Originally Posted by theguythatownsyou
Hey all. I am 17 years old...and just recently got the notion to join the military. The Marine Corps sounds like the brach for me... My parents don't really know what to think. (I'm very "intellegent" and "popular", so they assumed I would be going straight into college) Around here, there is a steriotype that those who join the armed forces do so because they are incapable of succeeding in other occupations...in the "real world". Noone really saw it coming...and all I have really gotten as a response is "Why are you joining the Marines?" There are a few teachers that are encouraging me, though. The teacher I am closest with, Coach Hall, is the marketing teacher. He is trying to talk me into it, big time. I am going to go into the marketing/advertising field in the long run..(laying out ad-campaigns, etc) I was wondering...is there an MOS that would suit me better than others? My local recruiter isn't too capable of really giving me much advice. I would love to do something related in some way to my job interests, but I'm not hesitant about being deployed. I am also undecided on a few issues...Active or Reserves...and length of enlistment. Any help or advice anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,
The Basic Multimedia Illustrator Course (BMIC) provides students with the skills required to perform the duties and fulfill the responsibilities required in the combat/field graphics and graphics designer career field. Training includes classes in the principles of design and layout, fundamentals of color theory, drawing, color media, perspective, typography, printing, electronic imaging systems, graphic design, image editing, desktop publishing, multimedia and telecommunications software. Students learn the operational principles of image scanners, digitizing devices, output to black and white and color printers, film and video recorders, plotters, image/data transmission, archiving data/image files, along with computer management principles and operator maintenance. Students participate in classes of visual information ethics, visual communications, and customer relations.
Air force doesn't have them anymore but the other branches should