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Ask A Marine: What Happens after Boot Camp?

July 29, 2019



God get come on pretty cool let's go you after graduating from the 12 weeks of Marine Corps Recruit Training Marines are granted a 10-day leave many use this time to return to their hometown to visit family and friends following their ten-day leave Marines attend the school of infantry those who graduated from MCRD Parris Island attend SOI at Camp Geiger in North Carolina and those who graduated from MCRD San Diego attend SOI at Camp Pendleton in California the school of infantry marks the transition from basic trained means to combat ready Marines all enlisted Marines entering SOI with the infantry MOS received two months of basic and advanced training at the infantry training battalion prior to entering the fleet non-infantry Marines at SOE are trained in basic infantry and combat skills at the marine combat training battalion over the course of one month and then move on to their MOS schools which have varying lengths graduation requirements and locations purpose of MCT is to ensure that every non infantry marine regardless of MOS has the ability and training to effectively perform the duties of a rifleman all Marines are then assigned to a unit with a permanent duty station and may be deployed overseas if their unit is ordered to do so

42 Comments

  • Reply Lon Hebert July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    my youngest spent 8years in the corps. he was top of his class for the one month infantry training. he was a 0621 radio operator he was always with the infantry. now he just finished army basic combat infantry training. he had 2 combat tours in Iraq so many times he would give the kids rifle fundamentals they even let him do the drills. they wanted him to be a drill sgt but he said no. so he will begin training as  a 88mike motor transport. he was a combat radio operator. in a few months after he gets his sgt stripe back. he had to come in the army as a specialist. he will ask to reclass to go IT.

  • Reply [email protected] July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    oh mct marine s collecting trash. thats most of what I did during that month

  • Reply xMoDzProductions July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    august 25th cant wait

  • Reply ImortaLPrimeRazer Dust July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Can't wait to be a marine in a year

  • Reply dfidanorm July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    LOL! Matt's internet famous. I grew up with him but he would probably tell you i didn't grow much seeing as I am short.

  • Reply PhysicalTraining July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    and why would you say that?

  • Reply DjMarineCorps July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    What are the United States Marine Core Values definitions and where I could find them

  • Reply Davis Lit July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    of course 😉

  • Reply buababa ji July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    They do everything pretty much the same. I know the 3 mile has a longer time limit for women, and the push ups, pull ups and stuff are a bit shorter for women as well. But You do everything the same as men generally, to the best of my knowledge.

  • Reply xxBabyGangsta2 July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    That opening…..*chills*

  • Reply joes torres July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    yes after the ten day leave you will be re-introduced to the infamous GREEN WINNIE

  • Reply Mack Tenney July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Do woman get to do the same things as men in the Marines?
    I am a girl, and I want to do the kind of stuff that the men do, but I have never heard of women doing that sort of stuff. What can females do in the infantry division of the marines?

  • Reply Mack Tenney July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Joining the corps in 2017! gonna be the most impatient 3 years of my life!

  • Reply Superfireguitar July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    God Bless you sir! and your twin brother MACKLEMORE:)

  • Reply Donny Doo July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Enlisting January, 2014. 9 more months of waiting. So close!!!

  • Reply Damian Sanchez July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    God Bless America !

  • Reply Damian Sanchez July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Future 2016 Marine ! Goo

  • Reply Dogmeat1950 July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Good luck to you your path may be a challenge but just remember there are thousands French,English,Germans etc etc in U.S Military uniform who are not U.S Citizens. the fastest way to become a citizen of the U.S is through the military if that's what your going for.

  • Reply Benjamin G-D July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    thank you 🙂 i'm gonna try to get everything you said

  • Reply Ben G July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I have 1 year and a half until I can enlist in the Marine Corps, I can't wait!

  • Reply Dogmeat1950 July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Yes French can join but you need to get a Green Card and live in the USA for 6 months before you can join i think also no Crime record and a high school diploma is needed.

    Non U.S Citizen can join the U.S Military but the green card is the problem getting that can take months or even years to get.

  • Reply Brad Mangas July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    With a son just beginning his training as of April 23, 2013 these videos and information are extremely appreciated.
    Thank You Marines. God Bless The United States of America.

  • Reply MrAmerica2907 July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    God bless America and the marines!

  • Reply Thomas Weaver July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    My girlfriend wants to enlist also… That is how we meet actually. There were some Marine Recruiters and I saw her so we started talking.

  • Reply firemedic605 July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    2 sons made it through… Proud Marine Mom!!!

  • Reply DrNakedToast July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks.

  • Reply MordeaniisChaos July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Make sure to check out the DEP program at the end of your junior year in High School, so you don't end up having to wait 6-9 months to get the job you want and you can get your ass to boot camp asap after graduation.

  • Reply MordeaniisChaos July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I'm 4 years past deciding and still going for it.

  • Reply Benjamin G-D July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    can i become a marine if i am french ? cause i'm 16 and i really want to be a part of this 🙂

  • Reply LemurInBlack July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Shut up please. You do not make any sense.

  • Reply Thomas Weaver July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I've got two more years. I wanted to enlist since my freshman year

  • Reply Dallas Smith July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    May 20th. It's around the corner. I'm so motivated to the Corps!

  • Reply LemurInBlack July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    lol trust me dude 85% of kids don't enlist if they want to enlist 4 years prior.

  • Reply zack obert July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    5 more months can't wait!

  • Reply First Name Last Name July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Same here they better go fast but im trying to get accepted to the academy

  • Reply OneCleanByrd July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    talk to a recruiter

  • Reply carl alarcos July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    how do i can join the usmc bec i am not an american?

  • Reply WatUpBrahh July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Do or die Semper Fi

  • Reply urmom298 July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Guy looks like macklemore

  • Reply Gavin Jackson July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    After my 4 years in NROTC I will be joining cant wait

  • Reply DrNakedToast July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    I have 4 years before I can enlist. These 4 years better go fast!!

  • Reply John Penfold July 29, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Still ain't 'P Company' no matter how you slice it.

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