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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. 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
  2. Corps rolls out new pistol qual program

    MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. The Marine Corps is introducing a new pistol qualification program featuring tougher courses of fire more closely tied to combat scenarios, less time to shoot and a uniquely designed, human-shaped target. ...

      2:09 PM, Mar. 15, 2013
  3. 10 Marine colonels nominated for first star

    President Obama nominated 10 Marine colonels for promotion to brigadier general Wednesday, according to an announcement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel....

      5:26 PM, Feb. 20, 2014
  4. Re-up, now: More jobs eligible for bonuses in '14, faster approval available for some

    Lance corporals, corporals and sergeants who re-enlist in high-demand jobs could take home thousands in bonus cash up to $60,750, for some in fiscal 2014....

      1:37 PM, Jul. 2, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. New rules are official for promotion to corporal through gunny

    Lance corporals through staff sergeants looking to pick up their next rank will have to complete new command seminar or resident course requirements in order to be eligible for promotion....

      10:24 AM, Oct. 26, 2014
  13. Marine Corps' No. 3 general to retire

    One of the Marine Corps' most influential officers will retire this summer after nearly 40 years in uniform. As director of the Marine Corps Staff since 2009, Lt. Gen. Willie J. Williams has served as the top adviser to two commandants and worked...

      10:42 AM, Apr. 1, 2013
  14. New MARSOC recruiting website details Corps' spec-op lifestyle

    A new website launched July 16 by Marine Corps Special Operations Command seeks to entice more Marines to apply to become operators or support personnel within the organization....

      4:30 PM, Jul. 26, 2013
  15. Few takers in first year of Marine career sabbatical program

    The Marine Corps' offer to troops to take three years off from active duty has found few volunteers so far....

      1:26 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
  16. Staff sergeant rank due to get culled

    Marine Corps Times has obtained details of the upcoming Staff Sergeant Retention Board, which will be held for the first time this summer to cull hundreds of staff sergeants who were passed over twice for promotion and have served between 15 and 18 years....

      10:15 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
  17. Legendary warrior exemplifies what it means to be a Marine

    When Staff Sgt. Cliff Wooldridge arrived here in 2011 to serve as an instructor with Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, he was less than a year removed from beating a Taliban fighter to death in Afghanistan with his own machine gun....

      12:16 PM, Jul. 17, 2013
  18. Revamped enlisted evals: Expect sweeping changes in 2015

    The ongoing overhaul of the enlisted performance system is one of the biggest changes in store for airmen in 2015 and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody is urging airmen to be patient as it kicks into gear....

      3:46 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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