Originally Posted by c3shooter
JW- two separate topics- 1. Entering the service, and 2. Being commissioned.
Some of us were enlisted swine- uh, enlisted SERVICE MEMBERS before they declared us to be an officer and a gentleman. I could be an NCO on active duty, but too old to be commissioned.
Right, understood. You can enter the service before 28, either enlisted or officer, for Marine Corps. If you pursue the officer route you have to be 28 years or younger at the time of commission.