My son has decided that he wants to join the Marines. We are super proud of him and think he would make a fantastic Marine. I have a question though. He is (6) classes away from getting his associates degree at a community college. His degree will be in Criminal Justice. I have told him that he should finish what he has started and get the Associates before he joins. I am interested in opinions on this issue? What would you all tell your 20 year old child? He really wants to join now. Will the Associates be of any benefit to him in the Marines? Any advice is greatly appreciated. And Thanks to all of you that have served in any capacity. God Bless.