Originally Posted by joe
how was it?
Brutal. But you look back on it with fond memories. The Marines are unique. They're the only branch, where after 4 years active duty, if you want to join another branch, you don't have to go through their basic training. They figure if you made it through that hell, you're good to go.
Don't count on having a life. You'll be going anywhere, at any time, with zero advance warning. The Marines are a TINY force when compared to the other major branches. They're for one purpose: Go NOW. Anywhere in the world in 24 hours to open a big 'ol can of whoopass.