"If your only tool is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail"
USMC Recruiters are handpicked for the role and some of the finest Marines out there. They have an incredibly difficult job and while a few might stretch the boundaries, most do a great job in an effort to accomplish the mission. But as the quote above suggests, they view every candidate as a potential enlistee first and then present suggestions on how one can pursue officer ascension programs second.
I KNEW Marines were special, and apparently, so did your auto-complete, because clearly Marines become officers through “ascension” (miracle-style) unlike the rest of us who went the accession route. I hear a celestial ta-dah in the background. This struck my funny bone this AM, which I needed, because I am sitting in the jury pool room at the County Courthouse with no idea of how long I will be here today.