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Life as a Marine Officer: Benefits - Transcript

Speaker 1: To become a Marine Corps officer, you become a part of a very small and elite force.

Speaker 2: Whether you're looking for that challenge, whether you just want to be able to say at the end of the day how I did something that no one else could or if you're looking to continue education, the Marine Corps is going to help you discover something deep down inside you that you never knew existed; just needed that shove to help you get it — that push out the door.

Speaker 3: The camaraderie was the first thing that I saw. Just the fact that you were a Marine meant that you were a brother. Nothing else had to be said other than "I'm a Marine," and then there was instantly a bond between those people.

Speaker 4: It's a lot of the intangibles: the discipline, the focus, the drive, the motivation.

Speaker 5: I believe becoming a Marine Corps officer will help me in every aspect of life.

Speaker 6: It's different than anything else. It's an opportunity for them to serve, to answer a higher calling.

Speaker 7: I think that there's no person on the planet that wouldn't benefit from the experience in some way.

Speaker 8: Every year there is the possibility of something new that's offered in front of you, and if taken, you don't necessarily know what the results may be, but there's an expectation that there's going to be something exciting.

Speaker 9: It is absolutely an adventure.

Speaker 2: We can provide them what they're looking for; leadership, challenge, professional development, looking to do something above and beyond what they ever thought was possible.

Speaker 10: Certain characteristics of successful people tend to be those who are decisive — can make decisions, work well under stress, those that can lead others. And I knew that, if I could become a Marine officer, then I could become successful in just about any other aspect of my life.

Speaker 8: If it's service, if it's the opportunity, the immediate opportunity for leadership, opportunity to be challenged and for you to develop skill sets that you can use the rest of the days of your life, then the Marine Corps, perhaps, is the opportunity that you want to look at.

Speaker 11: The travel and adventure — I mean, that sounds like a recruiting poster right there — but it really is a great part of being a Marine is being able to get out and gain life experiences.

Speaker 8: The opportunity to work at the Pentagon, or to go to the White House, or to go to London, or any country, all of those opportunities were great.

Speaker 7: There are educational benefits available even while you're aboard ship, deployed in fort areas, you can still be taking classes and gaining credits in whatever area you're interested in.

Speaker 12: So much integrity and honor that comes along with becoming and being a Marine officer that I just desire with all my heart.

Speaker 10: As I applied for business school and found myself attending classes, I quickly realized that my time in the Marine Corps — particularly my time as a Marine officer — really enabled me to stand out in certain ways. I found myself always able to analyze information very quickly and be able to make decisions much more quickly than some of my peers.

Speaker 13: If you're looking for that challenge, as well as the satisfaction for doing something for your country, for your family, even for yourself, the Marine Corps is the place to do it.

Speaker 8: Just being a Marine is far more precious than any ribbon, or badge or medal that I could get.

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