Tonia did a great presentation today. I thought it was good to start off with something that we all know and love. The variety was great too and I enjoyed the presentation. I found a three or four page pamphlet in MWIB the other day detailing the career information about the Presidents Own Marine Band. There is quite a bit of information so I'll just get down to the nitty gritty.
No specific level is needed, but most members hold college degrees and some hold advances degrees.
Be a U.S. citizen
Renounce foreign citizenship if candidate has both
Maximum age of 28
Pass the ASVAB
Comply with heath and weight standards
No arrests or felonies
No involvement with the law even as a juvenile
No illegal drug use
No moving/parking fines over $200
This info also details the rate of pay with and without dependents:
Basic pay: 2,281.20
PRO/SEP RATION 325.04
Total monthly 4295.24
Basic pay: 2281.20
PRO/ SEP RATION 325.04
Total monthly 4823.24
On average a member makes 6,000 more per year. That's quite a bit. I think it's time to get married!
Furthermore, there are benefits, a savings plan, vacation time and educational assistance. More about that next time. I'll let you digest these figures and qualifications first.