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US Marine Corps Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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    Marine Corps Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

    Interview Details

    Went to the local Officer Selection Officer (OSO) office and told them I wanted to be an officer. After officer candidate school I took the aviation exam and graduating I was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. I then went through the basic school and flight training.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Aircraft Mechanic Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

    Interview Details

    depending on government budget and the recruiters qouta your the one being given the sale pitch...if it sounds too good to be true, then it is. get the promises in writing and amongst all things if you dont score great for the job you want then refuse to sign, you have no obligation and dont be a little girl and let their intimidation threaten you

    Interview Questions
    • The questions you dont ask...always question them because once your in they will certainly question you as far as your honesty and trust. this place is riddled with lack of trust   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Battalion Adjutant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What is it you really want to accomplish here?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation with the Marine Corps.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marine Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
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    E5 - Marines - Sergeant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

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    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    SSgt Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eureka, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eureka, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

    Interview Details

    If your in moderate physical shape, in high school, and play sports, your golden. This kind of person will less likely fail the initial strength test, have less to distract him/her i.e. drugs, alcohol, free time (think a kid needs to focus on graduating, listening to there parents, ect. ect.) sports keeps them grounded in school as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you ready to start becoming a man? reason if you say yes, congrats, your going to boot camp. if you say no then your not ready to be a man.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Specialist NCO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Marine Corps.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters are looking out for their assigned mission. They have jobs to fill and quotas to meet. Unless you're desperate, be patient until you get the MOS, bonus and contract you want. Don't let them badger you. Be honest. Be patient. Be firm. If you wait out the recruiter and don't give in to their pressure, you can get a better MOS. Don't just go for whatever they say. Research the job fields, find online forums to talk to Marines in various jobs, and find out what you really want to do.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask about criminal background, medical history, mental health, and illegal drug use.   View Answer
    • Why do you want to be a Marine?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Military pay and benefits are established by congress. There is no negotiation. However, if you have 12 college credits, you can be automatically promoted to E-2 and have increased pay throughout your initial training period.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Avionics Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    fairly simple don't lie..... tell the truth. anything in your past can come out and if you lie you set yourself up for failure from the beginning. it is something that you cannot come back from

    Accepted Offer
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    Assault Amphibian Platoon Commander Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It's a very lengthy process on both the officer and enlisted side of the house. This is to ensure that you are mentally, physically and morally capable of carrying out the duties of a Marine. Entry training is brutal, but it's for the best. Don't work for us if you aren't 100% sure this is the path you need to be on.

    Interview Questions
    • Boot Camp and OCS continually make you question your place.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was take the commission or get out. No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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