marine corps

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    Blood Pinning

    I would like to be an Infantry Officer or Aviation Officer in the marines but one thing I’m still confused about is blood pinning. Does it still happen and if it does can I opt out after the official ceremony?
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    NROTC At The Citadel

    Hello, this is my first post but I wanted to see if I could get some more info. I’ve been academically accepted to The Citadel and I’m on track to be medically accepted in the coming weeks. My goal is to become a Marine Officer and I’m just wondering how they give out their NROTC scholarships...
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    Reserve to Naval Academy

    Enrolling st the Naval Academy has always been one of my many goals; however, I’ve faced several problems along the way which has prevented me from applying for the Academy while I’m still in high school. I’m confident that I have the athletic and extracurricular strengths that would be...
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    Likelihood of Receiving NROTC Schlarship

    Hi, I'm currently a high school junior with a 3.85 GPA seeking the NROTC scholarship. I was in my schools IB program freshmen and sophomore year but dropped out to take dual enrollment which is where I can take college classes as a high schooler. I've been in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program...
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    Netfocus Login Issues

    I started my NROTC (Marine Option) application last night and decided to finish it in the morning, but now I can't login. I either get a 403 error "Access is forbidden" or it basically refreshes the login screen without an error message. I know that I'm putting my password in right because it...
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    Marine Corps PLC Financial Assistance Program Repayment after Withdraw

    Hello everyone, I would like to thank you in advance if you have some knowledge to share with me on this issue. When I was an officer candidate for the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Class program, I was enrolled in the Financial Assistance Program (FAP) which gives money to...
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    Enlisted Marine (reserve) get NROTC scholarship?

    A friend of mine is a year enlisted in the Marine Corps. Reserves. He wants to get an NROTC scholarship to a university in state, Embry Riddle. How hard is it? On campus scholarship is his best bet as of now but he's not so sure he will be looked at the same as those who are just graduating high...
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    Getting into tough academies

    My name is Cody and I am 17 going into my senior year at a private college prep school. I struggled with some personal issues these past couple years and as a result my grades suffered. As of now, I have a 2.7 ( 3.0 in a public school) and play baseball, involved in 4 clubs, and am now starting...
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    Chances of NROTC MO

    Hi, I just started my application for NROTC MO and I know its a little early but i wanted to have a lot of tie to put my best foot forward and all! I've been working with a Marine Recruiter on my application to make sure I get everything done right. I havent taken the PFT yet but im hoping I...
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    Leatherneck 2017 gear list

    anyone have a gear list / loi for the 2017 Leatherneck program at Quantico. Attending from USAFA and details have been thin. Asking for a friend :). Any info greatly appreciated. Kind of on my own preparing.
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    "Got my choice of Summer Block Marine Corps Ground Thing, Mom -I Can't Explain It"

    Could /would anyone familiar with the USNA Summer Block "Marine Corps Ground Thing" please give Mom a little more detail about what it is? Is it at Camp Pendleton? Parris Island? Somewhere else? The " I can't explain it" part of DS's comment means he doesn't want to spend time telling...
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    USNA or USAFA?

    Hello all, This is my first time to this forum, so I apologize if there is a better section for this question. I received an appointment to the USNA in January, and earlier today I was notified by my congressman of an offer of appointment to the USAFA as well. Understandably, this is a...
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    NROTC MO Minorities

    Just a quick question for anyone who has insight into the NROTC MO Program. Does the Marine Corps still have a specific number of minority applicants they aim to put on scholarship? I read somewhere that in 2010 they were supposed to give around 99 scholarships to Minorities. Thank you in advance!
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    When should I hear back from the NROTC Marine Option Selection Board?

    My application is currently being reviewed by the NROTC Marine option early board. The Board began meeting today and I was wondering when I would hear back from them on whether I was accepted for the four year scholarship or not.
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    Is a 265 PFT competitive for NROTC Marine Option

    I scored a 265 on my first PFT. 17 pull-ups 76 crunches (I kicking myself for thinking crunches would be a guaranteed 100) 18:55 run Does this put me in the competitive range for a 4 year NROTC Marine Option scholarship. I'll definitely do better the next time I take it because I had a cold...
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    AF OR MC for crash fire and rescue

    I just need advice on which of the two branches would be better for my desired MOS. I know these two are polar opposites and I've been told that the AF treats you better and is for more of a comfortable lifestyle and higher education, while the MC from what I heard treat their people like crap...
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    Current policy on Graduation Studies for those elect to become Marines

    This was sent to all Mids by the Brigade Academic and Assistant Operations Officer regarding U.S. Marine Corps graduate education policy this month: Below are some frequently asked questions on USMC Graduate Education. Hopefully these clear up any issues. Are Marine selects allowed to...
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    NROTC Marine Option Recommendations

    How long does the NROTC Marine option recommendation form take to complete and what are you supposed to write about in it? I am about to ask a teacher and a coach for recommendations and I wanted to give them an idea of what they would be doing and how long it would take.
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    When should I finish my NROTC Marine option application

    I recently started my NROTC Marine option application and I was wondering when I should aim to have it completed so that it is reviewed by both boards.
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    NROTC Marine option chances

    Here's my resigme 285 pft 30 ACT 4.0 gpa weighted 3.25 gpa unweighted 16 honors classes and 3 APs 1 year of JV hockey and 3 years varsity 1 year of freshman lacrosse 3 varsity letters Level 3 USA hockey referee (this is a high level) I volunteer to mentor new referees and teach them how to do...
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