So, my brother has decided to join the Marines. He’s about to turn 21, has a baby and a fiancee, and feels like joining the military is the best way to be able to provide for them. (They’re getting married before he goes in.)
I’ve been trying to explain to him that perhaps he should join a branch that doesn’t have such a high chance of shooting-and-getting-shot-at, but he seems adamant - mostly because he feels that 1) Marines pays better, therefore easier to provide for the family and 2) There’s a decent chance of him being stationed in nearby Fort Pendleton, so he’ll be able to stay in Cali.
He took the pre-ASVAB and got a 93%, which is pretty good. He’ll be taking the actual test on Friday.
Anyone have some advice to give him, both about the recruitment process and survival tips for the Marines in general?
None of our family has been in the military at all (except our grandfathers back in WW2), so we have zero idea what to expect.