Question by  yokaisamurai522 (51)

Can I enlist in the USMC if I'm married?

I really want to enlist and my spouse is fine with it.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You can enlist. The recruiter will answer questions about all the considerations for enlisting, including those with regard to a spouse. During BMT, your privileges won't be any different than a single enlistee. You can discuss benefits, including housing, health care and base privileges as you move through the process.


Answer by  Fleshj (403)

If you are otherwise qualified, yes. Keep in mind, however, the Marines are a major commitment and is very hard on young marriages. First you will be separated for up to 6 months while training, pay starts fairly low, the job itself is hard on you, and it's distinctly possible you will be deployed overseas to a combat zone.


Answer by  Joe9974 (15)

Yes you can. There are even several benifits you and your spouse can qualify for. Housing can be provided, and you both could live on a base together. I would definatly make sure this is ok with her first! :) Check with a local recruiter for more details!


Answer by  DavyBones (149)

Of course you can. Just be aware that in your initail training you'll be gone for 13 weeks and will only have communication through letters and maybe one phone call.


Answer by  Fleshj (403)

You can enlist in the Marines if you are married. About 10 years ago, the Commandant tried to stop married people from enlisting due to hardship but this was rejected.

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