Advice and Info About Enlisting Into the Marine Corps

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YOUR QUESTION: Can you change jobs while in the Marines?
RECRUITER'S ANSWER: Of course you can. After two years you can switch jobs.

Changing your primary job during your first enlistment is not going to happen 99.9 percent of the time. After two years the USMC may say you are eligible to switch jobs, but it isn't going to happen, especially when your reason for wanting to change jobs is simply to try a new job. If you are reenlisting, the chances of you switching jobs are far greater. The job you enter boot camp with will be the job you do for your entire enlistment."Switching" jobs is not you becoming a Sniper, or Recon or Recruiter or anything like that. That is an entirely different issue. We are talking about you enlisting with an infantry contract and after two years you want to try to become an MP, as an example. This just isn't going to happen. Read the "LAT MOVES" page on this website for more info on switching jobs.