infantry assault man (Current Employee) – Camp Lejeune, NC – July 25, 2017
My job in the Marine Corps was infantry. To honestly sum it up, you could never pay me to do it again but you couldn't pay me to give up what I have done. I have met and worked with unique individuals from all over the country and I have been able to experience a once in a life time opportunity.
Unit Leader (Former Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – July 25, 2017
Learn time management and self discipline. Taught me a wide verity of leadership skills both good and bad. I managed and lead over 40 Marines and was responsible for over $15 million in equipment traveling over 3 countries with no loss of equipment.
Security Specialist (Former Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – July 24, 2017
When i learnt that i was going to be a Machinegunner, i was more ecstatic than when i got the word i was excepted into the United States Marine Corps. There is nothing like shooting a belt fed. If i could've kept my rank (E4) and kept my MOS for 20 years, I'd still be there.
The United States Marine Corps, The best place for a strong individual. They train you to condition your mind, body, and soul. teach you how to defend yourself, with hand-to-hand combat, and Marksmanship.
The Marine Corps is a melting pot for all walks of life and you can have a real good chance to travel the world and meet great people. Job description is key so have a good plan before you join on what exactly that you are trying to do in the military.
A typical work ay depended on the training schedule, Sometimes you would begin with field training at camp in the field which would last from 3 days to a month in live fire, cold weather training or amphibious exercise. Other times you may find yourself deployed to Caribbean or Mediterranean sea duty which consistently lasts 6 months at a time. I learned a lot in the manners of discipline and life solving techniques that were above and beyond anything i could have learned on my own. You truly discover how far you can push yourself and survive. Management was tough, they do not take "no sir" for an answer. They say jump you say how high. I would very much recommend this for some of the youth today. Workplace culture was discipline, readiness, and duty. I spent a good potion of my time as a machine gun squad leader and we were all real close and when something happened to you, it happened to all of us. Truly a no one left behind mentality. The hardest part of the job is Duty was always 24/7 and it left no time for an outside family. I watched many families torn apart, including my own. The most enjoyable part of the job was the brotherhood and life experiences I was able to partake in. It was all second to none.
See the world for free, sense of pride being part of the few, the proud
NON-COMMISIONED OFFICER (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 23, 2017
Every Unit is different, but my experience with the Marine Corps was that made up of so many great people, bogged down by set ideologies and upper-management who teach people to do things purely because, "that's the way it has always been done."
Print Production Manager (Former Employee) – Quantico, VA – July 23, 2017
Depends on your MOS (job), and the unit you are stationed with. It is a lot of fun when you are not sitting behind a desk. You get the most out of the Marine Corps when you are out in the field training, conducting exercises, deployed, or taking part in the many programs that the Marine Corps doesn't strongly advertise.
UAV Operator / Career Planner (Former Employee) – Cherry Point, NC – July 22, 2017
It is the United States Marine Corps. The best job in the world! It has so much history and it is bigger than any one man or woman. You don't join the Marine Corps, you become a part of the Marine Corps.