Hi I am leaving for the Marines in like two to three months and I wanna know what is it like? I wanna hear both sides of the ball park the male and the female side if I can! And also what MOS is close enough to the fight if any I am just curious about that one so any ways thank you for your time and please answer this ASAP because I am getting more and more anxious about this! Again thank you for read this and please be respectful of me and other people that answer. Please do not say your crazy for this I know what the risks are but I am willing to take them. OK now with that done I am gonna post!
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Calm down. 99.99% of getting through boot is mental. If you decide today you aren't going to quit no matter what, you will be fine. It will be very physical and you need to be prepared for that. You need to focus on running at least 3 miles, walking/hiking at least 10, plus push-ups, pull-ups, sit ups, etc. I believe that Corps still sends women to Parris Island.
It will be very stressful (goes to the mental thing), they want to see how you react under stress. So be prepared for yelling and sometimes what seem impossible tasks. Your job is to do your best, and know that while in Boot, they are never going to tell you that you have done well... EVER.
Make sure you can swim. Additionally, you will learn to shoot. "Every Marine is a rifleman" It is a big deal in the Corps, regardless of MOS.
Hopefully your recruiter has given you things to work and focus on... that is what you should be focused on.
As far as MOS goes, I no longer know what women can and can't do, but sometimes if you want to get closest to the "action" so to speak, you may consider an MOS that directly supports the infantry. I do believe women can be in Artillery MOS. Anyway, others will no better than I.
I wish you well.2
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