I just recently had a discussion regarding Reserve Recon, but now I have some questions for (obviously active duty) MARSOC. This is just another option in terms of what I'd like to do when me and the fiancée finally plan our lives out. 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.