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Prior Service Recruiter
💥Hot off the press💥
COVID-19 mobilization opportunity available for SMCR Marines.
Medical & Dental 🏥
Call me now to learn more about this opportunity.
The national average for civilian medical and dental insurance coverage can range anywhere between $300 to $500 per month for a single member rate.
For a family rate, it's about $400 to $600 per month.
With Tricare Reserve Select, and Tricare Dental Plan not only are you getting quality healthcare and dental care, but on average you're easily saving hundreds of dollars. This benefit his is only available to Reservists
If you're looking to save hundreds of dollars on medical and dental insurance, give me a call now.
"I would rather go back active duty"
"If I was gonna do it, I'm either all in or not at all"
"I don't wanna be a weekend warrior"
"Reservists aren't real Marines"
These are the common replies I hear EVERY SINGLE DAY, when I speak to prior Active Duty Marines about joining the Reserves. I wish I can say that I understand, but I don't.
What it really comes down to is a matter of pride and ignorance. While pride can be a good thing, it can also be very damaging. The type of Marines I'm referring to are proud of their regular Active Duty service, but are ultimately biased against the Reserves due to ignorance. They don't know, what they don't know.
I try my best to be fair and educate all prior Active Duty Marines about the benefits of the being in the Reserves, and I also share my experience in the Reserves with them, but I believe I may be missing the mark.
This article I found on Marines.mil details the history of the reserves in a very compelling manner. I recommend that you take the time a read this NOW.
(New Years Eve, 2019)
I recently spoke with a IRR Marine that told me that he misses "the clowns, but not the circus".
Let's take a minute to reflect on that. No matter how tough it gets in life, you will need a support system. In the Marine Corps, we are each other's support system, to include our families. However, we often spend more time with the people we work with than our own families and forms a strong bond between us.
When times get tough, and your spouse or significant other can't seem to help because they do not truly understand the nature of what your experiencing, you turn to your fellow Marine to give you guidance, comfort, and fellowship. We embrace the suck together.
I'm glad to have met these Marines, and many others along my 13 year journey in the Marine Corps. Standby, more mushy posts will be coming soon !
But in the meantime, call me and let's get you back in uniform and embrace the suck with your fellow Marines. I'm here to serve YOU !
Whatever happened to our Corps values ?
I would like to believe that it still exists, but it's hard to see that when you're constantly faced with a barrage of rejections, disrespect, and flakey individuals.
I would be foolish to believe that EVERY Marine who EAS's would love to continue their service in the reserves, after all, they did get out for a reason. However, I would like to believe that regardless of this, our Corps values are still being practiced. Unfortunately, I don't see it enough and this concerns me.
Just because you're in the IRR doesn't mean you're no longer a Marine, and the Corps values no longer apply. The moment you earned your title was proof positive that you agreed to uphold the standards, traditions, and Corps values. Some of you have grown soft, and have lost your edge in 1st CivDiv, Camp Couch. Some of you forgot what it means to have that title "US Marine", and it shows.
Honor, Courage, Commitment. Does those things mean anything to you anymore? If so, what are you doing to uphold these values ?
This is a wake up call for ALL of us within the Marine Corps, regardless of component, but this more directed to the IRR population. We need to do better !
You know you miss it ! But you're scared to take a chance. It's ok, we've all been there, and I can help you.
There's a famous quote by spiritual author Marianne Williamson, who said in her one of her best selling books; "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us."
I never understood or subscribed to that idea. It seems logically flawed and counterintuitive. I believe that it's fear of the unknown that has held many people captive from achieving their goals and dreams.
Simply put, stop being scared and take a chance. You're a MARINE ! So act like one ! Charge towards the sound of the gun fire (fear, doubt, insecurity), and conquer the enemy (the negative version of yourself).
Quote reference: "A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles" (Chapter 7) Marianne Willianson, 1992
I've been chosen
Thank you all for your support. I truly appreciate it. This is only the beginning of my new journey to Warrant Officer. Next stop, Career Course PME !
Today I had the honor and privilege of giving my mentor his first salute as a newly appointed Marine Corps Warrant Officer. This moment meant so much to me for a few reasons.
1️⃣ We have history together ! He was my Cpl's Course instructor back in 2015. During this course, he devoted his personal time to help me and a small group of Marines to earn our black belts after class each day.
2️⃣ He was one of the few Marines I met outside of my chain of command that I considered to be a mentor. I've always held him to a high standard as he constantly showed ultimate dedication, humility, and sharp proficiency in all that he does, and genuine care for ALL Marines, whether under his direct charge or not.
3️⃣ Being at Quantico today reinvigorated my passion to take my career to the next level, and wanting to follow in his footsteps. I've battled with the idea and experienced wavering interest in becoming a unrestricted commissioned officer, but today, after seeing all the newly appointed Warrant Officers, and feeling that seasoned vibe of tried and true professionals, I suppose you can say I was smitten by the scarlet brass.
, Sir, thank you for the honor and privilege of being your first salute. This moment was priceless !
Tragedy can strike at any time. If and when that time comes, are you prepared for it?
