Should I Choose The Army Or The Marines?

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  1. Mish_Mish
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    I'm a female about to graduate high school, and i'm stuck between the Marines and the Army. I don't really know much about the Marines except that they are very elite and the training is longer and harder. I'm always up for a challenge. I also read that you can't pick your job either, is that true? I know the benefits the Army can provide so that has put me in a paradox... What do you guys think would be the best option for a female opting to join the military.
    P.S i do know i can't do any infantry jobs sadly :(
     
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    Army, definitely. The Army guarantees your MOS...the Marines do not. "Needs of the Corps"...meaning if the Corps needs cooks, welcome to the mess hall, Private.
     
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    Why can't you do any infantry jobs?

    AND

    Why only those two services? There's also the Navy & Air Force or you could consider the Coasties.

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    I'd say Army, but I'm biased.

    Whatever you choose, military service can be a good career or stepping stone to a better one.




     
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    Congrats on wanting to serve. Ask yourself what it is you want to get out of the service. Do you have a career in mind? If you wanted to be a LEO the Marines would look better. Don't over look the Air Force or Coast Guard either.
     
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    neither.
     
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    Navy or Air Force, you get better training that is more useful in the civilian world besides they have better chow........
     
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    Here is my suggestion:

    Become a community organizer and rally young Americans to demand that the US withdraw from the UN. Let's tell the UN to fight their own wars from now on. We need to bring our troops home, close the borders and fortify our own nation.
     
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    Evidently she has no interest in that...
     
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    As a former Marine my advice to a female who is contemplating Military service is join the Army or consider the Navy. You won't like the Marines.
     

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