Can We Guess How Long You Served in the Marines?

Teresa M.

How often do you iron your clothes?

Can you change your own oil?

How physically fit are you?

Were you ever deployed overseas?

Do you participate in the "Toys for Tots" drive?

How would you rate your marksmanship skills?

Which MRE would you prefer for dinner tonight?

How many pushups could you drop and give me?

Why did you join the United States Marines?

Are you a good team player?

Do you make your bed every day?

What is your favorite part of going camping?

If you woke up in the middle of the woods, what is the first thing you would do?

Are you good with a sword?

Which political issue is most important to you?

Which first responder job would you like working most?

Are you adequately prepared for a worldwide disaster?

Are you still in touch with your Marine buddies?

Are you an early bird?

Do you take a lot of risks?

Which military related film do you like most?

How did you do in basic training?

Do you find yourself taking charge a lot?

Are you more right-brained or left-brained?

Which war do you know the most about?

Do you stay calm in sticky situations?

How often do you shine your shoes?

Would you say you are organized?

Are you tech savvy?

Other than the Marines, which branch of the military do you respect the most?

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About This Quiz

First and foremost, thank you for your service! As a present or former member of the United States Marine Corps, you are highly appreciated. You have also learned a lot of things from your military experience that will give away how long you served. 

Whether you were a Master Sergeant or a General, the traits and knowledge the Marines instilled in you have left you with undeniable qualities. As we examine your military experiences and your everyday life, we'll know how long you served your country. At least, we think we'll know. It's up to you to lead the charge!

Throughout our Marines service quiz, we will not come right out and ask you how long you served. Instead, we want to base our guess on the things you tell us about your lifestyle and personality. We will use the things you habitually or unintentionally do for hints about your length of service. By the time we're done, we are confident we'll know. 

Answer with the response that represents you best, and we will put you together like a logic puzzle. Share your skills and your level of discipline with us, and we'll know whether you spent a few tours in the Marines or if you only opted for one.   OOHRAH!

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