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Thread: Recon enlistment option?
08-08-08, 05:30 PM #1
Recon enlistment option?
I'm in the process of enlisting, and need to pick my MOS. I've narrowed it down to 3 main choices.
Infantry (Recon enlistment option)
Crash, Fire, Rescue
*in that order
Some quick info on me first, I'm married and have a 3 year old daughter. She is on-board with anything I choose.
What is the expected deployments in these MOS?
If I take Infantry with the recon enlistment option, and are unable to pass the recon first time though. Would I be able to try again after X amount of time?
With these MOS's what would the chances of getting on base in Japan or Hawaii? (The Family would like to live in either of the two loc.)
I have a buddy who is wanting to join as well, if we both choose the same MOS route would we be able to go thought training together?
Last question: What are the rules on tattoos? I don't currently have any, but I do want to get some.
Thank you for your time!
08-08-08, 06:38 PM #2
I wish we had enough slots available in RECON for all that want it, but My GOD, everyone wants that. You need to read the rules and finish filling out your profile! Follow this link:
08-08-08, 07:47 PM #3
Nick, Are you good with leaving your family?...Alot? Because no matter what MOS you go with, Marines are deployed alot. The Marine Corps is a Force in Readiness. I had to leave my 2 year old for a 6 month deployment (twice). That's some hard stuff man, You should really think about it...Later Kevin
08-08-08, 07:55 PM #4
I know its going to be hard. I'm prepared for it, as is my wife. I'm going to miss my little girl the most. But this is something that will help me be a better person for her.
08-08-08, 09:38 PM #5
08-08-08, 11:01 PM #6
08-08-08, 11:57 PM #7
You have a daughter and a wife you really want to take the chance of you getting shot and there left without anyone? I would go Crash your the Marines Firefighter and after your 4 you got a career to support your family on. Then I would go CE under the journeymen program when you get out you could be a journeymen carpenter in the union. But unless your reserve then guess what your not going to get a specific MOS but a field so you would get 1300 Engineers or 0300 Infantry or 7000 airfield services.
08-09-08, 06:32 PM #8
I appreciate the information, ZSKI! I'm fully aware of the risks involved. After the corps, assuming I make it. I'm looking to either move into Fire Fighting, or Police work and possibly a stint in S.W.A.T. Hence the Recon idea.
Does anyone have any further answers?
08-11-08, 11:18 AM #9
Can anyone on here answer my questions?
08-11-08, 11:36 AM #10
08-11-08, 11:36 AM #11
I don't think the kid has a choice, does she? Or did she give two thumbs-up?
I hear they are bringing The 6 Million Dollar Man TV show back, have you thought about that after your stint in Recon?
Seriously, once you put Recon in your post, especially the title, you tune out about 90% of the Marines on this site that might respond. The most you get is a few comments from guys like me that are bored at lunch.....
08-11-08, 11:48 AM #12
Just another wannabe recon loser. Go apply to Walmart security team.
08-11-08, 02:03 PM #13
Thanks for your input.
08-11-08, 02:54 PM #14
08-11-08, 03:03 PM #15
We Get A Lot Of Recon Wannabees Here That Is Why You Are Getting The Response You Are Getting.
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