Hello! I know we don't talk, but I saw you're in the Marines. I was wondering if you'd be willing to talk to me about it? I'm currently talking to a recruiter and want to make sure I talk to some people who have been there/done that.
Hi! Sure, I’d love to talk to you, this is definitely a big step to make in your life. I personally enjoy being in the Marine Corps. At first, I was cold feet you could say because I wasn’t sure if the recruiter was lying to me or not, because I heard they would do that just to get numbers. But it is what you make of it. Boot Camp is without a doubt challenging both mentally and physically, but it isn’t impossible to do. If you put it in your mind that you can do it, you will do it. The Drill Instructors will be intimidating, but you have to keep in mind that they are human beings just like you, so they can’t kill you. And the fact that they are Drill Instructors means that at some point in time, they were in the same shoes you were in; a recruit. And they made it. So if they can do it, you can too. After boot camp is MCT, which isn’t as hard mentally but physically just as challenging. Then MOS school for your job training and off you go to the fleet. As long as you don’t lose your focus as to why you joined, you can do it. Your accomplishments will be limitless as long as you keep that mindset, and never let someone tell you otherwise. Do you know what MOS you want to be in?