MIL Automatic Promotion to E-2?

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  1. cheet

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    I'm not well-versed in the military, but a Marine recruiter told me the other day that if I enlisted I would be automatically promoted above my peers to E-2 because I'm an Eagle Scout. Is this anything significant or is he just trying to make it sound like I'm getting a good deal?
     
  2. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I believe that is correct.

    edit: Google gave me this:
    http://www.dacbsa.org/NESA/scholarships.htm
     
  3. cheet

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    But what does it mean? As soon as I'm out of basic I'm an E-2 and everyone else is E-1?
     
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    That's exactly what it means. There are usually several automatic promotions in each group that graduates from basic.
     
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    Saw the edit, thanks for the help
     
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    Ya it was the gayest shit of my life...but worth it for my college apps and resume.
     
  8. Insdav3

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    Promotions:

    Eagle Scout
    12 college credits
    3 Referred enlistments
     
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    :dunno: I was told 12. I have like 60-70 credits anyway.
     
  10. Accord

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    You also get it for being in JROTC for 2 years in high school.

    Also, my recruiter told me it was 2 referrals to get PFC out of boot and if you refer 3, you get a free set of dress blues at boot.
     
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    The article says promotion to LCpl, but that's not right. The highest rank someone that isn't prior service can get in their contract for the Marines is PFC. The only way to get LCpl is to be the honor grad in boot camp and they're meritoriously promoted by their DI's.
     
  12. Ranger-AO

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    Yeah, I saw that too. But I was too lazy to say anything about it. :hs:
     
  13. evan2

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    some will come out of basic as e3 all you need is to join for 6 years or do about 40 credits I belive, and not everyone will be e1 though many could.. I was
     
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    yep back in my day it was 12 also
     
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    It doesn't work that way in the Marines. You do not get E3 in your contract at all, period. It doesn't matter if you have a doctorate in nuclear physics, you aren't getting E3 in your contract.
     
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    As far as Army goes, a buddy of mine joined (Reserves, if that matters) and went in Automatically as an E-3. He has no Eagle Scout / College / etc. He did some young marine shit a while back, but that's it.

    When I was talking to me recruiter he told me I'd go in as E-2, but didn't explain why. I didn't.
     
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    i went in e2. im gettin e3 next month :hs:
     
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    seems like only yesterday you had that sticky thread about to ship off :bigthumb:
     
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    good lord... once i was finally not feeling miserable i got those damn letters that would really make my life suck







    and yet i still contemplate OCS... its fuckin 6 months! :eek3:
     
  20. evan2

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    oh i thought he was talking airforce opps
     

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