There is no greater feeling than to be a part of the first phase of sustaining the Marine Corps legacy. As a Recruiter, you will perform the noteworthy duties to seek out, influence, and shape the future of the Marine Corps. This Special Duty Assignment will require a tremendous amount of leadership, resiliency, and influence. You will have the opportunity to inspire ordinary citizens to become extraordinary warfighters by serving in the World’s Finest Fighting Force.
If you are looking to broaden your leadership/management skills and an opportunity to positively impact your career then recruiting is the path for you.
Recruiting Station preference incentive
Volunteers choose their preferred RS location as long as they complete their request within the volunteering window.
Guaranteed orders to a specific RS. These volunteers may have the opportunity to apply for new vacancies throughout the traditional “by-name process”, according to the MARADMIN. Also, if a requested RS is unavailable, program coordinators will contact the volunteer and assist them with finding an alternative RS of their choice.
Recruiting Sub-station assignments are designated by RS personnel and will be assigned during the Basic Recruiter Course.
Recruiting Station’s that no longer have availability will be labeled as “capped-out/closed” and volunteers will be informed by a Total Force Retention System message. Volunteers may have the opportunity to apply for new vacancies throughout the traditional “by-name process.”
If a requested RS is unavailable, program coordinators will contact the volunteer and assist them with finding an alternative RS of their choice.
For more information, refer to MARADMIN 350/21
Acquire several College credits towards furthering your education at Recruiter’s school
Communication Skills (3 Credits)
Marketing (3 Credits)
Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Sales Management (3 Credits)
Interviewing and counseling (3 Credits)
Earn valuable experience and certifications through the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP)
Annual opportunity for meritorious promotion (66 SSgt/24 GySgt)
Increased competitiveness for all subsequent promotion boards
Geographical location assignment incentive following a successful tour
Make a lifelong impact by recruiting the future of the Marine Corps
Many people talk about how inspirational they are; however, there are only a few who can turn their words into action – Recruiters don’t have that problem
Marine noncommissioned officers and SNCOs who have a strong work ethic, commitment to duty, and drive to succeed while making a lifelong impact to the lives of young men and women should speak to their unit’s career planner and submit a volunteer package to become a Marine recruiter. For more information about volunteer incentives, consult MARADMIN 441/20 or see your career planner today.
Volunteers can submit a by-name request to the Recruiting Station of their choice, and following a successful recruiting tour, Marines will be granted a geographic duty station incentive. That means with the lead time between volunteering and attending school, a three-year SDA tour, and a duty station preference, volunteers can potentially influence up to 8 years of stability.
Monthly monetary incentive payments will be made for the duration of a Marine’s tour. Lump Sum will be prorated for all Marines on a second tour assignment, based on a 24-month tour.
Volunteers have increased opportunities for meritorious promotion and a more competitive record for all subsequent promotion boards. In FY20, eligible sergeant recruiters had 1:13 odds for meritorious promotion. Staff Sergeants had 1:104 odds of meritorious promotion – more favorable than anywhere else in the Marine Corps.
For more information, read MARADMIN 332/21, FY23 Headquarters Marine Corps SDA Volunteer Period
Recruiter 8411 (volunteer)
Recruiter 8411 (HSST)
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$375 monthly + $10,000 Lump Sum
$150 monthly + $17,000 Lump Sum
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$150 monthly + $7,000 Lump Sum
USMC Recruiter Testimonials
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