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  1. Robertebrenn

    Introduction

    Good morning, I'm a recent college grad and I am 23 years old. I think university was a great waste of time and money. It was not worth the price for what they are offering (I majored in economics). I have always wanted to join the military and upon graduation and working in the investment...
  2. B

    Recon Prep while in ITB?

    Hello all, I am currently 3 days into Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Pendleton. I volunteered for the Recon screening to see what it was about and passed (struggled a bit with the swimming.) Those who passed haven’t committed yet, but some quick questions for anyone with Recon knowledge...
  3. S

    3 Mile Timed Run

    I'm medically set for PLC this summer. However, my 3 mile timed run isn't very good. I can max out the pull-ups and the crunches. The run is at 25:30 though. The issue is that I had been strength training and bulking for the past year so my cardio had gone to shit. I was able to reach a 455...
  4. C

    Modification to MARSOC App for Primer Course Preparation

    I posted this in the Mentor section for MARSOC and RECON but know it would be appropriate here too. Greetings all, I'm currently training for a lat move to the 0321 community in the summer of 2020 and I've cobbled together a modification to the MARSOC program they give to Selection candidates...
  5. S

    .Best Officer MOS for future MARSOC/FORECON

    Hello, I'm new to this forum, so I may be unaware of some rules (spoken or otherwise) so bear with me, please. I hope to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland after graduating from high school and join the Marine Corps, after this, I was considering joining either the...
  6. Boone

    Introduction

    Hey everyone, My name is Boone, I am 26, and I am currently in the process of enlisting into the Marine Corps. A little back story on myself, I am prior service with the U.S. Army, did 2 years in law enforcement, and am currently working as a private investigator in NC. My chief from my time in...
  7. D

    .Recon question..

    Hi all, I've looked for this and was unable to find anything. Now this isn't my biggest concern, obviously training, making through BRC and/or A&S and being the best Marine possible is the goal but I have a sort of miscellaneous question... I am former support/pog/etc mos (radio repair)...
  8. FASTPerk

    Security Forces to Recon

    Is it possible right after a USMC Security Forces contract has been fulfilled to go straight to Basic Reconnisance Course if requested or will I have to finish out my initial contract “ obligations “ then re-enlist with a Recon package? Pretty sure the first option is a pipe dream but figured...
  9. J

    Job trouble

    Mornin, Im a Poolee and now i just put in for my job wish list last night and my order is as follows. Combat engineer, Radio operator, and combat support. Now I know just because I put down and qualified for these jobs I am not guaranteed to get any, especially since I have an active duty...
  10. Agent_MO

    What can you tell me about the USMC's FAST Companies?

    The FAST Companies seem like an extremely interesting job in the Marine Corps, and one that I would enjoy, but I can't find too much on them online. There are some basic outlines on how to make it into FAST, but can I get any more info on how to join FAST? Is there a specific Contract that gives...
  11. S

    .Questions about Marine Raiders (MARSOC)

    Good morning, afternoon, or evening to those currently taking the time to read my post. For myself I am very intrigued by the Marine Raiders (MARSOC), and I want to know the "best way," to get into the pipeline, and have a better understanding. From what I've read in the past is that you need to...
  12. S

    Intro

    Good morning, afternoon, evening to everyone on this forum. I've been researching Special Operations for quite some time now, and have read/heard things about it, but as always, "never believe what you read on the internet." Hopefully by being on this site I can get solid facts about the career...
  13. J

    Introduction

    Hello all! My name is Joe. I'm glad to have stumbled across this site because it shows a wonderful plethora of information along with having actual people to talk and learn from rather than documents. For those who don't know me (which is all of you most likely lol) I'm 16, a Boy Scout on the...
  14. FacFortia

    Open Letter of Gratitude to SS Members

    Dear members of ShadowSpear, Yesterday I received a phone call from my recruiter informing me that operations section had approved my request to move my ship date forward to April and my job request for RECON. Words cannot describe how ecstatic I feel and my excitement to truly begin my...
  15. FacFortia

    USMC DEP/Recruiting Issue

    Members of SS, Recently, I've been having issues with my recruiter. He is well aware of my aspirations to attend BRPC/BRC and become a Recon Marine. For a while, he told me that there were Recon slots open for June 2017 (my original ship date), but a few months ago, he reneged that and told me...
  16. U

    Introduction for Shadow Spear part 2

    Hello to all, First off i would like to say thank you to all the military member's on this site. My name is Numbnuts, a USMC poolee whose ship date is Feb 15th, 2016. It is an exciting experience for me to be apart of this site for i have been searching through it for the last year to find out...
  17. L

    Intro: Attending A&S in April MARSOC

    Hey gents. Names Jordan , joined the corps at 18 right after high school. Went to boot sept 2013. Been in the fleet as an 0811/0814 since April 2014. Stationed in camp Pendleton. So I'm attending assessment and selection in April of 2015. I've been waiting for my shot to get into the Spec op...
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