What I mean by that is, have you left your mark in this lifetime ? Who will remember you ? What changes have you influenced in others ? What will be your legacy ?
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant, along with several other passengers tragically lost their lives yesterday in a helicopter accident. My heart goes out to their families.
How does this relate to the Marine Corps and how can you learn from this ? 1️⃣ Appreciate every waking day you draw breath on this earth 2️⃣ Be grateful for the people and opportunities you have and make the most of it 3️⃣ Leave a positive impact on people, and make the world a better place.
No long post needed here. You already know what it is. Don't talk about it, be about it !
This is for the Marines who really want a piece of this action.
WWIII maybe here sooner than you think, stop wasting time thinking about it, and let's get you back in ! Give me a call.
Get ready ! Stay ready !
The writing has been on the walls for a long time now. Clearly there's still some business that needs to be taken of in the middle east.
To those of you who say "Call me back when there's a war going on" or "I'll come back when WWIII pops off", clearly you didn't get the memo. This conflict has been brewing for well over 15+ years.
Just because you didn't get a chance to deploy while you were in, doesn't mean the fight isn't still going on. The Marine Corps still needs you.
If you're interested in getting back into the fight, and serving your country, give me a call.
Travel, and adventure awaits you !
Saturday I took a photo for the promotion board. For those who don't know, the AR promotion board convenes mid January 2020.
Why do I want to become a SNCO ?
Simply put, to step my game up, that's why ! Each rank comes with it's own level of responsibility, and experience that is specific to that rank. Yes, there are exceptions to this, such Sgt's filling a SSgt, or GySgt billet. However, that Sgt does not hold either of those ranks. That Sgt is still limited to the experiences, and capabilities of a Sgt.
As a SNCO, you are entrusted with the care of more Marines, more assets, and more responsibility which will ultimately give you more experience on a higher level. This change not only brings professional growth, but also growth in other areas such as mental, spiritual, and emotional.
If you're looking for a chance to get promoted, and take on the challenge of becoming a better leader, give me a call. Happy New Year !
Times like these keeps the Marine Corps family concept alive and well.
This is Cpl Tiffany Patrickmoore, a former active duty Marine, MOS 1341, Engineer Equipment Mechanic who EAS a couple a years ago to take on the challenge of civilian life.
I had the great honor and privilege of being invited her graduation ceremony as she received her Associates Degree for Vetinary Assistant.
I've only met Cpl Patrickmoore once before in person, and our initial introduction over the phone previously was an interesting one since I was a brand new unpolished recruiter, still rough around the edges.
The fact of the matter is, regardless of location, occupation, race, gender, creed, or religion, the Marine Corps family concept rings true, and holds a special meaning once you've earned that title, UNITED STATES MARINE !
I'm immensely proud of her accomplishment, and she is well on her way to do great things in her future. Oh and by the way she's a single mother still getting after her goals. She makes no excuses !
The biggest takeaway from this post is twofold. 1️⃣ The Marine Corps family is alive and well, many of you are still holding true to that. 2️⃣ Continue supporting your fellow Marines, no matter how well you know them or not. Our camaraderie is one of the most important factors that keeps the Marine Corps family together, and unique from other branches regardless of component (active, reserve, or veteran).
If you want to know what your options are, and want to get back into the Marine Corps family, give me a call, send me a text, or DM. I'm here to serve YOU !
💥FY '20 SMCR Travel Reimbursement💥
Read this !!!
If your MOS is listed on this MARADMIN, then you rate travel reimbursement for Drill Weekends.
What this will do for you is cover any travel cost on your behalf up to $500, and allow you to continue your service without worrying about travel expenses.
This is especially useful for those of you whose MOS is not located at a unit close by your home of record.
Kinda funny when you can visualize exactly what you're doing every time you pass on the opportunity of trying the out Reserves.
Don't be this guy ! Don't be the one who could've taken advantage of a bonus opportunity but decided for whatever reason, the reserves "just isn't for you".
Truth be told, the reserves isn't for everyone. The Reserves is for those who are disciplined, independent, responsible, and mature.
If you're that type of Marine, and would like to know what your options are, give me a call.
If you're NOT that type of Marine, well your Drill Instructors failed you, and perhaps you need to go back to boot camp for remediation. 😆😆😆
Stop wasting yours, because you can never get it back.
Whatever your excuse, or reasoning is for not doing something, ask yourself, am I incapable of doing this ? Or am I choosing not to do this? There's a big difference.
More often than not, it's a matter of choice based on various reasons, some of which maybe valid. However, when there's a will, there's a way.
If you want something bad enough, you'll make it happen no matter what. I'm a firm believer in that.
If you want more info about the new FY '20 Reserve bonuses, and other available opportunities, give me a call and we can discuss your options.
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Need I say more ?
You want it ? Come get it !
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A strong body, makes a sharp mind.
Life as an IRR Marine can be great, but don't allow yourself to become lazy and complacent.
Just because you don't have to wake up at 0500 for PT anymore, doesn't mean you should let yourself get out of shape.
Just because you're no longer held to the PFT / CFT, and Ht/Wt standards, doesn't mean you should be careless about your health and fitness.
