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US Marine Corps E-5 Marine Sergeant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014
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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

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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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E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – Is that a bad thing? Well, that depends on your reasons for considering a military enlistment. If you have a strong desire to kill the enemy, the Marine Corps is for you because that is what the Marines do. Either you want that or you don’t, plain and simple. If you simply want a challenge, any other branch of the military will provide you with plenty of opportunities to test yourself. Army Rangers and Green Berets, Air Force Pararescue Jumpers, and the Navy Seals all offer extreme physical and mental challenges outside of the Marine Corps. So if you are considering joining the Marine Corps, think long and hard about what that means before going to a recruiter and signing up.”

Interview Question – Is that a bad thing? Well, that depends on your reasons for considering a military enlistment. If you have a strong desire to kill the enemy, the Marine Corps is for you because that is what the Marines do. Either you want that or you don’t, plain and simple. If you simply want a challenge, any other branch of the military will provide you with plenty of opportunities to test yourself. Army Rangers and Green Berets, Air Force Pararescue Jumpers, and the Navy Seals all offer extreme physical and mental challenges outside of the Marine Corps. So if you are considering joining the Marine Corps, think long and hard about what that means before going to a recruiter and signing up.”   Answer Question

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E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant
Houston, TX

I interviewed at US Marine Corps in August 2010.

Interview Details – Multiple meeting with recruiter and medical screenings.

Interview Question – Reasons why you want to join the Marine Corps.   View Answer

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E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – Went on a oral board and was meritoursly promoted to E4. The I reenlisted, after a year and a half, I was promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Interview Question – Why should you be a Sergeant?   Answer Question

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E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – Lots of opportunities. Get in writing the specific job you would like.

Interview Question – Are you gay? You will be asked. If you are, reconsider entering an organization that doesn't fully support. Im not but I understand that it can be difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None.

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E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – go to recruter

Interview Question – deployment   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – pass a physical and mental test

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E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at US Marine Corps in March 2009.

Interview Details – No interview, MEPS screening for eye sight, hearing, tattoos, etc. Then boot camp which is three months long.

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E-5 Marine Sergeant Interview

E-5 Marine Sergeant
Colorado Springs, CO

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

Interview Details – Find a recruiter, say "i want to be a Marine" pick the clips that make you want to join. No drugs, domestic violence, felonies, have a high school diploma.

Interview Question – Stand on the yellow foot prints and do exactly as the nice man in the hat tells you.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None, Federal pay scale.

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E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

E5 - Marines - Sergeant

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – There is no interview process. As long as you pass a physical/mental/ drug exam, then you are good to go. You must also pass the ASVAB so don't blow it off in High School.

Negotiation Details – There was none.

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