What are the chances of dying in the marines if your in the most riskful MOS which would most likely be any missions in war.
This has been answered before. But seriously, the answer to the chances dying as a Marine in combat is easiest you look at combat deployments. From all the Marines deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan, only 0.5% died. That means that if you are young male between 18-25, you have a HIGHER chance of dying if you stay in the U.S. as a civilian (1%).
So yes, amazingly as it is, during those four years of your life, you are safer as Marine Infantry than staying home and working at McDonalds.
1 in 5
Most KIA’s are grunts, but you are MUCH less likely to die in the Marines than in the US Army who does the bulk of the fighting. There is no MOS which is safe from IED’s.
516 US Army KIA’s in Afghanistan
129 Marine KIA’s in Afghanistan
3,842 US Army KIA’s in Iraq
932 Marine KIA’s in Iraq
21,988 US Army wounded in Iraq
8,623 Marines wounded in Iraq
Over 2.3 million veterans have served in either Iraq or Afghanistan, some multiple tours. These are their statistics. 7,548 deaths in both Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001 until now, that number also includes coalition troops. Car crashes from 2000 until 2009, a whopping total of 217,860 (appx. 36,000 a year)
no offense but that was a stupid question, It’s like saying the probability of a coin going heads or tails, you can predict the chances of people but it would always be wrong, because only one person can tell you but You aren’t either Right or wrong becuase You just don’t know, So I would have to predict it would be a 50, 50 shot, You can die or you can’t die, If you are a well trained and fit MOS then that is luck, between life and death that you can’t have a say in. Even if you really want to know the chances.
a good chance but alot of people make it back… it really depens on the missions they give you its hard to be sure you might see alot of action “more of chance” or you might not see any at all
believe it or not people in my family who were in the army are the ones who were MiA “missing in action”
Let me Google that for you
More service members are killed in motor vehicle accidents than are killed in combat. This isn’t WWII or Korea or Viet Nam. When it is your time, it is your time.
wtf?? you can die doing anything, i don’t think you need to be a Marine
how can someone predict the chances of you dying?
always capitalize the ‘M’ in Marines