MIL Join the Marines?

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  1. grizzy

    grizzy OT Supporter

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    My best friend wants to join the Marines ASAP, and wants me to come with him. I'm 19, stopped going to college because I don't know what I want to do when I get older. I was in for computer science, but I can't sit behind a computer and program shit all day. I don't really know what I want to do, but it's going to be something working with my hands. My friend wants me to join him in Aviation Maintenance, which doesn't sound bad at all.

    I'm 6'2", 245lbs (big gut kind of 245lbs). Recruiter told me today that I had to lose at least 25lbs or so before I can go to boot camp, but I'm not sure if I even want to join. It sounds badass, but I'm sure I could find something else to do without joining the marines.

    Basically, I'd be joining the marines to get some structure in life, and to try to get myself started towards a career. I'm not good with lots of change, and I'd go nuts not being around my family and other friends.

    Right now i'm running a lot and working out and eating mostly tuna and peas and drinking a ton of water to try to lose the weight, but my friend is waiting to go to boot camp until I lose the weight. I don't know for sure what I want to do, and I feel like a dick for keeping him waiting for something that i'm not even positive i'm going to end up doing.

    Can someone help point me in the right direction? Give me some advice? :hsd:
     
  2. jjski78

    jjski78 New Member

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    Tell your friend to go on without you. Then lose about 40 pounds and join the AF for aircraft maintenance. Same job as the Marines, shorter Boot camp, shorter deployments, more ladies! If you don't know what you want to be when you grow up, the military is for you. They will tell you what you're gonna do, and after a few years if you decide you like the military, but don't like your job, you can re-train and try something new. All the while still working towards that 20 year retirement pension. Think about it, join at 20, retire at 40 with full benefits! As a civilian, if you change jobs, you usually start at square 1 with earning your pension. Something to think about.
     
  3. IEDJunky

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    .....you probably shouldn't join the Marines.
     
  4. spook

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    I say go for it if you lose the weight.
     
  5. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 er skotin mit mein ambatt

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    Spoken like a Navy Recruiter.
     
  6. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    One of the reasons I joined the AF was because I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I figured once I was done with the AF, I'd know. I still have no clue!
     
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    jjski78 New Member

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    I'm AF, and no, I'm not a recruiter. But it is the truth.
     
  8. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    6'2" + Aviation maintenance = many bumps on the noggin
     
  9. cRaZe

    cRaZe 3rd world slummin

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    Why not go the Navy and go aviation and then you get to ride the baddest ships in the world working on airplanes and get to watch crazy carrier ops and since you are out of shape bootcamp wont kick your ass as much as marines WILL although I believe the weight and BF requirements are tighter so you'd have to lose even more weight beforehand or cut that body fat.
     
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    he's funny drunk, and a cheap date :mamoru:
     
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    You are one big mammajamma. :eek4:
     
  12. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 er skotin mit mein ambatt

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    I wish someone would inform a certain GM1 ATG inspector of this, that guy is outta standards, but his neck is thick enough that he passes when they rope and choke him.
     
  13. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Hey! No stories!
     
  14. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I'm 6'3" Aerospace Maintenance, 3 concussions, so yeah, you're right.
     
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    only 30% of marines stay past their first commitment.
     

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