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    i am considering joining the marines, does anyone have any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WBBIRL
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    Wait until the war is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunkdizzle
    i am considering joining the marines, does anyone have any advice?

    Do you have the grades, intelligence, perseverance and determination to go to college? If you don't, I would highly recommend joing one of the military branches. Would I suggest the Marines, no. There are many more safer alternatives and you have just as much opportunity, if not more, in other branches.
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    Marines are always the first to fight (and die) and the last to leave. Unless the prospect of war sounds fun to you, I'd suggest a different branch if you must go the military route. I was in the Army, which is okay if you pick the right MOS. It always seemed like the Navy and Air Force had all the fun sh*t to play with and nicer bases and barracks, though. I'd go with either of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido
    Marines are always the first to fight (and die) and the last to leave. Unless the prospect of war sounds fun to you, I'd suggest a different branch if you must go the military route. I was in the Army, which is okay if you pick the right MOS. It always seemed like the Navy and Air Force had all the fun sh*t to play with and nicer bases and barracks, though. I'd go with either of those.
    Looking at statistics your incorrect. According to http://www.deathsiniraq.com/casualti...arybranch.html, the Army has many more casualities and the Marines are far behind in second. I do, however, agree with joining the Air Force or Navy. I have two reasons for joining the Air Force or Navy. My uncle was in the Navy and he was a nuclear teacher there. He is now working at the nuclear power plant (forget the name) and is making well over 100k per year, and he receives a pension. I have another uncle, whom is in the Air Force, making well over 50k a year as a Captain and is doing very well for his family.
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    Let me ask you something, crunk.

    Do you fantasize about killing insurgents?

    If you said "YES" than the marines are for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkall2003
    Looking at statistics your incorrect. According to http://www.deathsiniraq.com/casualti...arybranch.html, the Army has many more casualities and the Marines are far behind in second. I do, however, agree with joining the Air Force or Navy. I have two reasons for joining the Air Force or Navy. My uncle was in the Navy and he was a nuclear teacher there. He is now working at the nuclear power plant (forget the name) and is making well over 100k per year, and he receives a pension. I have another uncle, whom is in the Air Force, making well over 50k a year as a Captain and is doing very well for his family.
    Enlisted and officer can be extremely different.

    I am guessing your uncle who was the teacher was commisioned.

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    Watch Jarhead before you decide. It's not as much Rambo as you might think.

    Man it would suck to be an Iraqi-American Soldier having to kill probably someone related to you and not knowing it. Just something I always thought sucked.

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    Aren't there also a lot more soldiers enlisted in the army and the marines?

    i.e. if there are 50 soldiers in the army and 10 of them die, and there are 8 soldiers in the marines and they all die, I would say that the army is the safer branch.

    If you go into the army just don't do infantry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizatch
    Aren't there also a lot more soldiers enlisted in the army and the marines?

    i.e. if there are 50 soldiers in the army and 10 of them die, and there are 8 soldiers in the marines and they all die, I would say that the army is the safer branch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arya202
    Watch Jarhead before you decide. It's not as much Rambo as you might think.

    Man it would suck to be an Iraqi-American Soldier having to kill probably someone related to you and not knowing it. Just something I always thought sucked.
    Not to be an ass but have you, or anyone you know ever been associated in any form with the military?

    I would never suggest basing a decision on the events of a hollywood production.

    Seriously.

    No matter how real it may be or seem, movies should not be a way to gain insight in order to influence a decision that will change someone's life. That's my opinion.
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    It's all right to be an ass slim because the guy doens't know what the hell he's talking about.

    I've never been a marine but I'm pretty sure that when marines see a group of men with camels out in the desert they don't say, "What do we do now?"

    I'm also pretty sure that when they are riding in the back of a truck and a civilian woman drives by they don't sexually harrass her like in the movie.

    Need I go on?

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    My brother was in the Army and he loved it. Makes it difficult to have a normal family, but I guess that's a risk to weigh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkall2003
    Looking at statistics your incorrect. According to http://www.deathsiniraq.com/casualti...arybranch.html, the Army has many more casualities and the Marines are far behind in second. I do, however, agree with joining the Air Force or Navy. I have two reasons for joining the Air Force or Navy. My uncle was in the Navy and he was a nuclear teacher there. He is now working at the nuclear power plant (forget the name) and is making well over 100k per year, and he receives a pension. I have another uncle, whom is in the Air Force, making well over 50k a year as a Captain and is doing very well for his family.
    As others have pointed out, you may have misinterpreted this statistic. There are more soldiers than there are Marines so naturally there will be more soldiers killed.

    Anyway, if I were you and really wanted to join the Corps, something I did want to do at the end of college, I'd go to college first. You can go to school, spend your summers in training (PLC) and then go to the basic school after you graduate. Then you'd be a Marine officer. Alternatively, you can just get your education then go to OCS after you graduate.

    I also suggest reading this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/027...Fencoding=UTF8

    Talk to an OSO, above all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim Schaedle
    I would never suggest basing a decision on the events of a hollywood production.
    Hmmm. I may have to rethink my bet with Mortimer about that homeless man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress
    As others have pointed out, you may have misinterpreted this statistic. There are more soldiers than there are Marines so naturally there will be more soldiers killed.

    Anyway, if I were you and really wanted to join the Corps, something I did want to do at the end of college, I'd go to college first. You can go to school, spend your summers in training (PLC) and then go to the basic school after you graduate. Then you'd be a Marine officer. Alternatively, you can just get your education then go to OCS after you graduate.

    I also suggest reading this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/027...Fencoding=UTF8

    Talk to an OSO, above all.

    well the reason im thinkin about going is that i would have way more money doing this, way more dicipline, a lot of respect, and more knowledge. i wouldnt go to school then go to the marines.. if i decided to go to school i would first go to the marines, then school. that way school would be free. i know you guys say that marines go first over to war, but it depends on your job, im still thinking of what i want to do in there. but i was gonna do something that has the least chances of going to iraq, while still being interesting to me.

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    just join the air force - from what I hear it's a piece of cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunkdizzle
    well the reason im thinkin about going is that i would have way more money doing this
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Quote Originally Posted by crunkdizzle
    way more dicipline, a lot of respect, and more knowledge. i wouldnt go to school then go to the marines.. if i decided to go to school i would first go to the marines, then school. that way school would be free. i know you guys say that marines go first over to war, but it depends on your job, im still thinking of what i want to do in there. but i was gonna do something that has the least chances of going to iraq, while still being interesting to me.

    thank all of you for your help
    Apply for a NROTC scholarship. One of my friends went to U of R for free and is now flying helicopters for the Navy and he hasn't paid a dime, (essentially).

    More basic information on NROTC:
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    You get to go to school, become a Marine, all for free (essentially). If you enlist, your chances of death and failure in life are increased comparatively to NROTC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    just join the air force - from what I hear it's a piece of cake.
    That would bypass his goal of "discipline."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progress
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


    lol man i meant i would make more money in the marines then i would staying around here. and i cant be a prison guard until im 21, so might as well do something good with my life until i get accepted in the prison (marines will help get that job too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    just join the air force - from what I hear it's a piece of cake.
    You would indeed get a chuckle from hearing their physical fitness standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    You would indeed get a chuckle from hearing their physical fitness standards.
    what you mean by that? ur sayin they suck and my little 12 yr old sister would have no problem doing it? lol
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