I'm hungry, y'all. I'm honestly a warrior and I feel like I'm not getting enough out of my current service. I want to do more, but I can't seem to decide exactly what route I want to take. I was even putting a packet in to go Active Duty MARSOC last year while they were taking Reservists. I did the physical training program and studied on my knowledge. However, I decided to stay in the Reserves due to my job and my fiancée. They say not to let a woman dictate what you do, but that's easier said than done when you love someone.
I love being in law enforcement and I love being a Marine. I do plan on retiring out of the Marine Reserves, just not as my current MOS. Currently I'm a Maintenance Management Specialist (0411) and I hate it. I do nothing but sit in supply on drill weekends, and I feel like it'll be that way on deployments.
My question is this:
When it comes time to reenlist, I plan on changing my MOS to either Scout Sniper or Reconnaisance Marine (obviously after first changing my MOS to an infantry, due to the requirements). I'm leaning more towards Recon Marine. However, what does being a Reserve Recon Marine consist of? I know the training pipeline and the overall mission won't be any different than that of active duty Recon Marine, but how often would I get to deploy as a Reserve Recon Marine? I just don't want to join Recon and be disappointed with the lack of opportunity. The main reason I'm leaning towards Recon is because I believe they would deploy more often than Scout Snipers, since Scout Snipers aren't SpecOps.
Please correct me if anything I said above was incorrect. I've been doing research but I haven't been able to actually talk to someone knowledgeable about this. I apologize for my long post, but this has been on my mind for so long and I really just don't have someone I can sit down and talk to about this.