HOW DO I EVEN JOIN THE MARINES?
If you want to join the marines, you have to pass high school (Or college, in case you want to go through college first) with all A's, B's, Or C's. You can enlist directly after graduating high school, and you must enlist into the normal marines, Or enlist to Assault Amphibian Crewman Course, Camp Pendleton, CA.
How much will I get payed?
If you are a E1, You will get payed 17616, If you are a E2, you will get payed 19740, and if you are an E3, you will get payed up to 23400 depending on your time of enlistment. The ranks above Enlisted 3 (Or E3) gets payed based on how long they are in the marines for, and what rank they are. *Note: Ranks above E3 are payed based off what rank they are and how long their enlisted.
The payment doesn't seem sustainable, nor worth it..
When you really think about it, when your enlisted in the marines you're given food, water, a place to sleep, and clothing. While in the marines, if you don't own a house, the payment just gets saved up. Also, the marines pay for your college.
fight and serve
As a part of the US Marines, you follow the rules that all of the army, marines, navy, everything follows for america. What George Washington last made sure of as president, Was that the USA will not get involved in ANY unnecessary wars, so you can know your fighting for a important cause.