What kind of jobs can i get as a former grunt in the Marine Corps?

Im am about to E.A.S out of the Marine Corps in about 6 months, and im pretty worried about finding a job. Being a squad leader in the infantry was and probably will stay the proudest accomplishment of my life, but unfortunetly i kind of screwed myself by picking an M.O.S that really doesnt have a trade that i can use in civilian life. Does anyone out there have any suggestions on what i should do, or any job offers lol?

Asked By: mrtrmn11 - 9/24/2006
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A lot of law enforcement agencies recruit Marines, most nowadays want 60 college credits, but many accept military experience instead of the 60 credits. If you aren't interested in that area, I would look into entry level Federal Government positions in any area (, look under USA Jobs). Once you are in as... More
Answered By: Yo it's Me - 9/24/2006
Additional Answers (11)
You're local law enforcement is looking for you, you're now a cop. Good luck!
Answered By: jdmc2596 - 9/24/2006
drool...wanna send me some pics of you in your uniform? Betcha look so hot!!!!!!!!!!
Answered By: BellaDonna - 9/24/2006
check out and you will see what is out there in the federal government. Your time in will count toward retirement and you get a preference for hiring as a veteran
Answered By: medic - 9/24/2006
law enforcement, security, working in iraq for an NGO($$$ but pretty risky)
Answered By: Nick F - 9/24/2006
first of all -- THANK YOU... More
Answered By: Marysia - 9/24/2006
Well, as a former squad leader, you obviously have people skills and managerial potential. Doesn't the military have a college savings program where for every dollar you put in they either match it or better? Hopefully, you've participated in this opportunity... More
Answered By: soulguy85 - 9/24/2006
Don't feel that just because you chose to be a grunt means your training has no transferrability to the civilian world. The qualities employers are looking for are reliability, initiative, and leadership potential. No doubt, these are traits every Marine is instilled with. Check out the website, it... More
Answered By: wanderalong82 - 9/24/2006
0311 , not much call for squad tactics out here . Take any job that interests you and go to school , college .
Answered By: mudmarine - 9/24/2006
Ditch digging or paid assasin come to mind! Those were my thoughts many, many years ago, when I stuck out my thumb, just outside the gates of Camp LeJuene for many final trip home... More
Answered By: briang731/ bvincent - 9/24/2006
go to or go to a particular department you want to work for and look up jobs there. it will take you to usajobs site but narrow it down to only that departments job openings.
Answered By: scififed - 9/24/2006
Try and good luck. You didn't screw yourself by being an 0311; you'll find that your work experience is worth far more than you give it credit for. Good luck, Marine.
Answered By: natsugusa - 9/24/2006
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