I was talking to a new Marine who just graduated SOI and is currently at 1st Recon BN in RTP, he obviously passed the indoc. Well anyways he was asking me about what my plans are, what my MOS is, etc. and I told him the whole "Infantry with MCSF option" that you guys have heard from me oh so much, and he told me that i'm wasting my time and should go straight infantry and take the indoc, he says that I can pass the indoc NO PROBLEM AT ALL. I told him that my PFT score is only around 240 and i've heard only the guys who are 300 PFT'ers can pass it, and he told me that my PFT will definitely go up in boot and I will have no problem passing the indoc if I prepare myself to the swimming aspects of the indoc before I ship. He told me the indoc consisted of the following and in all of the events you're wearing cammies: -25 meter underwater swim without breaking the surface and without pushing off a wall -demonstrate the proper abandon ship technique off the high dive platform (he said they teach you it in boot, so no problem) -retreival of a rubber rifle from the bottom of the deep end of the pool, hold above water for 3 seconds -30 minute treading water using both your arms and legs -demonstrate proper trouser inflation technique (he saod they also teach this one to you in boot) -500m timed swim using either the breast or side stroke... he told me the time limit was LONG and not to worry. -run a full PFT... situps, pullups, 3 mile run... anyone who passes all of the above events and then is able to still get a first class PFT score is interviewed by some brass guy and then finishes the rest of SOI with the 0311 course and then goes to RTP after SOI graduation. He also said you get 2 tries for everything if you fuck it up the first time. I honestly believe I can do all of this. I was always a strong swimmer (even when I was fat ). While my PFT score is only around 235 or 240, my run time is very close to 18 minutes and i'm at 115 situps, it's just i'm still stuck at around 10 pullups by by the time I ship and then actually graduate I expect to be at or close to 20. I was always under the impression the recon indoc was like a 15 mile run on a beach, up mountains and hills, then a 3,000m swim through the ocean and all sorts of crap lol... then I find out what it's really like from someone who passed it, and I know I can pass those events he told me. I only have about a month and a half until I ship and I have to make a decision fast if I want to stay with my MCSF option or go straight infantry and take the indoc at SOI, I can't tell my recruiter 1 week before I ship to change my contract to something else, so I need to decide in the next week or two at most. I'm not sure if I should switch my contract or not and would really appreciate some serious input and advice, no trolling or joking around or anything in this thread please.