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Posted: 12/22/2005 8:52:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 9:12:44 PM EDT 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 9:02:06 PM EDT
there is a marine recon reserve unit based here in san antonio that is in iraq right now.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:05:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 9:05:32 PM EDT by Witch_Doctor]
The Marine Reserve infantry unit from Milwaukee got back from Iraq a few months ago...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:06:22 PM EDT
In two hours he could have at least told you how to spell "Navy."
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:07:36 PM EDT

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



Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:12:02 PM EDT

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 9:15:17 PM EDT
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 9:16:22 PM EDT
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 9:18:07 PM EDT

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 9:33:26 PM EDT
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 9:36:11 PM EDT
He's lieing. Badly.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:41:19 PM EDT

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



+1000

www.marforres.usmc.mil/

lying...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:42:25 PM EDT
Not true- that is a fact.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:45:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 9:46:42 PM EDT 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 9:56:49 PM EDT
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 10:04:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 10:06:04 PM EDT 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 10:06:27 PM EDT
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 10:07:07 PM EDT
80% of recruiters are full of shit
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 11:55:41 PM EDT
Whatever a recruiter doesn't put it in writing, you shouldn't believe.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:09:38 AM EDT
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: 12/23/2005 12:30:13 AM EDT

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


Ding!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:01:32 AM EDT
Silver tongued devils they are.

So you gonna sign up or what?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:34:08 AM EDT
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 3:38:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:47:58 AM EDT
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 5:57:51 AM EDT

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 5:58:21 AM EDT
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 5:59:53 AM EDT
87% of statistics are made up on the spot.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:13:42 AM EDT

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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