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#1 11 years ago

And I'd appreciate it if someone, preferably someone with experience, could give me some advice as to which of these two I should go for: Air Force Reserve or Army Reserve. I just wanted to get a good job that will help pay for college, plus get job experience (especially for the degree that I want to study), but I don't plan to make a career out of this, because ultimately I want to become a Marine Officer when I finish college. So, any help will be appreciated :)


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#2 11 years ago

Well, I personally can't speak from experience, but my father-in-law back in the day enlisted in the Army then moved on to the Marine Corp. You could also talk to a recruiter or contact the ROTC and see which path would best suit your objectives.




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#3 11 years ago

If you want to be a Marine Officer, then USMC-R is the only way to go. Being Chair Force reserve would probably help you get a civilian job, but it'd limit your odds of being a Marine Occifer down the line.




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#4 11 years ago

AlDaja;5216914Well, I personally can't speak from experience, but my father-in-law back in the day enlisted in the Army then moved on to the Marine Corp. You could also talk to a recruiter or contact the ROTC and see which path would best suit your objectives.[/QUOTE]

I wanted to do ROTC, but for Marine Option NROTC, it's extremely competitive. Basically, I wanted to do a 4-year commitment to the reserves, then when I get my degree, I would apply for OCS.

[QUOTE=EO Violation;5216916]If you want to be a Marine Officer, then USMC-R is the only way to go. Being Chair Force reserve would probably help you get a civilian job, but it'd limit your odds of being a Marine Occifer down the line.

What about if I did Army Reserve?


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#5 11 years ago

It is extremely hard (at least now) to transfer from a reserve unit to and active unit of another branch. So Marine reserve is probably your best bet as EO said.

.....and I don't mean to put you down or anything, but if you enlist, don't be wrong if you start to change your mind of staying enlisted. I wanted to go OCS but decided to stay enlisted. And there is no greater feeling then walking be f*ckin ROTC cadets because the majority have never been threw basic and are completley ate up.




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#6 11 years ago

Going to the Army and wanting to then be an officer in the Marine Corps. is not exactly a very good idea. I have cousin's that served in the Army and Marines and there is always a rivalry between them. :lulz:

And it's not just the young guys, I know a few adults who have been in the Army or Marine Corps. for 25+ each and they both frown upon the other. :lulz:




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#7 11 years ago

ROTC and NROTC

think before doing anything

as you said that you would apply to OCS

so wherever you go don`t let yourself down.

best of luck




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#8 11 years ago

ROTC produces the worst junior officers in the military. Military academies produce the second best. OCS produces the best. Experience of a grunt, education of an officer.

If you want to be a good officer, then do this: Enlist active duty Marine Corps for three years. When the three years is up join the USMC-R, and go to college. Upon graduation, go to OCS.

Or just do the Marine Platoon Leaders course. Google it, it's a solid program from what I hear. A cousin of mine did it a while ago.




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#9 11 years ago

I'm actually considering joining the reserves and going to the RMC (Royal Military College) its a school for enlisted men, offers pretty much everything and its free. That way I save money and earn it at the same time. Then I can teach MMW.




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#10 11 years ago
TIKI;5216943It is extremely hard (at least now) to transfer from a reserve unit to and active unit of another branch. So Marine reserve is probably your best bet as EO said.

I was planning on doing the OCC-reserve course. You go to the same OCS, TBS, etc, but you're on Reserve duty instead of active.


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