Joining the Marine Corps
MOS (Jobs) Listing -- Enlisted
Listing of Enlisted Job Opportunities in the U.S. Marine Corps.
ASVAB Scores Required for Marine Corps Jobs
The Marine Corps converts the ASVAB subtest scores into five composite score areas known as line scores. The line scores determine what job(s) an individual qualifies for. Here are the line score requirements for Marine jobs (MOS).
Boot Camp - Parris Island
The Official Web site for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island.
Boot Camp - San Diego
The official web site of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.
Boot Camp Fitness Program
This 8-week fitness program is modeled after the Marine Corps recommended training program for future Drill Instructors. It's the perfect fitness program to get you in shape for Marine Corps Boot Camp.
Surviving Marine Corps Basic Training
Without doubt, Marine boot camp is more challenging -- both physically and mentally -- than the basic training programs of any of the other military services. Not only are the physical requirements much higher, but recruits are required to learn and memorize a startling amount of information.
Boot Camp Stories
A compilation of true Marine Corps Boot Camp stories.
Criminal History Waivers
As with the other services, the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy screen applicants for "moral qualifications" (criminal history).
Certain jobs in the United States Marine Corps are authorized a monetary enlistment bonus. Here is a list of the jobs which qualify.
Height/Weight Charts for New Recruits - Female
Height/weight limitations for new USMC female recruits (before "shipping" to boot camp).
Height/Weight Charts for New Recruits - Male
Height/weight limitations for new USMC male recruits (before "shipping" to boot camp).
Initial Strength Test (IST)
All Marine Corps recruits, male and female, requiring recruit training (boot camp) are required to pass the IST prior to shipping to recruit training.
JAG Accession Program
Want to become a lawyer in the United States Marine Corps? This site tells exactly how the Marine Corps JAG accession programs work.
Videos about the U.S. Marine Corps. Noteworthy is a 50 minute video about Marine Boot Camp.
All about the U.S. Marine Corp's Officer Candidate School.
OCS or Basic Training - Which is Toughter?
Article comparing Marine Enlisted Basic Training to Marine Corps Officer Candidate School.
Parent's Bulletin Board
Message board designed for Parents and family members of Marine Recruits attending boot camp. Talk with other family members or ask questions from the many Marines who participate on the board.
There are several ways to gain a commission in the United States Marine Corps, whether one is currently enlisted, or whether one is currently a civilian college student/graduate. For those Marine Officers not attending the U.S. Naval Academy, the road to a commission as a lieutenant in the Corps begins with one of several programs at Officer Candidates School.
Prior Service Rank Determination
Here are the rules for rank determination for prior service veterans enlisting in the United States Marine Corps.
The Few, the Proud
For a very few, the Marines offer perhaps the best benefit of all -- a new life.
Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT)
The Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT) has the reputation of being one of the hardest tests that one can take at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). The EDPT is used by only the Air Force and the Marine Corps. The test is used to evaluate one’s basic ability to learn a military job which involves computer programming or working with electronic data processing equipment.
Two Year Enlistment Option (National Call to Service Program)
As do the other services, the Marine Corps participates in the National Call to Service Program. While this program is often referred to as "two year" enlistments, the actual required time on active duty is 15 months, following basic training and job training.
Marine Corps Officer Job Descriptions
Job descriptions and qualification criteria for Marine Corps commissioned officer and warrant officer jobs.