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US Marine Corps Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
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Marine Corps Officer Interview

Marine Corps Officer

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – The interview process starts from the day you meet your OSO and his staff-NCO in the recruiting station. They monitor and evaluate your potential for leadership, notwithstanding the prerequisite physical fitness which must be competitive in order to become selected to OCS.

Interview Question – why do you want to become a Marine Officer?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Enlisted Military Interview

Enlisted Military

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at US Marine Corps in September 2010.

Interview Details – Quick, the ASVAB score is more important then character, and the key to success is understanding the history. Quick, the ASVAB score is more important then character, and the key to success is understanding the history. Quick, the ASVAB score is more important then character, and the key to success is understanding the history.

Interview Question – Security 10 year background check   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marine Corps Officer Interview

Marine Corps Officer

I applied in-person and the process took 9 months - interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – Be in shape, be motivated, be ready. You will forge your future. Return forms and questionnaires promptly and do not make excuses. Take accountability for your actions.

Interview Question – Aviation Qualification Test was unexpected and I had not prepared. Failed first try, but got book and studied for second. The Marine Corps is not looking for fearless individuals, they are looking for calculated risk takers.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Administrative Interview

Administrative

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – ASVAB was the most important factor in the acceptance of my contract. overall the recruiter is not interested in your qualifications other than your desire to join.this portoin is the least of your worries if you are qualified.

Negotiation Details – N/A


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

United States Marine Interview

United States Marine
Milwaukee, WI

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at US Marine Corps in May 2010.

Interview Details – Are you a high school graduate? Have you been charged with or convicted of any felonies? Did you take the ASVAB test in high school, what was your score, and do you ant to take it again? How old are you? Do you have a valid drivers license? Do you have any unpaid parking tickets? Have you ever used drugs?

Interview Question – Have you ever committed a crime?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Basically, when do you want to go to boot camp.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Deputy Commander Interview

Deputy Commander
State College, PA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – There was no interview. I signed up at the recruiting office. They were especially helpful since I was what they were looking for. If you want to call it an interview, then I was asked questions to see if I fit a profile of what they were looking for.

Negotiation Details – There was no negoitiating.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Battalion Adjutant Interview

Battalion Adjutant
Tampa, FL

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – To enter in to the 0231 field you must go through an interview process with a minimum of an E-7 in the 0200 field and meet with their approval. After that you must qualify for at least a SECRET Clearance to attend NMITC the Intelligence School. You must past the 3 month course at NMITC then you will be assigned to a unit. While at the school you will have a back ground investigation ran on you and you must qualify for at least a Top Secret clearance. A Top Secret Sensitive Compartment Information clearance is preferred.

Interview Question – What is it you really want to accomplish here?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation with the Marine Corps.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant
Spokane, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – Will take you as long as you're not a criminal. Have to take ASVAB and had either GED or high school diploma. Will enter into the DEP until you are set to leave for boot camp. Do not get to specify exact job unless joining the reserves.

Negotiation Details – 5k signing bonus in 2006


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marine Officer Interview

Marine Officer
Saint Paul, MN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – There are multiple paths to hiring, primary amongst these are: Officer Candidates School (OCS), Service Academy (Navy) or Enlisted Commissioning.

Most will come through (OCS) either as a college student or graduate. The program consist either two 6-week sessions (non-grads) or a 10-week program (Seniors/Grads). You will be evaluated intensively and must demonstrate a high level of leadership potential and commitment to success in order to earn a commission.

Interview Question – Do you have the internal fortitude to push your limits beyond anything you may have done before?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiation is conducted after accepting a commission. New officers will compete for positions (MOS).


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – Find a recruiter online and he'll do the rest. unless you are a horrible person you'll get in. most kids are teenagers that apply so they don't have crazy records.

Interview Question – Do you do have a criminal record?   Answer Question

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