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    Biggest Enlistment Bonus in Marine Corps Is Aimed at Cyber Warfare

    Biggest Enlistment Bonus in Marine Corps Is Aimed at Cyber Warfare

    The Marine Corps has announced it's more than doubling the amount of cash it will offer recruits who qualify to enter its cyber warfare field, according to a message released Monday.

    Recruits entering the “cyber and crypto operations” field are now eligible for $15,000 — the largest enlistment bonus in the Marine Corps right now.

    Although the bonus is small compared to bonuses other branches, such as the Navy, offer their recruits, it is a significant move for a service that has typically shied away from the practice as a recruiting tactic.

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    Traditionally, Marine leaders have felt that the Corps did not need to offer dramatic amounts of money to get candidates into its recruiting offices. Until now, the largest enlistment bonus the service was offering this year was $9,000 for recruits willing to ship out quickly.

    In contrast, the Navy right now is offering up to $35,000 in shipping bonuses alone and willing to offer even more cash on top of that for certain jobs. According to its recruitment website, recruits who were willing to leave for boot before October can earn up to $140,000.

    Meanwhile, in February, the Marine Corps' No. 2 officer, Gen. Eric Smith, joked to the crowd at a naval conference that “your bonus is that you get to call yourself a Marine” when asked about the topic.

    “That's your bonus … there's no dollar amount that…

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