Age Requirement to Join

How old do you have to be to join the Marine Corps?

You must be 17 years old (or 16 years old and a junior in high school or equivalent) to contact a Marine Recruiter and enlist in the Marine Corps. If you meet those requirements, please contact a local recruiter by requesting more information. You will also receive information in the mail about the Marine Corps.

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The best way to get your questions answered is by talking with a Recruiter or Officer Selection Officer (OSO). Contacting a recruiter or OSO does not imply an obligation to serve.