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    Marine Security Guard (MSG) a/k/a Embassy Duty

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    Anyone else's SO's done it? We are thinking about it. DH would be a detachment commander, which means I could go with him. It also means me giving up my career for 3 years, and he plans to retire afterwards.

    Just wondering if anyone has experienced it.
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    A friend of mine did it and loved it, but was unmarried.
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    Life at Embassy duty rocks. As the wife of the det commander you are kinda like the mom of the young marines that are out there. You'll get to attend Embassy parties so make sure you've got some nice cocktail dresses and a couple gowns. The best time of year is the Marine Ball.





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    DH and I have discussed possibly pursuing this, but he mentioned that he would have to be a Staff Sergeant first (I'm assuming so that I could go). It sounds like a great opportunity, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissNik View Post
    DH and I have discussed possibly pursuing this, but he mentioned that he would have to be a Staff Sergeant first (I'm assuming so that I could go). It sounds like a great opportunity, IMO.
    We are still tossing it around. And yes, only single Marines can go, unless they are E-6 and above. Then he can bring up to three dependents I mentioned it to my family last week, and they were upset about the idea of me being so far away and possibility taking a baby with us (because they would miss out on 3 early years). And it would possibly derail my career right before DH wants to retire. So I'm not sure what we will do. I think we will make a final decision this summer.
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    Great way to network before he gets out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .pistachio. View Post
    We are still tossing it around. And yes, only single Marines can go, unless they are E-6 and above. Then he can bring up to three dependents I mentioned it to my family last week, and they were upset about the idea of me being so far away and possibility taking a baby with us (because they would miss out on 3 early years). And it would possibly derail my career right before DH wants to retire. So I'm not sure what we will do. I think we will make a final decision this summer.
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    What are your opinions on trying to make a relationship survive long distance while he is on MSG? My boyfriend and I are planning to try and make it work. We will probably get engaged when he graduates from school in a few months and right before he leaves. The plan is to try and meet up once a year to see each other wherever we can. Which most likely means me traveling to him or us meeting in a different country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaspersbb42014 View Post
    What are your opinions on trying to make a relationship survive long distance while he is on MSG? My boyfriend and I are planning to try and make it work. We will probably get engaged when he graduates from school in a few months and right before he leaves. The plan is to try and meet up once a year to see each other wherever we can. Which most likely means me traveling to him or us meeting in a different country.
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