MIL Re-enlistment advice

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  1. Vagitarian

    Vagitarian New Member

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    I am 25 days from getting out of the USMC.

    Current re-enlistment bonus for 0311 e-4 is 41500.
    I could extend for a year, re-deploy to Iraq with my battalion for 6000 dollars.
    Then re-enlist while in Iraq and get the 41500 tax free.
    Also, securing a B billet. Meaning no deploying to Iraq for 3 years.
    Possibly looking at MSG duty or LAT move to EOD which is a 51000 bonus after completion of MOS school.

    However, I have already done one combat deployment to Iraq.
    And 2 other deployments.

    I am finding it hard to decide whether to stay in or just get out.
    Currently I am leaning towards getting out.
    BUt I think when I get out I will miss it.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    What are your options if you get out?
     
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    If you're having doubts, get out. But try to have a plan before you do. Too many of my friends got out without having some sort of job waiting for them, and they were screwed financially because of it.
     
  4. usmcdevil

    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    i wanted to do EOD i heard its hard but id still like to go but im over on new river jacksonville sucks as for your problem it depends cuz all my sgts. have told when you plan on getting out be sure to have things ready to go because its hard and alot of paperwork to get back in after you get out
     
  5. Vagitarian

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    If I get out I will return to college and finish up my last 2 years.

    The problem I am facing, is I like the infantry part of the Marine Corps.
    Going to the field and shooting weapons.
    And I like deploying.
    I think I will miss this if I get out.


    I just dont like the stupid daily bullshit you have to deal with.
    And someone always controlling your life.
    Mostly I hate Jacksonville, NC
     
  6. usmcdevil

    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    yeh i bet thats fun especially the weapons and shit but they really need to stay out of our lives it sucks thats why i dont think i will stay in after 4 mo years and Jacksonville is horrible i want to go offbase and actually see civilians its weird but everyone i see is military or related to i say leave and find a career in weapons police or something along those lines
     
  7. NPH

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    Coming from the Admin side of things.. If you decide to lat move, don't pick something that's going to force you to work inside a building with other motherfuckers. You'll hate it and there will be lots of backstabbing. The unit cohesion doesn't exist out there and I've never seen it. Again, this is coming from the admin perspective. It's all about me me me around here.

    I'm getting out and yet even with all the bullshit I had to deal with.. I see myself missing certain things about the Corps. The CONS outweigh the PROS for me though.. So it's time to pursue something different in my life.

    Yeah, the money is nice. I've considered lat moving just for the money but it will just delay my civilian plans by another 4 years in the long run.

    I'm not too far from Jacksonville, NC (I'm in Cherry Point.. another piece of shit).. But I'd fucking shoot myself if I got stuck in the shithole longer than MOS training, etc.

    Just do what you feel is right. Look at your options and make sure that you stick to your plan if you do decide to get out.
     
  8. Vagitarian

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    Yeah, I hate going anywhere in town and all you see it high and tights.
    Most all the girls are married or dated too many Marines to even consider talking to them.

    I dont really want to be a cop.
    I have looked at contraction over in Iraq, but the field is so crowded.

    I probably will go to college finish my degree and try and work for the state department, in the Diplomatic Security Service.
    That would be my ultimate goal.

    I just dont want to get out and then regret it later.
    Or the opposite too.

    Tough decisions.
     
  9. NPH

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    What rank are you? Are you close to picking up? Because you can always be a Prior Service Enlisted Personnel (PSEP) and keep your rank but after 90 days you will lose your Time In Grade (TIG). Not to mention the bonus.
     
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    e-4, get out in November.
    Should pick up e-5 in January.

    I can get out and come back within 90 days and still get a bonus and not lose any TIG.

    Beyond 90 but less than 1 year you get 60% of the bonus. Im not sure about the TIG thing. I dont think you lose it though.

    So, the option of coming back in is still there.

    What is involved with coming back in after you get out?
    Paperwork wise?

    Just want to make sure I make the right decision in the first place.
     
  11. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Honesly, with that kind of bonus, I'd extend and re-enlist in the desert. Invest it and go to college online in your spare time. If you can commit to going to school full time out of the service you can do it in the service as well.
     
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    What about working for Blackwater?
     
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    I have applied with them a couple months ago.

    However, things don't look to good for them right now.

    I have a job offer from CSA to work security in Kuwait.

    But, I think it will be really boring.
    And the pay is not that great.
     
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    Well if you go EOD you can bet your ass there will be plenty more deployments down the road for you.

    At 25 days remaining I would think you would have made up your mind already.
     
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    CSA is the worst paying contractor in the middle east. Look into AEGIS, Eriny's or triple canopy if you wanna do security work here. Aegis and Eriny's do only PSD's and triple canopy do convoy escort. I would recommend Aegis since they were just awarded a 400 million dollar cotract.
     
  16. Sharkticon

    Sharkticon The safest place in combat is on an AEGIS Class Gu

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    I feel you on this part. I was only there for 7 weeks and absolutely hated it.
     
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    If you have doubts get out. I hate being told how to live my life, I still get treated like a baby as a Sgt. It is fucking retarted, I'm getting out and I can't wait. Luckily I used my time in and the tuition assistance and I will have my bachelors when I get out.
     
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    Everysingle person I know that has gotten out misses the military in someway shape or form. But at the sametime they're all happy being a civ. The only ones that regret getting out are the ones that got out and didn't have a plan.

    If it was me I'd be going back to school. I do way better in a classroom enviornment than I do online:dunno:
     
  19. evan2

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    and yet I cant even get a fucking bonus anymore....fuck you army
     
  20. Vagitarian

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    Thougth about it, but for me its kinda all or nothing.

    If I stayed in I would want to be in the operational forces, not training or teaching.
     
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    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    see how the college thing will go how much term. leave you got?
     
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    No terminal, EAS November 16.
     
  23. usmcdevil

    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    u used all of your terminal leave already why?
     
  24. NPH

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    Either he burned all his leave or he will sell all of it rather than taking it.
     
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    I used all my leave when I got back from Iraq.

    Took 30 days and went in the hole.

    So, now I dont have any leave to take terminal.

    Just get out on my EAS date.
     

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