My best friend's younger brother is wanting to join the Marines. Her husband wants him to join the Navy (for various reasons that I'm not all sure of so can't comment on that part). He's lead a rebellious life (somewhat) and gotten in trouble some now and then. The main worry is that he's mostly interested in the Marines because they seem to him to be the most "Bad ass". My thought is that he'll end up stationed wherever he does depending on his MOS, but I really dont know (both of my parents were Airforce and my dad did recon photography in Vietnam, but never saw actual combat to my knowledge). She (best friend) and I agree that the military woud help him alot seeing as how he seems to thrive more in situations where he *has* to do something (via orders, etc). Yes, he's a bit rebellious, but I was too so I'm not gonna judge him on that. The thing is, I feel that something more "physical" would be most helpful for him, but also I wouldnt want to see him in heavy combat or anything and I'm sure his family would feel the same. The question is this...which MOS would keep him out of too much danger, yet allow him to be in the Marines as well? Keep in mind, I personally would rather see him in Navy or Airforce to keep him out of so much danger (but that's me being selfish I know...I just dont want to see anyone take a loss. And yes you're allowed to flame me for that, it's fine ). If it makes it better I really hate to see any losses at all, but I know they will happen in this situation. Guys keep in mind that although my parents were in the AF, I'm a military noob. Any constructive advice about either the Marines or Navy is very much appreciated, since those two seem to be the foremost choices. Thanks for your time .