Some Questions, regarding USMC!

MichaelT2022

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Michael, talk to your recruiter ASAP. Find out if your dad needs to sign or not.

If he does then ask the recruiter to get you a September boot camp date. I am sure recruiters have a lot of experience with parents.

And September or Oct ship date gives you more time to get fit.

Now is it possible you are having second thoughts about being an enlisted Marine? Honesty counts.
The thing is, I literally had a August 29 ship-date, which would've been 2 weeks after my 18th birthday, and just last week I got moved up to July 17, because that is when my MOS is available, for Logistics.
 
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Michael, don’t be talking to us talk to your recruiter. They are there to fix this for you. And they will understand the parent issue.

I am confused as to why it seems you have not talked to your recruiter yet?
 

OldAFRet

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Michael, don’t be talking to us talk to your recruiter. They are there to fix this for you. And they will understand the parent issue.

I am confused as to why it seems you have not talked to your recruiter yet?
That's the bottom line. You need to talk to the recruiter and tell him or her everything has to happen post 18th birthday. That might slide things further to the right than you want, but that's life.
 

MichaelT2022

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I am torn in half right now...

I did enlist in the DEP with the USMC, and I can totally back-out if I desire to do so...

I need some advice

I got all my financial aid-information to Norwich University, and I need some thoughts.

I received a 24k/yr Dean's Scholarship, 17k/yr Norwich Gift Aid, $5,745 in FAFSA Aid, and a 2k/year scholarship for filing my FAFSA before Dec. 15...

Tuition before all these scholarships is around 60k/year, and with all this aid I received, it will drop my tuition to around 11k - 16k range/yr, which seems like an incredible offer.

I am willing to withtake some debt, as I could technically use parts of my GI Bill to help offset this debt later in my military career. I will still plan to do NROTC - Marine Corp option nonetheless.

PLEASE ADVISE, is this a good deal to take, should I back-out of enlisting take this opportunity.


I don't mean to be decisive in such matters, but these big decisions can be such life-changing these, I don't want to make a "wrong" decision per se.

I know Norwich is a nice school, and the campus is beautiful, I plan to visit when it warms up a bit more.

Any thoughts? THANK YOU
 

EEBTTF

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No brainer - agree with doc and @kinnem. Norwich is a great school and has the best financial aid of all SMCs.

A little advice - you seem like a very impulsive individual. In the short time you have been a member of this forum you have gone in about 10 different directions. Take a deep breath, get off SAF and figure out what you want to do and what you can afford. Get out a piece of paper and write these things down. The two options you are considering are completely different, have different outcomes and will have a huge impact on the rest of your life. PM me if you want my phone number - I am happy to talk about my time at Norwich as well as comparing Norwich to enlisting.
 

MidCakePa

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A little advice - you seem like a very impulsive individual. In the short time you have been a member of this forum you have gone in about 10 different directions. Take a deep breath, get off SAF and figure out what you want to do and what you can afford.
@MichaelT2022, you’ve received a very gracious offer from @EEBTTF to discuss your options. You’d be wise to accept.

He is right. In your short time on SAF, you’ve swung wildly in myriad directions. Your commitment to serving is unquestioned, but your indecisiveness invites whiplash.

Stop. Take three deep breaths. Then plot out your goals, opportunities and constraints on a piece of paper. Seek the counsel of someone who knows you well but has no vested interest (i.e. not your parents). And again, talk with @EEBTTF. I sense he can settle you down a bit. And that would be good.
 
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