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MARINES VETERAN, IN-DEPTH: "Know When To Shutup"

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Richard goes into detail about his life while serving in the Marines. Richard talks about what he likes and what was difficult while serving, key decisions he made in his career and why he ultimately joined the Marines.

School: Good Fellow Air Force
Job Title: Marines Veteran

Job Summary: Military Careers

Job Description

The U.S. Military provides training and work experience in a variety of military careers. Members of the Armed Forces work in almost all occupations that are available to civilians in addition to occupations that are specific to the military. Service men and women serve on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, or in the Reserve components of these branches, and the Air National Guard and Army National Guard. The Coast Guard is part of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Applicants must meet age, educational, aptitude, physical, and character requirements, which vary by branch of service and between officers and enlisted members. Members are assigned an occupational specialty based on their aptitude, former training, and the needs of their branch of service. All service members must sign a contract and commit to a minimum term of service.

Officers usually need a bachelor's or graduate degree.

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Depending on the occupational specialty, members of the military may be eligible for civilian certifications.

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$15,000 - $185,000
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Part-time, Full-time
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Office, Travel, Outdoor, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Military, Physically demanding
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Leadership ability, Teamwork, Strength/stamina, Adventurous, Courageous, Likes working with hands

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m='11820'>the</span> <span m='11910'>same</span> <span m='12240'>pain,</span> <span m='13420'>having</span> <span m='13480'>the</span> <span m='13550'>same</span> <span m='13870'>bleeds,</span> <span m='15820'>you</span> <span m='16040'>know.</span> <span m='16410'>And</span> <span m='18020'>that</span> <span m='18240'>helps</span> <span m='18550'>a</span> <span m='18590'>lot,</span> <span m='19120'>just</span> <span m='19340'>making</span> <span m='19590'>it</span> <span m='19700'>through</span> <span m='19920'>day-to-day</span> <span m='20390'>life.</span> <span m='23260'>Plus</span> <span m='23710'>you</span> <span m='23920'>find</span> <span m='24390'>some</span> <span m='24610'>friends</span> <span m='25060'>that you</span> <span m='25200'>never</span> <span m='25770'>ever</span> <span m='25940'>thought</span> <span m='26160'>you</span> <span m='26270'>would</span> <span m='26380'>have</span> <span m='26750'>been</span> <span m='27010'>friends</span> <span m='27340'>with.</span> </p><p><span m='30470'>It</span> <span m='30955'>doesn't</span> <span m='31440'>matter</span> <span m='31700'>what</span> <span m='32049'>walk</span> <span m='32360'>of</span> <span m='32470'>life</span> <span m='32720'>you</span> <span m='32880'>are,</span> <span m='33390'>you</span> <span m='33580'>wind</span> <span m='33830'>up,</span> <span m='34750'>say</span> <span m='35010'>you</span> <span m='35140'>hate</span> <span m='35440'>Texans,</span> <span m='35990'>and</span> <span m='36090'>the</span> <span m='36180'>next</span> <span m='36420'>thing</span> <span m='36750'>you know,</span> <span m='36890'>you have</span> <span m='37010'>a</span> <span m='37060'>best</span> <span m='37390'>friend</span> <span m='37620'>that's</span> <span m='37780'>a Texan.