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Thread: Enlisted or Officer Advice
04-30-09, 06:22 PM #1
Enlisted or Officer Advice
Well after being called a f***tard, idiotic SOB, etc. by my father for saying I would like to enlist right after high school, I am re-evaluating my choice. In all honesty, I do not feel as though college is for me, and I know that as a boot 2nd Lieutenant I would not be ready to lead. Plus, I have heard Marines say that even if you do eventually become an officer, spending time as an enlisted man is extremely beneficial.
After saying all this, my father is still incredibly unconvinced. He suggested either ROTC or being in the Marine Reserves during college, but I can't get past the fact I would not be active duty. In addition, I know of Marines, even on this site, that decided to go enlisted, and have done 20+ years in the Corps. Plus, I want the whole experience. I want everything the Marine Corps can give me.
I guess I am just venting, but am also wondering if there really are significant advantages of being an officer? Also, can you make a career out of being in the 03xx field? And is it easier making a career out of the Corps as an officer?
05-02-09, 08:15 AM #2
Your dad's suggestion to do ROTC or Reserves during college is a good one. Education is very important, and it will give you a small taste of the life. You can make a better decision after that.
05-02-09, 08:35 AM #3
Why eat mac n cheese, when you can have the steak?
Just my old 2 cents.
05-02-09, 11:01 AM #4
05-02-09, 01:30 PM #5
Also just FYI, I've never heard an officer called by his rank unless a senior officer was talking to a junior; all other times it's just simply "Sir".
05-03-09, 07:26 AM #6
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05-03-09, 03:36 PM #8
Follow Your Heart. It has never let me down yet.
You can analize and over-analize but ultimetly it all comes down to the Heart...
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