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Old 12-30-2012, 02:37 AM   #11
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Marines offer combat jobs that benefit you OUT of the Corps. I.e. 0360-combat constructional medalist(my main MOS) or combat engineers. ALWAYS GET YOUR MOS IN WRITEN BEFORE YOU SHIP OUT!!!!! Get in top physical shape now and don't ever stop workin out.
What is combat constructional medalist mean?
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What is combat constructional medalist mean?
Welder/demolitions
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What would be the best mos to start in to work you're way into sniper school?or into the rangers? Id like to either retire in the military or come home and try to get into a SWAT team or something
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if you join the army do not expect anything you see in the movies, and remember the army is changing going towards a more friendly softer army, i joined in 08 and have two years left, ask your recruiter about an 18 xray contract, it only has a 30% grad rate but if u fail out u will be infantry! if u have any questions or need help message me

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What would be the best mos to start in to work you're way into sniper school?or into the rangers? Id like to either retire in the military or come home and try to get into a SWAT team or something
Snipers are a mindset most people don't have. Beat way is to get SS from the get go.....which wont happen unless you are 0311 and shoot PERFECTly. Couldn't really tell you how to get into rangers except start at airborne and be a damn good soldier
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I served in the marine corps infantry as an 0351 assault man; it was a great experience I got out in 2010 and have been going to school full time since getting out. I will tell you that I'm thankful for the gibill, but it isn't all it's talked up to be. If I were you I would join the army, they have more options for special operations work and the funding is much better than in the corps. If you only want to be infantry go marines but if your looking sf go army. The only down side to the army vs the marine corps is the uniforms IMO the corps has the best uniforms across the board.

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Its been said before but deserves repeating, get everything in your contract before signing. Don't let them push you through without verifying everything is there. It cost me a pay grade out of boot which slowed my advancement by at least a full year if not more. Ask lots of questions and keep researching your options. You might even consider waiting a year or two out of school before going in, but that's just my opinion. Either way good luck to you which ever way you go.

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A lot of it depends on what you think you may want to do when you get out. My step son just left today for Bahrain. He is a MA (master at arms) in the Navy. He chose that because at this stage of his life he thinks he wants to get in to law enforcement later. He also considered EOD ( explosive ordnance disposal) and he may see about doing eod when it comes time to re up.

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A lot of it depends on what you think you may want to do when you get out. My step son just left today for Bahrain. He is a MA (master at arms) in the Navy. He chose that because at this stage of his life he thinks he wants to get in to law enforcement later. He also considered EOD ( explosive ordnance disposal) and he may see about doing eod when it comes time to re up.
Ya I have thought about being a police man too but I really want to try to get into portlands SWAT when I get out
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