|United States Marine Corps|
|Founded||11 July 1798 (223 years, 8 months) (as current service) 10 November 1775 (246 years, 4 months) (as Continental Marines)|
|Type||Maritime land force|
|Role||Amphibious warfare Expeditionary warfare|
A typical Marine combat unit fields everything from fighter planes to riflemen, from hovercraft to main battle tanks. As a result the Marines can fight the full spectrum of warfare, from lightly armed guerrillas to mechanized tank armies.
The Army is responsible for land-based military operations. Meanwhile, the Marine Corps handles “amphibious” operations which means they can carry out operations on land and water. Both military branches have a goal to preserve the peace and security of the nation.
Base pay for an enlisted service member in their first six months comes out to less than $20,000 per year. But troops earn increases as they advance in rank and gain experience. The highest ranking enlisted Marine, Sgt. Maj of the Marine Corps Ronald Green, makes over $90,000 a year in base pay alone.
Marine Corps Enlisted Basic Pay Rates
|Years of Experience||E-1||E-2|
Technically youre on the clock 24 hours a day for the entire contract, however you normally work 8-10 hours, Monday through Friday. Eight hour days most regular days. I normally work 40-80 hours a week depending on the workload.
Recruits earn pay as E1s during basic training. The Marine Corps will direct deposit payment on the 1st and 15th days of the month. Pay for BMT depends upon your rank. Every enlisted recruit starts out as an E1, and can expect an annual salary of around $19,803.60.
four to six years
Today, Marines are stationed around the world at all times, ready to deploy quickly whenever and wherever needed. Total service commitment ranges from four to six years.
The base offers discount entertainment options. There is a movie theater where Marines can see first run movies, restaurants, a fitness center, clubs, concerts, sporting events, stories, classes and seminars.
The benefits of joining the Marines are worth considering, even if you won't be earning much during your first days of enlistment. All members are entitled to receive free medical and dental care as part of their service. There is an option to include your family for a nominal fee as well.
You must be at least 17 to enlist in any branch of the active military.
Recruits who don't pass their initial run will get another chance within 48 hours. But if they fail that, they'll be sent home with an ELS, an entry-level separation from the Navy that will require them to get a waiver if they want to try and enlist again.
After the 4 years of active you can be called back within the next for years. After 8 years total to service active and inactive they can not draft you. Your first four years are active duty, you go to work every day, you are in the Marine Corps.
Marines usually spend about 12 months at home for every six months deployed, Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said, noting that he would like to see dwell time rise to 18 months for most Marines.
Marine Corps Salary
|Annual Salary||Weekly Pay|
If you went through all the motions of signing up for a military service only to decide it is not right for you and you have NOT been to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and have NOT taken an Oath of Enlistment, you are free to quit the process at any time.
Marines with a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of infantry are trained at the Infantry Training Battalion (ITB), while all non-infantry Marines are trained at the Marine Combat Training Battalion (MCT). There are two Schools of Infantry: Camp Geiger located in North Carolina and Camp Pendleton in California.
If you choose to remain in the DEP, you will show up on your assigned date at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), at which time you will be discharged from the Reserves and you will sign a new contract to re-enlist in the active branch of the military you have chosen.
The longest and most challenging of all military boot camps, Marine Corps basic training is 13 weeks long and is broken into four phases. Training happens at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island in South Carolina and Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.