Marine Corps PLC

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  1. Cowboys

    Cowboys Member

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    Im a senior in hs and I have applied for a NROTC and AROTC scholarship
    been accepted to Citadel, North Georgia, and Norwich. I want to go to A&M and I should hopefully know by the end of the week about that one. On friday, I will be meeting with my Marine Corps recruiter to sign on for DEP for Marine Corps reserve and try to get accepted into PLC. (This is if I dont get any scholarships) I'll be going to Bootcamp and then SOI and stationed in SA. Then I would start school in the spring. Is there any snags in the PLC program that I should know about, before signing "the paper?"
     
  2. jdc59

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    If PLC is your number one goal, don't join the Reserves. I don't even think you can do PLC if you're in the Reserves. Just go to college and get into PLC.
     
  3. leapyear

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    Be VERY, VERY careful about what a recruiter tells you. It is NOT their job to assist you in being selected for an officer program. Joining the Marine reserve is a great idea if that is what you want to do, but I am aware of NO advantage that it will give you as it relates to selection for PLC (perhaps a current participant can correct me if I am wrong.) If PLC is what you really want, you should definitely speak to a USMC OSO (Officer Selection Officer) NOT a local Marine recruiter.
     
  4. USMCGrunt

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    Cowboys,

    I have to agree with the other folks who responded. I have also heard local recruiters push this approach but feel while it is "possible" it is problematic. I have also heard that with the DEP, you are exempted if you earn a scholarship but are you willing to take the risk?

    I would be careful and check things with an OSO and others - perhaps at a ROTC unit?

    My recommendation: Wait on the outcome of your scholarship applications. Go to college and do PLC without reserve duty if you don't get a scholarship.
     

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