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10-08-09, 11:08 AM #1
A Few Questions From a Potential Marine
Im currently a senior at FSU and I'm seriously considering going to OCS when I graduate. Of course this is a big descision so I have some questions for those of you who have made that journey.
My girlfriend and I are planning to get married soon, so of course she is very concerned. Shes worried that Ill be gone for 4 years and only get to see her a few days a year, not to mention the fact that theres a possibility that I may not come back.
-So my first question is how long, on average, I could expect to be deployed?
-Is there a set maximum number of days per year that one could be deployed?
-Is there a set maximum number of times that one could be deployed during my time in the service?
-What is an officers life like when not on deployment? Meaning, what kind of daily routine, if any, could I expect when not deployed?
-Of course how much do officers generally earn in a year? Ive looked at the pay scales online, however they are a bit confusing since I have limited knowledge of the Marine rank system.
These are just a few of the questions that I have. I know alot of you will probably tell me to speak to a recruiter, but I want to have a better understanding of what to expect before I take that step. I signed up for the Air Force right out of highschool, but I chose not to go before my ship out date, so I've already been thru the whole recruiting process and I know how recruiters are (at least the one I had, they try to sell you the moon and pretty much say/do anything to get an enlistment).
Thank you, any help would be greatly appreciated.
10-08-09, 11:12 AM #2
After you fill out your profile I am sure you will get more answers than you expected.
10-08-09, 11:22 AM #3
Sorry, it has been updated
10-08-09, 11:40 AM #4
Also belongs in the Recruit Area....Now I would suggest to READ and Digest the RULES in the Poolee Hall.....
I will move now.......
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
ONE PROUD MARINE
Once a Marine...Always a Marine
10-08-09, 03:06 PM #5
10-08-09, 07:00 PM #6
I don't know if degrees from Florida State University count.
10-08-09, 07:08 PM #7
10-08-09, 07:11 PM #8
Zulu 36-I take it your'e not a Nole fan?
10-08-09, 07:14 PM #9
10-08-09, 08:11 PM #10
I remember Pooh Bear. Ive always wondered whats been going on with him since he left.
10-08-09, 08:57 PM #11
10-08-09, 09:06 PM #12
Big Al...that's the Florida Gators vs LSU this Saturday, not FSU.
10-09-09, 06:14 AM #13
He is married and has three kids. His two sons play with my boy all of the time. Pooh Bear has a blocking sled at his house and teaches the three boys how to be running backs and teaches them basketball (which he is pretty darned good at considering his size). He also coaches BB at the local YMCA.
Pooh Bear and I have a deal. If he ever gets really angry at me, he has to shoot me, because getting shot can't hurt as much as getting hit with those huge hands of his.
10-09-09, 07:33 AM #14
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