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    Hi there...
    first of all please excuse my english...
    I'm a German citizen and would like to join the usmc... is that somehow possible? I've been searching around for infos but i dont really find anything... if anyone has any infos, please answer...
    thx!

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    I belive you would have to become a US citizen, although I have heard of illegal immigrants serving in the USMC in Iraq and getting an "honorary citizenship" if they are KIA.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ChrisF202
      I belive you would have to become a US citizen, although I have heard of illegal immigrants serving in the USMC in Iraq and getting an "honorary citizenship" if they are KIA.
      mmh... the problem is becoming a american citizen... I cant really state "i want to become a american citizen because i want to join the marines" can I?

      mhh... I cant even get into america without a very good reason.

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      • #4
        Actually, look back into your families history, there might be a way to claim citizenship via that. Plus, you'd be surprised, but I think that telling them you want to become a citizen in order to become a Marine might actually work. You'd need to talk to the USMC though, and ask them about all this. You might become a citizen and not be accepted as a Marine, which would defeat the purpose. Go to the USMC website or try and contact them and ask them all your questions, they can give you better answers than I can
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        • #5
          Originally posted by bigross86
          Actually, look back into your families history, there might be a way to claim citizenship via that. Plus, you'd be surprised, but I think that telling them you want to become a citizen in order to become a Marine might actually work. You'd need to talk to the USMC though, and ask them about all this. You might become a citizen and not be accepted as a Marine, which would defeat the purpose. Go to the USMC website or try and contact them and ask them all your questions, they can give you better answers than I can

          I'll have a try at that... I'll find some way or another :)

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          • #6
            AFAIK, all you have to do is get your green card and pass the physical. Mexicans do it all the time, you just have to do the same things they do.
            "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by IrondŁke
              AFAIK, all you have to do is get your green card and pass the physical. Mexicans do it all the time, you just have to do the same things they do.

              well... it isnt that easy getting a green card...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fireworxx
                well... it isnt that easy getting a green card...

                right.. i just had a nice coversation with the Public Affairs Public Correspondence Office in the embassy in berlin... its not possible to get a green card to go to the usmc... so thats solved then... cant get into america however hard i try it... rather annoying i have to admit...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fireworxx
                  right.. i just had a nice coversation with the Public Affairs Public Correspondence Office in the embassy in berlin... its not possible to get a green card to go to the usmc... so thats solved then... cant get into america however hard i try it... rather annoying i have to admit...
                  You can become a resident alien, then join the USMC. I don't think you can opt to join the military as a mercenary, you have to go through the steps to become a US citizen. I think the vast majority of non-citizens serving in the US military are in the process of becoming citizens.
                  "Every man has his weakness. Mine was always just cigarettes."

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                  • #10
                    I might be able to help

                    Good day Fire,
                    I currently train Marines in certain MoS's and know a few active duty marines who are not yet United States citizens. I will see if I can find out any information on how they went about thier recruitment into the USMC. As was mentioned before most are of hispanic background that I know anyway but maybe they can provide some insight. Good luck with your struggle and Semper Fi!


                    Spec

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by specwarcat
                      Good day Fire,
                      I currently train Marines in certain MoS's and know a few active duty marines who are not yet United States citizens. I will see if I can find out any information on how they went about thier recruitment into the USMC. As was mentioned before most are of hispanic background that I know anyway but maybe they can provide some insight. Good luck with your struggle and Semper Fi!


                      Spec

                      that would be great! Im searching myself but some extra help is much apreciated :)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Fireworxx
                        mmh... the problem is becoming a american citizen... I cant really state "i want to become a american citizen because i want to join the marines" can I?

                        mhh... I cant even get into america without a very good reason.

                        Well an honorary citizenship aren't going to do him much good if he's fucken dead is it?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by AussieSoldier
                          Well an honorary citizenship aren't going to do him much good if he's fucken dead is it?
                          What?
                          No man is free until all men are free - John Hossack
                          I agree completely with this Administrationís goal of a regime change in Iraq-John Kerry
                          even if that enforcement is mostly at the hands of the United States, a right we retain even if the Security Council fails to act-John Kerry
                          He may even miscalculate and slide these weapons off to terrorist groups to invite them to be a surrogate to use them against the United States. Itís the miscalculation that poses the greatest threat-John Kerry

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Confed999
                            What?
                            Some of the soldiers were awarded US citizenship posthumously (Iraq).
                            A grain of wheat eclipsed the sun of Adam !!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jay
                              Some of the soldiers were awarded US citizenship posthumously (Iraq).
                              The least they deserve, but I don't understand what that has to do with what he quoted.
                              No man is free until all men are free - John Hossack
                              I agree completely with this Administrationís goal of a regime change in Iraq-John Kerry
                              even if that enforcement is mostly at the hands of the United States, a right we retain even if the Security Council fails to act-John Kerry
                              He may even miscalculate and slide these weapons off to terrorist groups to invite them to be a surrogate to use them against the United States. Itís the miscalculation that poses the greatest threat-John Kerry

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