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Marine Corps Training: What’s Next For Me

A lot of people have been asking me “what’s next” as far as training goes. Not that I mind telling anyone who asks, but just in case people are still following this blog… here’s the scoop.

Next week I head off for Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Fort Geiger, NC. This is a 29-day school that will teach us the basics of warfare and combat… including infantry weapons, advanced land navigation techniques, how to work in fire teams and squads, hand-to-hand combat and the proper employment of field equipment and vehicles. We’ll spend the majority of the 29 days in the field, sleeping outside in a sleeping bag and doing a lot of hiking.

After MCT I’ll head straight to my Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) school. It has been suggested to me to keep details on my MOS to a minimum since it is a job that requires a Top Secret security clearance. There’s plenty of info and details online regarding what I’ll be doing, but it’s best that those info and details don’t come from me. I can discuss it more in detail person to person, but I’m trying to ride low as far as what gets put online for all to read.

After MOS school I’ll come home and report to my unit once a month for “drill” while I live as a civilian.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for the prayer and support. Remember to keep our troops currently deployed in your prayers. They need them far more than myself.

Semper Fi | Private First Class Webb

About Kevin Webb

I am passionate about life and the idea of the American dream – that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the essence of the American idea. I have a passion for presenting conservative analysis and exposing any agenda that threatens the Constitutional ideology of the United States of America (sarcasm sometimes included). I am a United States Marine, a husband, a father, a son, a brother, and most importantly, a God-fearing Christian. I love basketball, camping, fitness, family, working in the community, and I confess to being a responsible Bible-toting, gun-clinging American patriot.

13 comments

  1. Hi Kevin,

    I came across your blog one day when I was browsing the internet. My boyfriend is currently in Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island. He graduates March 5th. :) And reading your blogs help give me an idea what he is going through in more detail. I wish you and your family the best of luck!

  2. Thank you for reading. I am glad that my blog has been to some use for you and I appreciate the comments. Tell your boyfriend to look me up once he is finished. I’d be interested in comparing our boot camp experiences. Have a good evening.

    PFC Webb

  3. I do believe that you meant Camp Geiger, NC, but good luck Marine.

  4. Dear PFC Webb,

    I happened across your blog this morning. It’s Grass Week for my nephew at PI (1st Battalion, Charlie Co, Platoon 1021; scheduled graduation 3/12/10). He seems to be doing well, but his letters don’t give much detail. Our family has gathered a lot of information at various sites, but it’s been great to read the reports of someone who’s just been through it. God bless you and your wife . . . and thanks for the Scripture, too!

  5. Its “Camp Geiger” the Marine Corps doesn’t have Forts

  6. PFC Webb,

    It was good to read about your experiences in basic and I’m glad you made it through – especially concerning your ankle/foot situation in the crucible. I long ago grew weary of cushy corporate life also and I’ll hopefully be joining the Corps as well when I ship to OCS in Fall. Your dedication has been inspiring. Godspeed and keep safe.

  7. Heya Kevin! (PFC Webb/Sir)

    My friend and I came across your blog one day during study hall. We’re not DEPed in yet, a little while to go. Anyway, we’re pretty gung-ho about joining The Few, and your blog’s pretty inspirational. It’s a study hall favorite. Best of Luck to you! Semper Fi

  8. I’m happy to have been an inspiration. Good on you for going to OCS. What MOS are you pursuing?

  9. Linguistics, Intelligence most likely, for Russian and Farsi.

  10. Hey, I have been told that guys are encouraged not be be in relationship while in school or active duty. Is this true?

  11. Yes, it is true. Most drill instructors, combat instructors and MOS teachers (at least in my case) told us at constantly to avoid relationships. It was mainly for the sake of statistics, which show that an 18 or 19 year old getting married fresh into the Marine Corps is going to end up in a nasty divorce. They encourage Marines to wait until either they have been deployed once (while in a relationship) or have been in for 4 years before they get married.

    I was married for 4 years before I left for boot camp, so it didn’t effect me much.

    LCpl Webb

  12. hey kevin. I was just wondering if the reservists had limited choices for MOS’s I cant seem to find that out. thanks man, I like your website

  13. Thanks, Matt.

    Reservist have access to any MOS in the Marine Corps, but it is based on your location and availability. For example, they will provide you with available MOS positions based on where you live, what you want to do, and what your ASVAB/GT scores were.

    The good thing about the reserves is that you get to lock into stone your MOS before boot camp, while other just get to pick preferences… that they may or may not end up being able to actually get after boot camp.

    Kevin Webb

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