If I join the Marines to be a mechanic, Do I have to fight?

I went to this car wash looking for a job. This Marine Recruiter was there. He started doing the whole, "What are you going to do in life? Oh Lincoln Technical Institute? Automotive & Diesel? Let me tell you how you can do that for the Marines!", speech. But, I'm desperate for money so I took the bait this time and listened. He started telling me how if I join the Marines to be a technician I could get to work on planes, jets, helicopters, if I qualify to work on them. Started talking to me about the pay, the benefits, all that. I told him, "Look dude, I don't wanna go fight, get shot in the ass, in the head, lose a testicle or some horrible shit like that." He told me, "Look, the Marines, were like a football team. We don't need our cooks or our mechanics to go and fight, thats what our infantry is for." So, I listened to that and that really caught my attention. I just wanted to make sure. ANY MARINES OR VETERANS THAT CAN ANSWER THIS: If I join the Marines to be a technician to fix our troops' humvees, our planes, whatever. Will I ever be deployed out to go and fight? I just want to work on cars and diesels! That's what I wanted to do in the first place before this recruiter went to talk to me so, dont call me an a*****e for not wanting to fight. If all I have to do is work on humvees, tanks, planes. Sweet. I just dont wanna get killed or be fearing for my life anytime soon. I'm 18. To BarrackOsama, fuck you pussy. I respect and love our troops. I have a lot of friends in the armed forces. I know there's a lot of people out there, that would love to fight for our country. I'm a mechanic, just like this recruiter said. We need mechanics to work on cars not to fight. I work on cars, thats what I do. So f**k you. Grow brains to work on cars.

Asked By: krookedsb23 - 6/19/2010
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Man you can be a mechanic/technician in any branch. Look at the Air Force because they have the least likely hood of getting shot or injured as a mechanic. If you decide to join the Marines or Army then I strongly suggest that you work on something that flies. I was a tanker and our mechanics went where ever we did and... More
Answered By: Big Tom - 6/19/2010
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In the marines you first get trained as an infantryman but after that you take additional technical courses- in your case it would be some sort of diesel mechanics or something of that nature. I would highly doubt that as a mechanic you would see much action but there is always that chance... More
Answered By: Marko - 6/19/2010
You dont enter the military not expecting to fight, if you dont want to fight dont join there are plenty of people willing to fight for our country grow a pair.
Answered By: BarrackOsama - 6/19/2010
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