Do Marine reservists who have never been on active duty consider themselves real Marines? - Saul Roth

By Saul Roth

You can transfer to different branches of the military without going to that specific services basic training unless you go in the Marines.

The only way to be a Marine is to go through their boot camp.

After the boot camp you are a Marine.

I have been an Airmen and a soldier but only went through basic training in the Air Force.