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Great Opportunity to learn leadership, experience and credentials for a job in the civilian sector.

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Current Employee - Marine Corps Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Marine Corps Officer in Washington, DC

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

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Pros

The best part is financial security and stability. You won't have to worry about your company's contract period of performance running out or being shaken by the economy. During your contract term, your job will be there come what may. Also, great opportunity to obtain a retirement pension after 20 years of service. Rated at 50% of basic pay for 20 years of service and 2.5% for each additional year over 20.

Cons

If you are attached to a Fleet Marine Force Unit, you are very likely to deploy in support of overseas operations. Actually, you are highly encouraged and expected to do at least one FMF tour about once every 5-6 years for career progression, which is very important if you want to make a career out of the Marine Corps. Currently, Marine Corps is downsizing the force due to draw-down but with the mass exodus, could be potential for promotions where there are vacuums.

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  1. It was a life changing experience.

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    Current Contractor - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Contractor - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The part about being a Marine is the brotherhood behind it. This organization is more then a job, it is a way of life. a wonderful life.

    Cons

    The downside of this wonderful organization is the long work hour that you may have to endure but once you understand the reasoning for the overall mission and the importance that you hold, it is well worth the time.

    Advice to Management

    The one thing you have to understand is that all leaders are different and this maybe hard for the lower ranking personal to grasp initially because there is a consent change of management along with some adjusting for everyone underneath.


  2. Worked for one enlistment, deployed to combat and training environments.

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    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a good opportunity to gain life experiences, and build a financial base. also an exceptionally efficient means to make contacts, growing a circle and securing jobs for professional development.

    Cons

    isolation, high physical and mental demand,however, this is should not be considered a suitable environment for those opposed to change, or those without a dynamic mind and malleable character.


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