I want to join the Marines, but I'd like some more information.?
I know it sounds stupid but I don't want to talk to a recruiter just yet. I want to get the unbiased facts from people beforehand. Please answer as many of the questions as you can: What is the minimum amount of time I can enlist for? (what is the National Call to Service program?) Should I finish college first? Is the Marines an equivalent to college to civilian employers? Do I get an enlistment bonus? How much more dangerous is the Marines compared to the other branches? How fit do I need to be before I even start my training? What is the dropout rate during training? Is the time away from home as hard as people make it out to be? Also, if I simply enlist and become a regular Marine, can I even become an officer simply by being promoted? Or would I need more school?
Asked By: Devin M - 10/1/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
1) What is the minimum amount of time I can enlist for? (what is the National Call to Service program... More
Answered By: Tom - 10/2/2009
Additional Answers (4)
Don't go marines... go air force, finish college first. Military is not equivalent to a college degree in any shape or form. Why do you think most people go to the military? for the free school afterwards... so finish and get a degree, then do the military time if thats your thing, then get a great job and be happy and... More
Answered By: The Truth - 10/1/2009
Your minimum enlistment is 8 years. Not all 8 will be on active duty, but the Marines will expect at least 4 years active , same for Navy. Air Force will want 5, but the Army may offer you only two... More
Answered By: smokin' Joe - 10/1/2009
Well that's a lot of questions. My husband is in the Marines though and he did tell me after boot camp that he wished he'd talked to a Marine about it before he'd joined about all these things... More
Answered By: Mason Gunnar due Jan 7th! - 10/1/2009
My opinion you should talk to a recruiter about certian things like jobs enlistment bonuses but being in the maries isnt equivalent to college you would have to go to college you can get enlistment bonuses but it really all depends on the job you can get or your asvab score but it all depends if you are in college now... More
Answered By: Matthew S - 10/1/2009
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Sobre 287 Trabajos en tu area. $15-87/hora - Aplica Ahora.
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.