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I agree with you completely, I also experienced both. I think if you have the right attitude it can really help you. We did have a couple guys that bragged about their experiences though, and yes they were a serious pain in the butt.I like the way you put that. I was just trying to emphasize that by enlisting, she will not be guaranteed to become a better officer, that will depend upon her. I have seen both in my short time. Some of the priors who commissioned were S!ht hot and attribute that to enlisting first, while others who touted around the fact they were priors where less that desirable.
First, I wouldn't say this is the "most popular", and I personally would recommend getting the job experience so that you can be a functional part of your unit. Second, most 92-dayers end up going to OCS over their summers instead of doing MCT or MOS school. Which begs the question, why go enlisted first if you won't be a fully trained Marine?3. *Time committment. There are several ways to become enlisted before attending OCS. The most popular is to become a 92-day reservist. Basically, you split your training up and do boot camp one summer, MOS school the next, and MCT the final summer. The problem is that MOS school and Boot Camp take up alot of time, so two summers are pretty much gone as far as internships and summer classes go.