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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 12/22/2005 7:52:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 8:12:44 PM EST by tac45]
according to a Marine recruiter I spoke with today. Oh yeah, it also doesn't matter what MOS you are in the Corps it just matters that you are a Marine.

I went into the recruiters office to inquire about enlisting into a Marine Reserve Infantry unit but was told no such thing. Didn't learn much else after 2 hours! Feeding me a line? I coulda swore I seen something about a Marine Reserve infantry unit in Iraq?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:02:06 PM EST
there is a marine recon reserve unit based here in san antonio that is in iraq right now.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:05:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 8:05:32 PM EST by Witch_Doctor]
The Marine Reserve infantry unit from Milwaukee got back from Iraq a few months ago...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:06:22 PM EST
In two hours he could have at least told you how to spell "Navy."
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:07:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
In two hours he could have at least told you how to spell "Navy."



Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:12:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
In two hours he could have at least told you how to spell "Navy."



oops. typo, my bad.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:15:17 PM EST
What do you expect, Marines are badass.



And recruiters lie thru their teeth.
Mine was straight up with me but some of the stories I heard.....
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:16:22 PM EST
Is there a Marine Corps combat arms unit in either AL, GA, or FL? Say, Infantry, Recon, or armor? I'm pretty sure there isn't in FL but I coulda swore there was an infantry unit in bama.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:18:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By tac45:
according to a Marine recruiter I spoke with today. Oh yeah, it also doesn't matter what MOS you are in the Corps it just matters that you are a Marine.

I went into the recruiters office to inquire about enlisting into a Marine Reserve Infantry unit but was told no such thing. Didn't learn much else after 2 hours! Feeding me a line? I coulda swore I seen something about a Marine Reserve infantry unit in Iraq?



Marine reserve from this area got back about 3 months ago from Iraq. Recruiter is lying big surprise.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:33:26 PM EST
If you want high speed in reserve component and you live in FL, look no further than 20th SFG(A) there is a entire Special Forces BN spread all over FL so a unit should be close to you. If you have specific questions you can email me.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:36:11 PM EST
He's lieing. Badly.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:41:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Goonboss:
He's lieing. Badly.



+1000

www.marforres.usmc.mil/

lying...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:42:25 PM EST
Not true- that is a fact.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:45:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 8:46:42 PM EST by raven]
I worked with some Marine reservists a few years ago. In August, around 20 or so Marine reservists from NE Ohio area were killed in a massive IED attack, one of whom was my little brother's friend from high school.

So yes, there is a Marine Reserve, and yes, they're in Iraq.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:56:49 PM EST
A manager at my former job was a major in the Marine Reserve. Squared away individual. He was deployed over there for about a year, and is back now.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:04:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 9:06:04 PM EST by p331083]
To be fair to the recruiter, tac45 asked spicifically if there is a infantry reserve, not just a reserve in general.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:06:27 PM EST
There are plenty of Marine Corps Reserve units that are infantry and other combat arms. The recruiter man is feeding you a line in order to get you to enlist in the active side so he can fill a quota. If he lies to you about this, he might lie or coerce you into somehting else that can get you in trouble later on down the road in your career. Find another recruiter.

Good luck and S/F.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:07:07 PM EST
80% of recruiters are full of shit
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:55:41 PM EST
Whatever a recruiter doesn't put it in writing, you shouldn't believe.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:09:38 PM EST
Yes 80% of recruiters lie. They shined me on a little. but, all Marines are infantry, first. All other MOS's come second.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:30:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By NAM:
80% of recruiters are full of shit


Ding!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:01:32 AM EST
Silver tongued devils they are.

So you gonna sign up or what?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:34:08 AM EST
well, a lotta marines do cross deck to become seals but it sure ain't no 80%!

i think your 80% on recruiters is a little conservative!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 2:38:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:47:58 AM EST
He's full of it on both accounts.

There are Marines that become Navy SEALs, but nothing like 80%

There are reserve Infantry units. There are even reserve Recon and Force Recon units.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:57:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By osprey21:

Originally Posted By NAM:
80% of recruiters are full of shit


Ding!!



Quota salesmen are all they are anyways.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:58:21 AM EST
The way that I had heard the Marine/SEAL story wasn't that 80% of Navy SEALs are Marines, but that 80% of Marines who go through BUD/S graduate to become SEALs. I'm not saying it's true, 'cause honestly I have no clue, but that is the way I heard the story told.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 4:59:53 AM EST
87% of statistics are made up on the spot.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:13:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
87% of statistics are made up on the spot.



really? I had always heard that it was 93% of statistics are made up on the spot.
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