Just curious, do Marines ever go to TPS or is that more of a navy thing?
These days, every class at USNTPS is multi-service and multi-national.Just curious, do Marines ever go to TPS or is that more of a navy thing?
Once again bad gouge. From the last brief on bupers circa 2008.How are they faring for community screens (DH, squadron CO)? That's where I saw lots of guys getting shoved aside, at least in my community. Considering they had to do well in the Fleet to get picked up for TPS in the first place, it was disconcerting how many didn't even get picked up for OP DH. And ones who did still didn't screen for CO. Word that came back down from those screens was "too much NOB paper."
It definitely opens up other paths, and you can make a very healthy career out of those paths. All I said was if you want a conventional sea command career track, it seems to, at best, make it more difficult.
It depends on what you choose for shore duty. I have found that it is possible, as I am currently working on a master's degree in Aero (as in literally, right now, as I am typing this.) What I have found with shore duty is that while job performance is still paramount, academic pursuits are commonplace, and commonly facilitated. YMMV, since I am not aware of the climate of many shore commands.So say you kick ass on your first tour and apply with the academic background you have and don't get in. Is there time in your first shore tour to take courses to improve your competitiveness or would that throw off timing to get in and still progress with your career? And thanks for the info