A young man in high school posted a comment the other day with some questions about joining the Marine Corps.
I had a few ideas on answering him, but I quickly decided that there’s no way I should answer him when we have every thing from Marines who served brutal time in Vietnam, to First Sgts and Sergeant Majors, to Majors and full Colonels subscribed to this blog.
So, I’m hoping some of you would take a few minutes to answer a few of the questions below, and please drop your rank and years of service for additional credibility. (No need to use your name, unless you don’t mind.)
Here are his questions, and a couple of others that I’m adding:
- What is boot camp like?
- What should you watch out for when talking with a recruiter?
- What was the best thing about joining the Marine Corps?
- What was the worst?
- Finally, what was the one thing that happened that you never expected?
And if there’s anything else you want to add, please go ahead. Thanks!
Keep the faith,
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.