To join the American Marine Corps means joining one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. Since its creation by the Continental Congress in 1775, the Marine Corps has been a part of every war America has been involved in.
There is no obligation involved in talking with a Marine Corps recruiter, so there is no reason not to find out more about becoming a Marine. You have the option of being enlisted in four different ways: prior service, officer, enlisted or reserves. You will most likely be eligible strictly for the enlisted position. As a Marine, you will be able to enjoy certain benefits such as these:
Housing ? Living on the base is free for every marine and there are units available for those who are married and have a family. With eligibility, you can live off base. The Marine Corps will provide a housing allowance to offset the cost of this.
Salary ? Being a Marine is still a job. You will enjoy great pay which will increase as you advance in the service. Your pay will depend on the rank that you are as well as the bonuses and allowances you are given.
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Insurance ? To be the best soldier you can be, it is necessary to be healthy. The Marine Corps provides you with excellent insurance benefits to keep you in shape. For those with families, your immediate family will also be covered with comprehensive medical and dental benefits.
Education ? A smart soldier is a better soldier. To get you the education you need to be a better soldier and civilian, the Marine Corps provides many different tuition payment programs. Depending on the costs, you may have the entire amount paid by the Marine Corps.