The Marines must be ready at a moment's notice to defend their country. As a Marine, you could be sent to any part of the world on assignments that you may find incredibly exciting, depending on where you're sent and what you enjoy doing. Marines command respect from their peers, and maintain an aura of discipline as their commanders lead them in a regimented structure all day, every day. Those of you unwilling to conform to standard military procedure or take orders will probably not be happy any branch of the armed forces, and much less so in the Marines.
As in the rest of the armed forces, the life of an enlistee in the Marine Corps can be a tough one. "Once you've walked through fire and survived, little else can burn," the Marines’ website’s homepage proclaims. The training is indeed physically tough, reputably tougher than any other branch of the armed forces barring special elite units. The Marines of today emphasize "teamwork, pride and confidence." To enlist, one must be a high-school graduate of no less than 17 years.
The Marines work in conjunction with most other branches of the armed forces, especially the Navy. Administrators, electricians, medical personnel, military police, officers, drill instructors, these are your coworkers.