MIL so i'm really considering on joining the marines

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  1. ReFreshing

    ReFreshing OT Supporter

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    im 18 and i let my parents know and now they want to kill me.
    i don't know much about what i will be getting into if i join. i hear alot of people end up regretting they joined cuz of what they have to go through (not just the training)

    1)how long is training?
    2)what will i be going through and how long? like the stages and stuff including after training.
    3)can i take college classes after training or during?
    4) is the minimum service 4 years? and within those 4 years can i take college classes regularly?
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    You are saying "Marines", but I'm hearing "Air Force". :dunno:
     
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    what do you mean
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    If you're wanting to be able to have a schedule that is steady enough to be able to take college courses, Air Force is what you are looking for. I was in the Air Force for a few years, and can tell you that it is as close to being a civilian as you can get while still wearing a military uniform.

    If attending college classes during your 4-year enlistment is one of your top priorities, I would not recommend joining the Marines.
     
  5. TRN

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    13 weeks for boot, and your MOS training depends on your job

    Depends on your job

    Taking classes depends on alot on a deploying schedule

    Most contracts seem to be 4 years but some are 5, so once again depends on which MOS field
     
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    Comming from a Marine, I would recommend the Air Force. As somebody already said, 13 weeks for boot camp, 3 weeks for MCT, and then however long your MOS school is for the standard training. After that you'll go to your duty station and begin your job. Once you've settled in, you can start taking college classes. Don't get me wrong, it can be done in the Marines, it would just be a lot easier if your main focus was on getting a degree to join another service.
     
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    If doing college is that important, you can join the reserves. I think the minimum commitment for the reserves is 6 years. I dunno about the Marines, but I know for the Army you can do split training over 2 summers, the Marines might offer that too. I wouldn't expect to finish college without a deployment too. Everyone I knew in the reserves got deployed pretty quickly.
     
  8. If you want to do college DO MARINE CORPS PLC!!! It is a summer course you can do that lasts 4 weeks after your Sophomore year I believe. Then like 6 weeks after your junior year then you do a bunch of stuff after your Senior year (commission if you complete your training well).

    Ooooor you can do Army (or Air Force) ROTC. I recommend Army since thats what I do haha. You get to do your school stuff and you get to wake up early every M-W-F and do PT! You will learn a lot if you find a good program and get in ok shape. You can participate in Ranger Challenge, Field Training Exercises, and different summer training programs.

    Anything you pick is going to demand time and effort from you, it just depends on the level they will demand. Good luck in whatever you choose and if you have any other questions you can PM or just ask in the thread.
     
  9. goph

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    no randy


    nooooooo :eek4:
     
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    dont do it.
     
  11. bloodred83

    bloodred83 im in ur cost gard, savin' ur boatz

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    Join the Coast Guard and become a Yeoman or a Storekeeper. You'll work 0800-1600 Mon-Fri when stationed ashore. It doesn't get much easier than that.
     
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    He's right.

    It is your life...and your future...not your parents.
     

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