Builds physical and mental toughness. Will prepare you to handle anything.
Infantryman (Former Employee) – MCBH Kaneohe Bay, HI – May 16, 2012
A typical day at work would include physical fitness training in the mornings, formations several times a day, experienced Marines teaching newer Marines about weapons systems, patrolling techniques, among other infantry need to knows. The management, as with any job has fantastic leaders, as well as those who have just managed to climb the rungs of the ladder over time. The job is always exactly what you make of it. My co-workers as a Marine were the most dynamic group that I have ever come across. Many were solid Marines who I was proud to serve alongside, and many were not. The hardest part of the job was definitely the promotion system that the Marine Corps uses. Marines are not all held to the same standards for promotion. Therefore, an infantryman who is held to the highest of standards, is surpassed quickly in rank by someone whose job is in radios or in a warehouse. On my third deployment, I had to answer to a Marine who was deploying for his first time, but had a job that afforded him a higher rank at a much lower standard. The most enjoyable part of my job was being around other Marines. To immerse yourself in a job, makes it a bigger part of your life. It affords you more opportunities to build camaraderie, and professional relationships with the people that you work with. Aside from being around other Marines, I enjoyed the luxurious sandy beaches of Iraq and Afghanistan!
unique life experience, camaraderie
you sign away your freedoms, your time isn't your own