Need advice, thinking about joining Marines...?

I am 25 years old, currently employed at a job that I have had for 8 years. I am making decent money, but it is not what I really want to do. I want something more out of life. I want to serve my country, and gain the experience, knowledge, and discipline that goes with being part of a Marine. I have always wanted to join the corps, but I seriously thought that I could never go through it. I will be getting married next year in May. I plan on joining soon after. My questions are: -Should I get into the delayed entry program? if so, when should I do it? -What benefits will me and my wife receive as me being an enlisted Marine? -After boot camp, and when I get my MOS, when can my wife move in with me? Will the Marine Corps pay for the move? -I know if you live off base you get BAH, but which is it better to live on or off base? with a family? I know these questions can be answered by speaking with a recruiter, but I wanted to hear what some of you think or know from experience. Hopefully some current Marines can chip in. I made an appointment with a recruiter for next week btw.

Asked By: djfrostbight - 5/2/2009
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You honestly need to discuss your future plans with your fiance. It is going to be a challenge to raise a family on an enlisted man's pay. It would be a little different if you had joined at 18 and now had 7 years service and rank, or were speaking of joining as an officer. It is still possible to become an officer... More
Answered By: Ross - 5/2/2009
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Just know that you will have to undergo worse treatment than the Commander in Chief thinks terrorists should have to endure. Good luck and thanks for signing up!
Answered By: rukidding - 5/2/2009 Go to that link and start doing research.
Answered By: Sad Sad Man - 5/2/2009
I agree with rukidd. It will be hardcore but you can do it. Half of it is psychological. Good luck.
Answered By: Yea Yea - 5/2/2009
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