Marine Corps Combat Engineer

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  1. taymcg12

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    I know that if you have the grades and what not in AROTC, you can attend Sapper School as a cadet. Just out of curiosity, is it possible to attend Marine Combat Engineering School? Also, how hard is it to get into (how competitive, etc.). And is it possible to commission as an officer in a CEB (Combat Engineer Battalion) or do you have to do something such as wing engineers?
     
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    I don't believe any Marine schools are an option as an AROTC cadet, if that's what you're asking. Also, attending Sapper as a cadet is dependent on much more than "grades and whatnot". I wouldn't bank on having that opportunity during ROTC.
     
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    I didn't mean as a cadet in AROTC. I meant if you are in Marine option NROTC. And by "grades and what not", all I mean is that it is a competitive school to get into.
     
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    taymcg12 if you are selected as a Combat Engineer MOS, they attend a 9 week course at Camp Lejeune, NC. This is an MOS school and would only be attended once you commission are selected for the MOS. It would not be a part of your Midshipmen training. This is a highly requested MOS and is fairly competitive to get. Not sure on current numbers, but MOS numbers vary by the needs of the USMC and are reflected with available spots for each TBS company. I went through many years ago, so the numbers might have changed. I think we had 5-6 billets total available. There are a variety of jobs a Combat Engineer Officers can do. They are usually assigned to either a Combat Engineer Battalion or a Marine Wing Support Squadrons (aviation engineering). This is again at the needs of the USMC. You would work with a detailer to rank your preferences for Battaltion/Squadron and duty station and then they assign you. There are tons of different jobs within the Combat Engineer MOS, if you take some time googling you will find tons of info about their missions, warfighting functions, etc.
     
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    Right, I completely forgot about the whole "get assigned your MOS after TBS". Thank you for the reminder!
     
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    This was my first pick at TBS. Unfortunately I didn't get it. Most friends who were in this MOS tended to really enjoy it.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear this, if you don't mind me asking, what MOS did you end up with?
     

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