Marine Option interviews?

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  1. Warrioress

    Warrioress New Member

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    I submitted my application a few weeks ago, and have started to get things rolling with the paperwork, PFT and whatnot. I've already had one phone interview with a Captain, and I've got another one coming up. Here's where I'm confused; I had the idea that the interviews would be normal, face to face interviews, not on the phone. So is this how the interviews have always been, is this something new, will there be others, or am I probably not that great a candidate to warrant a face-to-face deal?

    Or I'm over-analyzing this...:rolleyes:
     
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  2. Cadet '15

    Cadet '15 New Member

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    I drove for 2 hours for an NROTC Marine Corps interview, waited 10 minutes in the building, took a picture, then spent 10 minutes conducting the interview. After that I had lunch and spent another 2 hours driving back home. about 2 or 3 months later I was awarded the a scholarship.

    I will say that I was not terribly impressed with the Marine Corps as compared to the Army, I'm sure that others will have opinions about this, but to me they just did not seem as professional as the Army.
     
  3. enived2

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    My son had his interview at the regional office in Denver. They interviewed 6-8 other applicants the same day. According to my son, they were very thorough and in depth interviews (he was interviewed by two different officers). They also did their PFT the same day.
     
  4. asenopoulos

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    I wouldn't classify all marine options as that boring. The two officers conducting my interview lasted at least an hour each. We ended up talking about my intentions and what I knew about the Corps, and also what I could expect in the future. The Seargent Major ended up coming in and chatting with us for a while. It turned out to be a lot of fun and very helpful!

    The one Captain who was in charge of NROTC recruiting ended up staying connected with me and the other scholarship awardees. I go to the state wide recruiting station and PT with him and the enlisted guys 3 days a week at 0600, and he gave us a list of books he wanted us to read by the time we go to school. (About the USMC and stuff, very helpful.) He has invested so much effort into making us great officers someday it is unbelievable.
     

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