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Reserve Marine Recon Q`s

Bec771

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#1
Hi all,
I'm a civi (Currently full-time firefighter) and researching routs for reserve Marine Recon. First off, I apologize for my ignorance in military jargon, I've been translating these forums via Google, so I'm learning. I've spoke with recruiters before but had the feeling they were doing their best to meet quotas, and weren't actually concerned with my desired MOS. These forums have been a great deal of help compared to my experience with recruiters.
A few questions: First, I've read that joining under a recon contract is a possibility, giving you a sure opportunity at BRC. Is this only an option for those enlisting as active duty, or can reserves join under the same contract, Or would I have to join as an 03xx MOS and go from there?
Second, as a reserve, how much time is there between SOI and BRPC? I'm not a strong swimmer (yet) so I would have to train extensively before trying for BRC, and I'm wondering I would lose all of my progress with swimming stamina during boot camp and SOI.


I apologize if my questions are redundant to other threads, I haven't seen anything concerning those specifically.

Thank you all in advance.
 

Teufel

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#2
I’m not a reserves expert but yes you can contract 0321 in the reserves. I believe you have to coordinate that through the reserve unit. The reserve units used to train their Marines before letting them attend BRC. I don’t think they send you to BRC directly from SOI.
 

Bec771

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I’m not a reserves expert but yes you can contract 0321 in the reserves. I believe you have to coordinate that through the reserve unit. The reserve units used to train their Marines before letting them attend BRC. I don’t think they send you to BRC directly from SOI.
Awesome, thank you sir.