This is pretty much the enlisted rank structure and how I view it.
If you don’t know how to clean then I suggest you join the United States Marine Corps. By the time you leave, you will be able to wipe a room so clean, it will confuse the living shit out of CSI.
If I needed to apply for a job out in the civilian world with only the things that I have learned in the Marine Corps, it would be for a janitor. In the Marine Corps, you learn how to use all sorts of wacky and wonderful weapon systems and tactics but you can’t use that in the civilian world.
That’s why I’m thankful that there is a GI Bill out there to help former Marines learn some valuable skills that can be used in the civilian world. If you haven’t used that GI Bill and you qualify for it, please use it. Don’t let it go to waste! It’s free money!
Getting our asses chewed since 1775. – K.
Serious Advice for those considering to join. This is coming from my experience in both the USMC (EAS 3 days ago and now a reservist) and civilian world. When you join, know that you will have to put up with some bullshit (if you are unlucky, you’re S.O.L). Don’t expect things to be handed to you just because you were in the military. Yes you do get some benefits but it is up to you to research them and use them. Get your education on your free time while in the USMC and prepare for the civilian world while you’re in. As my 1st Sgt says, ‘Once you leave the USMC, the USMC won’t give two shits about you.’
Don’t be the dumbass that tells a recruiter ‘I want to be a Marine first’ and go into some random MOS. If you do, then you will hate life. Lastly, joining the USMC is like playing Russian Roulette, you may go into a shitty unit with shitty leaders or you may get lucky. Don’t count on the best scenarios to happen.
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