Future Jarheads was created in 2004 for those considering enlisting into the Marines by a Marine Corps veteran. Our mission here is to offer each of you a very unique perspective of what you are asking to do or may one day want to do.
While most Marines will view their service as a positive experience, it is no secret that some Marines do not enjoy their military enlistment and a few will even regret their decision to serve in the Marine Corps.
Future Jarheads 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 through the regular Marine life and onward.
The unbiased realities about the Marine Corps that you are asking to be a part of can be found throughout these pages and they do what many recruiters and the USMC won't do, which is to fill in the blanks.
Just remember that each person's experience will vary and remember that trying to explain this type of info is not easy and not as simple as 1 2 3, so keep an open mind. And do not expect 'detailed traditional' info here as this is not our intention. Future Jarheads is not a replacement or alternative to a recruiter or to the official Marine Corps recruiting program. View this info as additional reading material and it should help you out.
So pick a page below and start reading. Feel free to send us a message if you have any questions, concerns, feedback or ideas.
Information, tips and advice about the Delayed Entry Program (DEP).
A glance at where you might get stationed once you complete your MOS - JOB'S schooling.
Are you worried about not passing boot camp? Read this page to learn why anyone can pass boot camp.
Information about the differences between the active duty route and the reserves route.
Basic information, tips and advice on how to choose your military job.
Being misled is legal and common and can be as bad as being lied to. Read this page to possibly avoid being misled.
Being told to lie or to "forget" about something during your enlistment process? It's your future and not theirs, so read this page so you don't end up screwing up your dreams.
Information, tips and advice about picking the officer route or the enlisted route.
A look at how boot camp and serving as a Marine may or may not change you.
Are the Marines first in and last out? An explanation of what the phrase "First To Fight" means and doesn't mean.
Some clarification about what the phrase "Every Marine A Rifleman" means and doesn't mean.
A look at what a typical Marine looks like and more importantly why anyone can become a Marine if they want it bad enough.
A simple comparison between the two locations where enlisted Marines are trained. Find out which MCRD is tougher by reading this page.
A glance at what your life may look like after serving and why some veterans struggle while others are successful.
A pog is any Marine who is not an 03xx/Infantry Marine and this can create friction between Marines. Learn why by reading this page.
Interested in being Rambo? Recon, sniper and MARSOC wannabees read here for more info and advice.
Basic and simple tips on how to better prepare physically for Marine Corps recruit training or any basic training.
No need to fear running during boot camp.
How to use natural workouts to better prepare you for any boot camp or basic training.