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How will it be for a 20 year old single mother to join the Marines?
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How will it be for a 20 year old single mother to join the Marines?

Good idea or not? and why? Will my son live with me on base? oh and im interesting in becoming a nurse so is there some kind of nursing program? right now im in the ER and love it. i hope to continue if i join.


2010-05-29 18:18:27 +0000
By their very nature, the military services are not family friendly. They cannot have much concern for the individual since they must focus on the units and what is necessary for the UNIT to perform its job.

Don't join. You'll probably not be happy as a single mom because they just can NOT do for you what they must do for the unit.

2010-05-29 18:13:13 +0000
women don't belong in the corps.

2010-05-29 20:06:14 +0000
You will have to give up custody indefinitely to join any branch of the military except the National Guard.

Single parents are not allowed to join the military.

Plus, the Marine Corps do not have medical MOS'. If you want to do anything in the medical profession then you have to join the Navy and become a corpsman.

2010-05-29 18:20:11 +0000
The Marine Corps does not have a medical mos, you would have to be a corpsman in the Navy and be attached to a Marine unit. Your son can live with you on base, but you would have to have someone take care of him while your in training. You might run into a problem being a single parent, you should talk a recruiter about your single parent situation. They would have all that info. It would be hard on you as a single parent in the military though. But if you want to stay in the medical/nurse feild then the Army, Navy or Air force would be where you would want to look.

2010-05-29 18:28:42 +0000
Single parents CANNOT enlist or commission into the US military.

You would have to give up custody of your child before you would be allowed to enlist or commission.

There is no military nursing program.

You have to earn your 4 year Nursing degree first, then you apply to be a AF, Army or Navy nurse.

2010-05-29 18:25:11 +0000
The Marine Corps doesn't allow single parents in the Marine Corps , so you most likely have to grant someone else custody to your son until you are done with Boot camp or get married. The Navy deals with the Corps medical needs so they don't have any positions like that.

2010-05-29 19:27:18 +0000

Single Parents may not enlist. you may not give up custody just to enlist( the Marines will actually make you wait an additional 12 months after giving up custody before you can even begin the process to enlist) and you may not regain custody at all during the entire first term of enlistment. 4-6 years depending on MOS. so for at a minimum of five years.

the Marines do not have Nurses at all. they use Navy Medical personnel only and you must have the BSN in hand before you are eligible to seek a commission as a Nurse.

2010-05-29 18:38:24 +0000
Single parents CANNOT enlist in any branch. You'd have to go to court first and give-up custody of your child to a family member, the father or a friend. You cannot attempt to regain custody at any time during your first enlistment. If you do you'll be discharged immediately.

All Marine Corps medical personnel are part of the US Navy.

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