To all the fellow NT marines, I got a question..... I've read and seen all the ads "the few, the proud, the marines". I'm 2 years away fromgraduating from college. I'm 21 right now and getting tired of the same %#%# different day school route. I want to do something that the average persondoesn't get to do and that is to join the marines. A family friend of mine is in the marines, joined at 17 and he's 24 now and claims it is a lifechanging experience. He's a martial art instructor for the marines...traveled the world, gained tremendous knowledge/experiences and discipline, andinteracted with all walks of life and is about to marry a dime from Colombia. My main purposes of joining are to toughen up myself, discipline, travel the world, meet foreign chicks, and have a new outlook on life. I'm about to talkto a recruiter in a few weeks and I already checked out the website. I wanna know: - your personal feelings and thoughts of being in the marines and your main purpose of joining - the process of applying and joining the marines - the requirements (being physically fit, healthy, I don't have any criminal records) - the eligibility: since i'm a college student i will be applying for an officer position(i think) - the terms of serving (how long do u have to serve, and what the personal benefits are. ive heard the marines pay for your tuition after u serve an x amountof years and they also pay u monthly around 2000 a month) - shoot me any general info about being in the marines good looks.