hi guys, I am just curious. I know that the army has a guard or reserve FAO track for CPTs - what rank does a marine have to be to apply for FAO, and is there a similar reserve track? Also, this is a side question - if one were a marine or army IN officer, what are the respective amounts of time one would actually be a platoon leader before they are sent to a staff job? Are they different in their timelines? I seem to hear that marines are actual PLs for a shorter time. I am very ignorant - does one lead a platoon just as 1st and 2nd LT, or also as a CPT? I assume MAJ is a staff job. Thanks!