MIL Enlisting after college?

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  1. Casino

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    I'm really trying to get into the Marine Corps and I'm applying for OCS for after I graduate, but my officer selector keeps saying that it is extremely difficult to get an OCS slot as a graduate because there are fewer slots and I'm competing against a large number of people. I'm worried I'm going to get rejected and then I'll be fucked. I talked to one person and he suggested that I enlist if I don't get into OCS, and then apply for OCS again as an enlisted Marine. What are your thoughts on that?
     
  2. tan koi

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    It's viable if you can't get in after graduation. In the army it's an application process that might work differently from the marines. I know an E5 who is getting ready to leave for OCS and an E4 who has been at my unit for a year awaiting the submission of his application. The latter isn't even getting approval from our CoC for some reason, not sure why.
     
  3. evan2

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    just seems like a way to get you to become an enlisted man and be stuck doing that.

    If you want to be an officer then do not settle....

    Ive seen people get fucked over by doing this and most recruiters at least for the AF only handle enlisted or officers..not both
     
  4. bigfodee

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    Don't enlist if you want to go to OCS - hold out. Someone will make it happen, unless you are a terrible candidate.

    If you enlist and don't get what you want, its going to be a long 4 years (and its a long 4 years anyway)
     
  5. Casino

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    The only problem holding out is I can't wait forever for an income. I gotta start paying back my student loans after 6 months. My end goal though is to be an officer, so maybe I can find something to hold me over until then.
     
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    I see this so much with people who are trying to get into OCS or are in the middle of the process. Fuck that, really, stick to the program.
     
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    Can't you try to just play it like you're just going for a civilian career in whatever your major is while applying? That way you have something to fall back on at least? At least a civilian job doesn't come with a time commitment.
     
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    Since time doesn't seem to be on your side and it seems your end goal is to be an officer. GO ARMY. they are still actively recruiting officers and the room for growth, promotion, and deployment are much higher than the Marines.

    If you really dont like it, you can wait after your 3 year tour is up and apply for an interservice transfer, and after a 2 year paperwork shuffle you can start out at square one in TBS and Marince Corps OCS.

    I actually began that process back 2006 and quickly became fed up with the bureaucracy and bullshit. Glad I decided to stay ARMY. I love what I do now


    CLiffs: dont enlist. GO ARMY
     
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    only enlist if you are willing to serve 4 years enlisted, you will not be able to go to OCS until after those 4 years.
     
  10. bigfodee

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    what is your degree in that you're so worried you wont find a job?
     
  11. endemicW

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    if you enlist, you give up x amount of years as being enlisted. anything that happens otherwise will be in someone else's hands. not to say you working hard wont improve your chances, but enlisted peoples paperwork gets fucked a lot. i wouldnt risk it.
     
  12. DawnsKayBug

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    My old supervisor fucked a kid over. Everything lined up for OTS had been trying for 2 years he needed a final EPR and he wrote him a 4 cause he thought he had an attitude which he didnt have. The kid got out 2 months later.

    I have seen numerous people enlist to do the OTS thing and it didnt work out for them.
     
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    Any signs of the Army slowing down on OCS recruiting?
     

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