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Old 09-21-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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what if a former USN SEAL that served on the SEAL TEAMS for 6 years tried to enlist in the USMC when he got out of the navy? would he still be required to complete Marine boot camp?
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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Yes. There may have been a time when that wasn't true. I've only met one Marine who did not go through basic training and he was an army ranger or green beret or something along those lines. He recently retired after 30 years of service and I remember hearing that he was the only Marine in the Marine Corps who didn't have to go through basic.

Just to verify I will ask this question, though. I probably won't have an answer until next week as all the "old guys" are TAD for the rest of the week.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: SWUS
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Interesting question to ask. It would certainly raise some interesting questions from the Marines, lol.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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In 2001 I was at boot camp in Parris Island SC, we had 2 Army soldiers in our company.... 1 was a Ranger and the other was an office person... They had to start all over, they were not allowed to wear any rank, or ribbions untill they became full Marines after the Crucible. At Graduation they had all there prior service ribons and there higher rank than all ther basic Marines. (the Ranger was automatically a Cpl. E4 I believe he told me once he was an E5 in the Army but had to take a lower ranking but was able to be a NCO.) They were really put on the spot due to there prior service and were constantly being held to higher standards than the regular recruits.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have known a few seals. My understanding has been that they lead a very rugged lifestyle. Each seal usually leaves the team when their disabilities accumulate to such a level that they are no longer physically capable of doing the job.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Ashburn, VA
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They would have to go to boot camp. The issue is not just skills - the SEAL would have all of the basic warrior skills taught in boot camp. Marines view basic training as an opportunity to instill the Marine culture, not just teach infantry skills.

Of course, once the former SEAL was a Marine, I'm sure they would be pointed to Force Recon, if they had interests in that area. I have never heard of this scenario, but I could see it for an enlisted SEAL wanting to be an officer - there are so few special ops officer slots in the Navy, that the Marines might seem like a good choice.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:50 PM
 
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Yes they do. I was in Marine boot camp Parris island in 2005. We had prior ranger and 2 other soldiers (don't know their mos)., We had prior air Force, and Navy as well. NOT ONE single prior enlisted made it (including the ranger). Though only 27 of us made it to graduation in my bootcamp, oohrah.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Yes they do. I was in Marine boot camp Parris island in 2005. We had prior ranger and 2 other soldiers (don't know their mos)., We had prior air Force, and Navy as well. NOT ONE single prior enlisted made it (including the ranger). Though only 27 of us made it to graduation in my bootcamp, oohrah.
Thatís interesting that the prior services didnít make it.

They mustíve been out of shape
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Thatís interesting that the prior services didnít make it.

They mustíve been out of shape
Or while going through the Basic, um stuff, again decided that it wasn't worth it and retaining their rank in their former service was preferable.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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what if a former USN SEAL that served on the SEAL TEAMS for 6 years tried to enlist in the USMC when he got out of the navy? would he still be required to complete Marine boot camp?
Yes.
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