About a year or two ago I was preparing to go to MARSOC A&S when they were accepting Reservists to join MARSOC. I decided not to due to my fiancée and me not wanting to hinder her future nursing career in any way. I bring up all my ideas to her about possibly going active duty and she says she's fully supportive of it, just obviously wishes I wouldn't have to be gone all the time.
I understand I'm asking these questions for MARSOC, and that Special Operations teams are gone a good bit due to schools and deployments.
My question is: What is the family life like? I'm getting married in July and my fiancée graduates nursing school in August of 2018. After she's graduated and I'm a Corporal, I may try for MARSOC if they start taking Reservists again, which I was told they more than likely will be if they aren't already. If I go to A&S and if I get selected, what is the process of going to the schools directly after A&S and then ITC? Is there time off between each school? Would I go back home in the off time or would I already have a duty station that I'd go to?
If I make it past the pipeline and I get stationed permanently, how often does MARSOC typically deploy and how often are they at various schools? Would it be a realistic wish of mine to want to be in MARSOC but not be away from my family most of the time?
Again, I understand it's active duty Special Operations, so I know I'll deploy on an active duty schedule and I can't expect to always be home, I just don't want to jump into this if I know I will hardly ever be home.