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lt1birds94
07-03-2011, 12:16 AM
Enlisted into the Marines as of yesterday and couldn't feel any better about my decision. Hopefully i will be able to get into my 1st mos choice of Combat Support. My grandfather was in the Marines as infantry.

God Bless and Semper Fidelis :usa:

dtsti
07-03-2011, 12:17 AM
When do you leave for bootcamp? Goodluck its going to suck. Remember the Fastest way to leave bootcamp is graduating.

lt1birds94
07-03-2011, 12:21 AM
My official leave date is May 6th 2012 but my recruiter told me it could be much sooner than that since i passed my IST already. I'm so terrified/nervous/ready for boot camp haha

dtsti
07-03-2011, 12:23 AM
Are you going to parris Island or San Diego? May 2012 damn he put you on the back burner. lol but I have heard of alot of people having trouble getting in nowadays.

lt1birds94
07-03-2011, 12:31 AM
San Diego, yea man everyone who now enlists gets pushed a whole year until they leave for boot camp it sucks, but my recruiter had a guy who was supposed to leave in February actually end up leaving a couple weeks ago so hopefully ill be able to leave after August or something. I just need to study my General Orders more

dtsti
07-03-2011, 12:34 AM
You will have alot more then that to memorize. lol I still remember the 14 leadership traits and I went to bootcamp 7 years ago lol

lt1birds94
07-03-2011, 12:38 AM
haha J.J. DID TIE BUCKLE is how i was taught the leadership traits, do I need to know the Missions of the Marine Corps?

dtsti
07-03-2011, 12:43 AM
yes. There is probably about 100 things you need to know. You will have plenty of time to learn that stuff in bootcamp.

My advice stay quiet do what you're told, Be loud when they talk to you, and dont volunteer for anything.

lt1birds94
07-03-2011, 12:47 AM
Dang alright, thank you for the advice i'll definitely remember that. I'm sorry i just have one more question, is there anyway to get promoted to PFC before boot camp? I know the college credits way but none of my credits were accepted

dtsti
07-03-2011, 12:54 AM
get 2 people to join and make sure your recruiter puts you as a referal. Its also pretty easy to get promoted while you are in bootcamp. Be the leader in Bootcamp tell people to stfu. Thats the hard way and imo not worth it. lol, You will be the one the DI punishes when shit goes down. also that will not make you any friends.

VinR1
07-05-2011, 12:42 PM
haha J.J. DID TIE BUCKLE is how i was taught the leadership traits, do I need to know the Missions of the Marine Corps?

...travel to exotic lands, meet strange and interesting people... and kill 'em


prepare for 13 weeks of hell

lt1birds94
07-29-2011, 12:08 PM
Well i officially signed my mos contract, CA 3500- Motor T