Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/Texas Marines.


Hello sir, I believe we spoke a few times before, if not I do apologize.

I was interested in joining the Marines awhile back, but a few things kept me from being able to get my life focused on that track. But, with 2014 here, I feel that I am finally ready in my life to join the Marines. However, there is a thing or two I have on my mind, now it may sound silly, but to me this means a lot to me. Anyhow, here it is; I'm a proud Texan, I love my state and I've always wanted to serve in the military branch that has a Texas unit. For example, the TNARG has the 36th Infantry. AKA the "T-patchers", "Arrowheads", etc.

For the Marines, I know of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines which is known as the "Lone Star Battalion". But is there any other Texas-related units as the ones I listed? I've looked many times, but all I get are pretty much ads for some Marine wildlife preserve in Texas, not the USMC. I know the "Lone Star Battalion" is a reserve unit, and I'd have no issue with that as I was planning to enlist in the National Guard over Army as it was, but something about the Marines just holds my interest to it.

Again, sorry if it's a silly question sir, but I'd love nothing more than to serve in a Marine unit that is Texas based!


 Nope, I don't think its silly.   

Alas, though, you are right.  The only 'Texas' USMC units are reserve outfits.  The link I enclosed is for all 50 states but Texas has a big representation.

Next step...talking to your local recruiter!   Good luck.


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Questions relating to US Marine Corps; rank, awards, uniforms, career choices. I can also help people spot and expose fakes (people pretending to be Marines or have awards they didn`t earn). Considering the Marines as a career? Or another branch, like the Air National Guard? Drop me a line. HOWever..know that I am NOT a recruiter. I can offer my expert opinion and advice, but can't (and won't) over rule what a recruiter says, they are the 'on duty' expert.


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