I'm interested in joining the Marine Reserves. The reason for this is my desire to also attend college. Right now there's only one question, and I've looked everywhere on the internet to find it. I may just be blind, who knows, but I would appreciate an answer. The only reason I want to know how long MOS 2111 Training is, is so I know whether or not it will be DEP-PI-MOS-Start School or DEP-PI-School-MOS. I know there's a program where you do your MOS during the second summer, and I need to know MOS training length to see if I qualify.
Don't know what it is now, so take this with a grain of salt. In 1982, it was a 10 week course, but it was self paced. USMC Detachment students started with .38 cal S&W revolvers (Officers could still request one as a sidearm over a 1911 if they desired back then) and worked up through 1911's, M16's (OK, yeah, they were still A1's then, bite me ) M60, the mortars and Ma Deuce. As you learned each weapon and satisfactorily demonstrated your knowledge of nomenclature, disassembly and functioning, you went back to the practical test where one of the instructors would give you an intentionally F'd up weapon that you would have to disassemble, troubleshoot, fix, reassemble and fire. Once done properly, you were signed off and you proceeded to the next weapon system.
I did it in about 6 weeks and I wasn't rushing.
Things could be and probably are different now, but so endeth the history lesson.
Merle, Armory, thank you both. Also, Merle, thanks for finding me that link. It figures I'd miss something. All I could ever find was the basic information about the job. Never the length. Anyway, much appreciation.