</span> <span m='38130'>You know them</span> <span m='38310'>for</span> <span m='38750'>the</span> <span m='38830'>rest</span> <span m='39060'>of</span> <span m='39110'>your</span> <span m='39200'>life,</span> <span m='39500'>that</span> <span m='39680'>way.</span> <span m='41760'>They</span> <span m='41970'>bleed</span> <span m='42330'>for</span> <span m='42450'>you, you</span> <span m='42860'>bleed</span> <span m='43140'>for</span> <span m='43240'>them.</span> <span m='44830'>Some</span> <span m='44890'>of</span> <span m='45000'>the</span> <span m='45080'>hardest</span> <span m='45830'>things</span> <span m='46400'>is</span> <span m='48380'>to</span> <span m='48550'>deal</span> <span m='48790'>with</span> <span m='49050'>when</span> <span m='49260'>you're</span> <span m='49440'>in</span> <span m='49540'>the</span> <span m='49590'>Marine</span> <span m='49800'>Corps</span> <span m='50590'>is</span> <span m='51710'>knowing</span> <span m='52000'>when</span> <span m='52120'>to</span> <span m='52180'>shut up,</span> <span m='54010'>knowing</span> <span m='54200'>when</span> <span m='54350'>to</span> <span m='54440'>take</span> <span m='54690'>it,</span> <span m='55810'>and</span> <span m='56930'>dealing</span> <span m='57510'>with</span> <span m='57660'>taking</span> <span m='58060'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='59790'>Me,</span> <span m='60010'>myself,</span> <span m='62440'>I</span> <span m='62540'>didn't</span> <span m='62780'>steer</span> <span m='63130'>towards</span> <span m='63540'>drinking.</span> <span m='65530'>I</span> <span m='65660'>went</span> <span m='66080'>ahead</span> <span m='66500'>and</span> <span m='67350'>I</span> <span m='67430'>steered</span> <span m='67750'>towards</span> <span m='68270'>working</span> <span m='68770'>out</span> <span m='68930'>every</span> <span m='69120'>night</span> <span m='69340'>and</span> <span m='69430'>trying</span> <span m='69660'>to</span> <span m='69720'>better</span> <span m='69940'>myself</span> <span m='70340'>that</span> <span m='70530'>way,</span> <span m='71090'>as</span> <span m='71260'>well as</span> <span m='72070'>towards</span> <span m='72400'>my</span> <span m='72530'>job.</span> <span m='73060'>And</span> <span m='73320'>then,</span> <span m='73630'>yes,</span> <span m='73900'>of</span> <span m='73990'>course,</span> <span m='74420'>going</span> <span m='74690'>out</span> <span m='75000'>and</span> <span m='75390'>to</span> <span m='75580'>Honolulu</span> <span m='76300'>and</span> <span m='76370'>having</span> <span m='76650'>a</span> <span m='76710'>good</span> <span m='76910'>time</span> <span m='77130'>to</span> <span m='77220'>blow</span> <span m='77330'>off</span> <span m='77510'>some</span> <span m='77690'>steam.</span> <span m='78820'>Not</span> <span m='79120'>too</span> <span m='79250'>bad.</span> <span m='80780'>But</span> <span m='81180'>hard,</span> <span m='82030'>sometimes</span> <span m='82550'>really,</span> <span m='82970'>really</span> <span m='83100'>hard</span> <span m='83370'>to</span> <span m='83460'>deal</span> <span m='83680'>with,</span> <span m='84060'>with</span> <span m='84330'>someone</span> <span m='84630'>screaming</span> <span m='85040'>in</span> <span m='85120'>your</span> <span m='85220'>face,</span> <span m='85670'>and</span> <span m='85910'>you</span> <span m='86050'>can't</span> <span m='86260'>do</span> <span m='86350'>nothing</span> <span m='86650'>about</span> <span m='86950'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='87460'>Since</span> <span m='87610'>I was</span> <span m='87920'>12</span> <span m='88200'>years</span> <span m='88420'>old,</span> <span m='88700'>I</span> <span m='88830'>knew I</span> <span m='89070'>wanted</span> <span m='89250'>to</span> <span m='89380'>be</span> <span m='89510'>in</span> <span m='89630'>the</span> <span m='89690'>military.</span> <span m='89960'>I</span> <span m='90230'>wanted</span> <span m='90610'>to at</span> <span m='90690'>least</span> <span m='90900'>try</span> <span m='91160'>it</span> <span m='91230'>out.