Alright Marines, a little background first. I am from a multi-generational military family that goes back to the Revolutionary War, every man in my family immediate and extended has served in either the Army, Navy, or the Marines(except one cousin who dared enlist in the airforce and is somewhat ostrasized from the family). Military service is my families business, I am about 6 months from completing my degree and will have just turned 25 upon graduation, took a bit longer than planned cause I fooled around a bit at first. I plan to head off to OCS either Army or Marines after graduation assuming I am accepted which I am confident I will be. My father is career Navy Surface Warfare, 30+ years as well as 2 in Nato, he retired an 06(Captain). I have opted out of the Navy choice as I want to be on the ground, wish to avoid nepitism from his old Navy buddies who are all now Admirals and such(and I will not be somebody coffee fetcher), also I get sea sick(figures the captains son cant hack the sea). I have no false illusions as to deployment, I am full aware I will be going to Iraq or Afganistan, maybe both. I grew up with my father being gone 10 months out of the year time and time again, its expected, and deployment is looked upon as a right of passage by the men in my family. Now my question, I am mix Korean and I would like to be deployed to the Peninsula at sometime to be near my mothers family for awhile. This is my primary reason for considering the Army as they have a larger force there than the Marines and I have a better chance of getting sent there eventually in the Army. I am aware as an Officer I will go where told and wont have the opportunity to negotiate my initial deployment as I believe some enlisted men are able, but I will be able eventually after my anticipated middle east deployment to request transfers to openings at different posts. I was curious what my chances are in the Marines of getting deployed to Korea, I grew up on base all my life surrounded by Navy and Marines and would like to keep it in the family if possible. Any info would be much appreciated. If it matters my Korean language skills are definately lacking, but my Mandarin Chinese is pretty good. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!