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    In the reserves job availability is based on what...

    In the reserves job availability is based on what positions are available in the units in your area. Typically infantry jobs are pretty prevalent, as well as various support roles. But it really...
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    At 29 I don't think you'll have an issue getting...

    At 29 I don't think you'll have an issue getting in. Thanks for being so willing to give back to this Country as an immigrant. Most Americans, even those who wave the flag and wear the T-shirts, are...
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    What do you want to do, job wise? If you donít have your heart set on USMC infantry the Guard is going to be a much friendlier organization in terms of balancing your civilian career, opportunities...
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    Keep your air contract and donít look back. There are limited Marine aviation slots in the reserves (for after you complete you active duty service obligation), however there are plenty of Army and...
  5. This site is pretty much dead. That said, the...

    This site is pretty much dead.

    That said, the active unit that ripped us (reservists) were trash. So your mileage may vary.

    It is true that towards the end of the 2000s and on Marine...
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    The right answer is never lie about anything,...

    The right answer is never lie about anything, it's dishonest and illegal in this context. I would never advise anyone do anything other than be truthful on government documents.

    To answer your...
  7. Plenty of officers were prior enlisted. I don’t...

    Plenty of officers were prior enlisted. I don’t think prior enlisted service necessarily makes you a better officer, but it CAN help. That said, I wouldn’t enlist with the primary focus for doing so...
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    Agreed on the note about prior enlisted service....

    Agreed on the note about prior enlisted service. In fact in some instances people are not able to move on from their role as enlisted and embrace being an officer. That said, I totally understand the...
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    If your goal is to become an officer, the...

    If your goal is to become an officer, the reserves/National Guard/rotc are your best bet. It is not realistic to think you'll get your bachelors on active duty in a reasonable amount of time. In...
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    Assuming you are not immature for your age, you...

    Assuming you are not immature for your age, you may find yourself in a leadership position in boot camp. Even 18 year olds joining the Marine Corps are often not the most mature in the world. I...
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    Study for and take the asvab seriously. PT as...

    Study for and take the asvab seriously. PT as well.
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    If you don't have much going on in your civilian...

    If you don't have much going on in your civilian life, I'd suggest Active Duty for the job security/full experience... and this is coming from a prior reservist. While your goal to become a BJJ World...
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    Be mindful that infantry is one of the most...

    Be mindful that infantry is one of the most sought after jobs in the Marine Corps and usually is the first to fill-up. It may be necessary for you to wait until the Fall to sign an infantry contract...
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    The sooner you talk to a recruiter the better....

    The sooner you talk to a recruiter the better. The way job selection works is every October all the new job availability comes out, and they fill up from there.... so if the job you want is gone, you...
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    If you go to boot camp unable to do more than 6...

    If you go to boot camp unable to do more than 6 pushups your life is going to be pretty miserable.
  16. Thread: Force recon

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    https://marsoc.com/cso-soo-details

    https://marsoc.com/cso-soo-details
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    The armed forces don't care about your sexual...

    The armed forces don't care about your sexual orientation, so no concerns on that end.

    As to the therapy, that's all case by case. If it's as you describe I doubt that would be a permanent...
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    I can only really speak to deployments, but...

    I can only really speak to deployments, but Marine infantry typically deploys for 7 months. Obviously special units do their own thing. Optempo varies by need, but they try to keep it reasonable....
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    If you do well at a decent law school that...

    If you do well at a decent law school that matters significantly more than prior enlisted service. Talk to an OSO, not a recruiter, to get a realistic expectation of what you should do to make...
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    If you really want to do it, it's worth pursuing....

    If you really want to do it, it's worth pursuing. A good friend of mine enlisted in his early 30s into the reserves, he did transfer out of the infantry after we got back from overseas, in part...
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    Age waivers are possible, and you won't know...

    Age waivers are possible, and you won't know until you speak with either a recruiter or OSO. If all else fails, don't write off another branch.

    May I ask what you want to do/get out of the...
  22. And let us know if you're a PFC :p

    And let us know if you're a PFC :p
  23. Thread: Canadian

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    Some info to start out:...

    Some info to start out:
    http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/permanent-residency-green-card-rules-canadian-citizens.html

    Just do what most Marines do to get various benefits......
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    Raiders will get the most "forward"...

    Raiders will get the most "forward" opportunities. From what I've heard within SOCOM green berets have been getting the most combat experience given their train and advise focus and the nature of...
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    If you have American citizenship you should be...

    If you have American citizenship you should be fine, you are an American after-all. The recruiter closest to you should be able to get you an answer. The only potential issue may be if you are...
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