If you receive a high enough ASVAB score, you can qualify for the Quality Enlistment
Program (QEP). This program gives the recruit the choice of East Coast, West
Coast, or overseas duty and choice of an MOS field. You must enlist for 6 years
to get the benefits of this program.
Applicants can be guaranteed training and duty assignment with a wide variety
of options, depending upon a person's education and qualifications. Women
are eligible to enlist in all occupational fields, with the exception of
combat arms specialties: infantry, artillery, and tank and amphibian tractor
In addition to regular enlistment, the Marine Corps offers special enlistment
Delayed Entry Program
Students who wish to complete the Marine Corps enlistment process before graduating
from high school or a community college may enlist in the Marine Corps Delayed
Entry Program (DEP). Enlistment in the DEP allows applicants to postpone their
initial active duty training for up to a full year. Enlisting in the DEP has
two principal benefits: the student can finish high school or community college
and get into training as it becomes available.
Musician Enlistment Option Program
The Musician Enlistment Option Program gives graduates with musical talent an
opportunity to serve in Marine Corps bands or the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle
Corps. The program's incentives include formal school training, accelerated
promotions and duty station choices.
Enlistment Options Program
The Enlistment Options Program guarantees well-qualified applicants an assignment
to one of almost 30 occupational fields. The occupational fields contain available
jobs in the Marine Corps, ranging from combat arms to motor transport to high-technology
avionics, electronics and computer science. Some enlistment options feature
cash bonuses as well as formal training programs.
Quality Enlistment Program
The Quality Enlistment Program provides incentives, including choice of geographic
assignment, to all qualified high school graduates or seniors who enlist for
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