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03-26-09, 10:57 AM #1
Can you graduate bootcamp as a Lance Corporal?
I would like to know if you can leave bootcamp as a Lance Corporal and if so how?
03-26-09, 10:59 AM #2
03-26-09, 11:01 AM #3
If you happen to be in 3rd BN I Co your chances are slim. Our company honor grad was a contract PFC and still didn't get LCpl
03-26-09, 11:47 AM #4
If you graduate boot camp lance corporal, I'm sorry...
03-26-09, 11:49 AM #5
Yeah, I wouldn't have wanted LCPL out of boot. You will be looked down on as a useless boot when you get to the Fleet, and will be treated just like a PFC. No one likes boot Lances, at least when their company expects them to take charge of Marines, like mine does.
03-26-09, 03:47 PM #6
By the time I got to the FMF I was already a LCpl (contract PFC and 7 months in Motor-T School), no one looked down on me because of that. Hell there were a handfull of us that left Camp Johnson with our "crossed rifles"
03-26-09, 08:12 PM #7
Thanks for the replies.
It was something that I just wanted to know because I thought the highest rank that you can graduate from bootcamp was PFC.
03-27-09, 12:39 AM #8
Technically, yes you can. It is usually only given to those recruits who were contracted PFC. You won't see someone getting two meritorious promotions in boot camp.
It is extremely rare, though. I know my Senior, for example, refused to give E-3 to a grunt. His reasoning is that in many times in the infantry, LCPLs are fireteam leaders, and he didn't want a boot LCPL leading Marines in combat. That was just his reasoning.
Out of two companies graduating on my graduation day (Bravo co, mine, and November co, our sisters), there was only one LCPL. She was a contract PFC, and was company high shooter AND company high PFT for November company. She pretty well deserved it.
03-27-09, 01:10 AM #9
hey gunny, same as me... I was the only Lance other than a wing retread....
I never marched in formation, it was nice.
and I didn't really get messed with in FMF... they tried telling me to find a can of beep and I called them retarded and walked away. No-one joked with me for a long time after that... probably not a good thing I guess.
03-27-09, 06:40 AM #10
03-27-09, 06:55 AM #11
The guide for my platoon picked up LCpl out of boot. He was a good guy. I ended up seeing him again in South Korea of all places at the DMZ. He's intel found out he was stationed on Oki too. Funny thing though, I'll be picking up Cpl before he will haha and I graduated a Pvt. It's all about how you apply yourself.
03-27-09, 08:53 AM #12
Boot camp doesn't define how do you do in the Corps, I don't know why poolees think it does.
I was a squad leader...umm...no one gives a **** lol
03-27-09, 08:55 AM #13
03-27-09, 09:19 AM #14
03-27-09, 09:28 AM #15
I got out of boot with an XGI, he graduated as an E4.
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