Navy Enlistment as a Corpsman... Combat?
I am a junior in high school and I recently talked to a Navy Recruiter at a college fair we had at school. I am currently taking EMT/BLS classes and will be taking firefighting classes this summer. As a Corpsman, do you get the decision to serve in a combat situation with a platoon of Marines, or are you just assigned to whatever is needed at the time? Also, I know that all Navy recruits are trained in firefighting, but does anyone know if serving in the Navy, let alone the military, can help you actually get a job as a firefighter in the civilian sector? Sorry for the pretty novice questions. Thanks for all of your help.
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1. Going greenside with the Marines can be done by going to FMTB or certain C schools that require it for the billet after A school:
You can volunteer by IA assignment, you can be voluntold, or be sent depending on unit deployment schedule. Some greenside orders are specific to a part of a command and some are general where when you arrive you fill a needed spot. As far as firefighting jobs after the service, the Damage Controlman who specific job is fighting fire has a better chance than you do.
Thanks for replying.
So you do not always get the opportunity to choose whether or not to serve in a platoon or a hospital setting, you are sent wherever you are needed, correct? But if I were to go to the schools that you are talking about, then I would have a better chance of serving in a platoon? Thanks for your help.
orders are done by GPA at the end of class for A and C schools.... if greenside is available then you could pick it... as far as what greenside or blueside would be available is determined by needs of the navy on that given day.....
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