While most Marines will view their service as a positive experience, it is no secret that some Marines do not enjoy their enlistment and a few will even regret their decision to serve in the Marine Corps.
This website addresses the many issues and topics that
will hopefully prevent you from making a mistake and that will
hopefully prepare you for what is to come as you move forward from the
process of enlistment to the regular Marine life. The unbiased realities
about the Marine Corps that you are asking to be a part of can be found
throughout this website and this website does what many recruiters and
the USMC wont do, which is to fill in the blanks.
Future Jarheads strongly recommends that you do not visit with a recruiter until you have read, understand and accept what is written here. It is important to point out several very important things before you begin to read through the core of this website and you should keep these things in mind as you read through each page. In order to give you the best chance at absorbing the FJ mission, you should begin reading on this page here.
The world does not owe me because I served in the Marine Corps. And being a Marine grants me no special privileges or respect.
It is my character which defines who I am and who earns the respect I receive each day.