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Posted: 5/1/2011 7:05:01 PM EDT
Here is the deal, I am 24, in ok shape, I make a living wage but nothing great, and there is no chance of further advancement where I work. I have regretted not enlisting since I turned 18 and figured it is now or never. I do have a bachelors degree if that counts for anything.  I am thinking of enlisting as a reserve.  What advice can arfcom offer?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:07:13 PM EDT
If it's anything like the Army, I wouldn't.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:07:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 7:07:56 PM EDT by Tim_the_enchanter]
With a degree, you might as well go to OCS. You better get in shape though.

Originally Posted By Nameless_Hobo:
If it's anything like the Army, I wouldn't.



It isn't.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:08:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 7:10:16 PM EDT by zhick]
Originally Posted By Tim_the_enchanter:
With a degree, you might as well go to OCS. You better get in shape though.

Originally Posted By Nameless_Hobo:
If it's anything like the Army, I wouldn't.



It isn't.


This, wait what ????    Beat by a edit......


GO TO OCS, YOU HAVE A DEGREE,USE IT......
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:08:09 PM EDT
If you're doing it to get Osama, you should know ...... he's dead.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:08:24 PM EDT
in perfect shape to be exact, for OCS
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:11:08 PM EDT
According to some arfcom sources, if you join the Marines, you'll become a drunk, undisciplined homosexual.



Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:11:09 PM EDT
Consider the Reserve.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:12:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 7:13:34 PM EDT by 0699TeufelHnd]
USMC IS FUCKING CAPITALIZED MAGGOT!

BENDS AND MOTHER FUCKING THRUSTS UNTIL I'M TIRED YOU!

JUST BEGIN!

In before the Army vs Marines cluster fuck and also before some zoomie spouts off that the Marines don't have any technical skills.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:15:19 PM EDT
Do not enlist as a dumb pfc if you have a college degree

You WILL regret it
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:19:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dustrod:
Do not enlist as a dumb pfc if you have a college degree

You WILL regret it


Listen to this man.  My brother made this mistake...

Needless to say he regretted it.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:21:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rhino73:
Originally Posted By Dustrod:
Do not enlist as a dumb pfc if you have a college degree

You WILL regret it


Listen to this man.  My brother made this mistake...

Needless to say he regretted it.


What these guys say.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:23:26 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Covert8645:


According to some arfcom sources, if you join the Marines, you'll become a drunk, undisciplined Heterosexual







 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:28:37 PM EDT
How hard is it to get selected for Marine OCS? My college grades were shitty.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:29:11 PM EDT




Originally Posted By Danj:

How hard is it to get selected for Marine OCS? My college grades were shitty.




You graduated though, right?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:30:32 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Covert8645:





Originally Posted By Danj:

How hard is it to get selected for Marine OCS? My college grades were shitty.
You graduated though, right?
Yes sir. I was under the impression it's competitive or were the USMC and Navy recruiters lying to me because they wanted me to enlist?



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:32:21 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Danj:





Originally Posted By Covert8645:




Originally Posted By Danj:

How hard is it to get selected for Marine OCS? My college grades were shitty.
You graduated though, right?
Yes sir. I was under the impression it's competitive or were the USMC and Navy recruiters lying to me because they wanted me to enlist?

 


Talk to an OSO not a recruiter.

 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:48:10 PM EDT



Originally Posted By 0699TeufelHnd:


USMC IS FUCKING CAPITALIZED MAGGOT!



BENDS AND MOTHER FUCKING THRUSTS UNTIL I'M TIRED YOU!



JUST BEGIN!



In before the Army vs Marines cluster fuck and also before some zoomie spouts off that the Marines don't have any technical skills.


Someone had to say it.

 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:56:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 0699TeufelHnd:
USMC IS FUCKING CAPITALIZED MAGGOT!

BENDS AND MOTHER FUCKING THRUSTS UNTIL I'M TIRED YOU!

JUST BEGIN!

In before the Army vs Marines cluster fuck and also before some zoomie spouts off that the Marines don't have any technical skills.


I CAN HAZ THE ASVAB?
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:50:50 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Covert8645:


According to some arfcom sources, if you join the Marines, you'll become a drunk, undisciplined homosexual.





No way.



Marines are definitely well disciplined.





I would recommend to anyone that they do one hitch as active, versus going right into the reserves.
 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:53:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 0699TeufelHnd:
USMC IS FUCKING CAPITALIZED MAGGOT!

BENDS AND MOTHER FUCKING THRUSTS UNTIL I'M TIRED YOU!

JUST BEGIN!

In before the Army vs Marines cluster fuck and also before some zoomie spouts off that the Marines don't have any technical skills.


Amen!

and in before the "ARMY strong" pic of the out of spec soldier carrying multiple pizzas.

Link Posted: 5/1/2011 8:56:43 PM EDT
I'm considering Marine OCS, I graduate with a BS in engineering in 2 weeks. I'm a USMC brat and my family tries to talk me out of it.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:12:44 PM EDT



Originally Posted By replicators:




BS in engineering


Do ya like bees?



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 9:13:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 9:15:43 PM EDT by rasanders22]
Its the best thing I ever did. I enlisted in 96 got out in 01. Applied for OCS in 04 but didnt make the cut. To be a viable canidate you should be able to do a 3 mile run in under 20 minutes.
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