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  1. Request Mast.

    Request Mast.
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    Just out of curiosity, Dari or Farsi?

    Just out of curiosity, Dari or Farsi?
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    I also wondered about this. This is good...

    I also wondered about this.



    This is good advice. Look into taking the Foreign Service Entrance Exam.
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    One option that you might want to consider is the...

    One option that you might want to consider is the United States Naval Academy, from which Midshipmen can go on to pursue a career in either the Navy or the Marine Corps as commissioned officers. The...
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    Just pick an MOS you think you will enjoy in the...

    Just pick an MOS you think you will enjoy in the meantime. Ideally one that doesn't have too lengthy of a school and which isn't exceptionally slow-promoting.
    Do well in it, get extremely physically...
  6. For Corpsmen, in your A school you can volunteer...

    For Corpsmen, in your A school you can volunteer to go "Green Side", in which case it is likely that you will be able to because they generally don't have enough volunteers.
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    Meh, if you have a college degree, or can finish...

    Meh, if you have a college degree, or can finish one before your clearance expires, sure.
    A TS alone with just a high school education isn't a guaranteed golden ticket like people claim.
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    While DLI attrition is high (I am a DLI dropout...

    While DLI attrition is high (I am a DLI dropout myself coincidentally), it's nowhere near 70%. The most difficult part about the training is that it is very long and requires maintaining your...
  9. Depends on where your first duty station ends up...

    Depends on where your first duty station ends up being. If you are based in the US, it's a simple matter of just going home on your first 96-hour vacation and driving your car back. If you are...
  10. Ghosting is NOT technically allowed legitimately...

    Ghosting is NOT technically allowed legitimately and openly. I've never actually seen anyone get subject to disciplinary action for ghosting, but in theory you could. Unless you are given BAH own...
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    Color blindness is a disqualifier for EOD anyway,...

    Color blindness is a disqualifier for EOD anyway, for obvious reasons.
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    It's considered a federal agency. Not a charity....

    It's considered a federal agency. Not a charity.
    Same concept as Social Security. You pay into it whether you like it or not, whether you'll personally benefit from it or not, and that money...
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    Marine Corps Retirement Home

    I noticed a while back when looking at my Leave and Earnings Statements that evey month 50 cents was getting deducted for the "MC Retirement Home". The Marine Corps Retirement Home? What is this? ...
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    As stated above, getting advance-pay and...

    As stated above, getting advance-pay and advance-BAH is a good way to go to cover these kind of things.

    Don't get extravagant. And run major decisions by the next higher person in your chain of...
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    Tattoo policy was put into place under General...

    Tattoo policy was put into place under General Conway, the previous Commandant, at the same time as the force was being increased.

    So no, its nothing new.

    You can get NJP'd for getting a tattoo...
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    I sent you a PM back. Yes there will always be...

    I sent you a PM back.

    Yes there will always be a gym, and sometimes a local fitness club the Marines will have a membership to.

    Duty schedule fluctuates, and I won't get into specifics for...
  17. Short answer: No. Long Answer: he is probably...

    Short answer: No.

    Long Answer: he is probably confused. In SOME circumstances, the number 1 ranked graduate of MOS school (their occupational school, which comes after boot camp and combat...
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    It is worth noting that many MCIs are actually...

    It is worth noting that many MCIs are actually WORTH COLLEGE CREDIT.
    There is no reason NOT to do MCIs when in 20 minutes you can earn 2-3 semester hours and save hundreds of dollars.
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    Can you PM me a link or directions to where I can...

    Can you PM me a link or directions to where I can read the referenced piece by Gen Krulak?
    I would like to read the full article.
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    Cain, Minimalist footwear IS authorized as...

    Cain,
    Minimalist footwear IS authorized as running shoes per MARADMIN.
    However, I would not recommend bringing it to OCS, because you will likely want the greater support of traditional running...
  21. It depends on the workload and variability of...

    It depends on the workload and variability of schedule in your MOS. A Grunt would find it difficult because they may frequently need to disappear into the field for big chunks of time, whereas a...
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    Yes, it should be specifically written in your...

    Yes, it should be specifically written in your contract.

    As a clarification, often recruiters will have you sign a general enlistment contract (no MOS, i.e. an "open contract") in order to get you...
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    We do not enlist individuals with a GED unless...

    We do not enlist individuals with a GED unless they have 15 college credits, no. Remember that generally college classes are 3-credit hours apeice, so that 15 credits is essentially the equivalent...
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    Not sure what your question is, because you seem...

    Not sure what your question is, because you seem to already be aware of all the relevant information.
    All the life story motivation is great and all, and I'm glad you can actually write coherently...
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    Oh, and regarding the question of security...

    Oh, and regarding the question of security clearances, unless I am greatly mistaken, ALL Officers must qualify for at least a Secret level security clearance to even be commissioned, due to the...
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