisting, I was deeply considering the Marines. Then I discovered that I would have to wait a year to enlist due to the medication I was on at the current moment, so I went in the Army following family tradition instead. I have nothing against any branch, but I feel like I need more of a challenge and in the back of my mind, a voice is screaming you fool, the Marines is what you need! As of right now I am in the reserves, but I want to be able to switch to the Marines. If anyone knows anything about this or has been through this that would be greatly appreciated.


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    You'll have to start from square one..........................BOOTCAMP!


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    You can make the switch. You will have do to a component switch which isn't difficult if your unit will sign off on it.

    You will have to go to boot camp. You will graduate as a PFC, which is E-2 in the Marine Corps.


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    C'mon, Do IT!
    You'll be allowed to wear your ribbons from the Army when you graduate. Great conversation piece. ; )


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    LoL thanx alot


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine84
    You'll have to start from square one..........................BOOTCAMP!
    Your right, and looking forward to it!


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    Come on over and GET SOME!!!!!!


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    Dont even think about it,just do it. You will not be dissappointed. Should not have any problems as long as your unit will release you.


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    Dont even think about it,just do it. You will not be dissappointed. Should not have any problems as long as your unit will release you.


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    You have not mentioned exactly how long you have been with your reserve component, or have you? Are they working up to deploy? Ifthey are do not wait at all just do it don;t think about it. You have finished your obligation to your family tradition now join our family. You should be a show in. Not really but it sounded good. Go to a Marine Recruiter and find out how to get it done. Don't go reserve go regular unless there is something like a child or obligations to your family to take care of.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.

    Almost S**&$% F#


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    dude, I did it...

    I was with the Army National Guard for 5 years...didn't even finish that contract...and got a "Conditional Release".
    The condition was that I join the Corps.
    So, Jan 16th, 2000 SPC. P became Recruit P (USMC)
    after 3 months of Boot Camp...I was PFC P (with my army ribbons/medals)
    and here I am now...7 years later...
    livin' the dream.


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    I was thinking about this one, what if someone from another branch joining the Corps and they show up to Bootcamp in their other branch of service dress uniform. How would that go over on the Yellow Foot Prints ? I wonder if it ever happend before ?

    Semper Fi


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    It would be hard to imagine anyone that stupid!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtHMH
    I was thinking about this one, what if someone from another branch joining the Corps and they show up to Bootcamp in their other branch of service dress uniform. How would that go over on the Yellow Foot Prints ? I wonder if it ever happend before ?

    Semper Fi
    I really couldn't imagine that. I know I wouldn't. I'd show up as a traditional recruit and ready for the experience of a life.


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    You'll Like Our Uniforms Better!!! Good Luck


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