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    All services teach pride, but not like the Marine Corps does. Pride is the number one characteristic of Marines.
    Surrounded and outnumbered, Marine Col Lewis Puller: "Good! We finally got 'em where we want 'em!" (Korea, 1950)
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    So now I want to continue my education...

    When you sign up - one way or the other - it is an 8 year commitment, either 4/4 or 6/2 - what does this mean??
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    Have to ask these other folks. I have no idea what it is for an officer. When I was in (enlisted) it was for 2 or 3 or 4 years, actually a six year obligation but the last two were just inactive reserve.
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    4/4 is 4 years of active duty, 4 years of reserve duty, 6/2 is the same.
    Some MOS's with a large amount of training require 5 years AD. There is no longer a term of enlistment under 4 years.

    After your 4 years of active duty if the needs of the Marines require it, you can be recalled to active duty, you essentially sign up for as long as the Marine Corps needs you.

    DCB, I guess you missed out on the raid at Harper's Ferry then, too bad.
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    I believe the first number represents active duty, and the second is inactive - but what does inactive duty entail?
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    I missed out at Harper's Ferry by TWO WEEKS. I was disappointed. But was there for the Little Big Horn when they considered sending us out there. My unit did not go though
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    Socrates : "Knowledge is knowing that we know nothing".

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    Inactive duty is just being available to go back in if necessary. No meetings, no drills, no nothing. Living civilian life but SUBJECT to being called back in in an extreme emergency. I think they would take a lot of other folks back in first?
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    Makes sense...

    The more I talk to you all, the more I feel this is a great decision on his part!
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    Inactive ready reserve, which is the second part, means that you are a civilian, but if they call your number you go back to active duty, not like ready reserves where you have drill and stuff like that.

    They actually just had a recall of some IRR guys, it does happen.
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    If we all lived closer together, we would probably fall out for close order drill for you right now. Well, as close as we could get it nowadays, anyway.
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    That I would love to see!!
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    So would WE. And we would NOT want it filmed.
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    No, not close order drill . That could cause bad boot camp flashbacks.

    Couldn't we just do fire team rushes, more of my forte anyways.

    I can still do inspection arms in my sleep. Actually I used to be able to do close order drill in my sleep too, I fell asleep during graduation practice a couple of times, while marching.
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    Just do NOT start posting the General Orders here.
    Surrounded and outnumbered, Marine Col Lewis Puller: "Good! We finally got 'em where we want 'em!" (Korea, 1950)
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    if he is in NROTC I believe that makes them non-deployable, have to check up on that though.
    Marine Reservists in NROTC are only non-deployable if they are contracted a.k.a. on scholarship meaning that at most, drill weekends and enlisted training are optional. Scholarship, in essence, voids enlistment.

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    It definitely can drag out college though,
    This is definitely the truth. The Corps has made me a year behind and was never deployed.

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    or get one of the highly competitive slots for MECEP, or a similar program.
    As I mentioned before, MECEP is a huge gamble and in my opinion should not be relied upon.

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    If he gets into a school with a NROTC program (not nearly as many as the Air Force and Army have), with a scholarship, that would probably be the way to go.
    This man gives sound advice. I'll quote myself from the first page

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    He could do as I attempted and enlist in the Reserve (see "92 Day Reserve" program) and go to Boot immediately after graduating high school. Then he will go to his freshman year of college. During this, he should enroll in NROTC, learn, not get fat, and progress in his unit. The next summer would be his job training. At a certain point in college, he will be given the opportunity for scholarships and later Officer Candidate School. When he graduates college, he will be an "O-1E."
    Just know that if he gets the NROTC scholarship before he graduates high school, enlistment will not be an option while under that scholarship.
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