Saturday, March 31, 2007

Marines lift limits on home-schooled recruits

Marine recruiter at a high school in Seattle, Washington.

A policy shift from Marine Corps Recruiting Command has eliminated limits on the number of home-schooled applicants the Corps can enlist by placing them in a higher tier of recruitment eligibility, according to a March 22 announcement command officials sent to the Home School Legal Defense Association exclusively.

The release, published on the Association’s Website March 26, states that recruiters can now consider home-school students “tier 1” applicants, meaning they are no longer lumped in with “tier 2” applicants who have General Education Degrees or alternative education certificates.

Under current recruiting practices, there are caps on the number of “tier 2” applicants each Marine recruiting station can enlist and only “tier 1” recruits are entitled to bonuses for joining.

Read the rest at Marine Corps times