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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. 8th and I welcomes first female sergeant major

    Historic assignment follows series of alleged sexual assaults at Marine Barracks Washington...

      10:11 AM, Jun. 25, 2013
  3. Surprise re-enlistment opportunities for junior Marines, NCOs

    Attention first-term Marines: The Corps is fine-tuning its message about re-enlisting during the drawdown — and it's good news for those who want to stay in uniform....

      9:30 AM, May 6, 2013
  4. 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
  5. New list of MOSs open for reclassification

    A new menu of Selective Retention Bonuses becomes available Oct. 31. In announcing these SRB changes in mid-October, the Army has given eligible soldiers a 21/2–week notice to opt-in for bonus rates that took effect July 2, but that will expire Oct. 31....

      10:06 AM, Oct. 25, 2014
  6. On policy allowing women into combat, Marines prepared to seek exceptions

    A force integration plan sent to top Marine Corps officers and enlisted leaders March 12 by the commandant reveals that more women will be assigned to previously closed combat arms units, but emphasizes the service will be prepared to seek exceptions to t...

      9:11 AM, Mar. 23, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. New uniform, same motivation: Former noncommissioned officer raves about jump from Corps to the Air Force

    A former enlisted Marine who left the Corps for the Air Force has written an essay, sure to spark debate, in which he says the Air Force encourages more innovative thinking, that airmen are every bit as fit as Marines, and that, while he enjoyed helping j...

      1:33 PM, Feb. 3, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Under proposed changes, cutting scores would be the least of promotion requirements

    Marines may soon have to work even harder to earn the coveted blood stripe of a noncommissioned officer, thanks to new policies being evaluated by Marine officials, and promoted by the Corps' top enlisted leader....

      6:10 PM, Mar. 24, 2014
  12. Amos pushes for more diversity in leadership

    A new white paper issued by Commandant Gen. Jim Amos outlines an aggressive campaign to make the senior officers' ranks more diverse in race and gender. ...

      1:03 PM, Mar. 29, 2013
  13. 4 in 10 Marine officers seeking career designation may not make the cut

    The Corps will likely end the careers of roughly 40 percent of the active-duty lieutenants who come before thesecond of this year's two career designation boards, slated to convene Aug. 6....

      2:53 PM, Jul. 11, 2013
  14. Promotion chances up for some NCOs, staff NCOs

    Marine officials have released this year's allocations, by military occupational specialty, for promotion to gunnery sergeant. Compared to last year, the figures confirm increased promotion opportunity as predicted by officials at Manpower and Reserve...

      2:09 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  15. Reserve petty officers first class selectees

    Laquet Joshua D...

      12:09 PM, May 28, 2013
  16. AF may nix promotion points for time in grade, time in service

    Right now, enlisted airmen earn points for promotion based on how long they have been in the Air Force and how long they've been at their current rank — but that could change....

      2:30 PM, Dec. 11, 2013
  17. Exclusive: The top 17 reasons Marines ditch the Corps

    When it became clear that combat deployments would be largely replaced with rotational training deployments, former Cpl. Andrew Hasty couldn't find the motivation to re-enlist beyond his first term....

      8:11 AM, May 5, 2014
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