Marine Option Discovery

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  1. Prospective USMC

    Prospective USMC Member

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    Does anyone know when the results will be released? My contact said about two weeks back in November (translate: more than three weeks ago), and I was just getting a little antsy. If anyone has any information they would be willing to share about the process, please do. I think it would calm the nerves of every applicant a little to know they're not in limbo somewhere :yllol:
     
  2. USMCGrunt

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    Several years ago, my DS (NROTC MO) found out via the portal on Dec 23. His hard copy paperwork was dated Jan 5.

    Things may have changed, but it is not out of the norm to find out the first board's results late in December.

    Hopefully you have an early Christmas present on the way!
     
  3. rocatlin

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    My son got an email from the recruiting station for this region informing him that no one in the region was selected during the first board. The info on the portal hasn't changed. Check with your RS officer

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  4. Mills668

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    Did this recently happen? Because I spoke with my recruiting station late last week and there was still no news yet.
     
  5. rocatlin

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    It was the middle of last week when he got the email

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  6. Prospective USMC

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    What region are you from? Just so everybody knows where in the country you are and what to expect.
     
  7. rocatlin

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    NE Oklahoma--and I think it extends into SE KS. The district is the 8th MCD if I remember correctly.

    I do know someone on the west side of OK that did get a MO scholarship this year, so maybe 'region' was a bad choice of words.

    The email made it sound like the Nov board has completed. It is a smaller board from what I've been told by someone that used to serve on it. He told me that about 40 are picked out of the first board. The main MO board is in February.

    I think the key thing is to contact the recruiting station and get the word from them.
     
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  8. USMCGrunt

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    The Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC) is responsible for military recruitment of civilians into the USMC.

    The Marine Corps manages the recruiting districts by dividing the country in half using the Mississippi River as a marker. Generally, all areas west of the Mississippi River are covered by the Western Recruiting Region and all areas east are covered by the Eastern Recruiting Region. Each recruiting region is divided into three districts for a total of six Recruiting Districts across the nation. Each District then is broken into Recruit Stations. Each Marine Recruit Station (RS) has 10-15 Marine Recruit Substations (RSS). There are approximately 48 recruiting stations in the nation and about 575 recruiting sub-stations.

    1st Marine Corps Recruiting District Includes Albany, Buffalo, Harrisburg, New Jersey, New York, Pittsburgh, Portsmouth and Springfield areas.

    4th Marine Corps Recruiting District Includes Baltimore, Charleston, Cleveland, Detroit, Frederick, Louisville, Raleigh, and Richmond recruiting offices.

    6th Marine Corps Recruiting District Includes Atalanta, Baton Rouge, Columbia, Ft Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Montgomery, Nashville and Orlando USMC recruiting offices.

    8th Marine Corps Recruiting District Includes Albuquerque, Dallas, Denver, Forth Worth, Houston, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, and San Antonio Marine Corps recruiting areas.

    9th Marine Corps Recruiting District Includes Kansas City, Chicago, Des Moines, Indianapolis, St Louis, Lansing, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St Paul recruiting offices.

    12th Marine Corps Recruiting District Includes Portland, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County Marine Corps recruiting offices.

    Here is a pretty interesting powerpoint on USMC recruiting: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/conference/rand/ChoikeZeliffPresentation.pdf
     
  9. rocatlin

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    Pretty cool pdf.

    For what it's worth, my friend did say that these boards were "hard as hell" to sit on. Even kids with really good stats may not make the first board. (Of course we all would love to be a fly on the wall to see the process.)

    He also said not to worry too much about the first board and often times things pan out in the second.
     
  10. VMI82

    VMI82 Room 131

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    hunch

    Based on conversations with friends of mine who have sat on these boards, or were Prof Naval Sci, I suspect we'll hear news in next week or so.

    I have zero inside information as my friends are retired or no longer in these billets.

    And with Christmas in middle of next week I could not begin to guess whether the slow wheels of bureaucracy will grind out a notification on the website before or after.

    Good luck to all MO candidates!
     

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