Stop feeding yourself the excuse of "I don't have time", because you do have time, maybe you're not using it effectively.
If you miss the physical fitness that the Marine Corps gave you, and the challenge of bettering yourself, give me a call.
You know the love is real when you drive 2 hours from Bristol, PA to Garden City, NY after work just do a quick pop up to attend your mentor's going away party.
MSgt, I cannot thank you enough for all that you've done for me, and the great impact you've had on my success as a Recruiter. I'm glad to have met you, and to call you my mentor.
Fair Winds and Following Seas !
Motivation Monday !!!
Shout out to;
For their motivational posts, and incredible display of fitness skills. These guys are great examples of what anybody can acheive through discipline, physical fitness, and mental toughness. All of which are the hallmarks of a Marine !
Get up, and get some ! Time waits for no one, and neither does opportunity !
Life doesn't always happen the way we would like it to.
Plans change all the time, and we must be able to adapt and overcome those changes, no matter how hard or unpleasant it may be.
That is what makes the Marine Corps a special place because we are taught this lesson from the time we step on the yellow footprints.
There's no other organization to my knowledge that not only teaches you this valuable lesson, but also gives you the tools to master it.
My plan was simple; Go Active Reserve, pick up Sgt, and become a Drill Instructor. However, the Marine Corps had other plans for me.
This 2014 Leatherneck magazine article has endured 2 PCS moves, and served as my unwavering daily motivation for the past 5 years.
Despite my current billet as a Prior Service Recruiter, the message from this article still remains incredibly motivating and relevant.
"Back To Basics"... serves as a powerful reminder that the basics we've been taught is the foundation which enables us to adapt and overcome any changes and obstacles that we may endure.
Do you miss the challenge of being a Marine? Do you still have what it takes to keep your title ? If so, give me a call.
CMC General Neller
No fancy words, or long post about this topic.
Simply put, we need to continue taking care of ourselves, and each other.
As I've stated in one of my previous posts, I'm a MARINE on recruiting duty. My primary job as a MARINE is to take care of Marines. My recruiting billet enables me to accomplish this by presenting Marines with various reserve opportunities that can help them in many ways, especially mentally by giving them a strong sense of purpose, and camaraderie.
We all need help from time to time, don't be afraid to ask for it, and accept it.
Don't mind me, I'm just here daydreaming about the last time I did the .
It's a great feeling putting on 45lbs of gear, and hiking for about 13.5 miles, for the purpose of bringing veterans together through humor and camaraderie, to prevent veteran su***de.
I know my duty as a Prior Service Recruiter fulfills a similar purpose. The transition to civilian life after the Marine Corps can be a struggle, and it's my duty to assist you with that transition. It's my duty to check in with you to see how you're doing mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
The one thing that Marines miss the most about the Marine Corps is the camaraderie. No matter how bad things can get, we embrace those challenges together. As an IRR Marine, you now have a new set of challenges to face on your own, but it doesn't have to be that way.
I'm not a salesman, I'm a Marine that's looking to help other Marines because it's my duty and my pleasure to do so.
"I just dont have time right now to do the reserves"
"I really want to focus on school"
It's not about HAVING time. It's all about MAKING time.
We make time for the things we believe is important and has value in our lives.
Our belief in importance and value, will garner our interest, and therefore enables us to deliberately make time for it, and put effort towards it.
You go to school because you see the importance and value in gaining your degree, which will help you with future career endeavors, therefore you make time to go to school.
You spend time with your family because you understand the importance and value in having that connection with your family which increases your quality of life.
Just like you will make time for the reserves because you see the importance and the value of obtaining these benefits, which satisfies your priority needs, i.e. comaraderie, extra money, retirement benefits, etc .
Stop making excuses, and come get these benefits!
No really... I do !
I see your 2nd Class PFT, and your Marksman qual on record.
I see your average pro and con marks in grade, and the no deployment on record.
I see you yearning for a chance to get back in uniform, and continue serving with one of the finest fighting forces of the world... The United States Marine Corps !
You want to deploy ? GOOD ! let's make it happen.
You want to get back in shape ? GOOD! lets make it happen.
You miss the comaraderie ? GOOD ! Let get you back in.
Click the link in my bio for more info !
The Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) is a special place...
Essentially, you're still technically attached to the Marine Corps, with no service obligations, but can live a civilian life in the meantime.
There's also plenty of Mobilization opportunities available for IRR Marines. Give me a call so we can discuss those opportunities!
For prior service active duty, or reserve Marines wanting to continue their service in the Marine Corps through;
- Select Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR)
- Active Reserve (AR)
- Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA)
Happens all the time, but go ahead and shuffle that deck Marine... there's a card or two specifically you !
The Marine Corps sells itself. Either you want it or you dont, but take too long to think about it, otherwise you may miss your chance to .
BEWARE !!! Hide your tats, hide your DD 214's, He's out here recruiting EVERYBODY !!! (kinda)
They say there's a handsome man out there giving out jobs and career opportunities to qualified prior service Marines. If you're interested in how to make extra money and benefits while pursuing your civilian career, you should give this guy a call !
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