Here is some information I am frequently asked today…
Are you in school?
I am currently taking Liberty University Online classes while I work for the Marine Corps.
What are you doing for the Marine Corps these days?
Currently I am on active duty orders working at the Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters. Being a reservist in the United States Marine Corps gives me the opportunity to live a civilian life while still carrying the title of Marine. Once a month, from anywhere between 2-5 days, my unit meets for what is called drill. This is training time that is regularly scheduled. Once a year reservists take part in Active Training (AT) for two weeks to train in their area of expertise. As a reservist, this is what I do.
Are you ever going active duty?
Probably not, but any opportunity will be entertained depending on the circumstances. The closest I will be to active duty is when I am mobilized or on Active Duty Operational Support (ADOS) orders. I would like to potentially pursue becoming a warrant officer in the Marine Corps.
Where are you located now since you are doing school online?
I am currently active duty in New Orleans, LA.
Do you still work at Walt Disney World?
I do not currently work at Walt Disney World or live in Florida.
What’s the plan after you are off orders?
TBD and shared at a later date.
Here are some questions I was frequently asked in 2011…
Ship date: October 24, 2011
Graduation date: January 20, 2012
Are you in school this year?
No I am not because I would not be able to finish out the semester since I leave in October.
What’s after bootcamp?
I have ten days leave (vacation if you will) and then I go to Marine Corps Training (MCT) at Camp Geiger, NC and finally my job school until April/May timeframe.
Are you going back to Bob Jones?
Yes. I will be back, Lord willing, the fall of 2012.
What is your MOS (or job)?
Greenville reserve unit only offers Ammo Tech so that will be my MOS.
So you’re leaving for OCS in October?
No, I am going to enlisted bootcamp. Officer Candidate School (OCS) is only for those on their way to become an officer. I am not going to OCS any time soon.