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JOINING OVERVIEW

When it comes to learning about the Marine Corps, knowing where to start your research may seem dounting. Don’t worry – we’re here to help. The

first steps to considering service include understanding the Marine Corps basic entrance requirements, exploring the different Service branches and

deciding between enlisting and officer career paths.

LEARNING ABOUT ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

01. AGE REQUIREMENTS

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02. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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12 BRANCHES

EXPLORING
BRANCHES & TYPES
OF SERVICE

DECIDING BETWEEN
ENLISTING OR BECOMING
AN OFFICER

Enlisted

Enlisted service members make
up the majority of the Military
and perform much of the…

Officer

Officers are the managers of
the Military, planning and
directing operations or acting in…

COMPLETING PROCESS

COMPLETING THE
JOINING PROCESS

EXPLORE THE ENLISTMENT
PROCESS

If a potential recruit wishes to become an officer, the time from deciding to join to being commissioned and entering the Military will vary. Factors include his or her level of education and the type of experience they’d like to have during their training.

EXPLORE BECOMING A
OFFICER

Commissioned officers generally enter the Military with a four-year college degree or greater, or receive officer training following tours of enlisted service. Officers are generally employed in management roles or highly specialized fields that require professional…