As you can clearly see, there is no "typical" type of person that becomes a Marine. No matter what you look like or where you come from, each of you can become a Marine if you truly want to.
come in all shapes and sizes and we come from a wide range of
backgrounds. It is a common misconception that those who join the USMC
must be muscular hard-asses who are superb athletes or that they are the
lower part of society. Reality tells us this is simply not true. No
matter your size, race, color, sexual preference, social status,
education level, etc etc; as long as you put all of your heart into the
Marine Corps, then you will make it.
have to remember that Marines come from the same streets that you live
on. So this means the Marine Corps is made up of all types of people
some who are: gay, sensitive, strong, smart, good looking, rich, poor,
athletic, not athletic, risk takers, quiet types, party animals,
religious types, atheist, democrats, republicans, nerdy types, shy types
and so on and so forth.
all Marines have in common is that they all are trained the same way
and this is what makes us Marines. If you are worried about not being "Marine material"
then that is your problem. There is no such thing as Marine material or
a typical Marine, so the sooner you understand and accept this, the
sooner you can join. In many cases many of you are going to convince
yourselves that you are not Marine material and this is a giant mistake.
Yes, the USMC does expect a tad more from you and it is a special
breed, but you can do it if you have it in your heart.
you qualify for enlistment then the Marine Corps is saying that you
have the body and mind to make it as a Marine, so don't let you not
being like others cause you to not enlist if you truly want to. KILL!