</span> <span m='92510'>And</span> <span m='92640'>when</span> <span m='92780'>I</span> <span m='92860'>talked</span> <span m='93080'>to</span> <span m='93160'>my</span> <span m='93250'>grandfather,</span> <span m='94310'>and</span> <span m='94650'>he</span> <span m='94790'>was</span> <span m='94920'>in</span> <span m='94990'>the</span> <span m='95100'>Army,</span> <span m='97400'>about</span> <span m='97690'>being</span> <span m='97930'>a</span> <span m='97960'>Marine,</span> <span m='98255'>he</span> <span m='98550'>asked me</span> <span m='98830'>why.</span> <span m='100340'>I</span> <span m='100380'>said,</span> <span m='101590'>why</span> <span m='102290'>would</span> <span m='102570'>you</span> <span m='102800'>want</span> <span m='103180'>to</span> <span m='105550'>have</span> <span m='105820'>your</span> <span m='105970'>face</span> <span m='106600'>stuck</span> <span m='106960'>in</span> <span m='107040'>the</span> <span m='107120'>mud</span> <span m='107450'>doing</span> <span m='107720'>push</span> <span m='108170'>ups,</span> <span m='108620'>while</span> <span m='108920'>you</span> <span m='109060'>watch</span> <span m='109760'>all</span> <span m='109950'>the</span> <span m='110050'>soldiers</span> <span m='110660'>get</span> <span m='110800'>to</span> <span m='110870'>go</span> <span m='111100'>home</span> <span m='112380'>or</span> <span m='112510'>gets</span> <span m='112730'>go</span> <span m='112870'>on</span> <span m='113010'>weekend</span> <span m='113330'>Libo--</span> <span m='114010'>which</span> <span m='114310'>is</span> <span m='114430'>liberty.</span> </p><p><span m='115290'>And</span> <span m='115440'>liberty</span> <span m='115800'>just</span> <span m='116050'>means</span> <span m='116460'>you</span> <span m='116740'>get</span> <span m='116940'>to</span> <span m='117070'>leave</span> <span m='117960'>and</span> <span m='118300'>go</span> <span m='118710'>to</span> <span m='118840'>town.</span> <span m='119370'>You</span> <span m='119520'>get</span> <span m='119710'>to</span> <span m='120470'>try</span> <span m='120690'>to</span> <span m='120770'>be</span> <span m='120880'>normal</span> <span m='121300'>for</span> <span m='121460'>a</span> <span m='121530'>little</span> <span m='121770'>while.</span> <span m='123020'>And</span> <span m='123110'>this</span> <span m='123260'>is</span> <span m='123390'>during</span> <span m='123650'>training.</span> <span m='124350'>And</span> <span m='125780'>my</span> <span m='125960'>answer</span> <span m='126210'>was,</span> <span m='128306'>every</span> <span m='128780'>time</span> <span m='129039'>I</span> <span m='129120'>ever</span> <span m='129289'>looked</span> <span m='129610'>at</span> <span m='129750'>a</span> <span m='129830'>commercial,</span> <span m='130240'>every</span> <span m='130419'>time</span> <span m='130630'>I</span> <span m='130680'>looked</span> <span m='130979'>at</span> <span m='131100'>a</span> <span m='131150'>Marine,</span> <span m='131490'>I</span> <span m='131530'>felt</span> <span m='131760'>like</span> <span m='131980'>it</span> <span m='132080'>was</span> <span m='132210'>the</span> <span m='132290'>closest</span> <span m='132790'>thing</span> <span m='133040'>to</span> <span m='133240'>actually</span> <span m='133620'>being</span> <span m='134500'>a</span> <span m='134610'>knight.</span> <span m='135340'>And</span> <span m='135620'>if</span> <span m='135790'>I</span> <span m='135850'>could</span> <span m='136050'>prove</span> <span m='137650'>within</span> <span m='137970'>myself</span> <span m='139400'>that I was</span> <span m='139740'>capable</span> <span m='140300'>of</span> <span m='140390'>doing</span> <span m='140740'>it,</span> <span m='141340'>I</span> <span m='141480'>knew</span> <span m='142490'>whatever</span> <span m='142970'>life</span> <span m='143340'>gave</span> <span m='143670'>me</span> <span m='144060'>later</span> <span m='144490'>on,</span> <span m='145660'>I'd</span> <span m='145820'>also</span> <span m='146100'>be</span> <span m='146280'>up</span> <span m='146430'>to</span> <span m='146540'>the</span> <span m='146640'>task.