hi guys,im a new poster to this site and (as my username suggests!) am very keen on joining the Marines. Im Irish,but have dual citizenship as my dad is english. I had been keen on officer entry as i want to go to uni when i leave school and applying for a commission seemed the natural thing to do. But lately i've been thinking about regular marine selection. Im interested in the recconaissance and sniper troops and im not sure they're careers open to officers. Also id like to be on the frontline if needs be,not looking at the action from an ops room! Is it strange to see guys in the marines with degrees but not as officers? I mean would this cause a problem if i tried for regular marine training? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, adn sorry for the long post! Cheers guys! Thanks for the replies guys, just one more thing..can officers serve as snipers or in the commando recce troops?(not the BRF or BPT though)..cheers!