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Old 13 June 2010, 22:53
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tinker AFB Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by Markslams View Post
Hi guys,

Im a former Recon Marine (2003-2007 enlisted AD) and I'm in my last semester of college. I'm looking at CCT but going in as an officer instead of enlisted. My main questions are;

1. As an officer would I miss out on operating and training like the enlisted guys. I'm thinking yes but I have heard otherwise.

2. As an officer, if qualified, is there a contract CCT option.

I've talked to a recruiter but he may have been slightly retarded and I gained zero knowledge from him other than they appear to have alot of slots open for CCT/PJ. Oh and he said something like I can join up and look super cool like the guy on the Transformers movie, while trying to slip in an enlisted contract fill out with the usual hollywood pamphlets. I'm aware of the whole dumb Marine stereotype (maybe not so much a sterotype) but does he seriously take me for a fuckin fool? lol

Any guidance and advice would be most appreciated!
when I was in the 342nd Id see LT's and Captains cross training for CCT or PJ, doing the indoc with Enlisted trainees, and from my understanding Officers go through the Special Tactics Officer (STO) pipeline once they make it through the indoc course. To my understanding though, the STO pipeline is harder than the enlisted pipeline, they get more training, and alot of that extra training Im guessing has alot to do with Combat Leadership, but last I remember though I thought the air force stopped hiring officers straight in. now a days if you wanted to be an officer you'd have to go enlisted first.
anyways I hope this information was helpful to you, I cant say everything I said is still the way it is but thats how I remembered it to be.
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