MIL Embassy Duty

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    My unit is going on a MEU(SOC) very soon and i'm planning on going on embassy duty as soon as we get back, I meet all the requirements and prerequisites and I know that i'll have no problem with getting a TS clearance. I could very well put in a package right now and get in with the next class in a couple months but there's no way in hell I want to miss out on Iraq, so i'm going to put in my package as soon as we come back from the MEU(SOC).

    My question is this, should I keep my mouth shut about going on embassy duty until after we get back, or should I go talk to my career planner even though I realistically won't be putting in my package for about a year since the workup itself is 6 months and the deployment will be about 8 months.

    Some Marines told me that informing my chain of command that I plan to leave the unit as soon as we come back from deployment isn't the best of ideas since i'm still pretty new to the unit so I should just keep my mouth shut until i'm ready to put in my package, but others have told me to go ahead and get the ball rolling as far as obtaining the TS clearance and whatnot goes before we leave for the MEU(SOC).

    What do you guys think?

    edited to add: One of the guys who picked up with my unit the same time I did basically told his entire chain of command that he is putting in a package for OCS when he hadn't even spend 1 full day in the fleet yet and everyone was cool with it, so I guess informing my chain that I want to go talk to the career planner about it and get things going may be alright and I won't get shit for it.
     
  2. Ranger-AO

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

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    Don't do it.
     
  3. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Don't do it.
     
  4. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Out of the 80 years Ranger has been in and the 5 that I have, you have 85 cumulative years of experience telling you not to tell your COC.
     
  5. ZaC851

    ZaC851 New Member

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    Do it.







    but uh did the rules change?? gotta be a cpl last time I checked.. :dunno:
     
  6. ZaC851

    ZaC851 New Member

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    Guess if would depend on your unit as well.



    Mines cool about that shit.
     
  7. gtcrispy

    gtcrispy New Member

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    I saw some Marine's on embassy duty. Looked like fun sitting behind a glass window.
     
  8. OkiDiver

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    you've been in for such a short time, odds are the CRS will tell you to come back next year. the only lcpls they takeare the ones about to get out
     
  9. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    dont do it.

    ocs > embassy duty and commands go for shit like that

    you just got to the fucking fleet you fucking showershoe ... fucking experience a little bit before you start trying to go different places ... this way you wont be a fucking boot every fucking where you go ...
     
  10. Accord

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    They're letting PFC's go on MSG Duty right now, they need embassy Marines bad.
     
  11. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Showershoe? :rofl: That may be the greatest military cut down ever.
     
  12. SoCaLlove

    SoCaLlove New Member

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    what unit are you w/ , accord?
     
  13. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    we usually save it for boot Lt's, :mamoru:
     
  14. MumblingJoe169

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  15. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Aren't boot LTs inexperienced? Would a prior enlisted LT still be a boot LT?
     
  16. OkiDiver

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    they tell that to everybody, it dosen't change the fact that you haven't been in long enough to start requesting b-billets. the crs is just going to tell you you haven't been in long enough.
     
  17. MumblingJoe169

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    yea we are all a bunch of noobs at our jobs. I just don't want to be called a showershoe :wtc:

    i already stole it and called some moron LT i know who asked me a stupid question a fucking showershoe :bowrofl:
     
  18. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    I definitely don't want to go on MSG or any other b-billet before I have at least one deployment under my belt, I will have had about 2 years in by the time my unit gets back from the MEU(SOC).
     
  19. OkiDiver

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    Well MSG is the only one you are going to be able to do w/o reenlisting and asking for it as an incentive, you may end up having to extend your contract however.
     
  20. TRN

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    If you want to do it, no harm in asking.
     
  21. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    :rofl::rofl:

    as long as the new LT's just stick to a SNCO to learn their shit and dont try to lead right away, they are good in my book ... but i'm just a Cpl ... been promoted 4 times as opposed to 0, :mamoru:
     
  22. MumblingJoe169

    MumblingJoe169 New Member

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    :squint: iv been promoted 4 times as well

    anyways, its not a problem to lead right away. its the ones that don't sit back and take time to observe whats going on and how things go, and try and make changes right away.
     
  23. MumblingJoe169

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    i called the girl at CVS a fucking showershoe today. its nonstop
     
  24. RoblesGT

    RoblesGT [Track Days: 19 ][Crashes: 1] [SuMo Days: 1 ][Cras OT Supporter

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  25. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    isn't this just semperific
     

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