</span> </p><p><span m='147690'>ASVAB</span> <span m='148240'>is</span> <span m='148820'>basically</span> <span m='149690'>an</span> <span m='149870'>aptitude</span> <span m='150420'>test,</span> <span m='151610'>just</span> <span m='151890'>to</span> <span m='151970'>see</span> <span m='153040'>what</span> <span m='153800'>your</span> <span m='154010'>strengths</span> <span m='154550'>and</span> <span m='154660'>your</span> <span m='154780'>weaknesses</span> <span m='155440'>are.</span> <span m='156130'>From</span> <span m='157170'>everything</span> <span m='157830'>and</span> <span m='158000'>anything</span> <span m='158470'>from</span> <span m='160610'>vocab</span> <span m='161310'>to</span> <span m='161610'>writing</span> <span m='162010'>skills</span> <span m='162680'>to</span> <span m='163730'>math</span> <span m='165022'>to</span> <span m='166170'>working</span> <span m='166700'>with</span> <span m='166840'>electronics</span> <span m='167540'>to</span> <span m='167770'>working</span> <span m='168240'>with,</span> <span m='169160'>say,</span> <span m='169390'>motors,</span> <span m='170460'>gearheads,</span> <span m='171030'>stuff</span> <span m='171470'>like</span> <span m='171640'>that.</span> <span m='172350'>That's</span> <span m='172610'>how</span> <span m='172840'>they</span> <span m='172970'>figure</span> <span m='173320'>out</span> <span m='173550'>how</span> <span m='173980'>to</span> <span m='174100'>place</span> <span m='174460'>you.</span> <span m='175940'>And</span> <span m='176150'>the higher</span> <span m='176690'>it</span> <span m='176750'>is,</span> <span m='177790'>the</span> <span m='177900'>more</span> <span m='178410'>opportunities</span> <span m='179460'>you</span> <span m='179770'>have,</span> <span m='180390'>therefore</span> <span m='181230'>choices.</span> </p><p><span m='182960'>And</span> <span m='183050'>remember,</span> <span m='183840'>military</span> <span m='184400'>chooses</span> <span m='184860'>where</span> <span m='185360'>they</span> <span m='185590'>need</span> <span m='185920'>you</span> <span m='187690'>more</span> <span m='188150'>than</span> <span m='188320'>you</span> <span m='188540'>get</span> <span m='188720'>to</span> <span m='188800'>choose</span> <span m='189080'>where</span> <span m='189230'>you</span> <span m='189450'>want</span> <span m='189710'>to</span> <span m='189790'>go.</span> <span m='190230'>I do</span> <span m='190440'>48</span> <span m='190970'>hours</span> <span m='191300'>on.</span> <span m='192148'>Work,</span> <span m='192572'>work,</span> <span m='192996'>work.</span> <span m='193420'>Don't</span> <span m='193620'>go</span> <span m='193720'>to</span> <span m='193800'>sleep</span> <span m='194190'>until</span> <span m='194480'>12</span> <span m='194730'>o'clock</span> <span m='195120'>at</span> <span m='195240'>night,</span> <span m='195550'>or</span> <span m='195730'>until the</span> <span m='196070'>airfield</span> <span m='196510'>closes,</span> <span m='197090'>and</span> <span m='197200'>sometimes</span> <span m='197740'>not</span> <span m='197970'>at</span> <span m='198050'>all.</span> <span m='199700'>We'd</span> <span m='199880'>have</span> <span m='200250'>24-hour</span> <span m='200960'>ops,</span> <span m='201340'>which</span> <span m='201560'>means</span> <span m='202020'>that</span> <span m='202950'>the</span> <span m='203960'>airport--</span> <span m='204720'>is</span> <span m='204850'>what</span> <span m='205050'>you</span> <span m='205210'>would</span> <span m='205340'>know</span> <span m='205510'>it</span> <span m='205600'>as,</span> <span m='206610'>I</span> <span m='206790'>would</span> <span m='206990'>know</span> <span m='207170'>it</span> <span