Joining the United States Marine Corps will open up a number of valuable enlistment benefits. Many of these benefits are well known; others are common but not as well known to the public at large. The amount and kind of benefits that you have as a member of the Armed Forces, and specifically when you join the Marine Corps are benefits that would be hard to duplicate in the outside world, with a job or career. The main thrust of importance for the Marine Corps in modern times is its personnel, and the Marine Corps has come to realize how important that it is to keep its people in good spirits, and keep morale up.
One of the key elements that help keep morale high and reenlistment and enlistment number up is to make sure that the different military services and benefits that are available to Marine Corps Servicemembers are known, and that occasionally Congress and our Government adjust and add to these benefits from time to time. Some of the different benefits that you would be eligible for when you join the Marine Corps include:
Health Care- Servicemembers and their families that enlist in the Marine Corps, you have coverage for yourself, and for your dependents. Most families are covered under the TriCare health military plan. This coverage is specifically designed to give complete coverage to the Servicemember and their dependents, and their family.
Education– As a member of the Marine Corps you are eligible to use the full Montgomery GI Bill. There are benefits both for when you get out of the Marine Corps, and Tuition Assistance and Marine Corps benefits for education while you are still serving on active duty. You can check out all the different benefits and education opportunities, but it is well known that it is lucrative to join the military if you want to get help to pay for college.
Leave and Vacation Time- One of the best benefits in the military is a month off, with pay. Every person single person who service in the Armed Forces receives Four weeks off a year, with pay.
There are not a lot of civilian jobs that allow a person in their first year of service to have 30 days off with pay, but the Marine Corps, as well as its sister military services, does. You are able to take off and arrange leave to go anywhere you like for 30 days, and then still are able to receive full pay and benefits while you are on vacation.