A U.S. Marine recruiting office is a place where Marine recruiters sign potential recruits into enlistment. People wishing to gain information on the Marine Corps can visit the recruiting office and speak with a recruiter. They can also obtain pamphlets and booklets describing life in the Marine Corps. The main objective of the Marine recruiting office is to keep the Marine Corps full of new recruits.
Like all of the U.S. military services, the Marines utilize a recruiting office to sign new recruits into the Marines. The Marine recruiter is often a local resident who has come back to home and can tell people how the Marine Corps has benefited his or her life. The Marine recruiting office has marketing material that portrays the life of a marine as glamorous and heroic. There are movies that the potential recruit can watch to see how the Marines will make him or her a better person.
Once a civilian enters the Marine recruiting office and expresses wishes to become a U.S. Marine, the recruiting officer will arrange for the civilian to be tested. These tests will determine a potential recruit's fitness for service with the Marine Corps as well as which type of job the recruit would best fit into. While Marines are always a rifleman first, the recruit will also have to be trained in a specialized job, such as mechanic or cook.
The recruit will be given the dates for departure to Marine boot camp at the Marine recruiting office. The recruiter can provide information to the recruit of what items to bring and which items not to bring to boot camp.
In most cases, the recruiting officer is available to also speak with the recruit's family and explain the process. The Marine recruiting office can answer any question that a family member might have and will be more than happy to do so. Keeping the recruit's family happy is a great way to keep the recruit interested in joining the Marines.
Many times the recruiter will set the recruit up to return to the Marine recruiting office for a period of time to help enlist more recruits. He will speak to his friends and even students at his high school. This is a practice which draws new recruits into the service. By hearing how one of their own has adapted and is enjoying being a Marine, more may enlist.