Marine Corps values of loyalty, pride, strength and integrity is what I have seen in my sons as they continue their career in the US Marines. If your son, or daughter is thinking about the Marine Corps I would highly recommend it. The delayed entry program through the local recruiting center gives them a taste of the leadership skills, teamwork, discipline and confidence building that will help them succeed during boot camp.
Recruits also learn the Young Marines Obligation, which states, “From this day forward, I sincerely promise, I will set an example for all other youth to follow and I shall never do anything that would bring disgrace or dishonor upon God, my Country and its flag, my parents, myself or the Young Marines. These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon them and myself. Semper Fidelis.”
In some area the Young Marines program is available for youth ages eight to 18. The program instills a sense of dedication, honor, and commitment to country along with patriotism. They learn to honor and respect themselves and others.
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If you are considering the military, or if your children are considering a military career you should do your homework. Learn about the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, National Guard, as well as the Marines. Decide what career or job you would like to do and ask questions.