Does anyone know how long MOS Training is for Motor-T?

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I was told that it was 3 months. I've looked for graduation dates but haven't been able to find any. When I visited a couple months ago, a guy that was done was graduating on a Thursday. I'm not sure if every class graduates on a Thursday or not.
I believe it is 10 weeks, but my son said it is backed up for two weeks, so that means about the first week of August.
Depends which Motor T. Are you talking about Operator or Mecanic? Ethan is operator and it was backed up for 2 months then lasted 39 days. If they do Logistics it is longer by another month or 2 after that.
There are two sides to Motor T, Operator or Mechanic which Ethansproudmom pointed out, these Marines go to different schools.  Although its been a very long time, my husband MOS school for MT Mechanic was around 2 months long but was also backed up for a few months.
Had a call from my son who is at Camp Johnson and says his MOS could be backed up 2 months...I feel really bad for him. The will be doing Guard Duty while they wait. I was looking forward to a possible visit to him over the 4th of July but not looking very promising now. He is Motor T~ Mechanic. Anyone else out there waiting???

 

My son is Motor T Mechanic and his MOS school was backed up also (regular operating mode ;) From the time he was through MOS it was 6 months with delays and moving on. It varies. He is currently home on his first leave after first deployment...happy mom.
Glad your son is home safe White Dog :) Another question if you don't mind....so while your son was waiting for his MOS to open up, did he ever get leave off base? Or could you visit?
My son is there now. Actually just started his schooling on May 13th. He arrived on March 9th or 10th. He had guard duty for the month or so. I went down and visited him since he wasn't allowed to leave base at all then. When they move up to the next waiting stage, they are able to go into Jacksonville. Also, they are able to fly home for holiday weekends. My son surprised us and came home on Easter and will be in for the Memorial weekend. Also, there is nothing to do at Camp Johnson. If you visit, be prepared. It was nice to sit and talk but that's about all there is to do.

Rush11 said:
Glad your son is home safe White Dog :) Another question if you don't mind....so while your son was waiting for his MOS to open up, did he ever get leave off base? Or could you visit?


Tell him to keep his chin up. These delays will go by fast. Seems like every day we were hearing new updates. Plus, you will be able to talk to him just about any time you want. Unless he's on guard duty, he can call or have his phone. My son bought a laptop and we've been skyping. I'm getting pretty spoiled being able to "see" him so much.


Rush11 said:

Had a call from my son who is at Camp Johnson and says his MOS could be backed up 2 months...I feel really bad for him. The will be doing Guard Duty while they wait. I was looking forward to a possible visit to him over the 4th of July but not looking very promising now. He is Motor T~ Mechanic. Anyone else out there waiting???

 

My son enjoyed MOS at FLW because it was the first duty station where they were allowed more freedom. FLW does not allow RA very often, so don't expect them home regardless of how long his delay is that way if they do get lucky and get to come home consider it a bonus you weren't expecting. But they are allowed to go into town after their work day is done, so they are permitted much more freedom. Taxis aren't cheap though, regardless how many Marines they piled into the taxi they charge $8 per person each way! Ethan and his buddies went to the movies every Saturday and/or Sunday. They took advantage of the high cost of the taxi and would watch 2 or 3 movies in a row! Then they always made a trip to Walmart for junk food and CD's and DVD's. They're allowed to have TV's and Game Consoles and Guitars and all that stuff. So after hours is more like a dorm atmosphere on base other than no partying! Some guys who weren't used to the free time they had did manage to get themselves into some trouble, so make sure they know that underage drinking will NOT be tolerated at all! Just tell them to enjoy their new found freedom and have fun, because the next stage in their Marine Career is at their PDS and that could mean deployment.

Great info from all of you!! Thank you so much. My son called tonight and we talked about maybe getting him home for the 4th of July. He was pretty excited about that. I think I made his night....He does sound like he is in good spirits though, just bored more than anything. He has made some good friends also. Again, thank all of you for the input. I just love this site. It feels so good to know others think the same things I do or feel the same.

 

How long has he been there? My son has been there since March 8th or 9th. He was on guard duty for the first month or so and then he moved up (he called it being dropped) to another waiting stage where he was able to leave base to go into Jacksonville and even come home. So, your son may get to come home for the 4th of July. Tell him to make sure he finds out when his paperwork needs to be in and get it there on time. I can't remember who my son said that he gave the paperwork to. I can find out if you need me to.

Rush11 said:
Had a call from my son who is at Camp Johnson and says his MOS could be backed up 2 months...I feel really bad for him. The will be doing Guard Duty while they wait. I was looking forward to a possible visit to him over the 4th of July but not looking very promising now. He is Motor T~ Mechanic. Anyone else out there waiting???

 

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