Re: Marriage For E-5 And Below Usmc
i voted no because i think an E-5 is a bit too high. i could see doing something like this for say up to E-3 or maybe the fresh NCO's of E-4.
i'm 18 years old and engaged. my fiance is currently at Ft. Jackson for BCT and i'm going to MCRD in Oct. I personally don't really need nor want the extra help you are suggesting to my age group. i'm not getting married for any other reason except for the fact that i love my girlfriend and will be with her through thick and thin. she understands the military ways. she grew up on a military base, dad went to korea most her life, her parents split because they married for the same reason you did, and on top of that, almost everyone in her family is military. i'm getting married to her cause she is the only person i have met who can understand why i'm joining the Corps and why i want to be what i'm going to be and on top of that i can understand what she is doing and going through.
like mentioned, kids my age are going to do stupid sh*t no matter what. most of them will hear the opinions expresssed and say "yeah, right, that won't happen to me." in general i say it is a lost cause
if i was joining the military and she was pregnant... i wouldn't marry her, or any other woman, because i know it would fail if i got married for a reason other then the fact that we love eachother. i guess i got a little more experiance then most kids my age just cause i've been through stuff that has caused me to have to grow up quicker then others. my fiance and i lived together for i believe 4 or so until she left for Basic Trainig and will live together again until she starts college. i'm use to having to make sure i can support the both of us and i already paifd for her room and board at her school cause its the only thing the army won't pay for. paying insurance and things like that. done it all already. i guess, my case my be different the most kids my age, but not everyone gets married for stupid reasons.
if the Corps was to impliment some sort of class for this, i guess i really wouldn't have a problem, because it may not be what i need, but it would be helpful to others, but really, i see it as a waste of time, however, if the help IS there... its foolish to not take it.
Last edited by ibanezrg520kid; 07-24-2007 at 06:06 PM.
United States Marine Corps - Semper Fi 0311
I support my Fiance who's an American Soldier.... even though she's in the army hehe