There are many reasons to join the US Marine Corps. There are more and more job opportunities and different skills that you gain from enlistment in the Marines, as we become more and more a technological society, the transference to using technology affects all of the armed forces, including the US Marines. The Marines is a proud service that has a number of traditions and a long history of service. There are different financial and training benefits available from US Marine Corps enlistment, and these can all assist a person who has specific life goals. While there are a lot of different benefits in the private sector, what is able to be accessed from US Marine Corps service rivals anything that you can obtain in the private sector in most cases.
Service in the United States Marines has a number of benefits, these benefits include
Housing- As an enlisted US Marine you will receive an amount that covers utilities, living expenses, rent and maintenance. If you live off base that is normally more than enough to cover your housing expenses. Living on base you will also be provided with housing either in barracks housing (if single) or in enlisted housing if you have a family. Your housing opportunities are linked to your rank and your seniority, as you rise in rank you will have likely have a chance to live off base eventually. Food-You will receive a daily food allowance, and if you are single, this means you will receive up to 4 meals a day, if you elect to use the on base option. This is called ?rations in kind,? and means you can eat at the base dining facility up to four meals a day. If you have dependents and are married then you will most likely instead receive a food allowance. This is a sum of money to be used to purchase food for use by yourself and your family. It can be lucrative benefits especially if you shop at the base PX or Base Exchange, where typical prices are up to 30 percent lower than civilian stores.
Salary- The Salary that you receive in the US Marines is excellent when compared with a beginning level job in the civilian job sector. You will get about $1,500 dollars a month after boot camp, and it goes up for each year of service and as you rise in rank.