Hi, sorry I missed this apparently I was week 2 and I kind of dissapeared for a little while... Let me start off by telling you a few details about what I do and my branch and how my average days are... then I will extend into further details of my experience with the service and my outlook upon it. Branch: USMC Rank: LCpl \ E-3 My MOS: 0656 - Tactical Data Network Specialist Now, my typical day at work consists of waking up at around 0500 or so Monday through Friday and going in to either A) PT or B) Just work. It always starts with a formation around 0630 for accountability and the likes... and then I go into my office... which is in our Battalion CP. Now, basically what I do there is either surf the internet(Offtopic, and what I'm doing right now) or answer the phone and help anyone in my battalion with any computer related issues. Let's see today for instance I had a call from our Supply guys about a line they had that wasn't working... basic shit like that... uh My overall experience with the Marine Corps and the military in general has been completely negative... aside from the fact that I don't do drugs anymore... and I probably would have wasted my life away and failed college... but other than those minute details I hate the military and the Marine Corps especially. I hate almost the idea of the Marine Corps and how it runs... and I've been in long enough to know how it runs and it annoys the shit out of me. I'm also in a deployable unit and have been to Iraq, which isn't as bad as most would think but isn't exactly a picnic... Now, I know what you are all thinking... holy shit you have it so easy blah blah blah but I really don't... being a LCpl in a world ruled by idiotic Staff NCO's is not easy nor fun. I feel the Marine Corps has stripped all the freedoms I once enjoyed and I feel like I'm constantly being watched and that annoys me... I have to live in a place I don't want to live in... I have to eat at a place I don't want to eat at... and I have to do a job I hate and don't want to do... if I were a civilian none of the above would be true. And as for relationships... this is one of my biggest hits on the military... and I have a thoery on why so many military people get married and divorce... let me tell you I am in a relationship with a girl that is 3 states away (Texas) which is a 21 hour drive straight... that I never get to see... so many people get married because they want to live with their SO... now this makes a lot of people rush into something that they aren't ready for... I've seen it happen... and is a huge reason as well why I hate the military... I just wish I knew what the hell I was getting myself into when I signed that contract almost 3 years ago... I can honestly say I fucking hate my life and would rather be homeless somewhere rotting to death then be here serving my great nation. I hope that didn't offend anyone... and I'm not an Anti-American or anything like that... so... flame on flamers.