Pros: very honorable, healthcare unmatched by anything else out there, promotions depend on performance, job security since you sign contracts, great friendships guaranteed, even after you get out, there are countless organizations out there that help you out with everything you can think of, free place to stay and eat, will compensate for family and cost of living, guaranteed raises annually
Cons: can be very demanding, may have to spend time away from family, possibility of dying in the line of work, may develop a "superiority complex" even though we are superior, may become hard to stop being awesome when it's not appropriate, develop a sick sense of humor that nobody outside of work will think is funny, possibility of std's from all the women throwing themselves at you.
This thing insists on me saying more in this category, the only way it can be described in a way for you to understand is by you going to Parris Island, SC and finding out first hand for yourself. There are two types of people that understand Marines, the Marines and the enemy. Everyone else just has a second hand view. So in summary.... If I told you, – more... I'd have to kill you. – less