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US Marine Corps Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2014
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E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant Interview

E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant

The process took 4 months - interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – You have to stand a board and compete against your peers for promotion to this job and it is based largely off of your performance evaluations, which are called Fitness Reports.

Interview Question – By this point you really should be prepared for any kind of question that deals with tactical decision making in any situation.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?


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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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Neutral Experience

E4 - Marines - Corporal Interview

E4 - Marines - Corporal

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

Interview Details – There isn't an interview. There is a Medical process, back ground check. This isn't Vietnam, your not gonna get in with neck tattoos and a felony. drug tests all the way till you get out. must not be physically handicapped. Must take ASVAB to get in. Practice it, take it multiple times, as this will generate better MOS (jobs in the Marine Corps.)

Interview Question – Are you willing not to see your family for long periods of time.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – BASE PAY..... and Benefits


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Positive Experience

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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Neutral Experience

Marine Corps Officer Interview

Marine Corps Officer

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – Must apply through an Officer Selection Office (OSO). The OSO coordinates the candidate's entry into Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, VA. OCS trains, screens, and evaluates candidates. Graduating candidates have the option to commission as Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps, or to decline and return to civilian life. All Marine Corps Officers must attend The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, VA. During TBS, officers continue their military training and receive their Military Occupational Sepcialty (MOS).

Interview Question – The entire process is rigorous; medical and physical fitness requirements disqualify a large amount of candidates.   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

E4 - Marines - Corporal Interview

E4 - Marines - Corporal

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – One Sign a contract , past a standardize test, past a rigorous physical examination, and make an oath to defend the United States Constitution


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Infantry Squad Leader Interview

Infantry Squad Leader

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – Met recruiter. Went through his deal. Signed papers. WEnt to MEPs, they screened you. Ensuring you were not fabricating anything. Shipped off to recruit training a few months later.

Interview Question – Why do you want to join?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't really a negotiation. Was offered all but two "job" choices to pick from.


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Neutral Experience

Detachment Commander and Administrative Chief Interview

Detachment Commander and Administrative Chief
Philadelphia, PA

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

Interview Details – Went to a Marine Corps recruiter and the rest is history. Boot camp followed MEPS. After Boot Camp I went to the School of Infantry and after that I went to my Military Occupational Specialty school. Then I was assigned to my first duty station. There is no real interview process. You meet your recruiter and ask him questions.


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Neutral Experience

Network Administrator Interview

Network Administrator

Interviewed at US Marine Corps

Interview Details – recruiter

Interview Question – signing the contract   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Captain Interview

Captain

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at US Marine Corps.

Interview Details – Direct and straight forward. Meet with Officer Selection Officer. He or she will ask about reasons for wanting to join the Marine Corps, why you believe you are worthy to join the organization and lead Marines, past leadership experiences, and any legal or academic difficulties one might have experienced.

Interview Question – What would you do if you discovered your subordinate was dating another member of your unit?   Answer Question

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