Quick Question About Lat moving

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  1. C2014

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    I know that Marine Enlisted can Lat move early in their career but I was wondering if the Officers can?
     
  2. SubSquid

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    Steven;

    I notice from your avatar that you are either considering or are currently a candidate at Marine OCS. The quick answer is probably not. You can ask a question like that at www.marineocs.com, after your properly register, search the site for all existing information on this topic and then, if your question is not answered, post a specific question. Also see the sub-forum for OCS under ROTC on this site.

    Currently, the OCS pipeline is overflowing with very qualified canidates. Sources are: NROTC-Marine Option, OCC, PLC-C and PLC-Juniors and Seniors. Your MOS selection takes place during The Basic School (TBS), after successfully completing one of the above programs or USNA, and is extremely competitive. If you are looking for Marine Air, pilot's billets are locked out until, at least, Spring 2011.

    You are able to access the complete listing of all USMC Officer MOS's on MarineOCS.com also. Spend some time researching all of the MOS's and focus in on two or three. As an adult, you don't usually get a "do-over". If what you choose isn't sending endorphines into the brain, you may have to change your perception and attitude. You have to decide what you believe will bring you the most satisfaction and run with that choice.
     
  3. C2014

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    Thanks you guys for the responses. SubSquid, I have the NROTC Scholarship, I was just asking because my friends are all Enlisted and a couple of them are going to Lat move b/c they dont like their jobs,etc. Thus the thought "What about me?", and you just made me realize that granted choosing to discharge from the DEP (to go to college for free) was an overall better choice than shipping to MCRD SD. When it comes to MOS's, my options are a lot more restricted. I was going UH in the DEP and now the way TBS works with MOS's, Im a lot more worried about not getting my desired MOS. I understand that OCS is tuff, but from what I have gathered, The Citadel Marine Detachment will with out a doubt prepare me for the challenges of OCS Bulldog.
     
  4. SubSquid

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    Congraulations on the NROTC-MC to the Citadel. My son is entering his 5th week Seniors PLC and his best bud is from the Citadel. They lucked out and were platoon mates in Juniors and hooked up again for seniors. Tuff? Yeah. Try "Big Hurt". Bulldog Company and Seniors Company follow a fairly similar course of instruction, although Bulldogs didn't have the "opportunity" of having the first six weeks of Juniors. Last week was the Hell Week for the seniors. As the story goes, "I had a total of two hours sleep from Sunday night through Thursday night. I sweat in places I didn't know you could sweat from. I had a great time!"

    You are just starting the process. Your staff at the Cit will have you well prepared, mentally and physically, for your summer camp experience. They will be your best source for answers to questions about MOS's. You are on the first step of a tall ladder. You don't have to concern yourself now about what may or may not be available in 4 1/2 - 5 years when you put in your MOS wish list at TBS. If you want to be sure to get the MOS you want, be first in class. Be first in every class on every rung of the ladder.

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  5. C2014

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    Im very excited for the ladder to start,it seems like ive been waiting forever!
     

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