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US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
General James F. Amos
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    Good chance at a career if above average and you punch the right tickets in your military occupational specialty (MOS).

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    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Marine Corps can build anyone with a sense of duty, pride in their work, and patience to navigate the rank structure into quite a formidable asset for any business after the military. The Marine Corps network is strong for those that toe the line, pull their weight, and maintain honor and integrity throughout their time in the Marine Corps. Outstanding travel opportunities and benefits are unmatched.

    Cons

    Significant and lengthy departure from the "typical" MOS path can seriously derail a Marine's chance at promotion, possibly a 20-year career. Generally, only top-performers that come back to their primary MOS will be selected if their MOS credibility is significantly weaker than their peers. This is especially tough for those selected to Naval Postgraduate School or other schools for non-MOS, advanced degrees. Marines must plan and coordinate with their career planner or monitor carefully, at least as best they can since "needs of the Marine Corps" take precedence, to make sure that they are back in their MOS long enough to be competitive for promotion boards.

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    Additional consideration should be given for Marines who become good "athletes" versus "position players". Well-rounded Marines who gain a breadth of experience can sometimes be just as, if not more, valuable as those that slug it out in their MOS their entire career. I've seen a number of outstanding Captains go off to NPS only to serve their payback in an analytical field and then separate because they were no longer competitive in their MOS.

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US Marine Corps Interviews

Updated Nov 10, 2014
Updated Nov 10, 2014

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    Must be able to pass the ASVAB test and physical test. You learn to carry core values, learn how to gain leadership, promotions are constant according to performance and experience.

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Website www.marines.mil
Headquarters Arlington, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1775
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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To be a marine, you gotta have faith. The United States Marine Corps' motto, Semper Fidelis, Latin for always faithful, reflects service members' dedication to each other, their corps, and their country. The Marine Corps has two missions: make Marines and win battles. The military branch operates artillery, aviation, expeditionary, and infantry units. It has four divisions and works out of about 35 bases and stations in the US and Japan. It is the smallest of the military branches with just more than 202,000 active duty personnel and some 40,000 reservists. The Marine... More

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