Do the Marines turn screw-ups around?

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    My cousin is a great kid, but he has absolutely ZERO discipline. Instead of going to class the second half of his senior year, he screwed around and "texted" thousands of times with his friends each day. he failed his classes and cannot graduate this year. First off, does one need a diploma/GED to get into the Corps, and will the Marines make him responsible or are some "unmakable"?
    I think he needs to get away from his parents and become an adult, but he isn't ready. I wonder if the Marines would "help" with that.
     
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    It varies from person to person, obviously.
     
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    The Military can take a few none diploma people but they vastly prefer High School completion.

    The military helps some and others remain unchanged.
     
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    While it depends on their personal experience, I would say if he has no other options in life and no experience living on his own, it would be a good idea. Marines, Air Force, or (Gunny don't hate me) Navy, but not so much Army unless you are well adjusted already.
     
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    I think he's a good kid. He just needs to grow up. He needs discipline that his parents are too busy to give him. Do most recruits "grow up" if they haven't already?
     
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    no...he needs to learn to finish high school...not be forced into the marines or any other service...why in the hell was he allowed to fail his senior year? did his parents know or what?
     
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    it could go either way....he could grow up or get in more trouble going awol or other things
     
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    well I'm not saying force him in. His parents were too busy working 90 hours a week in a failing business to pay attention to him. He actually failed his first semester but only needed one semester of credits. But rather than kick his ass and nail him to his desk, they said "Get your work done. don't fail." I just wonder if he needs a drill sergeant on his ass for 13 weeks.
     
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    They do have military school, you get the benefit of both worlds without having to "ship out" ...
     
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