m='207240'>as</span> <span m='207480'>an</span> <span m='207520'>airfield--</span> <span m='208880'>is</span> <span m='209190'>open</span> <span m='209520'>24</span> <span m='209960'>hours</span> <span m='210160'>a</span> <span m='210210'>day,</span> <span m='210480'>which</span> <span m='210610'>means</span> <span m='211000'>you</span> <span m='211180'>have</span> <span m='211330'>to</span> <span m='211410'>have</span> <span m='211690'>somebody</span> <span m='212140'>out</span> <span m='212320'>there</span> <span m='212490'>watching</span> <span m='212870'>those</span> <span m='213050'>planes</span> <span m='213370'>land</span> <span m='213630'>and</span> <span m='213700'>takeoff</span> <span m='214200'>24</span> <span m='214800'>hours</span> <span m='215030'>a</span> <span m='215130'>day.</span> <span m='216590'>Very,</span> <span m='217020'>very</span> <span m='217160'>little</span> <span m='217370'>sleep.</span> </p><p><span m='218840'>But</span> <span m='219200'>I'm</span> <span m='219350'>thankful,</span> <span m='219820'>because</span> <span m='220300'>on</span> <span m='220410'>the</span> <span m='220480'>48</span> <span m='220930'>off,</span> <span m='222360'>you're</span> <span m='222620'>off.</span> <span m='224160'>And</span> <span m='224660'>you</span> <span m='224770'>get</span> <span m='224930'>to,</span> <span m='225850'>well,</span> <span m='226070'>of</span> <span m='226180'>course,</span> <span m='226520'>we</span> <span m='226670'>all</span> <span m='227270'>need</span> <span m='227530'>to</span> <span m='227610'>go</span> <span m='227780'>to</span> <span m='227840'>the</span> <span m='227940'>gym</span> <span m='228240'>and</span> <span m='228340'>make</span> <span m='228520'>sure</span> <span m='228700'>that</span> <span m='228850'>you're</span> <span m='228960'>fit</span> <span m='229700'>and</span> <span m='230000'>ready</span> <span m='230280'>at</span> <span m='230390'>any</span> <span m='230600'>time.</span> <span m='231050'>But,</span> <span m='231670'>if</span> <span m='231730'>you're</span> <span m='231860'>21</span> <span m='232320'>years</span> <span m='232600'>of</span> <span m='232700'>age,</span> <span m='233890'>you</span> <span m='234040'>get</span> <span m='234200'>to</span> <span m='234240'>go</span> <span m='234390'>drink a</span> <span m='234610'>couple</span> <span m='234910'>beers.</span> <span m='235260'>You</span> <span m='235490'>get</span> <span m='235650'>to</span> <span m='235730'>go</span> <span m='235930'>to</span> <span m='235990'>Honolulu.</span> <span m='236425'>You</span> <span m='236860'>get</span> <span m='237060'>to,</span> <span m='238360'>wherever</span> <span m='239350'>the</span> <span m='239590'>city</span> <span m='239950'>that</span> <span m='240170'>it is,</span> <span m='240760'>Dallas,</span> <span m='241570'>Texas,</span> <span m='242030'>doesn't</span> <span m='242280'>matter.</span> <span m='243720'>San</span> <span m='244030'>Diego.</span> <span m='244690'>You</span> <span m='244850'>get to</span> <span m='245030'>go out,</span> <span m='245340'>have</span> <span m='245600'>fun,</span> <span m='246110'>kind</span> <span m='246380'>of</span> <span m='247050'>relax,</span> <span m='247630'>blow</span> <span m='247810'>off</span> <span m='247980'>steam.</span> <span m='248990'>And</span> <span m='249520'>then</span> <span m='250460'>the</span> <span m='250860'>day</span> <span m='251070'>before</span> <span m='251720'>you</span> <span m='251880'>have</span> <span m='252010'>to</span> <span m='252080'>go</span> <span m='252170'>back</span> <span m='252330'>to</span> <span m='252420'>work,</span> <span m='252830'>you</span> <span m='252970'>spend</span> <span m='253320'>that</span> <span m='253510'>day</span> <span m='253690'>getting</span> <span m='253980'>ready.</span> </p>","file":{"id":590166,"video_id":"","name":"2989-Richard - Veteran IN DEPTH.mp4","duration":254746,"thumbnail_url":null}});