U.S. Marine Corps

"Semper Fidelis"

What Does a Marine Do?

Marine's are a branch of the U.S. Military that is responsible for providing the Army valuable reconnaissance of the enemy as well as amphibious warfare. They also seize or defend naval bases and other land operations.


To serve in the Corps, you must be 18 to 29 years old and have a high school diploma. If you only have a GED, you have to do well in an ASVAB test, but there is still a minimal chance that you will get in.

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To be a Marine, you must first enlist in the military. Then, you go to boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina or San Diego, California. Marine boot camp is the toughest of the boot camps in which they're longer, it has a harder Physical Fitness Test, and you must pass a 500 yard marksmanship qualification. Also, to be a translator, you must be fluent in many languages that can be gained by going to any college offering languages.


The base salary for a newly enlisted Marine is $18,194.

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