Enlisting in the Marines
Everything you need to know before signing on the dotted line and shipping to Boot Camp
ENLISTING IN THE MARINE CORPS
THE START OF YOUR JOURNEY
Enlisting in the Marine Corps is not always the easiest process.
Deciding what options you want to pursue can be confusing and overwhelming.
We've explained everything required to qualify for service, sign a contract, and ship to Boot Camp to start earning your title.
Enlisting can be broken into three phases:
Preparing & Qualifying
Signing & Swearing In
Poolee Life & Shipping
We have created pages to explain what to expect in each phase and help guide you in your decision making. As always, if you have questions, please reach out via the Contact Us page or contact your local Marine Recruiter.
How do you contact a recruiter? What does your visit to the recruiter look like?
Talking to your friends and family about the possibility of joining the Marines
Diplomas, age, citizenship, physical fitness, test scores and more required to enlist
How can I get in the right shape to qualify for enlisting in the Marines?
What are the differences between Active Duty and Reserve careers?
Pool functions, Delayed Entry Program, getting ready, and more