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 Marine Careers

  1. Members of MARSOC attend the Advanced Sniper Training Course near Jacksboro, Texas. A recent Marine administrative message calls for reservists to consider joining Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Vance Jacobs/Marine Corps

    MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists

    Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Gunnery Sgt. Ronald Morrison, a combat instructor at School of Infantry-East, supervises as student as he calls in mortar targets. A new ribbon was approved by the Navy secretary for Marines who successfully complete a special duty assignment tour as a combat instructor. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul S. Mancuso/Marine Cor

    New ribbon for combat instructors

    After more than a decade of anticipation, the Marine Corps is unveiling a new ribbon for combat instructors. The change comes just weeks after the service announced cuts to special duty assignment pay.

    • Aug. 29, 2014
  2. Cpl. Mark Rood, a cyber network operator with Headquarters and Service Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, maintains network connectivity during a mission in Afghanistan in June. Marine officials are elevating the profile of cyber specialists in tactical operations. Cpl. Joseph Scanlan/Marine Corps

    Cyber steps up its role on the battlefield

    A platoon of Marines are on a pre-dawn Osprey raid to snatch a high-value target. But, as the crew chief leans out of the side hatch, he sees blazing lights in the town ahead.

    • Aug. 25, 2014
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    Voluntary separations accelerate for officers

    Recent revisions to the Voluntary Separation Pay program for officers will push those declining orders and then requesting VSP out of the service more quickly.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Marines stand at attention. Sgt. Austin Hazard / Marine Corps

    Earlier re-enlistment opportunity gives career Marines a jump

    Marines who have already served at least one enlistment and have a fiscal 2015 end-of-current-contract date are strongly encouraged to apply for re-enlistment immediately.

    • Aug. 16, 2014
    • CAREERS /

    Army gets the most service switchers

    Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  1. Marine Corps manpower experts answer your re-enlistment questions

    There's a brighter outlook for Marines who want to re-enlist this year, but the situation remains highly competitive....

      2:45 PM, May 19, 2014
  2. Airman: Marines aren't that different

    Marines and airmen might have opinions about what each other's service is like, but one devil dog who made the switch to the Air Force said both sides might be surprised to learn that they're not as different as they might think....

      10:16 AM, Feb. 3, 2014
  3. Marine Corps expands eligibility for lucrative cyber security jobs

    Marines in 16 additional military occupational specialties are eligible to make lateral moves into the Corps' growing cyber security community, a career change that could come with a meaty cash bonus....

      8:29 AM, Dec. 2, 2013
  4. Thousands must go: Task force charged with keeping the best, cutting the rest

    There are more than 4,000 Marines in line to reenlist this year, but fewer than 400 spaces remain, meaning even the top performers among them are at risk of being arbitrarily shown the door when their current contracts end....

      1:20 PM, Apr. 1, 2014
  5. New Sgts Course interactive, takes less time

    The Marine Corps has introduced a new online version of the Sergeants Course that requires more critical thinking to better prepare noncommissioned officers for bigger leadership roles and the responsibility that comes with them....

      2:08 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  6. CID looking for new special agents

    U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is putting out a dragnet for new special agents....

      1:29 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
  7. 7- to 8-month MEU pumps 'the new norm'

    Members of Marine expeditionary units have routinely experienced extended deployments during the past few years, and now a top Navy official says that's unlikely to change anytime soon as fewer ships are available to fulfill needs around the world....

      8:25 PM, Dec. 3, 2013
  8. Commander of 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit relieved of command

    The commander of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit was removed from his position on Wednesday, less than a week after the force's subordinate units were first brought together to deploy in 2014, Marine officials said....

      8:23 AM, Jul. 22, 2013
  9. Army gets the most service switchers

    Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force....

      5:38 PM, Aug. 15, 2014
  10. CMC updates required reading list for Marines

    Commandant Gen. Jim Amos has released the newest version of his professional reading list, some of which is required for all Marines....

      2:07 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  11. Role-play scenarios target junior Marines' drug, alcohol choices

    Young enlisted Marines especially those who like to party hard will soon be asked by their commanders to spend a few hours learning about the short- and long-term effects of the decisions they make about drug and alcohol use....

      1:13 PM, Jun. 26, 2013
  12. April 2013 cutting scores released

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      4:51 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  13. Three women pass grueling endurance test at Marine Infantry Officer Course

    Three women have passed the grueling Combat Endurance Test on the first day of the Marine Corps Infantry Officer Course, officials told Marine Corps Times Friday morning....

      9:20 AM, Oct. 5, 2014
  14. Airman: Marines aren't that different

    Marines and airmen might have opinions about what each other's service is like, but one devil dog who made the switch to the Air Force said both sides might be surprised to learn that they're not as different as they might think....

      10:16 AM, Feb. 3, 2014
  15. Corps starts search for next crop of Marine gunners

    Marine Corps Recruiting Command is looking for experienced enlisted grunts to apply to become Marine gunners one of the service's most prestigious infantry jobs....

      12:24 PM, Mar. 4, 2014
  16. Senior enlisted promotion opportunities hold steady

    Marines looking to move up to the E-8 and E-9 paygrades can expect slightly better opportunities when the senior enlisted selection board convenes at the beginning of fiscal 2014....

      5:39 PM, Aug. 28, 2013
  17. Marine Corps manpower experts answer your re-enlistment questions

    There's a brighter outlook for Marines who want to re-enlist this year, but the situation remains highly competitive....

      2:45 PM, May 19, 2014
  18. Early out deal lures Marines

    Effective immediately, enlisted Marines with an end-of-active-service date between now and Sept. 30, 2014, may request to leave the Corps up to one year early....

      9:50 AM, Jul. 14, 2013
  19. Marine Corps to open infantry training to enlisted women

    The Marine Corps will allow enlisted women to participate in basic infantry training beginning this fall as part of ongoing research to determine what additional ground combat jobs may open to female personnel....

      7:13 PM, Aug. 26, 2013
  20. Reprisal complaint: Sgt. Maj. says career 'ruined' after challenging his general

    The Pentagon's investigative agency is examining whether a senior enlisted Marine with 29 years of service was victimized by the Marine Corps' top leaders after he accused a two-star general of wrongdoing....

      2:59 PM, Oct. 15, 2013
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