MIL Gaining a USMC commission...

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  1. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    This has probably been asked a million times...

    ...by Accord alone.

    I'm currently enrolled in college. I'm sick of being stuck in a classroom and I feel like my life is going nowhere. I've been toying around with the idea of taking a semester off and working but the idea of putting a couple years in the military and then returning to finish my degree has also crossed my mind.

    Looking at about.com I found this webpage:
    http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/marinejoin/a/usmcofficer.htm

    I took the ACT once in December, 2002, my junior year of high school. I've now been at LSU for a complete two years (with another 4 to go since I changed my major).

    I got a 27 on the Engl. portion and a 27 on the Math portion for a combined 54.

    Is that alone enough to secure a place in OCS if I went to a recruiter, handed him my scores and told him I wanted to be an officer?

    Also, any good free places to take a practice ASVAB online?
     
  2. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    i see that on the page now. :o

    5am, need to get some sleep. i'm losing all my functions.
     
  3. Nixstress

    Nixstress Look at me! I am edgy and stabby! OT Supporter

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    Why not look into LSU's ROTC program?
     
  4. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    I'm trying to get a break from school for a while, ROTC would still envolve full time enrollment.

    I changed my major to petroleum engineering. Whenever it is I get a bachelor's in it, I don't think i'll join the military just because I could get a higher paying job in the civilian sector.
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    Well, I wanted a military career when I was younger and I still do.

    But...

    If its a choice between living very comfortably in the civilian world and being in the military and just having decent wages, I'd choose living comfortably.

    I want to take some time off of school right now and fulfill a dream from when I was younger. I don't particularly want to make a life out of it, ATM, though.
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    How does working full time and being a reservist work if you're called up to active? Do employers look down on hiring reservists for this reason?

    What sort of training schedule obligations do reservists have to fulfil?
     
  7. kidhero

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

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    i'm not sure what that crack about accord is about :ugh:
     
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    thesuperlurker yes i know i have few posts... you arent the first

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    This is incorrect gouge for Marine OCS. There are people that were in my Juniors OCS platoon that jsut finished there freshman year of college. You want to start the process as soon as possible. It is for easier to get into PLC (the program for officer candidates still in college) than it is to get into OCC (the program for those that have already graduated college).

    Your 54 ACT score is qualifying, however that alone is only the start of teh application process. You'll need to complete a first class PFT (I think thats a 225/300 but I wouldn't got to OCS unless you had a 260-270, but try to get higher). You also need to get letters of recommendation, get a physical, background check, and an interview with your OSO (recruiter).

    If you still have questions www.marineocs.com is a terrific website. On the forum, pretty much every question imagineable has been asked and answered, so be sure to use the search function before asking a question. Also, be sure to introduce yourself with your first post so we can get a better idea of where you are in the process and what steps might be best for you to take.
     
  9. thesuperlurker

    thesuperlurker yes i know i have few posts... you arent the first

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    Agreed.
     
  10. ManinCamo

    ManinCamo I wear big boy pants.

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    please don't join.

    your attitude is all wrong.

    :hs:
     
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    if you do join, assume that your life will be less than comfortable, that way if you DO get a comfortable position when youre in, it will feel much better, and if you dont, you wont be butthurt about it
     
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    it kinda sounds like you're looking for a higher purpose in life. Which you will find if you take this seriously. But if you're just looking for something new because you're tired of your normal life, you're about to make a HUGE commitment.
     
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  14. You can try ROTC out like someone else mentioned, or do the PLC. PLC is no commitment if your a Sophomore. Either way you should at least try one of these options before you jump right into military life. Trust me.
     
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    thesuperlurker yes i know i have few posts... you arent the first

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    PLC (or OCC) is not commitment no matter what year you are. After you finish you can decline a commission. Unless you need money, ROTC is kind of pointless since you still have to go to OCS (although you get to do it in six weeks instead of 10 or 12).
     
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    pew pew pew OT Supporter

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    uhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm you can't take off from school to be an officer. you need a bachelor's degree.
     
  17. pew pew pew

    pew pew pew OT Supporter

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    whats the right attitude?
     
  18. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Well, someone who says "I'm sick of being stuck in a classroom "
    Shouldn't be an officer. Death by powerpoint, meetings, and briefings every day...
     
  19. My thoughts exactly :hsugh:
     
  20. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Wages are actually better in the military right now...especially as an officer. Direct compensation ftw.
     

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