The Marine Corps has a lot to offer you in return for your service to your country. While much of what you receive is deeply personal, there are many other ways in which you will benefit from being a Marine. Here is a list of four of the benefits you will receive:
Salary – Because being a Marine is a job, you will be paid for your time during active duty. The pay will depend on your rank as well as any specialties you have obtained. You are given considerations for housing, cost-of-living and uniforms.
Insurance – You might expect you would be covered from injury or illness, but your family will be covered as well. While you will have to purchase your own life insurance, the Marines offers your immediate family comprehensive medical and dental benefits.
Housing – While enlisted as a Marine, you can take advantage of free housing which is made available on the base. With the proper authorization, you will be allowed to live off base. You will even be given a house allowance every month.
Education – The Montgomery GI bill, tuition assistance and the Marine Corps College Fund make it possible for you to get a college education free of charge. These programs are developed to help you become a better person and a better soldier.