What are the steps on going into the Marine Corps
I am a Sophomore in high school, I have been very interested in the Armed forces field for quite some time. I enjoy working with people as a team and helping out one another. Being put under pressure isn't difficult for me. I enjoy exercising and pushing myself towards a goal. #usa #marine corps
A couple of the hoops you will have to jump through are the ASVAB and MEPS.
The ASVAB is a computer based test to see what kind of job you would be good at. Some jobs require a higher score than others. There are study guides and practice tests all over the internet, or your recruiter can get you started.
MEPS is a medical screening. They'll make sure you're healthy enough for the military, you meet the height and weight standard, and you're not on drugs.
You're going to have to meet a minimum standard for run time, pull-ups, ammo can lifts, and crunches. It's called the IST or initial strength test for the Marines. Military.com has a good breakdown of the current standards.
Rally point is an online forum for military related issues. You might want to check it out if you have more specific questions about the life, or a particular job.
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If you want to go to college you should consider the various opportunities that the military offers, such as ROTC programs, academies, and military related scholarships. Many scholarship are offered by military related groups. If you enter the military with a college degree you may qualify to be commissioned as an officer, which starts as an O-1 and runs through O-10 (Second Lieutenant or Ensign through General). Some fields, such as lawyers, doctors/nurses, and others are only open to officers. Also, you should be aware that the various services offer opportunities for enlisted members to become "warrant officers," but usually only after years of top-notch service and schooling.
Whichever you choose, starting your life after school is a great choice and will serve life-long lessons. Less than 1/2 percent of Americans currently serve on active duty military. About 7% of Americans have served in the military at any one time in their lives. I am proud that I chose to serve as a US Marine, and am just as proud of my brothers and sisters in arms who have served in the Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard. Best wishes