long story short, i had a very interesting conversation with a staff sergeant and a gunny from MSG recruiting(Marine Security Guard). and i have decided to take my chances with the 01 (admin) field. which means that i will essentially have my orders and begin my new job on monday. which also means that i wont be going anywhere. I cant do MSG or damn near anything else without an MOS(Military Occupational Specialty), which doing 01 will give me. I will have the damn thing(the MOS code) in anywhere from 1 day to 6 months, either of which is fine. so next year this time i should be a CPL (should happen inside of 6 months actually), have a 1st class PFT, and have better rifle scores.
Tomorrow, March 10, will be my 2 year mark in the USMC. So the general plan is to do this admin thing for 6 - 12 months. then apply for MSG. that is a 38 month posting. My current contract is a 5 year deal, so i will have to extend my contract to do it, but thats cool if i get it. If not, i can get it under a re-enlistment incentive. or if i do get it, i can do a lateral move out of admin as a re-enlistment incentive, if i really hate it(admin).
so thats the deal, i go nowhere, except to a different place to work to push more papers. *sigh* well at least now there is a plan.
Whats Goin On w/ Los Lobos from the album “Til We Dance Away (Disc 11)” by Dave Matthews Band