February 18th, 2010, 14:10
I want to join the USMC and want to know about Recon Marines.
February 18th, 2010, 14:30
First off....hello Woody and welcome to the Hangout. There are several requirements to being a Recon Marine. Here is a link about the particular MOS:http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjo2/a/0321new.htm
Here is an excerpt from an article on the Recon screening:
Any male Marine wishing to obtain the reconnaissance military occupational specialty, 0321 (http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/marineenjobs/bl0321.htm), must be a United States citizen and releasable by their MOS monitor. The Marines must meet the following basic requirements: have a general technical score (http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/marineenjobs/blmarineasvab.htm) of 105 or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (http://usmilitary.about.com/library/weekly/aa043001a.htm), obtain a first class score on the physical fitness test (http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/blmarineweight.htm), possess a combat water survival 1 qualification (http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/blnavyswim.htm), be eligible for a secret clearance (http://usmilitary.about.com/library/weekly/aa120901a.htm), have no page 12 entries in their service record book and have a minimum of 18 months remaining on current enlistment contract upon completion of the basic reconnaissance course.
In addition, the Marine's Battalion or Squadron Commander must submit a written endorsement for them to take part in the screening.
Many qualifications are mandatory for becoming the eyes and ears of ground forces. Some go through the screening process several times before obtaining the MOS.
You can find the rest of that article here: http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/marines/a/reconselection.htm
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